Season-High Floor Score, Three Titles Lift Men's Gymnastics over No. 8 OSU
Men's Gymnasts Mikulak, Perez-Rivera Sweep B1G Weekly Honors
Perez-Rivera Collects Big Ten Men's Gymnast Freshman of the Week
Updated as of 3/13/15
Sophomore (2015) ...placed second on the vault at Puerto Rico (Mar. 6) with a 14.9 ... earned a first place finish on the floor exercise (15.7) and a fourth place finish on the high bar (14.7) against Ohio State (Feb. 28), which were both career highs ... set a new career high on both the pommel horse (14.50) and the high bar (14.55) against Oklahoma (Feb. 14) ... earned new career highs on pommel horse (14.20), parallel bars (14.85), and high bar (14.30) against Penn State (Jan. 24) ... scored a 14.75 on the vault, as well as a career high 13.75 on the high bar at the Windy City Invite (Jan. 17).
Freshman (2014) ... Earned an All-America citation on the vault at the NCAA Individual Finals scoring a 14.90 ... also represented U-M on the vault (14.90) and floor (14.90) during the Qualifier (April 10) and during the Team Finals (floor: 14.85; vault: 15.05) ... saw action at the Big Ten Championship Team Finals (March 28) on the floor (14.90) and the vault (15.30) ... also competed in the Big Ten Individual Finals (March 29), notching a 15.325 on the floor and a 14.650 on the vault ... his performance on vault of 15.30 in the Big Ten Team Finals (March 28) was a career high ... named two time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (March 1 and March 24) ... represented U-M in every meet of the regular season competing on floor, vault, parallel bars and high bar ... notched a season high and collected an individual title for his performance on floor (15.55) at the Stanford Open (Jan. 25) ... captured another individual title for scoring a 15.25 on the vault against UIC (March 22) ... also earned an individual title at the Ohio State Invite (March 1) with a score of 15.10 on the vault.
Prep ... (Notre Dame, 2013) Puerto Rico Senior National Team member since 2011 ... Second in all-around and high bar, third in vault and parallel bars at 2012 Puerto Rican National Championships ... Competed in 2012 Pan American Championships for Puerto Rico ... Academic Honor Award recipient of Notre Dame High School ... National Honor Society ... Society of Hispanic Engineers.
Personal ... Born August 16, 1995 ... Son of Rafael Perez & Cynthia Rivera ... Enrolled in the School of Engineering ... Electrical Engineering major.
Floor Exercise -- 15.700 (2/28/15)
Pommel Horse -- 14.500 (2/14/15)
Vault -- 15.250 (3/22/14)
Parallel Bars -- 14.850 (1/24/15)
High Bar -- 14.700 (2/28/15)