Men's Gymnastics

Brandän Jones

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Windsor Mill, Md.

High School:
Owings Mills High School

Height:
5-8

Event:
FX, PH, HB

Club:
Top Flight Gymnastics

Brandän Jones

Academic Achievements
Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection
Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Personal Bests
Pommel Horse - 15.00
Floor Exercise - 14.75
High Bar - 14.55
Vault - 14.35

2013 (Junior Season):
Competed in all but one meet for the Buckeyes ... placed fourth on pommel horse with a 14.55 against Michigan Feb. 16 ... earned a second-place finish and career-high score on pommel horse (15.00) against Illinois ... placed third on pommel horse and fourth on high bar with a 14.70 and career-high 14.55, respectively, against UIC March 9 ... placed fifth on pommel horse with a 14.10 at Oklahoma March 23 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.

2012 (Sophomore Season): Competed in every meet of the season for the Buckeyes ... scored a career-high 14.70 to tie for tenth-place on floor exercise at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14) ... also tied for seventh-place with a 13.80 on pommel horse ... tied for fourth-place on pommel horse against Oklahoma with a 14.150 (Jan. 21) ... set a career-high score of 14.00 on high bar against Michigan and Brockport Feb. 18 ... scored a 14.350 on vault against Penn State (Feb. 25) for another career-high tally ... tied for fourth-place on both floor exercise (14.600) and pommel horse (14.400) against Illinois (March 2) ... set another career-high against Stanford March 9, scoring a 14.55 on pommel horse ... competed on floor exercise (13.90), pommel horse (13.30) and high bar (13.30) at the Big Ten Championships April 6, and floor exercise (12.700) and parallel bars (13.400) at the NCAA Qualifiers April 19 ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honors.

2011 (Freshman Season): Represented the Buckeyes at the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 14) and the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 1) ... competed for the team on floor exercise, pommel horse and high bar ... posted season-highs of 13.40 on floor exercise (Jan. 22; at Oklahoma), 13.70 on pommel horse (March 6; vs. UIC, Air Force Temple) and 13.20 on high bar (Jan. 22; at Oklahoma ) ... competed in five of seven regular season meets for the Scarlet and Gray ... named OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed for Top Flight Gymnastics under coaches Dmitriy Gavrilyuk and Oleg Bezrodniy ...Academic All-American (2010) ... tied for eighth-place on pommel horse at Maryland State Championships (2010) ... finished in second-place at Maryland State Championships (2009) ... state runner-up at Maryland State Championships (2008) ... two-time regional team alternate ... five-time qualifier for the Junior Olympic National Championships ... ten years of club experience ... member of high school cross country team (2006).

Personal: Son of Tonya and Craig Jones ... has an older sister, Brooke ... plans to be a translator/interpreter in international relations after completion of undergraduate studies ... hobbies include hanging out with friends, listening to music, reading and playing the guitar ... lists greatest sports thrill as when he experiments a new skill that he has never tried before in gymnastics.

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