Honors & Awards
Ungar’s leadership in the classroom and the community continued to shine throughout the year. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters of the 2013-14 year and earned academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. The junior was also named to the Tom Osbourne Citizenship Team in 2014.
Ungar also competed as a part of NU’s high bar lineup at both the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Championships. Ungar scored a 14.40 on high bar at the NCAA Chamipionships Team Qualifiers, placing him seventh. He earned a spot in the individual semifinal on the event, where he scored another 14.40.
Continuing to show strength in the classroom, Ungar earned first-team CGA Scholastic All-America and academic All-Big Ten honors. He also claimed a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award, which recognizes student-athletes in at least their second year who have maintained a 3.7 or higher GPA. He also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters of the 2012-13 school year.
Ungar also got off to a solid start in the classroom by earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12.
A standout in and out of the gym, Ungar finished 10th in the all-around (84.90) at the 2010 Junior Olympic National Championships, and was a four-time first-team Scholastic All-American.
Ungar was one of five Huskers (Wyatt Aycock, C.J. Schaaf, Eric Schryver, Andrew House) to finish in the top 20 at 2010 JO Nationals in Knoxville, Tenn. Ungar tied for eighth on high bar (14.05) and tied for 10th on vault (15.90) at nationals.
Ungar placed 13th in the all-around and fifth on rings at the 2010 VISA Championships. He also won the all-around title at the 2010 New England Regional Championships in April and finished third on high bar in the senior men’s division at the Maccabi Games in Israel in 2009. He’s been invited to train at the USA Olympic Training Center three times.
Ungar trained at Tim Daggett Gold Medal Gymnastics in Agawam, Mass., one of the nation’s best club programs. Ungar graduated from Longmeadow High School, where he was a four-time first-team USA Gymnastics Scholastic All-American (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011).
A six-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete selection, Ungar is a two-time academic All-Big Ten choice. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013, Ungar also claimed CGA First-Team Scholastic All-America honors the same year.
Ungar is majoring in nutrition science. He chose NU over Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State.