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 ---

MORE HEADLINES

Gophers Announce 2017 Schedule

8/23/2016

The Gopher men’s gymnastics team has announced their 2017 competition schedule, which includes four home competitions, in addition to the annual intrasquad and alumni meets.

Gophers to Visit Minnesota State Fair

8/17/2016

Golden Gopher teams and coaches are scheduled to appear at the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Aug. 29-31.

Alum All-Around: Ellis Mannon

8/9/2016

Minnesota's Ellis Mannon earned a national title in 2014, catch up with the alum.

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