Minnesota finished fourth in the second session of the national qualifier
Minnesota competes at 6 p.m. CT Thursday in the national qualifier
Nine Gophers are repeat Academic All-Big Ten honorees this season
Head coach Mike Burns expects the Gophers to be strongest on floor, pommel horse, still rings and vault
Minnesota featured 16 programs with at least one Distinguished Scholar Award winner for the 2012-13 academic year.
2014 Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree competed on high bar (12.550) at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) competed in two regular-season meets on high bar scored season-high 13.600 on high bar at Nebraska meet (3/15).
2013 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten team competed in high bar at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18) where he recorded a 14.050 took 49th with a 13.350 on high bar at Big Ten Championships finished with a score of 13.650 to take 24th at NCAA qualifier.
2012 Freshman Season: Saw action in seven meets, all on high bar scored a career best on high bar with a score of 14.350 against Nebraska/Illinois (3/11).
High School/Club: A 2011 graduate of Insight School of Washington made the Junior National Team, placing 12th in all-around in 2006, eighth in all-around in 2007 and sixth on high bar in 2007 made regional team every year at Junior Olympic Nationals placed second in all-around at 2010 and 2011 regional state champion in all-around in 2010 placed second on high bar at the 2010 Visa Men's Qualifier and qualified for 2010 Visa USA Championships.
Personal: Son of Ledane and Carol Smith born June 8, 1993 major is sociology of law, criminology and deviance placed third at Tae Kwon Do Nationals in 2002.