Feb. 20, 2018
Columbus, Ohio – In addition to being named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, redshirt senior Sean Melton of Ohio State men’s gymnastics has been named the NCAA Gymnast of the Week for his efforts at the 2018 Winter Cup.
Melton tallied the fifth-highest all-around score of the meet at the 2018 Winter Cup with a two-day score of 164.800 to retain his spot on the U.S. national team. He two-day readout of 28.700 on the still rings was the best of the competition and earned him gold in the event. He earned five total top-10 finishes over the weekend including fifth on the floor, tied sixth on parallel bars and sixth in the high bar.
Ohio State is the only university in the nation to have two current competitors with collegiate eligibility remaining on the U.S. national team. In addition to Melton being selected to the national team, his teammate Alec Yoder also earned a spot on the national team with a sixth-place all-around finish.