Honors & Awards
- NCAA Individual Semifinals Competitor (High Bar, 2013)
- NCAA Team Qualifer Competitor (2013)
- One Individual Event Title (Vault)
- First-Team NCAA Academic All-American (2013)
- Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
- Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2013)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
- Vault - 14.85 (vs. UIC, Jan. 27, 2013)
- High Bar - 14.85 (vs. Minnesota/Iowa, March 16, 2013)
Josh Ungar helped Nebraska on vault and high bar for five meets during the season. The sophomore set a new personal-best score on vault when the Huskers hosted UIC on Jan. 27. Ungar earned a 14.85, earning his first event title of his collegiate career.
The Longmeadow, Mass., native 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 Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten honors. He also received Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors, which recognizes student-athletes in at least their second year who have maintained a 3.7 or higher GPA. The sophomore also continued to excel within Nebraska's student-athlete population, claiming spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll for both semesters of the 2012-2013 school year.
Ungar was a regular in Nebraska’s high bar and vault lineups as a true freshman in 2012. The Longmeadow, Mass., native 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.
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).
Ungar is the son of Jay and Elise Ungar, and has one sister, Farra. He has not yet declared a major, but he was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2013. He claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2011-12 and 2012-13.
Ungar chose NU over Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio State.