July 25, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan announced Thursday (July 25) that men's gymnast Syque Caesar (Port St. Lucie, Fla./Lincoln Park Academy) has been granted a medical hardship for the 2012 season and will have one season of eligibility remaining to be used for the upcoming 2014 season, which will be his sixth with the Wolverines.
In 2012, he competed in only three events due to a torn bicep injury that resulted in season-ending surgery.
A member of the 2012 Bangladesh Olympic team, he owns a pair of Big Ten parallel bars championships (2011, '13), and is a three-time NCAA All-American after garnering the accolades on floor exercise, parallel bars and high bar as he helped U-M capture the 2013 NCAA team championship.
A former NCAA record holder on parallel bars, Caesar is a three-time team captain and 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Additionally, he is the lone holdover from the 2010 U-M NCAA championship squad.
Caesar will be the eighth member of the 2014 senior class. His sixth year will allow U-M to return all but one regular contributor to the 2013 NCAA championship squad, as Rohan Sebastian (Oklahoma City, Okla./Bishop McGuiness Catholic) exhausted his eligibility following the 2013 campaign.
U-M will host the 2014 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships April 10-12 inside Crisler Center as the squad seeks to defend its 2013 NCAA and Big Ten titles. U-M will play host to NCAAs for the first time since 1971.
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423