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 Keaton Ackerman

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This will be the year that Keaton blossoms in the all-around as all of his events are quickly catching up in excellence to his pommel horse where he currently ranks third in our all-time records…Keaton is not only a USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American in both the all-around and on pommel horse but also a College Gymnastics Association first team All-American Scholar-Athlete as well as a two-time William and Mary Provost Award recipient for his outstanding academic accomplishments while pursuing a major in business with a concentration in accounting … Keaton finished last season as the number three team point scorer on the Tribe team that finished 12th in the nation at the NCAA Championships. In the process, he earned ECAC Gymnast of the Week honors and moved into fifth in the all-around and eighth on vaulting in our all-time record books…Keaton brings a very special perspective on life to William and Mary and our gym as a result of the uniqueness of the Jencik family which includes 14 brothers and sisters many of whom have been adopted and have special needs ... In the gym, Keaton is the consummate teammate and out of the gym, he is the best friend that you could ever wish to have…Ivo Grahovski and Gary Schnitzler coached Keaton at the Rochester Gymnastics Academy…Keaton’s parents are Kurt and Shelley Ackerman and Barry and Brittany Jencik.

2015 Highlights
Earned All-ECAC honors on pommel horse after placing fifth at the championship meet with a 14.1 … Competed at the NCAA Championships as an individual qualifier on pommel horse … Won the all-around title at the State Open (1/18) with a season-high 80.35 … Placed first on pommel horse at Navy (14.55) and versus Army (14.5) on Senior Night … Posted the third-best score in school history on pommel horse (14.7) during the opening day of competition at the ECAC Championships … Earned a season-high 14.05 on floor at the USAG Collegiate Championships … In addition to the all-around title, he recorded season highs on rings (13.05) and vault (13.6) at the State Open … Registered a career-best 14.0 on parallel bars at Army … Tallied a season-high 14.0 on high bar at Springfield … Earned W&M’s Provost Award … ECAC All-Academic Team honoree … College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

2014 Highlights
Earned USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-America honors in all-around after placing fifth at the national meet with a season-best 81.15 … Chosen as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week following his performance at the Navy Open … Totaled an 80.6 in all-around at the meet … Posted a career-high 14.2 on floor at the NCAA Championships … Recorded a season-high 14.6 on pommel horse at Springfield … Earned a season-high 14.1 on vault at the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Championships … Registered a career-bests on parallel bars (13.85) and high bar (14.1) against Navy on March 2 … Earned the W&M Provost's Award ... College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

2013 Highlights
Earned USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-America honors in all-around and on pommel horse … Placed second in both … Equaled a school record on pommel horse (14.7) at Temple on Feb. 16 … Posted a season-high 81.55 in all-around in the win at Navy on March 9 … Score ranks fifth all-time at W&M … Also registered a 14.4 on vault at the meet, which tied for the seventh-best score in the event in school history … Won the pommel horse title at the season-opening State Open ... College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

Career Highlights
• First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015)
• All-ECAC - Pommel Horse (2015)
• Ranks third at W&M on pommel horse
• Ranks fifth at W&M in all-around
• Ranks ninth at W&M on vault

Ackerman’s Career Highs
FE – 14.2 at NCAA Championships (4/10/14)
PH – 14.7 at Temple (2/16/13); at ECAC Championships (3/27/15)
R – 13.1 at Navy (2/16/14)
V – 14.4 at Navy (3/9/13)
PB – 14.0 at Army (2/28/15)
HB – 14.1 at Navy Open (1/19/13); vs. Navy (3/2/14)
AA – 81.55 at Navy (3/9/13)


 

Position: FE, PH, V, PB, HB
Year: Senior
Hometown: Penfield, N.Y.
High School: Penfield
Club: Rochester Gymnastics Academy
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