Aronovich, Hernandez earn first team All-Big Ten; Howard Claims Big Ten Freshman of the Year
at West Point Open
at Big Ten Championships
at Michigan Dual
2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in seven of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made Touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Ranked third on the team in the parallel bars...Qualified for the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships on the pommel horse and high bar...Set a career-high with a score of 14.800 in the floor exercise vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Posted a career-high mark of 14.800 on the pommel horse to finish third at the West Point Open (1/27)...Hit a season-best 14.700 mark on the vault and a career-best 14.900 on the parallel bars to win both events vs. Army (1/14)...Scored a career-best 14.750 to win the high bar at Michigan (1/21).
2011 (Sophomore Year)
Academic All-Big Ten...Competed in five events but primarily contributed in the vault, parallel bars, and high bar...Tied Parker Raque for the team's top two vault scores for the season (16.050, 16.000)...Won vault title against Michigan (16.000) and placed second at Illinois (15.900)...Posted a career-high score of 16.050 in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships Championships...Captured parallel bars titles at the team and individual finals of the West Point Open...Placed second with a career-high score of 14.700 at Temple/vs. Army...Earned two three finishes in the high bar...Set a career high in the high bar at Oklahoma/vs. Illinois (14.700)...Competed in the floor exercise in two meets...Performed on the pommel horse in four meets, posting a season-high score of 14.150 at the team finals of the National Collegiate Championships.
2010 (Freshman Year)
CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.40-3.49 GPA)...Competed in every meet during the season, specializing in four events (pommel horse, vault, parallel bars, and high bar)...Made successful collegiate debut versus Army in season's opening weekend, placing first in the high bar (tie, 13.800), second in the parallel bars (tie, 13.950), and third in the pommel horse (12.900) and vault (15.550)...Earned a total of five top three finishes in the pommel horse, including his first career title in a team win over William & Mary...Posted a season best horse score, a 14.600, at Michigan...Placed second once and third twice in the vault, registering a season high score of 15.600 twice (at West Point Open, vs. Minnesota and Temple)...Scored a season high 14.400 in the parallel bars at home in a dual with Oklahoma...Placed third in the high bar in the team finals of the West Point Open with his personal top score of the year (14.050).
Gained club experience with Surgent's Elite Gymnastics in Roselle Park, N.J....A member of Surgent's 2009 New Jersey state championship team...Won the vault and placed 10th in the all-around at the 2009 USA Championships (Level 10)...Placed third in the vault at the 2009 West Point Open...Finished ninth in the all-around at the 2008 USA Championships (Level 10)...Captured the all-around title at the 2007 Region 7 Championships...Three-time regional team member.
Full name is Mackenzie Anthony Dow...Born on April 11, 1991...Son of Michael and Marita Dow...Has a younger sister, Morgan...Majoring in biology.