March 13, 2018

Yoder Named NCAA and Big Ten Gymnast of the Week


March 13, 2018

Columbus, Ohio  –  Following a weekend where he scored a 84.100 in the all-around competition to place first and led Ohio State men’s gymnastics to a victory over No. 2 Stanford, junior Alec Yoder has been named the NCAA and Big Ten Gymnast of the Week.

The B1G honor is his third of the season and ranks as the most in the conference. The NCAA Gymnast of the Week honor is the first of his excellent career.

Yoder went out to Palo Alto, Calif., with the Buckeyes searching for their first outright victory of the year over the weekend. The Indianapolis native stepped up big for the Scarlet and Gray competing on all six events. Yoder’s season-best score of 84.100 in the all-around propelled the Buckeyes to a win and it served as the third-best all-around performance in the nation this year.

The rising junior earned top three finishes on five of the six events he competed at on Saturday evening at the Maples Pavilion including event titles on the vault (14.200) and parallel bars (14.250). Narrowly missing out on two additional titles, Yoder placed second on both the pommel horse and still rings with scores of 13.900. He also put together a floor routine of 14.000 to earn a tie for third place.

For Yoder, it was his final regular season meet of the year as he will be competing for the U.S. national team in Qatar as Ohio State hosts No. 1 Oklahoma on March 23 at St. John Arena.