Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
Minnesota finished fourth in qualifying session but nine Gophers advance to individual competition
Minnesota placed fourth as a team at the 2015 Big Ten Championships on Friday.
Minnesota will travel to Lincoln, Neb. for Big Ten quad-meet on Sunday
Minnesota will celebrate the seniors at its final home meet on Saturday
2016 • Redshirt Sophomore Season
Finished 36th on rings at the 2016 NCAA Championships (4/16) • recorded a 14.450 on rings prelims at the B1G Championships (4/2) • notched a 14.700 on rings against Nebraska and Iowa (3/20) • competed on rings vs. Iowa (3/12) • opened the season with a 14.450 on rings against UIC and the UMN Club Team (3/5).
2015 • Redshirt Freshman Season
Named program’s Rookie of the Year • competed in prelims on rings at the 2015 NCAA Championships (4/9) • recorded a 14.400 on rings during prelims at day one of the B1G Championships (3/27) • competed on rings against Penn State, Nebraska and Iowa (3/15) • tallied a 14.800 on rings vs. Iowa (3/7) • finished seventh on rings with a 14.850 against California and Stanford (2/28) • recorded a career-best 15.050 on rings against Nebraska and Iowa (2/14) • scored 14.300 points on rings vs. Nebraska and UIC (2/7) • tallied a 14.100 on rings at Illinois (1/31) • competed on rings against Air Force, scoring a 14.000 (1/24) • opened the season with a 13.600 on rings at the Windy City Invitational (1/17).
2014 • Freshman Season
Redshirted the 2014 season • received Minnesota's Most Inspirational Award.
2013 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas • Competed for the Alamo Gymnastics Center for coach Yuejin Sun • placed first on still rings and fifth on pommel horse at the 2013 Junior Olympic National Championship (Level 10) • two-time USA Gymnastics Academic All-American honoree • club teammate of Gopher alum Michael Hillin.
Born July 27, 1995 • son of Timothy and Gretchen Soukup • has two older sisters (Amber, Kelsey) • majoring in sport management.
|Mitchell Soukup's Career Highs (As of 4/19/16)|
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Alum All-Around: Clay Strother
Gophers alum Clay Strother will be inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame this fall.
Gophers Captains Count on Culture
At the heart of the men's gymnastics program boasts a tight-knit group that believes team culture drives individual success.
Eight Gophers Named CGA All-America Scholars
Eight members of the men’s gymnastics team were named All-America Scholar Athletes by the College Gymnastics Association.