Honors and Awards
- Big Ten Medalist (Horse, 2012)
- NCAA Individual Semifinalist (Parallel Bars, 2012)
- NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Big Ten Finals Competitor (Horse, 2012)
- 12 Individual Event Titles (Pommel Horse-9, Parallel Bars-2, High Bar-1)
- NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship (2014)
- First-Team CoSIDA Academic-All District Seven Team (2014)
- First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2013)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2012, 2013, 2014)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014)
- Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2010)
- Pommel Horse - 15.50 (NU Record) (vs. Iowa/Minnesota, March 19, 2011)
- Still Rings - 14.30 (NCAA Team Qualifier, April 14, 2011)
- Parallel Bars - 14.75 (at Illinois, March 16, 2013)
- High Bar - 15.05 (v. Minnesota/Illinois/Iowa/Air Force, March 15, 2014)
After a decorated career as a Husker gymnast, senior Eric Schryver capped his career as a leader for Nebraska in 2014.
A native of Richardson, Texas, Schryver added to his successful career as a Husker. Schryver captured a new personal-best score on high bar, finishing his collegiate career with a high of 15.05 on the event. He also continued to hold the school record on pommel horse for the third year in a row.
In his last postseason as a Husker, Schryver just barely missed out on semifinal competition at the NCAA Championships. Schryver tied for tenth, missing out after a tiebreaker determined by pre-competition rankings.
Schryver also was a standout academically, earning an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and a spot on the 2014 CoSIDA Academic-All District Seven Team . He graduated with his bachelor's degree in nutrition science with a 3.92 GPA. He was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar for the third straight season in 2014, and earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the third consecutive campaign.
Schryver performed regularly on pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar for the Huskers. A leader on all three events, the junior set career bests on parallel bars and high bar. Schryver earned a 14.75 on high bar early on at the Stanford Open. his immediate performance set the tone on that event for the remainder of the season.
He rounded out the regular season with a personal best 14.75 on parallel bars against Illinois. “Eric is all about the team,” Nebraska Coach Chuck Chmelka. “It’s all for the team.” In postseason, Schryver barely missed out on both Big Ten individual finals and NCAA individual semifinals competition.
Schryver continued to show strength in his academics, earning his first-ever CGA Scholastic All-American honors. He also grabbed his second Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors, as well as a spot on the Academic All-Big Ten team.
Schryver qualified for the NCAA Individual Semifinals on parallel bars, after capturing Nebraska’s first-ever Big Ten medal in the event at the conference championships. He posted a 14.20 on the bars in the Big Ten Finals in Iowa City to take third. Earlier in the season, Schryver notched a career-high 14.65 on parallel bars against Arizona State on March 4.
The native of Richardson, Texas, also excelled in the classroom for the Huskers. He was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and was one of eight Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors. He also claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll both semesters.
Schryver competed on four events for the Huskers as a freshman, while leading the team on horse. He captured three individual event titles on horse. He posted a school record in the event with a career-high 15.50 to win the event title in a triangular with Minnesota and Iowa on March 19. Schryver added an event title with a 15.20 at Iowa on Feb. 19, after earning his first collegiate title on horse with a 14.90 against Air Force on Jan. 30. He added a 15.30 in the triangular with Oklahoma and Illinois-Chicago to give him three scores of 15.00 or better on the event during the season.
Schryver closed his first season at Nebraska with a solid showing at the 2011 NCAA Championships. He unleashed a career-high 14.30 on still rings in the NCAA Qualifier, while matching his second-best performance of the season with a 14.20 on parallel bars. He also competed on high bar (13.85) and pommel horse (13.55) at the NCAA Championships as a freshman.
Schryver concluded his freshman season with seven consecutive scores of 14.15 or better on parallel bars. He also posted a career-high 14.60 on high bar against eventual national champion Stanford on March 6.
Schryver earned a spot on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall of 2010.
Schryver came to Nebraska after competing for the World Olympic Gymnastics Academy Level 10 men’s team. He competed in the VISA Championships, Junior Olympic Nationals, Pacific Coast Classics and the Texas State Championships. He placed 11th at the 2009 VISA Championships.
Schryver graduated with honors from Lloyd V. Berkner High School in Richardson, Texas.
Eric was born May 14, 1992 in Dallas, Texas, and is the son of Wayne and Laura Schryver. Eric has three siblings, an older sister, Amanda, and two younger brothers, Ian and Michael. Eric was a nutrition and health sciences major (pre-medicine) who earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2014. He was awarded a prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship in 2014. Schryver was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and an academic All-Big Ten pick in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14. He was a Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection in the fall of 2010. He also earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership award in 2014.
He chose Nebraska over Iowa, Michigan and Minnesota.