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Grant Perdue
Position: Floor, Vault, High Bar
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 170
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Fort Bend Elkins

Honors & Awards

  • First-Team NCAA All-American (Floor-2012, Vault-2013)
  • NCAA Individual Finalist (Floor-2012, Vault-2013)
  • Big Ten Medalist (Vault-2013)
  • 11 Individual Event Titles (Floor-7, Vault-4)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013; Spring 2014) 
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
Career Bests
  • Floor Exercise - 15.50 (at Big Ten Championships, April 5, 2013)
  • Still Rings - 14.20 (at Big Ten Championships, March 28, 2014)
  • Vault - 15.30 (at Illinois, March 23, 2013)

2014 (Junior)
In his third season at Nebraska, Grant Perdue continued to be a steady performer on both floor exercise and vault, competing both events in every regular season meet. He also stepped in as a key still rings competitor in four regular season meets and at the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Team Qualifiers.

The former vault and floor All-American added another floor event title to his resume after scoring a solid 15.05 against Air Force on Jan. 25, 2014, bringing his total number of floor event titles to seven. The junior also earned a personal best score of 14.20 on the rings during the Big Ten Championships on March 28, 2014.

At the NCAA Team Qualifiers on April 10, 2014, Perdue advanced to the Team and All-Around finals for both floor and vault, earning scores of 14.85 and 15.20 respectively. During the second night of competition on April 11, he qualified to the Individual Event Finals on both events for the first time in his career. After overcoming some struggles during the final day of competition on April 12, he just barely missed the mark for All-American honors on vault and floor.

The Houston, Texas., native proved to be a well-rounded student-athlete both in the classroom and in the community. The international business major was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters of the 2013-14 year while also claiming Academic All-Big Ten honors for 2014. Perdue was also named to the 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2013 (Sophomore)

All-American Grant Perdue focused his sophomore season on two events - floor exercise and vault - after suffering from a bicep injury which limited his training in the off-season. The injury did not limit him, though. Perdue captured All-American honors for the second year in a row.

Perdue finished fourth in the nation at the NCAA Individual Finals with a score of 15.175 on vault. For most of the regular season, he excelled on floor exercise. However, late in the year, Perdue's vaults became his stronger routine.

The Houston, Texas, native struggled to prove his All-American status at the beginning of the year, unable to make the top five on any event at the first two meets of the season. His confidence grew as the Huskers returned home for their home opener, though.

Perdue earned his first individual event title of the season at the Huskers' home opener against UIC. He broke the 15 mark, scoring a 15.05 on his floor routine. The sophomore continued to produce high-scoring routines throughout the season, earning two more individual titles on floor and two on vault.

At the Big Ten Championships, Perdue produced a 15.50 on floor exercise, while adding a 15.05 on vault. He advanced to the individual finals on both events, where he earned third place overall on vault with a 15.15 score.

Returning to national competition after earning All-American honors his freshman year, Perdue earned a score of 15.00 on vault, moving him through to the individual finals.  

On the final day of the NCAA Championships at the Individual Finals, Perdue produced a 15.175 on vault to place fourth and claim Nebraska’s first All-America award on the event since 2005.

Perdue also proved himself as a solid performer in the classroom by earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall semester of 2012.

2012 (Freshman)
Perdue opened his Nebraska career by capturing first-team All-America honors on floor exercise in 2012. The Houston, Texas, native became the first Husker freshman since 2005 to claim All-America honors, while taking NU’s first All-America award on floor since 1999.

Perdue finished fourth at the NCAA Individual Finals with a career-best 15.40 score on floor exercise. While he starred on the floor throughout the season, he also provided valuable contributions on vault and still rings.

A consistent performer, Perdue posted scores of 15.00 or better on floor seven times in 2012. He also posted 12 vault scores of 14.00 or better, including a career-best 14.85 against Arizona State on March 4. He added a career-best 13.90 on still rings against Illinois and Minnesota on March 11. 

At the Big Ten Championships, Perdue produced a 14.50 on floor exercise, while adding a 14.65 on vault and a 13.60 on still rings.

In his first NCAA Championships appearance, Perdue tallied a score of 15.40 on the floor to advance to the individual finals. He added a 14.65 on vault. 

On the final day of the NCAA Championships at the Individual Finals, Perdue again produced a 15.40 on floor exercise to place fourth and claim Nebraska’s first All-America award on the event since 1999.

Perdue also proved himself as a solid performer in the classroom as a freshman by earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall semester of 2011.

Before Nebraska
A standout on floor exercise, Perdue finished third (15.05) in the individual event finals at the Level 10 2011 Junior Olympic National Championships in Long Beach, Calif.

Perdue also claimed a Level 9 national title on floor exercise at JO Nationals in 2007.

Perdue finished 14th with a 77.65 all-around score at the 2010 Junior National Team Qualifier in Colorado Springs. His 14.00 on floor exercise was good for third place at the event - two spots ahead of Husker teammate Wyatt Aycock. Perdue added a fifth-place finish on vault (15.05) and 10th-place finishes on both still rings and high bar.

Perdue trained at the Houston Gymnastics Academy and was coached by 2004 and 2008 U.S. Olympic Coach Kevin Mazeika, along with Nori Iwai.

Perdue graduated from Fort Bend Elkins High School in 2011.

Personal
The son of Brent and Darlene Perdue, Grant was born Sept. 13, 1993 in Houston, Texas. He has one sister, Michelle. 

Perdue is majoring in international business at Nebraska, and claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the spring of 2014. He was also a member of the inaugural Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014.

He chose Nebraska over Ohio State, California and Oklahoma.

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