Gymnasts of the Week – March 10-12, 2017


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices.

National

Gymnast of the Week
Jonathan Tang - Navy
Tang led Navy to an upset win over No. 9 Air Force on Senior Day. The senior totaled 82.0 to top the field in the all-around, and also won the floor exercise event with a mark of 14.4. Tang posted three other top-five finishes, including third in the parallel bars (14.25) and fifth on pommel horse (13.2) and rings (13.7).


Club

Gymnast of the Week
Daniel Bronnenberg - Arizona State
Scores against Minnesota and Iowa: FX-13.900; VT-14.750


Big Ten Conference

Gymnast of the Week
Justin Karstadt - Minnesota
* Captured the all-around title with a score of 82.550 in Minnesota’s tri-meet victory over Arizona State and Iowa
* Tied for first on pommel horse (14.350), finished second on still rings (14.200), sixth on high bar (13.700), eighth on parallel bars (12.900), 10th on vault (14.250) and 14th on floor (13.150)
* Collects his first Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award

Freshman of the Week
Michael Paradise - Illinois
* Took third on pommel horse with a score of 14.200 in Illinois’ tri-meet against Michigan and Stanford
* Earns his first Freshman of the Week award


ECAC/EIGL

Gymnast of the Week
Jonny Tang – Navy
Tang led Navy to an upset win over No. 9 Air Force on Senior Day. The senior totaled 82.0 to top the field in the all-around, and also won the floor exercise event with a mark of 14.4. Tang posted three other top-five finishes, including third in the parallel bars (14.25) and fifth on pommel horse (13.2) and rings (13.7).

Specialist of the Week
Tanner West – Navy
West finished second overall on both parallel bars and rings against No. 9 Air Force last Friday. The freshman scored 14.0 on rings, then followed with a score of 14.35 on the parallel bars, his second-highest score of the season on the apparatus.

Rookie of the Week
Victor Bello – Illinois
Bello scored a personal-best 14.15 on vault to finish first in the event against No. 9 Air Force on Sunday.


Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Gymnast of the Week
Akash Modi - Stanford
Stanford senior Akash Modi (Morganville, NJ) returned to collegiate action to take the all-around title (87.700) in a tri-meet against No. 11 Michigan and No. 3 Illinois (Mar. 11), in which the Cardinal won. In addition to his fourth all-around win, Modi claimed titles on pommel horse (Tie, 14.800) and parallel bars (15.050). He also placed second on high bar with a 14.550, third on floor with a 13.900, third on rings with a 14.750 and fourth on vault with a 14.650. This is Modi’s 14th career MPSF weekly award, including four this year.