Zach

Peters

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All-Around
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 135
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Greenwood, Ind
High School: Center Grove High School
Club: Deveauís School of Gymnastics
Club Coach: Chad Ford

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Finals Competitor
    • 2018 (Vault)
    • 2019 (Floor, Vault)
  • NCAA Team Qualifiers Competitor 
    • 2018 (Vault)
    • 2019 (Floor, Vault)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019) 
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2018)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall: 2017; Spring: 2018)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019) 
  • 2016 Junior National Champion (Floor, Vault)
  • 2015 Junior National Champion (Vault)
  • 2014 Junior National Champion (Vault) 
  • 2013 Junior National Champion (Vault)

Career Highs

  • Floor - 14.35 (at Ohio State/vs. Minnesota, March 8, 2019)
  • Still Rings - 12.70 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.60 (vs UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)

2019 (Sophomore)

Zach Peters competed on the Floor and Vault rotations helping the Huskers to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships. Peters had two career highs during the 2019 season scoring a 14.35 on the Floor (at Ohio State/Minnesota 3/8/19) and scoring a 14.60 on Vault (vs UIC/Minnesota 2/23/19). Peters earned his second varsity letter. 

Peters also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-Big Ten honors and was selected for the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his contributions to the Lincoln community. 

2019 Season Highs

  • Floor - 14.35 (at Ohio State/vs. Minnesota, March 8, 2019)
  • Vault - 14.60 (vs UIC/Minnesota, February 23, 2019)

2018 (Freshman)
Zach Peters adjusted well to collegiate competition as he appeared regularly on floor, vault and rings. Peters scored a career-high 13.90 on floor and a career-high 12.70 on rings against Ohio State at home on Jan. 20. His career-high 14.35 on vault came against the 2018 National Champion Oklahoma Sooners on Feb. 3.

2018 Season Highs

  • Floor - 13.90 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Still Rings - 12.70 (vs. Ohio State, Jan. 20, 2018)
  • Vault - 14.35 (at Oklahoma, Feb. 3, 2018)

Before Nebraska
Zach Peters competed for Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, under the direction of Coach Chad Ford. Nebraska has a history of successful gymnasts out of Deveau’s, including current Huskers Chris Stephenson and Anton Stephenson. Peters is a five-time junior national champion. Most recently, he claimed the vault and floor titles in 2016. He also took the title on vault in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Personal
Zach was born on Feb. 4, 1999 in Greenwood, Ind.  He is the son of Jeff and Kim Peters and has one older brother, Sean, and one younger sister Genevive. Zach chose Nebraska over Ohio State, Illinois and Minnesota. Peters attended Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2019 and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

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