2016 National Academic Team Champions And All-America Scholar-Athletes in Men's Gymnastics
posted on 10/06/2016

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William and Mary received its third straight national academic team championship with a combined team grade point average of 3.512. This gives William and Mary a record eight national academic team titles since the inception of the College Gymnastics Association team award in 1991. Stanford finished second with a 3.427 team grade point average with Nebraska, Springfield, and Navy rounding out the top five. The top 10 included Ohio State, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Iowa, and Penn State. The College Gymnastics Association’s top 10 academic teams for men’s gymnastics are:
  1. William and Mary--3.512
  2. Stanford--3.427
  3. Nebraska--3.392
  4. Springfield--3.391
  5. Navy—3.355
  6. Ohio State—3.274
  7. Minnesota—3.167
  8. Oklahoma—3.131
  9. Iowa—3.126
  10. Penn State—3.123
Honorable Mention: California, Illinois-Champaign, Michigan, Air Force, and Army.

The College Gymnastics Association has also honored 82 individual gymnasts as 2016 first team All-America Scholar-Athletes in men’s gymnastics for attaining at least a 3.50 grade point average and 53 second team All-American Scholar-Athletes for attaining a grade point average between 3.2 and 3.499. Twelve gymnasts have been designated first team Academic All-American Scholar-Athletes by the College Gymnastics Association for all four years of their eligibility: Keaton Ackerman, William and Mary; Jonathan Deaton, Stanford; David Frick, Navy; Ryan Irick, Nebraska; Brian Knott, Stanford; Timothy Lebbossiere, Springfield; Ethan Lottman, Nebraska; Nolan Novak, Michigan; Derek Taranto, Springfield; Connor Westrick, Navy; Dennis Zaremski, Stanford; and Jonathan Zirna, Springfield.

The 81 first team All-American Scholar-Athletes for men’s gymnastics are:
  • 4.0 grade point average: Christian Correale, Navy; Jacopo Gliozzi, William and Mary; Ryan Irick, Nebraska; Andrew Jones, Navy; Ryan Kearns, Springfield; Noah Roberson, Penn State; Anton Stephenson, Nebraska; and Connor Westrick, Navy.
  • 3.999-3.90 grade point averages: Cyrus Dobre-Mofid, Iowa; Josh Everitt, Nebraska; Timothy Lebbossiere, Springfield; Emeric Quade, Ohio State; David Allen, William and Mary; Mitchell Campbell, William and Mary; Dennis Zaremski, Stanford; Mat Turnansky, William and Mary; Chris Stephenson, Nebraska; Joshua Gong, Navy; Ethan Lottman, Nebraska; Jannik Haas, Springfield; Joey Bonanno, Ohio State; and Jonathan Deaton, Stanford.
  • 3.899-3.80 grade point averages: Conor Galvin, Springfield; Christopher Krystek, Michigan; Yaroslav Pochinka, Minnesota; Joshua Yee, Oklahoma; Alexander Wittenberg, Minnesota; Peter Makey, William and Mary; Wyatt LaPointe, Navy; Alex Magsam, Nebraska; Jonathan Zirna, Springfield; Brian Knott, Stanford; Jacob Barrus, Stanford; Robert Neff, Stanford; Michael Dorsey, Navy; Maximilian Mayr, Illinois; Justin Karstadt, Minnesota; Sam DeWitt, Ohio State; and Rob Meyer, William and Mary.
  • 3.799-3.70 grade point averages: Tucker McClure, Springfield; Aria Sabbagh, William and Mary; Jake Dastrup, Ohio State; Drew Willoughby, Stanford; David Frick, Navy; Thomas Gibbs, Illinois; Derek Taranto, Springfield; Adam Avant, William and Mary; Cody Teaney, Ohio State; Michael Burns, Penn State; Andrew Rickly, Ohio State; Luke Aldrich, Minnesota; Ryan Metzger, William and Mary; Austin Hodges, Iowa; Denis Aurelius, Air Force; Luke Sturm, Stanford; Sanjaya Roy, Nebraska; and Nolan Novak, Michigan.
  • 3.699-3.60 grade point average: Ryan Bergman, Minnesota; Gregory Tamargo, Penn State; Keaton Ackerman, William and Mary; Colin Mahar, Michigan; Evan Eigner, Ohio State; Wyatt Tyndall, Penn State; Philip Ordonez, Springfield; Taylor Seaton, Stanford; Jacob Stanley, Air Force; and Jack Hasenkopf, William and Mary.
  • 3.599-3.50 grade point average: Blake Martin, Illinois; Brenon Sommers, Nebraska; Tanner Dowell, California; Andrew Zymball, Nebraska; John Boyle, Iowa; Drew Burton, Stanford; Jordan King, Nebraska; Reese Rickett, Oklahoma; Joel Gagnon, Minnesota; Chandler Eggleston, Illinois; Jake Martin, Ohio State; Griffin Antle, William and Mary; Zach Ceroli, Navy; Christopher Sands, Penn State; and Allan Bower, Oklahoma.
The 53 second team All-American Scholar-Athletes for men’s gymnastics are:
  • 3.499-3.40 grade point averages: Eric Politti, Navy; Cory Patterson, Iowa; Antonio Castro, Nebraska; Joe Pritts, Army; Jeremiah McReynolds, William and Mary; Austin Epperson, Nebraska; Nick Van Dyke, William and Mary; Zachary Liebler, Minnesota; Jesse Glenn, Army; Seth Delbridge, Ohio State; Brandon Shively, Army; Michael Rauchwerger, California; Genki Suzuki, Oklahoma; Kevin Tran, California; Logan Bradley, Illinois; Ryan Wilson, Army; Ryan Sheppard, Stanford; Eric Morrison, Navy; Meyer Williams, Ohio State; and Andrew Botto, Iowa.
  • 3.399-3.30 grade point averages: Franz Card, Penn State; Coleman Tokar, Nebraska; Hunter Justus, Oklahoma; Sergey Resnick, Oklahoma; Jake Feldmann, William and Mary; Benjamin Cooperman, PennState; Dominic Difulvio, Penn State; Donal Yeager, Ohio State; Evan Bluemel, Ohio State; Yordan Aleksandrov, California; Christopher Graff, Springfield; Nicholas Del Junco, California; Taylor Smith, Illinois; Kevin Johnson, Iowa; Daniel Leal, Nebraska; Kyle Zemeir, California; and Lukas Texeria, Air Force.
  • 3.299-3.20 grade point averages: Joshua Dieker, Springfield; Akash Modi, Stanford; Connor Adamsick, Nebraska; Grant Breckenridge, Stanford; Alex Powarzynski, Oklahoma; John Kramer, Minnesota; Andrew Misiolek, Stanford; Eric Klein, Air Force; Jacob Moses, Navy; Gabe Flores, Stanford; Mark Springett, Iowa; Jake Honsberger, William and Mary; Todd Beyer, Iowa; Chase Cannon Air Force; Dmitri Belanovski, Michigan; and Harry McLellan, Illinois.