Andrew

Zymball

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

Bio

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Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Finals Competitor 
    • 2018 (Parallel Bars)
    • 2019 (Parallel Bars)
  • NCAA Team Qualifiers Competitor 
    • 2016 (Floor)
    • 2018 (Parallel Bars)
    • 2019 (Parallel Bars)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2018)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Nebraska Men’s Gymnastics Most Improved Gymnast (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

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 - 14.35 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)

2019 (Senior)
Andrew Zymball competed on the Parallel Bars to help the Huskers to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. During the 2019 season, Zymball scored a career-best of 14.35 of the Parallel Bars at the Rocky Mountain Open. Zymball earned a varsity letter for the 2018-2019 season. 

Zymball excelled in the classroom and finished his career as a four-time Academic All-Big Ten and ten-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll honoree. 

2019 Season Highs

  • Parallel Bars - 14.35 (at Rocky Mountain Open, January 12, 2019)

2018 (Junior)
After recovering from an injury in 2017, Zymball eventually was a consistent competitor on parallel bars in 2018. Zymball posted a career high on parallel bars (13.75) and placed 38th at the NCAA Championships after posting a 13.10.

A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, Zymball continued to support the Huskers outside the gym.

2018 Season Highs

  • Parallel Bars - 13.75 (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 24, 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 honors and spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17.

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, 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 finish - its best since 1999.

Zymball also supported the team in the community and in the classroom. 

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 earned recognition on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in 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. 

Personal
The son of Scott and Stefanie Zymball, Andrew was born on Dec. 27, 1995, in Omaha, Neb. He has one brother, Alex. Andrew majored in nutrition and health sciences and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019. He was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner for men's gymnastics in 2019. He was a ten-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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