July 19, 2018

Thirteen Buckeyes Earn College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete Status


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thirteen members of the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team have been named to the College Gymnastics Association’s All-American Scholar-Athlete list, announced on Wednesday. Additionally, Ohio State’s team GPA ranked sixth overall among gymnastics programs at a 3.303.

Nine athletes were named First Team All-American Scholar-Athletes by attaining at least a 3.5 grade point average, making up 10 percent of the First Team list. Joey Bonanno earned the honor for the third-straight year, and Sam DeWitt and David Szarvas garnered a second honor. Seth Delbridge and Meyer Williams claimed First Team honors for the first time after both receiving Second Team honors in 2016, while Sean Neighbarger, Andrew Brower, Joey Smith and Coleson Stodghill all earned the first nods of their career.

Another four athletes were named to the Second Team for earning a GPA of at least 3.2. Sean Melton, Robert Costea, Jacob Gricar and Josh Seltzer were all named to the team for the first time.

As a team, Ohio State has earned a Top 10 GPA in three of the last four years and the 3.303 team GPA this year is the highest since 2008. The Buckeyes raise the bar, with the average GPA of all men’s gymnastics athletes over the last five years being a 3.128.

Ohio State is sixth out of all programs historically with 98 First Team honorees and 39 Second Team honorees overall since 1991. A full list of this year’s honorees can be found below.

First Team All-American Scholar-Athletes
David Szarvas
Sean Neighbarger
Sam DeWitt
Andrew Brower
Joey Bonanno
Joey Smith
Coleson Stodghill
Seth Delbridge
Meyer Williams

Second Team All-American Scholar-Athletes
Sean Melton
Robert Costea
Jacob Gricar
Josh Seltzer