Jan. 30, 2014
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Following a strong all-around performance last weekend, Air Force freshman Tim Wang was named the Collegiate Gymnastics Association's National Gymnast of the Week (USAG Collegiate Division) on Thursday, Jan. 30. It is the first such honor for the Falcons' freshman.
Wang earned his first collegiate all-around title during the Falcons' meet at ninth-ranked Nebraska last Saturday (Jan. 25), scoring an 83.600 to better the field by nearly two points. A native of Riverside, Calif., Wang paced Air Force on the pommel horse, tying for second with the fifth-highest score in Academy history (career-best 14.650). He also tied for third on the high bar (13.500) and fourth on the parallel bars (13.850), while placing among the top half of the field on the vault (career-best 14.400) and floor (13.900).
He shared the weekly award with California's Donothan Bailey, who received the honor for Division I teams. The weekly CGA awards are selected by a panel of active collegiate coaches, CGA Honorary Lifetime Members and coaches from the major club programs.
The Falcons return to action this Saturday (Feb. 1), when they travel to Houston, Texas, for the annual All-Academy Championships against Army and Navy.