Nathan Fortunato  
Nathan Fortunato

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Ohio

High School:
Home-schooled

Birthdate:
06/13/1991

Experience:
1 Letter

Club:
Gymnastics World


04/09/2014

Chase, Fortunato Honored at NCAA Banquet

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

04/08/2014

No. 7 Gophers Head to National Championships

Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier

03/31/2014

Big Ten Honors 13 Gophers for Academics

Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season

03/13/2014

Gophers Set for Regular-Season Finale

Minnesota competes at Nebraska at 4 p.m. CT Saturday

03/08/2014

Gophers defeat Iowa, Brockport on Senior Night

Minnesota passes Iowa and Brockport to earn victory and honor eight seniors

01/26/2013

Men Gymnastics host Air Force

Gophers take on Air Force

Photo Gallery

2014 • Senior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed on parallel bars (13.700) and stuck his dismount at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in four regular-season meets in two events • set career high on pommel horse with 13.400 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).

2013 • Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten • saw season best on both pommel horse (12.850) and parallel bars (13.950) against Air Force (1/26) • recognized with team's Academic Excellence Award and NCAA Elite 89 Award • took 10th on the parallel bars at Iowa (2/8) • took 13th on bars with a score of 12.100 against UIC (2/24).

2012 • Sophomore Season: 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 • participant 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.


Member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee:

What community service projects have you been involved in?

Hope Day Festival, Men's Basketball/Hockey Food Drives, Hope Lodge Cancer Center

What is your favorite part about SAAC?

Being a go-between for SAAC and my team. I also like being able to see what is going on in the athletic department as a whole.

Are you involved in any clubs/committees outside of athletics?

FCA - Fellowship of Christian Athletes (on Leadership Team)

Nathan Fortunato's Career Highs (as of April 1, 2014)
Event Floor Exercise Pommel Horse Still Rings Vault Parallel Bars High Bar
Career Highs --- 13.400 --- --- 13.950 ---