NCAA Championships: The Big Ten men’s gymnastics season concluded at the NCAA Championships on April 22 at the Holleder Center’s Christl Arena on the campus of the U.S. Military Academy (Army West Point). Ohio State (423.700) took second place overall at the NCAA Championships, followed by Illinois (422.100), Minnesota (414.200) and Nebraska (412.900) in third, fifth and sixth places, respectively. Penn State's Stephen Nedorosci claimed a national title on pommel horse (14.900), while Michigan's Anthony McCallum took gold on vault (15.100). For more, click here and here.
Buckeyes Take the Title: The Ohio State men's gymnastics team captured the 2017 Big Ten Championship at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. The Buckeyes secured their second consecutive Big Ten title and 14th overall. For more, click here and here.
Bringing Home the Hardware: Minnesota’s Justin Karstadt and Ohio State’s Jake Martin received 2017 Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the Year honors. Penn State’s Sam Zakutney was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Nittany Lion to earn the honor since Trevor Howard in 2013. Ohio State’s Sean Melton earned the inaugural Big Ten Gymnast of the Championships award, while Minnesota’s Mike Burns was tabbed the Big Ten Coach of the Year. Burns earned the first accolade for the Gophers since winning the award in 2007. For the complete postseason honors release, click here and here.
Academic Excellence: On March 22, the conference recognized winter sports athletes who had been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 65 men’s gymnasts. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. For more on the Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here.