April 10, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan junior Sam Mikulak (Corona del mar, Calif./Corona del mar) was named NCAA Men's Gymnast of the Week by the College Gymnastics Association on Wednesday (March 10) after capturing a pair of Big Ten titles (all-around, high bar) and leading the Wolverines to the 16th Big Ten championship in program history.
In addition, the 2012 United States Olympian made it three high bar titles in a row for the Wolverines, scoring a 15.7000 to successfully defend his 2012 Big Ten Title on the event. For the second straight year, Mikulak won a pair of championships, this year coming in the all-around and on high bar after taking home parallel and high bar titles in 2012.
On Friday (April 5), Mikulak won the Big Ten all-around title with an 89.85, giving him his second career all-around title after winning the title as a freshman. He took second last year.
Following day two of competition, Mikulak was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year for the second time in his career, as he won the distinction as a freshman in 2011.
The weekly award is his first of the season, and fifth of his career, as he most recently earned the honor on March 21 of last season prior to Big Tens.
Michigan returns to action at the 2013 NCAA Championships hosted April 19-21 by Penn State University. Day one of the championships will feature team qualification, as the NCAA event qualifier will be held at either 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. at Recreation Hall.
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423