Jacob Schonig
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    Jacob Schonig

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Los Gatos, Calif.

    High School:
    Los Gatos

    Height:
    5-5

    Event:
    Still Rings

    Team captain for 2009...

    JUNIOR (2008): USAG champion on the still rings...USAG All-American...competed on the rings in every meet, including the NCAA Championships...one of six Falcons to participate at the national meet...set a career-best tally of 15.650 in the regular-season finale at Nebraska...cleared the 15.500 mark on six occasions and the 15.000 mark on nine...placed fourth on the rings at the MPSF Championships...won the still rings five times...claimed first-place finishes at Nebraska, at the All-Academy Championships and against Illinois-Chicago, while tying for first at the Rocky Mountain Open...finished the season with a National Qualifying Average of 15.520...that mark was ranked first in the USAG Division and second in the NCAA Division...earned Gymnast of the Week honors by the College Gymnastics Association...also received the Academy's Athlete of the Week award...selected to the MPSF all-academic team...named to the College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete Team.

    SOPHOMORE (2007): Competed on the still rings in every single meet, including the USAG, MPSF and NCAA Championships...earned the team's "Hardest Worker" award...placed 11th at the NCAA Championships, after finishing sixth at the National Qualifier with matching career-best scores of 9.550...became the highest scoring Falcon at the national meet in over 10 years...claimed USAG All-America honors on the still rings, following a third-place finish...placed sixth on the rings at the MPSF Championships...won the event at the All-Academy Championships...tied for first on the rings in the dual meet with Army...finished third on the still rings at Illinois-Chicago...improved career-best score by two whole points during the season...named to the MPSF all-academic team...also received academic accolades from the College Gymnastics Association.

    FRESHMAN (2006): Competed on the still rings in five meets, including the MPSF Championships...posted a career-best 7.350 on the rings at Nebraska in the final meet of the regular season...received the team's "Most Improved Gymnast" award.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Los Gatos High School...competed in wrestling during high school.

    PERSONAL: Full name is Jacob Andrew Schonig...goes by Jake...son of Frank Schonig and Lili McFarland...has one older brother, Frank (24)...a space operations major...plans on attending pilot training following graduation...serving as the Cadet Wing Commander during the fall of 2008, overseeing the daily operations of all 4,600 cadets...also held the positions of Element NCO, Scheduling NCO, Squadron First Sergeant, Element Leader, PEER and BCT Group First Sergeant...named to the athletic director's list and dean's list...has earned the commandant's pin for excellence in military performance...four-time member of the Superintendent's List for excellence in academic, military and athletic performance...did not start competing in gymnastics until entering the Academy as a freshman...favorite event is the still rings because "it is the only event I can do"...hobbies include golfing, camping, sleeping and playing racquetball...member of Cadet Squadron 37.

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