Nathan Fortunato
Nathan Fortunato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Ohio

High School:
Home-schooled

Birthdate:
06/13/1991

Experience:
2 Letters

Club:
Gymnastics World


08/04/2014

CGA Honors Gophers for Academics

Minnesota earned the third-highest team GPA in the nation among men's gymnastics teams

05/06/2014

Season in Review: A Look Back at 2014

Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.

04/29/2014

Gymnasts Honored at Golden Goldys

Mannon, Fortunato and Morinishi recognized at annual awards ceremony.

04/27/2014

Gophers Celebrate 2014 with Awards Banquet

Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening

04/09/2014

Chase, Fortunato Honored at NCAA Banquet

Two Gopher seniors were recognized at the pre-NCAA championships banquet

01/26/2013

Men Gymnastics host Air Force

Gophers take on Air Force

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2014 • Senior Season: NCAA Elite 89 Award winner • Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • received Gophers' Academic Excellence Award • competed on parallel bars (12.350) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on parallel bars (13.700) and stuck his dismount at the Big Ten team finals (3/29) • competed on parallel bars in seven meets and made two appearances on pommel horse • scored career-high 13.400 on pommel horse at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) • tied career high on parallel bars with 13.950 at Air Force meet (2/8) • shared Louis J. Cooke Award at Iowa/Brockport meet with fellow seniors (3/8) • earned second varsity letter.

2013 • Junior Season: Named NCAA Elite 89 Award recipient, CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • received team's Academic Excellence Award • scored season bests on pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.950) against Air Force (1/26) • took 10th on parallel bars at Iowa (2/8) • took 13th on bars with a score of 12.100 against UIC (2/24) • earned first varsity letter.

2012 • Sophomore Season: Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • did not see any meet action.

2011 • Freshman Season: Did not see any meet action.

High School/Club: Was a home-schooled student • placed second in 2010 Ohio state meet • participated in Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier in 2009 • club member of Gymnastics World of Ohio • recipient of the Royal Ranger GMA award.

Personal: Born June 13, 1991 • brother of former Gopher gymnast Aaron Fortunato • son of Patrick and Marcia Fortunato • academic all-American • enjoys reading, swimming, singing and sparring • Recreation Resource Management major • Student-Athlete Advisory Committee member • has volunteered with Hope Day Festival, Men's Basketball/Hockey Food Drives and Hope Lodge Cancer Center • involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Nathan Fortunato's Career Highs (2014 Final)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- 13.400 --- --- 13.950 ---

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