Huang Tabbed NCAA Rookie of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa men’s gymnastics freshman Bennet Huang has been named the NCAA Rookie of the Week.


It is the first national award of Huang’s career and the second in as many weeks for the Hawkeyes. Dylan Ellsworth was named the NCAA Gymnast of the Week on March 6. Huang earned his second straight Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor on Monday.


Huang helped the Hawkeyes to a 405.950-400.750 upset victory over the sixth-ranked Golden Gophers on March 11 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Palo Alto, California, native won the all-around title with a career-high 79.950. The freshman registered six top-10 finishes, including a second-place finish on pommel horse (13.650).


Huang is currently ranked 10th nationally in the all-around (78.300 National Qualifying Average), 17th on floor (13.917 NQA), and 22nd on pommel horse (13.450 NQA).


The eighth-ranked Hawkeyes travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, to face No. 2 Nebraska and No. 6 Minnesota in their regular season finale on March 24.


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