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Gymnasts of the Week – Feb. 10-14, 2021


Gymnast of the Week awards are given by conference offices. More will be added throughout the week as they become available.

National
NCAA Gymnast of the Week
Evan Davis - Iowa
Davis won the all-around in the Hawkeyes’ 402.000-400.500 victory over No. 4 Illinois on Feb. 13. Davis finished in the top five of all six individual events en route to an all-around score of 81.700. Davis was the event winner on the horizontal bars (13.500) and he finished second on floor (14.100), third on pommel (13.200), tied for fourth on vault (13.950), and fifth on rings (13.400) and parallel bars (13.350). He set season-bests in four events and the all-around.

NCAA Rookie of the Week
Taylor Christopulos - Nebraska
The Layton, Utah native, who was announced Big Ten Freshman of the Week Monday, earned two individual event titles at the home opener. Christopulos won the rings title with a score of 13.40 and the vault title with the nation's leading score this season, 14.95. Christopulos also finished with the third highest floor score (14.30) and fourth highest high bar score (13.35).

NCAA Specialist of the Week
Nick Mock - Penn State
Mock scored 14.8 with his pommel horse routine against the Buckeyes, which easily ranks as the best in the nation this season. Ian Shirkey (Illinois) ranks second with a score of 14.55. It's also Mock's personal-best score on pommel horse, besting his previous high of 14.45.

GymACT Gymnast of the Week
Jacob Biller - Temple



Big Ten Conference
Co-Gymnasts of the Week
Evan Davis - Iowa
  • Won the all-around title (81.700) in Iowa’s victory over fourth-ranked Illinois on Feb. 13
  • Secured top honors on the high bar (13.5)
  • Finished in the top five of all six events, along with the all-around victory
  • Earns his second career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award and first this season
Nick Mock - Penn State
  • Won the pommel horse with the best score in the nation this season (14.8) in Sunday’s meet at No. 2 Ohio State
  • The score also set a new personal best, topping his previous best of 14.45
  • Named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree last year
  • Collects his first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award
Freshman of the Week
Taylor Christopulos - Nebraska
  • Earned two individual event titles as Nebraska won its home opener over No. 9 Minnesota on Feb. 13
  • Placed first on the vault (14.95) for the second week in a row, notching the highest score in the nation this season
  • Also placed first on the rings (13.4) and third on the floor (14.3)
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week award


Eastern College Athletic Conference
Gymnast of the Week
Matthew Davis – Army
Davis continued to display his impressive presence in the conference this past weekend. He won rings, parallel bars, and all-around at the All-Academy Championship. His scores on all three were the highest in the conference over the weekend. Davis also had season high scores on pommel horse, rings, and parallel bars.

Specialist of the Week
Christian Marsh – William & Mary
Marsh won the pommel horse title with a career-high 13.35. He also posted the meet's top score on rings with a winning mark of 12.90.

Rookie of the Week
Syam Buradagunta – Navy
Buradagunta posted top-five results three times and counting scores for Navy in all four events that he participated in at the 2021 All-Academy Championship. His floor exercise performance of 13.8 led the way as he placed second overall in the field of 18 gymnasts. He turned in fifth place scores of 12.95 and 12.3 on the pommel horse and high bar, respectively. Buradagunta placed 10th on the vault with a 13.95 score.



Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
Gymnast of the Week
Riley Loos - Stanford
Stanford sophomore Riley Loos (El Dorado Hills, CA) won the all-around with an 80.900 to guide the Cardinal to a virtual win over California (Feb. 13). Loos captured first-place on the floor exercise (13.800) and a share of the title on the still rings (13.450). Following a 13.000 on pommel horse, he posted a 14.100 on vault before taking second on parallel bars with a career-best 13.600. He finished his night with a 12.950 on high bar – good for one more runner-up finish. This is the first career MPSF weekly award for Loos.