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Syque Caesar is featured prior to the Wolverines' home meet against Stanford (Jan. 22, 2013).
Coach Golder, Sam Mikulak and Syque Caesar give an in-depth look at the No. 2-ranked squad that was also picked to finish first in the Big Ten in 2013.
Updated as of 5/14/14
At Michigan ... 2014 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team Member ... member of the Second Team All-Big Ten Team ... Co-Captain for the 2013-2014 and 2012-2013 seasons ... 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... member of 2012 Bangladesh Olympic Squad Team ... 2011, 2013 Big Ten parallel bar champion ... five-time NCAA All-American (2014: parallel bars, high bar; 2013: floor exercise, parallel bars, high bar) ... Former NCAA record holder on parallel bars ... CGA Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 30, 2013) ... Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 28, 2013)
Olympic Games (2012) ... member of Bangladesh Olympic squad ... competed in prelims, taking 27th place on parallel bars (14.766), 29th-place on floor exercise (14.666) and 50th place on horizontal bar (13.700).
Graduate Student (2014) ... co-captain ... earned All-American during the NCAA Individual finals (April 12) for his third-place routine on the parallel bars and fifth-place performance on the high bar ... 2014 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team member ... member of the All-Big Ten Second Team ... earned five individual titles this season with three from his parallel bar routines and the other two on the high bar ... represented U-M at the NCAA Championships, competing on vault (14.90), parallel bars (15.20) and high bar (15.60) in the NCAA Qualifier (April 10) ... also saw action in the NCAA team finals (April 11) notching a 14.70 on the floor, 15.00 on the vault, 15.20 on the parallel bars and a 14.85 on the high bar ... took part in the Big Ten Championship Team Finals (March 28) competing on floor (14.75), vault (15.15), parallel bars (15.40) and the high bar (14.90) ... also saw action in the Big Ten Individual Event Finals (March 29) on vault (14.65), parallel bars (15.20) and high bar (14.75) ... competed in seven meets this season on vault, horizontal bar, floor exercise, and parallel bar ... tallied a career high in the floor exercise with a score of 15.55 in Puerto Rico (March 7) ... marked a career best on high bar of 15.80 at the OSU Invite (March 1)... collected three individual titles on the parallel bars and two individual titles on the high bar ... notched a season high of 15.15 on the vault at both the Windy City Invite (Jan. 18) and against Ohio State (Feb. 2) ... earned his best score of the season of 15.60 on the parallel bars at against Ohio State (Feb. 2) and against Nebraska (Feb. 8).
Fifth-year Senior (2013) ... co-captain ... earned five event titles on the season with a trio on parallel bars, as well as wins on floor and high bar ... marked a career best on high bar in the NCAA individual finals (April 21) with a score of 14.925, a 14.90 on the floor exercise and a 15.45 on the parallel bars to earn All-American status on each event...competed at the NCAA Championships, scoring a 15.25 on the floor exercise and a 15.60 on the parallel bars in the qualifying round (April 19) ... competed on high bar (14.85), floor exercise (15.10) and parallel bars (15.00) in the first round of the Big Ten Championships (April 5), and advanced to the individual finals, taking first on parallel bars with a score of 15.025 (April 6) for his second Big Ten parallel bar championship of his career ... represented U-M on vault (14.70), high bar (14.35), floor exercise (14.80), and parallel bars (14.20) at Windy City (Jan. 19) ... set a then-career best on the floor exercise with a 15.25 and also earned first place on parallel bars with a career best score of 15.90 against No. 2 Stanford (Jan. 26), which was then an NCAA record ... earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week and CGA National Gymnast of the Week for his performance against the Cardinal ... matched his parallel bar career best and NCAA record against No. 10 California (Feb. 2) ... competed on floor (14.90), parallel bars (14.15) and high bar (14.30) against No. 1 Penn State (March 16) ... scored a career best on floor (15.45) against No. 15 UIC/SUNY-Brockport (March 23).
Senior (2012) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Made history at the fourth Central South Asian Artistic Gymnastic Championships (12/31), earning the first gold medal in Bangladesh international history ... won parallel bars competition with a score of 14.60 ... also took silver in the vault competition with a score of 14.25 and earned bronze in the floor exercise with a 13.525 ... overall efforts on the meet resulted in a bronze medal in the all-around competition ... competed in three events on the season due to pectoral injury, missing majority of season ... began season with all-around career-high of 83.20 at Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14) ... won parallel bar crown at Windy City with a 15.50 and followed up performance with a 15.40 against No. 1 Penn State (Jan. 21) ... took third on floor exercise with a 15.20 at Windy City ... set season high on vault with a 14.70 against Penn State.
Junior (2011) ... elected co-captain of the team ... made season debut at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 15) competing parallel bars (13.60) and high bar (13.60) ... competed parallel bars setting a new career high (14.90; 1st) and high bar (12.80) at Penn State (Jan. 22) ... competed parallel bars setting a new career high (15.10; 1st) and high bar setting a new career high (13.80) vs. Illinois (Feb. 12) ... competed parallel bars (12.90) and high bar (13.75) vs. UIC (Feb. 19) ... competed parallel bars (13.95; 2nd) and high bar (11.40) vs. Stanford (Feb. 26) ... competed parallel bars setting a new career high and posting the highest score in the NCAA to date for the 2011 season (15.45; 1st) and high bar setting a new career high (14.00; 4th) at Arizona State (March 2) ... competed parallel bars setting a new career high (15.65; 1st) and high bar (13.85) vs. Oklahoma (March 12) ... ranked #1 in the nation on parallel bars at this point ... competed parallel bars (14.20; 5th) and high bar (13.50) vs. Ohio State (March 19) ... competed parallel bars (15.40; 1st) and high bar at the Big Ten Championships Team & All-Around Finals (April 1) ... qualified into Big Ten Event Finals (April 2) on parallel bars and became the 2011 Big Ten parallel bars champion scoring 15.25 ... competed parallel bars (14.70) and high bar (13.20) at the NCAA Championships Qualifier (April 14) ... competed parallel bars (14.40) at the NCAA Championships Team and All-Around Finals (April 15).
Sophomore (2010) ... member of 2010 NCAA championship squad ... made season debut against Iowa on the parallel bars (Jan. 30) ... took second place on the floor (14.300) and first on the parallel bars (14.350) against UIC (Feb. 13) ... set career best on floor (15.15) to take second place against OU (Feb. 20).
Freshman (2009) ... competing in his first season of collegiate gymnastics ... has increased parallel bars mark in every event this season ... made the lineup in his first U-M meet at Windy City Invitational (Jan. 17) in Chicago, Ill. ... recorded 13.400 on floor, 14.900 on vault and 13.000 on parallel bars in his collegiate debut in Chicago ... registered a season-high 14.600 on floor, tied a season-best with a 14.900 on vault and scored 13.300 on parallel bars ... earned 14.500 on floor to take second, a season-high 15.000 on vault to tie for fifth and a season-high 13.900 on parallel bars to place fourth ... claimed first career event titles, winning floor (14.500) and a share of the vault crown (15.250) vs. UIC (Feb. 7) ... posted 13.900 on parallel bars vs. the Flames ... earned career highs on floor (14.850) and parallel bars (14.600) at the Pacific Coast Classic (Feb. 21) ... missed the Illinois (March 14) through the Big Ten championships (April 4) meets ... tied a career-best 14.600 on parallel bars at the NCAA Qualifier (April 16) ... registered 14.900 on vault during the qualifier ... scored a career-best 15.650 on vault at the NCAA team finals (April 17) ... totaled 14.200 on parallel bars during the team's second place finish. ...
Prep ... Junior Olympic National Qualifier from 2004-08 ... placed first on floor at Universal Invitational and Florida State Championships in 2007 ... placed first on floor, second on parallel bars and second on high bar at 2006 Florida State Championships ... National Honor Society member.
Personal ... born August 22, 1990 ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Communications major.
Floor Exercise -- 15.550 (3/7/14)
Vault -- 15.650 (4/17/09)
Parallel Bars -- 15.900 (1/26/13)
High Bar -- 15.800 (3/1/14)