Minnesota finished fourth in the second session of the national qualifier
Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier
Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season
Minnesota travels to Nebraska for a five-team meet this Saturday
Team scoring will be determined by five up, five down beginning this weekend
Gophers take on Air Force
2014 Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree competed on floor (14.150), rings (14.350) and vault (14.600) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in eight regular-season meets in four events finished eighth on vault with career-high 15.050 at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) earned Louis J. Cooke Award after scoring career-high 15.100 as the still rings champion against Oklahoma (1/25) floor exercise champion with career high of 15.500 at Iowa/Nebraska (2/15).
2013 Sophomore Season: Participated in 12 meets, competing on floor and vault in all 12 set then-career highs on floor exercise with a 15.450 at Oklahoma and on vault with a 14.850 at Nebraska averaged a 14.467 on the floor exercise and a 14.538 on the vault also competed on the high bar eight times and still rings five times set a season high with a 14.050 on still rings and recorded a career high 14.050 on high bar at Illinois was second on the team with a 14.600 on vault at the Big Ten Championships and tied for first on the team in floor exercise at the NCAA Championship Qualifier with a 15.050.
2012 Freshman Season: Appeared in five regular-season meets plus the Big Ten and NCAA Championships scored a season high 15.200 on floor against Oklahoma/Ohio State and a career high 14.400 on still rings registered a season high 14.700 on vault against both UIC and vs. Iowa/Brockport competed in the NCAA Championships, earning a 14.300 on rings.
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of De Smet Jesuit High School 2011 Missouri state champion in all-around, floor, rings, vault, and high bar placed 11th in all-around in the 2010 Region 3 Championships placed seventh in floor, 12th in vault and 23rd in all-around in the 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals four-time academic all-American.
Personal: Major is sociology of law, criminology and deviance son of Matt and Mary Ann Bauer born July 4, 1992.