Melton Tabbed Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week

Feb. 24, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State men’s gymnastics freshman Sean Melton has been named Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Monday. The award marks the first career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honor and second career Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor for the Orlando, Fla., native.

Melton was named to the U.S Senior Men’s National Team Saturday night at the conclusion of the 2014 USA Gymnastics Winter Cup. Melton finished the meet third overall in the all-around, notching three Top 5 finishes en route to a two-day score of 173.000. He placed third overall on high bar (29.650), fourth overall on vault (30.050) and fifth overall on floor exercise (30.000), also finishing the meet 10th on pommel horse (26.800), 14th on parallel bars (28.100) and 15th on rings (28.400).

Melton will retain his spot on the national squad through the 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships held Aug. 21-24 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The No. 3 Buckeyes return to team competition Saturday, March 1 at 2 p.m. as they host No. 2 Michigan, No. 8 Iowa, No. 11 Nebraska, Arizona State and the Canadian National Team at the Arnold Challenge at the Columbus Convention Center.