Minnesota earned the third-highest team GPA in the nation among men's gymnastics teams
Big Ten recognizes Gophers for academic achievements
Gophersports.com takes a look back at the men's gymnastics 2014 season.
Mannon, Fortunato and Morinishi recognized at annual awards ceremony.
Minnesota handed out its 2014 team awards Saturday evening
Highlights of Minnesota's meet against Nebraska.
2014 Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete Big Ten Sportsmanship Award recipient received Gophers' Most Conscientious Gymnast Award placed 24th on floor (14.250) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) competed on floor (14.400) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in 10 meets 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) earned fourth varsity letter.
2013 Junior Season: Named team co-captain with Steve Jaciuk named CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree competed in two events in season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), recording a 14.600 on the floor exercise and a then-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 earned third varsity letter
2012 Sophomore Season: Named CGA Second Team All-America Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree saw action in four competitions scored a season-high 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) earned second varsity letter.
2011 Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete competed in ten of 12 meets scored then-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.
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