University of Iowa Athletics

Jacob Becker

Height 5-6
Class Sr.
Hometown Northampton, Pa.
High School Northampton Area
Jacob Becker - Men's Gymnastics - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item — Holds the school record on parallel bars, 9.4… 2007 all-American

2007 — One of two Hawkeyes to compete in the NCAA event finals… posted a 9.2 on pommel horse to finish tied for third… finished second on pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships (9.05)… recorded a personal season best score of 9.4 on parallel bars against Michigan… in Iowa[apos]s win against Illinois-Chicago, placed first on pommel horse (8.4) and parallel bars (8.95)… named to the academic all-Big Ten team… second team all-America scholar athlete… awarded the N.R. Holzaepfel Most Valuable Team Member… letterwinner.

2006 — Finalist on the pommel horse at the Big Ten Championships… recorded a season best score of 9.2 on vault against Illinois… placed first on pommel horse (8.95) against Minnesota… received best score on rings (8.75) and parallel bars (8.6) against Minnesota… placed second with a season best pommel horse (9.0) against Illinois… academic all-Big Ten…second team all-America scholar athlete… letterwinner.

2005 — Finalist on pommel horse at Big Ten Championships… recorded a season best score of 9.45 on pommel horse at Big Ten Championships… placed third on pommel horse at the Windy City Invitational… Recorded season best on rings (8.975) at the NCAA Qualifier… received best scores on floor exercise (8.00), vault (8.55) and parallel bars (8.15) at Windy City prior to an ankle injury that sidelined him for much of the season… recipient of the University of Iowa Academic Excellence Award… all-America scholar athlete in 2004-05… letterwinner.

High School — Named Most Outstanding Pennsylvanian Athlete after senior season… placed seventh in the all-around and fourth on pommel horse at the Jr. Olympic Nationals in 2004… crowned champion on floor exercise at Jr. Nationals in 2004… placed second at Regionals and 10th at Jr. Nationals as a junior… took second on pommel horse and 12th in the all-around at the USA Championships as a junior… crowned state champion and placed 2nd in all-around at Regionals as a sophomore… placed 13th at the Jr. Nationals after placing first on pommel horse, fourth on vault, fourth on pommel horse and sixth on floor exercise as a sophomore… crowned all-around State and Regional Champion as a freshman… placed 10th at Jr. Nationals and 14th at USA Championships as a freshman… academic all-American in 2002… recipient of the American Legion Award for Leadership… club coach was his father, John Becker, of Lehigh Valley Sports Academy.

Personal — Born 9/23/85… son of John and Debra Becker… history and secondary education major.