Travis

Gollott

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All-Around
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 130
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Livermore, Calif.
Club: West Coast Olympic
Major: Criminal Justice

Bio

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 Honors & Awards

  • Second-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • 2017 Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Perseverance Award 
  • 2017 NCAA Finals Competitor (Pommel Horse)
  • 2017 NCAA Team Qualifier & Finals Competitor (Pommel Horse)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 2015 NCAA All-Around Finals Competitor
  • 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (All-Around)

Career Bests

  • Floor Exercise - 15.30 (at NCAA Team Qualifier, April 10, 2015)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.20 (vs. Army, Jan. 30, 2015)
  • Still Rings - 13.40 (at NCAA Team Qualifier, April 10, 2015)
  • Vault - 15.05 (vs. Iowa/Penn State/Minnesota, March 15, 2015)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.50 (at Iowa/Minnesota, Feb. 14, 2015)
  • High Bar - 14.150 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 16, 2016)
  • All-Around - 84.700 (at NCAA Team Qualifier, April 10, 2015)

2018 (Season Outlook)
Travis Gollott is expected to compete regularly for the Huskers on pommel horse after appearing in every meet on the event last season. He scored a season-best score of 13.85 on the event in 2017. Additionally, Gollott hopes to get back to competing in the all-around, after being limited to one event due to injuries the past two seasons. Gollott is one of three returning Huskers with significant all-around experience at the collegiate level. 

A five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a two-time Tom Osborne Citizenship Team pick, Gollott is expected to be a difference maker in the classroom and in the community in his final season with the Huskers. 

2017 (Junior)
Gollott was limited by a back injury in 2017, but was still able to compete regularly for the Huskers as a junior. He began the pommel horse lineup at every meet for Nebraska, one of the hardest roles in the lineup according to Coach Chuck Chmelka. Gollott started one of the most difficult events in the sport and provided a consistent and steady routine each week. He earned a career-high score on pommel horse of 13.85 against Iowa and Penn State on March 4.

Gollott was rewarded for his effort in the gym by his teammates and coaches by receiving the Perseverance Award at the annual end-of-the-year banquet. 

Outside the gym, Gollott earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time in his career. In addition, he claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall and spring semesters of 2016-17, and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. 

2017 Season Highs

  • Pommel Horse - 13.85 (vs Iowa/Penn State, March 4, 2017)

*Scoring changes were made prior to the 2017 season. There are now four different element groups instead of five, meaning that a gymnast can only receive 2.0 instead of 2.5 in that category. This typically lowers scores by .5.

2016 (Medical Redshirt)
Gollott spent most of 2016 recovering from a back injury early in the season that ended his season. He only competed in three meets for the Huskers. For the rest of the season, Gollott worked on rehabbing to get healthy for 2017.

Despite not competing for the Huskers, Gollott was still able to make a difference in the classroom and in the community. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring and was named to the 2016 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2015 (Sophomore)
Gollott had a breakout season in his sophomore campaign at Nebraska, making his debut as a steady all-around performer in the latter half of 2015. The Livermore, Calif., native competed in all seven regular-season meets and earned career highs in all six events throughout the course of the year.

In his second year at NU, Gollott earned a career best of 15.05 on vault in the Iowa, Penn State, Minnesota matchup on March 15. He also showed strength on pommel horse, earning a 14.20 at home against Army on Feb. 7. He continued to succeed, grabbing his career high on parallel bars with a 14.50 against Iowa and Minnesota on Feb. 14.

Gollott saw a variety of successes in the postseason, making his way to the individual finals on floor at the 2015 Big Ten Championships. He overcame a fall midway through the routine to tally 13.875.

At the 2015 NCAA Championships, Gollott came out firing by qualifying to the all-around finals, where he captured season highs on floor (15.30), rings (13.40), high bar (14.10) and in the all-around (84.700), taking 14th overall in his NCAA all-around debut.

2015 Season Highs

  • Floor - 15.30 (at NCAA Final, April 10, 2015)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.20 (vs. Army, Jan. 30, 2015)
  • Still Rings - 13.60 (at NCAA Final, April 10, 2015)
  • Vault - 15.05 (vs. Iowa /Penn State/Minnesota, March 15, 2015)
  • Parallel Bars - 14.50 (at Iowa/Minnesota, Feb. 14, 2015)
  • High Bar - 14.10 (at NCAA Final, April 10, 2015)
  • All-Around - 84.70 (at NCAA Final, April 10, 2015)

2014 (Freshman)  
Gollott made his collegiate gymnastics debut as a regular in the Husker floor, pommel horse, vault and parallel bars lineups as a freshman in 2014. Gollott competed in six regular-season meets, as well as making his first appearances at the Big Ten and NCAA Championships.

A high-profile recruit for Nebraska, Gollott showed consistent growth on floor exercise, pommel horse and vault. He made his mark as a serious contender when he posted his season best on floor with a 15.15 at the Arnold Challenge in Columbus, Ohio, on March 1. He also posted a 14.00 on pommel horse at the meet.

Gollott ended his freshman season competing on floor at both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships after recovering from an ankle injury that he sustained during pre-meet practice in Norman, Okla., on March 9.

In the classroom, Gollott earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014.

2014 Season Highs

  • Floor - 15.15 (at Arnold Classic, March 1, 2014)
  • Pommel Horse - 14.00 (at Arnold Classic, March 1, 2014)
  • Vault - 14.55 (at Iowa/Minnesota, Feb. 15, 2014)
  • Parallel Bars - 13.75 (at Iowa/Minnesota, Feb. 15, 2014)

Before Nebraska
Gollott trained at West Coast Olympic Gymnastic Academy in Pleasanton, Calif., under award-winning coach Vince Miller. Gollott finished out his notable club career by claiming the California State championship, Regional championship and Junior Olympic National championship in 2013.

Gollott graduated from Livermore High School in 2013. He was a member of the honor roll during his high school career.

Personal
The son of Rory and Lori Gollott, Travis was born on May 2, 1995 in San Jose, Calif. Travis has one sister, Amanda, and a twin brother, Ryan. Travis is majoring in criminal justice and is a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He also enjoys wake-boarding and riding his dirt bike in his spare time.

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