Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier
Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season
Junior Ellis Mannon led the Gophers at the B1G individual event finals
Minnesota travels to Nebraska for the Big Ten meet this weekend
Minnesota won the team title on floor exercise at Nebraska
Highlights of Minnesota's meet against Nebraska.
2014 Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient competed on floor (14.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in eight regular-season meets in three events set season-high on high bar with 13.550 at Windy City Invitational (1/18) set season high on vault with 14.650 against Illinois/Nebraska (2/1) shared Louis J. Cooke Award with fellow seniors against Iowa/Brockport (3/8) set career high on floor exercise with 15.250 at Nebraska (3/15).
2013 Junior Season: Competed in two events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), recording a 14.600 on the floor exercise and a career-high 13.500 on the pommel horse awarded Coaches Appreciation Award for accomplishments in the gym and classroom saw career-high score of 13.750 on pommel horse against Illinois Chicago (2/24) finished tied for 30th on vault with a score of 14.350 at Big Ten Championships recorded season high 15.050 on floor at NCAA qualifier.
2012 Sophomore Season: Saw action in four competitions scored a season high of 14.700 on floor against Iowa/Brockport (3/3) posted season-high scores of 12.600 on pommel horse and 14.500 on vault against Illinois-Chicago (2/25).
2011 Freshman Season: Competed in ten of 12 meets scored career-high 14.900 on the floor exercise against Iowa/Penn State (3/5) scored career-high 15.700 on the vault against Illinois/Nebraska (1/22) earned his first varsity letter.
High School/Club: Graduated from Marquette High School in 2010 academic letter-winner and member of National Honor Society four-time All-America Scholar-Athlete, as named by USA Gymnastics competed for the St. Louis Gym Centre and was a six-time Junior Olympic Nationals qualifier finished 35th in the all-around at the Level 10 Junior Olympic Championships in 2008 finished fifth in 2010 in the all-around at the Region 3 Championships finished in the top 12 of the all-around at the Region 3 championships four times three-time state all-around champion won still rings and vault titles at the Missouri State Championships in 2010, while finishing third in the all-around won the all-around, floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars in 2009 won the all-around, floor, rings, vault, bars and high bar state titles in 2008.
Personal: Born April 10, 1992 major is electrical engineering son of Ron and Carolyn Morinishi has two sisters, Leanna and Melissa received the honor of Eagle Scout nickname is Yoshi.