Men's Gymnastics


Michael Boyer
Michael Boyer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northbrook, Ill.

High School:
Glenbrook North

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 150

Position:
All-Around

Birthdate:
05/09/1986

02/01/2008

Illinois vs. Minnesota (1/19/08)

Illinois vs. Minnesota (1/19/08)

Highlights
2007 Academic All-Big Ten
2007 CGA All-American Scholar Athlete
2006 Academic All-Big Ten
2006 CGA All-America Scholar Athlete

Junior 2007
Served as a team co-captain ... Competed in every meet on floor, vault and high bar ... Recorded four top-three finishes on the season ... Charted a career-best 9.400 on floor at NCAA Team Finals ... The feat helped the Orange and Blue set a school-record 38.450 on the event ... His highest individual finish was second on high bar (8.800) against UIC ... Tallied a season-high 9.000 on high bar against Iowa ... Carded his top vault (8.450) at Pacific Coast Classic ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Voted as the recipient of the team Scholar-Athlete Award for the second straight year by his teammates ... Named a CGA All-American Scholar Athlete.

Sophomore 2006
Named to the 2006 Academic All-Big Ten team ... CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete award recipient ... Competed in 10 meets for the Orange and Blue ... Set season and career highs of 9.050 on vault at Big Tens (3/24) and 9.200 on floor exercise against Army (3/11) to tie for third ... Had three top-three finishes, two on floor exercise and one on vault ... George Huff Award winner.

Redshirt 2005
Redshirted his freshman season ... Received the team award for Most Improved Gymnast.

High School/Club
Received Illinois all-state and all-conference honors in all six events, as well as in the all-around from 2002-04 ... Holds the Illinois high school gymnastics all-around record of a 57.900 ... Holds state record on the high bar (9.900) and the floor exercise (9.900) ... Competed for the Buffalo Grove Gymnastics club ... State champion in the all-around competition, as well as high bar and floor in 2003 and 2004 ... Helped Glenbrook North finish second in the state meet as a senior.

Personal
Born Michael Scott Boyer on May 9, 1986 ... Son of Craig and Felice Boyer ... Majoring in advertising ... Nickname is Buoy ... Favorite actor is Edward Norton ... Hobbies include art, specifically drawing and painting ... Past summer jobs include working as a volunteer in Mexico ... Works in Illini Video Productions department.

Boyer's Career Highs
Floor Exercise - 9.400 vs. Army March 11, 2006
Vault - 9.050 at Big Ten Championships March 24, 2006
High Bar - 9.000 vs. Iowa March 3, 2007

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