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Josh Ungar
Player Profile:
Josh Ungar 764086
Position: Floor, Vault, Parallel Bars, High Bar
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 180
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Longmeadow, Mass.
High School: Longmeadow
Club: Daggets Gymnastics
Club Coach: Tim Dagget
Honors & Awards
  • NCAA Individual Semifinals Competitor (High Bar, 2013)
  • NCAA Team Qualifer Competitor (2013)
  • One Individual Event Title (Vault)
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013, 2015)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
Career Highs
  • Floor - 14.70 (at Big Ten Championships, March 28, 2014)
  • Vault - 14.85 (vs. UIC, Jan. 27, 2013)
  • High Bar - 14.85 (vs. Minnesota/Iowa, March 16, 2013)

2015 (Senior)
After suffering lingering injuries throughout the season, Ungar made appearances in the latter half of the season on vault. The Longmeadow, Mass., native competed in two meets of the regular season, posting a season high of 14.75 on vault at Illinois March 8.

Ungar continued to display leadership in the classroom, claiming the second Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award of his career in 2015, while capturing his third consecutive academic All-Big Ten honor. He is an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

2014 (Junior)
Josh Ungar returned to the vault and high bar lineups as a junior. He competed nine times on vault and seven times on high bar over the course of the season. A native of Longmeadow, Mass., Ungar became a consistent competitor for NU on floor, scoring a 14.00 or higher in all six meets. His personal-best score on floor came during the Big Ten Championships earning a 14.70 and tying him for 18th place on the event overall.

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.

2013 (Sophomore)
Ungar helped Nebraska on vault and high bar in five meets during the season. The sophomore set a season-best score on vault when the Huskers hosted UIC on Jan. 27. Ungar earned a 14.85, earning the first event title of his collegiate career.

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.

2012 (Freshman)
Ungar was a regular in Nebraska’s high bar and vault lineups as a true freshman in 2012. He notched season bests of 14.55 on both high bar (Iowa) and vault (NCAA Team Qualifiers). He posted 14.00 or better on all eight of his vaults during the season, while producing three high bar scores of 14.50 or better on the 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.

Before Nebraska
Ungar came to Nebraska from one of the top gymnastics program in the nation - Tim Daggett’s Gold Medal Gymnastics in Massachusetts.

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.
He was a leader of the Region VI team that finished fifth and was a member of the regional team at nationals nine straight years.

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).

Personal
Ungar is the son of Jay and Elise Ungar, and has one sister, Farra.

An eight-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete selection, Ungar is a three-time academic All-Big Ten choice. He was also a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013 and 2015. Ungar also claimed CGA First-Team Scholastic All-America honors in 2013.

Ungar is majoring in nutrition science. He chose NU over Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State.

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