Nine Golden Gophers maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2014-15 academic year.
Gophersports.com takes a look back on the 2015 men's gymnastics season
After scoring a season-high 436.350 on Saturday, Minnesota moves to No. 6 in the national polls.
Minnesota scores a 436.250 to defeat Iowa and the UMN Club team on Saturday night.
Minnesota will celebrate the seniors at its final home meet on Saturday
2015 • Senior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree • M Club Pin Recipient • received Gophers' Academic Excellence Award • Did not see action this season.
2014 • Junior Season: Named Academic All-Big Ten honoree and CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • competed in four meets • scored a season-high 14.000 on high bar at the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) • competed on high bar at the Big Ten team finals (3/28) • competed in two regular-season meets on high bar • scored a 13.600 on high bar at Nebraska meet (3/15) • earned third varsity letter.
2013 • Sophomore Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete, Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten honoree • competed in high bar at season-opening Windy City Invitational (1/18), recording a 14.050 • scored a 13.350 on high bar at Big Ten Championships • finished with a score of 13.650 to take 24th at NCAA qualifier • earned second varsity letter.
2012 • Freshman Season: Named CGA First Team All-America Scholar-Athlete • saw action in seven meets, all on high bar • scored a career-best 14.350 on high bar against Nebraska/Illinois (3/11) • earned first varsity letter.
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.
|Spencer Smith's Career Highs (As of 3/9/15)|
|Event||Floor Exercise||Pommel Horse||Still Rings||Vault||Parallel Bars||High Bar|
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