Men's Gymnastics

Michael Newburger

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
McCallum High School

Height:
5-10

Event:
PH

Club:
Crenshaw Athletic Club

Michael Newburger

04/14/2014

Aaron Craft, Allison Elber Receive Big Ten Medal of Honor

511 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes recognized

04/10/2014

2014 Ohio State Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalists Announced

Male and female Medal of Honor winners to be announced Monday

04/09/2014

Ohio State Scholar-Athletes to Be Recognized Monday

Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 47th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner

04/23/2013

Athletics Good Stuff

April 16 - 22, 2013

04/21/2013

Michael Newburger Claims 2013 NCAA Pommel Horse Title

Newburger, Steiner and Treleaven earn All-America honors

2013 (Redshirt Junior Season): Scored a 15.45 at the 2013 NCAA Individual Event Finals April 21 to become the 2013 NCAA National Champion on Pommel Horse, just the second gymnast in Ohio State history to win a national title on the event ... competed as an event specialist on pommel horse in every meet of the season ... placed first on the event with a 15.40 at Penn State Feb. 2 ... placed first with a 15.40 against Michigan Feb. 16 ... finished third (14.80) against Illinois Feb. 23 ... took first (15.00) against UIC March 9 ... placed second with a 14.90 at Oklahoma March 23 ... placed sixth overall at the NCAA National Qualifier April 19 with a 14.70 ... advanced to the NCAA Individual Event Finals after placing third with a 14.95 during the NCAA Team Finals April 20 ... earned second career All-America honors ... named to Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team and Capital One Academic All-District At-Large ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.

2012 (Redshirt Sophomore Season): Competed as an event specialist on pommel horse for the Scarlet and Gray in every meet of the season ... tied for third at the Windy City Invitational (Jan. 14), scoring a 14.40 ... recorded a career-high 15.350 to place first against Penn State (Feb. 25) ... tied for third against Stanford March 9, tallying a 15.20 ... placed third against Minnesota and Oklahoma March 24 with a 14.50 ... finished second at the Big Ten Championships (April 6-7) in the team finals with a 14.90 and placed sixth overall in the event finals with a 13.95 ... scored a 14.900 at the NCAA Championships Qualifying Round (April 19) to advance to the event finals ... finished third on pommel horse (15.10) at the NCAA Event Finals, earning his first career All-American honors ... also earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.

2011 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Represented the Buckeyes on pommel horse ... competed in the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 1) and the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 14) ... scored a career-high 13.85 at the 2011 Big Ten Championship Team Finals (April 1) ... competed in six regular season meets ... placed fourth with a 13.15 against Brockport (Feb. 12) and placed eighth with the same score against Oklahoma (Jan. 22) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

2010 (Freshman Season): Did not compete for the Buckeyes; received redshirt ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Trained and competed at Crenshaw Gymnastics under coach Reed Crowe ... came to Ohio State with 11 years of club gymnastics experience ... four-time Academic All-American at McCallum high school ... a walk-on to the Buckeye squad.

Personal: Son of Manuel and Caryn Newburger ... has one sibling, Joshua ... plans to pursue a PhD in physics upon completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys visual art, electronics and science ... recipient of Smith Junior Award recognizing high achievement among junior level undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors ... participated in VASEart competition in high school; pieces medaled and advanced to state competition.

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