Alex

Magsam

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Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160
Year: Senior
Hometown: Scottsdale, Ariz.
High School: Pinnacle
Club: North Valley Gymnastics
Major: Biological Systems Engineering

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Still Rings, Vault)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Still Rings)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)

Career Bests

  • Still Rings - 14.95 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 20, 2016)
  • Vault - 14.90 (at Minnesota/UMN Club Team, Jan. 30, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars- 14.00 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota at Iowa, March 14, 2015)

2018 (Season Outlook)
Alex Magsam will be a leader in the gym and in the classroom as a senior in 2018. He is expected to compete on still rings and vault for the Huskers after appearing often on those events as a junior.  Magsam earned a season-best score on still rings (13.55) against Oklahoma and a season-high score on vault (14.35) twice as a junior. Magsam also has experience competing on parallel bars and could help the Huskers on that event as well in 2018. 

Magsam has been a star in the classroom and in the community for the Huskers since he first arrived. He is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree, a two-time first-team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete and a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. The trend is expected to continue in his final season at Nebraska. 

2017 (Junior)
Alex Magsam competed on still rings and vault for the Huskers as a junior, appearing a total of 13 times. As part of the vault lineup, Magsam helped the team on one of its best events in 2017. Vault was the only event where the Huskers scored at least 70.0 each meet of the season. Magsam helped the efforts, scoring 14.00 or more all but three times as a junior. His season-best score of 14.35 came twice -- once against Minnesota and once against Iowa. 

Magsam continued to shine in the classroom for Nebraska as a junior. He earned Academic All-Big Ten Honors for the second consecutive year in 2017. Additionally, he was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. In the community, Magsam earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his volunteering efforts and leadership.  

2017 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 13.55 (vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 21, 2017)
  • Vault - 14.35 (twice, most recently vs. Minnesota, March 25, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Sophomore)
Magsam played a vital role for Nebraska on rings and vault, competing in every competition for the Huskers on both events. He earned a career-best score on vault (14.90) at Minnesota. In the final meet of the regular season, the Scottsdale, Ariz., native posted a career-best on still rings (14.95).

Magsam also competed at the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships on both still rings and vault. At NCAAs, he helped the Huskers to a seventh-place finish - the team's best finish since 1999.

In the classroom, Magsam earned Academic All-Big Ten honors and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2015-16. Additionally, Magsam was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the first time in 2016 and earned his second first-team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete Award.

2016 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.95 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 20, 2016)
  • Vault - 14.90 (at Minnesota, Jan. 30, 2016)

2015 (Freshman)
In his first collegiate season, Magsam played an important part in the Huskers' rings and vault lineups throughout 2015. He also contributed significant routines on parallel bars to give NU the depth it needed.

Magsam made an appearance on rings in every regular-season meet, scoring above a 14.0 four times. His season-best score came against Illinois on March 8, where he posted a 14.65 for the Huskers' best rings score of the night. On vault, Magsam tallied a season-high 14.05 in the season opener at the Rocky Mountain Open.

A leader in the classroom, Magsam earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15.

2015 Season Highs

  • Still Rings - 14.65 (at Illinois, March 8, 2015)
  • Vault - 14.10 (at Stanford/California/Oklahoma, Jan. 24, 2015)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.90 (vs. Iowa/Penn State/Minnesota, March 15, 2015)

Before Nebraska

Magsam trained at North Valley Gymnastics under head coach Travis Rainer in Phoenix, Ariz.

A decorated club gymnast, Magsam was a five-time Junior Olympic National Championships qualifier, a two-time Visa Championships qualifier and a three-time member of the Region I team.

At the 2013 JO National Championships, Magsam captured the all-around crown with a score of 82.650. He also earned gold on floor, silver on rings and tied for the bronze on vault.

During the 2014 Region I Championships, Magsam took home two first-place finishes on both rings and vault, earning scores of 15.65 and 14.70, respectively. He also placed third on high bar and in the all-around.

Magsam graduated from Pinnacle High School in 2014, where he earned Scholastic All-America honors.

Personal
Born on Oct. 13, 1995 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Alex is the son of Janice and Bill Magsam. He has one sister, Amy. Alex is majoring in biological systems engineering and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He chose Nebraska over Temple and Minnesota.

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