Andrew

Zymball

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Floor, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: La Vista, Neb.
High School: Papillion-La Vista
Club: Cahoy's
Major: Nutrition

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Floor)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Most Improved Gymnast (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)

Career Highs

  • Floor Exercise - 15.05 (vs Iowa/Minnesota, March 20, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 12.55 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 16, 2016)
  • Vault - 14.15 (vs. Minnesota, March 25, 2017)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.35 (at Iowa/Penn State, Feb. 27, 2016)

2018 (Season Outlook)
Andrew Zymball looks to get back into the gym after being limited last season after an injury kept him out of most of the meets in 2017. Prior to the injury, Zymball was a regular competitior on floor for the Huskers in 2016. He looks to play a key role in the lineup on that event for the Huskers in 2018. He also will compete for a spot in the floor, still rings and parallel bars lineups as a junior. Zymball did see some action on vault last season, appearing twice and score at least 14.00 both times. 

A  two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, Zymball is expected to continue to make an impact in the classroom and the community as well in 2018. 

2017 (Sophomore)
Zymball was limited in 2016 after suffering an injury. He was able to compete twice though despite his injury. Both times, Zymball competed on vault. In his first appearance of the season, he notched 14.10 on the event against Iowa. The following week, he scored 14.15 against Minnesota. 

Despite not being very active in the gym, Zymball found ways to impact the team outside the gym. In the classroom, Zymball earned Academic All-Big Ten and spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17. He was also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his actions in the community. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Vault - 14.15 (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 (Freshman)
After redshirting his first year at Nebraska, Zymball got his first taste of collegiate competition in 2016. Zymball appeared in every meet for the Huskers. He regularly competed on floor, appearing nine times on the event. Zymball was part of the floor lineup that broke the school record (74.80) on the event against Air Force on Jan. 23, 2016, and then broke the record again the following week at Minnesota with a 75.45.

The La Vista, Neb., native occasionally competed on still rings, vault and parallel bars for Nebraska as well. He competed into the postseason, including the 2016 NCAA Championships where he helped the team to a seventh-place finsish - its best since 1999.

Zymball also supported the team in the community and in the classroom. He was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2016 for his efforts in the community, while also earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters in 2015-16. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades in 2016.

2016 Season Highs

  • Floor - 15.05 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 20, 2016)
  • Still Rings - 12.55 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 16, 2016)
  • Vault - 14.10 (vs. Air Force, Jan. 23, 2016)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.35 (at Iowa/Penn State, Feb. 27, 2016)

2015 (Redshirt)
Zymball did not see any action in his first year with the Huskers, opting to redshirt. He spent his time working on his training and skills to prepare for his collegiate debut. Academically, Zymball made strides in the classroom by earning recognition on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15.

Before Nebraska
Zymball trained at Cahoy's Gymnastics Training Center in Omaha, Neb., under Phil Cahoy Sr., a former NU assistant coach. Zymball also competed for Papillion-La Vista High School.

Zymball tied for third on parallel bars with a 13.20 at the 2014 Junior Olympic National Championships preliminaries in the junior men's age 17 division. In the JO National All-Around and Event Finals, Zymball earned the silver on parallel bars with a combined two-day total of 26.700.

At the 2014 USA Gymnastics Nebraska High School Championships, Zymball claimed the top spot in the all-around with a score of 81.100. He also earned first-place finishes on floor, vault and parallel bars and second-place finishes on pommel horse, rings and high bar.

Zymball graduated from Papillion-La Vista High School in 2014. He was a member of the Honor Society, named to the honor roll and earned academic excellence honors.

Personal
The son of Scott and Stefanie Zymball, Andrew was born on Dec. 27, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. He has one brother, Alex. Andrew is majoring in nutrition and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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