Feb. 5, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – Alec Yoder, a junior from Indianapolis, has been named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Yoder claimed event titles on the high bar, parallel bars and in the all-around on Saturday against No. 7 Michigan. Competing in the all-around for the first time in 2018, Yoder scored an 83.600 on his way to setting the nation’s No. 2 score in the event.
Both of his additional titles came on the final two rotations of the day – the high bar and parallel bars. He closed out his all-day extravaganza on the parallel bars with a season-best tally of 14.650; that score is the second best in the nation as well. He won the event title on the high bar with a score of 14.100, another season best for the junior. He placed second on the rings with a readout of 14.550, which helped Ohio State register an NCAA-leading mark on the event with a team total of 71.750.
Yoder and his teammates will compete in Columbus for the first time in 2018 on Friday evening (Feb. 9) as they host No. 7 Penn State at St. John Arena (6 p.m. ET).