April 19, 2012
Senior gymnast DJ Repp was honored as a finalist for the Nissen-Emery Award at last night's 2012 College Gymnastics Association/NCAA Championships Banquet. Repp was named one of six finalists for the prestigious award last month.
The Nissen-Emery Award is considered college gymnastics' highest honor. Since 1996, it has been presented each year to the nation's top senior collegiate gymnast. The award honors the gymnast who has established an outstanding record of achievement during his college career in gymnastics, academic performance, and sportsmanship.
Comparable to football's Heisman Trophy, the Nissen-Emery Award is inscribed with the motto, "The true champion seeks excellence physically, mentally, socially, and morally." The winner is voted on by college gymnastics coaches, student athletes, and accredited college gymnastics judges across the nation.
"DJ was one of six finalists for the most prestigious award given in the sport of men's gymnastics," head coach Mike Burns said. "While Paul Ruggeri from Illinois ended up winning the award last night, DJ became part of an elite group of finalists for the award."
Day Two: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens finished 23rd in the all-around competition, while alum Mannon finished fifth on pommel horse. Incoming freshman Wiskus also competed in the all-around finals, finishing 12th.
Day One: Winter Cup Challenge
Stephens, Wiskus, Mannon advance to the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge finals this Saturday, Feb. 18. in Las Vegas, Nev.
Gophers Duo Set for Winter Cup Challenge
Minnesota juniors Tristan Duran and Jalon Stephens are off to Las Vegas, Nev. for the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge.