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Daniel Potemski
Position: All Around
Year: Senior
Hometown: Round Rock, Texas
High School: Seton Home Study
Club: Cypress Gymnastics
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Daniel Potemski Bio
Courtesy: TribeAthletics.com
Release: 01/28/2011

20 Questions Feature

In addition to having earned 10 USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American certificates on five different events, Daniel will be the defending national all-around champion at this year’s championships…Daniel has been elected to serve as a captain by his teammates as well as elected by his gymnastics peers to serve as a student representative on the USAG Men’s Collegiate Gymnastics Committee for a second straight year…Academically, Daniel is a three time College Gymnastics Association first team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete, a three time W&M Provost Award recipient, and is also an economics major in the running to be tapped by Phi Beta Kappa which was founded at William and Mary by Thomas Jefferson…Throughout his tenure at W&M, Daniel has been the lynchpin of the Tribe’s success as evidenced by his having received the Rock Award as the hardest working gymnast who could always be counted on when the going got tough and his being the Tribe’s top team point scorer for each of the last two seasons...He currently ranks second in our all-time records in the all-around; third on pommel horse rings and vaulting; fourth on the parallel bars; seventh on high bar; and tenth on floor exercise. He has also ranked first and second in hit percentage for the past two seasons…Daniel finished eleventh in the all-around at last year’s NCAA Championships…He was coached by Tom Meadows at the Cypress Academy…Daniel’s parents are Andy and Jill Potemski.  

2014 Highlights
Team captain … Earned USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-America honors in all-around and on vault … Placed second in all-around and fourth on vault at the national meet … Placed second in all-around  at the ECAC Championships … Also earned all-conference honors on parallel bars, floor and vault … Tied the school record in all-around (85.85) in the win against Navy on March 2 … Honored as the USA Gymnastics Collegiate Division Gymnast of the Week twice (2/27; 3/13) … Also selected as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week twice (2/26; 3/12) … Placed 18th in all-around at the Winter Cup Challenge … Earned career highs on rings (15.0) and high bar (14.4) in the home meet against Temple and Army on March 9 … Recorded a career-best 14.9 on vault at the ECAC Championships … Earned the W&M Provost's Award ...

2013 Highlights
Placed 11th in all-around at the NCAA Championships … Tied for the all-around title at the ECAC Championship … Also earned All-ECAC honors on high bar after placing fourth … Won the USA Gymnastics Collegiate National title in all-around … Also garnered USAG All-America distinction on rings, vault and parallel bars … Honored as the College Gymnastics Association Collegiate Division National Gymnast of the Week on Feb. 21 … Chosen as the ECAC Gymnast of the Week three times (1/31, 2/21, 4/3) … Earned a career-high 85.65 in all-around in the dual meet against Navy on March 16 … Score ranked tied for second in school history … Posted a career-best 14.65 on pommel horse at Temple … Score ranked tied for third in school history … Recorded a career-high 14.8 on rings in the dual meet at Navy on March 9 …  Score ranked tied for third in school history … Totaled a career-best 14.3 on high bar at the Navy Open … College Gymnastics Association first-team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ...

2012 Highlights
Led the Tribe with 817.6 team points ... Competed in all-around at the NCAA Championships and placed 17th ... USAG Collegiate All-American on floor, pommel horse, vault and all-around ... Earned All-ECAC honors on pommel horse, vault and all-around ... Two-time ECAC Gymnast of the Week ... First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete ... Honored with the W&M Provost Award ...

Potemski's Collegiate Highlights
• Elected Tri-Captain for 2013
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate National Champion (2013)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American in the All-Around (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American on Foor (2012)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American on Pommel Horse (2011, 2012)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American on Rings (2013)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American on Vault (2012, 2013, 2014)
• USA Gymnastics Collegiate All-American on Parallel Bars (2013)
• First-Team Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete (2011, 2012)
• ECAC All-Around Champion (2013)
• ECAC Vaulting Champion (2011)
• All-ECAC on Parallel Bars (2014)
• All-ECAC on Floor (2014)
• All-ECAC on Pommel Horse (2012)
• All-ECAC on Vault (2011, 2012, 2014)
• All-ECAC on High Bar (2013)
• All-ECAC in the All-Around (2012, 2014)
• ECAC Gymnast of the Week (2/16/12; 3/22/12; 1/31/13; 2/21/13; 4/3/13; 2/26/14; 3/12/14)
• College Gymnastics Association Collegiate Division National Gymnast of the Week (2/21/13; 2/27/14; 3/13/14)
• Provost Award Recipient (2011, 2012, 2013)
• 1st all-time at W&M in All-Around
• 10th all-time at W&M on Floor
• 4th all-time at W&M on Pommel Horse
• 3rd all-time at W&M on Rings
• 3rd all-time at W&M on Vault
• 4th all-time at W&M on Parallel Bars
• 8th all-time at W&M on High Bar

Potemski's Career Highs
• AA - 85.85 vs. Navy (3/2/14)
• FE - 14.5 vs. UIC (3/19/11)
• PH - 14.65 at Temple (2/16/13)
• R - 15.0 vs. Temple/Army (3/9/14)
• V - 14.9 at ECAC Championship (3/28/14)
• PB - 14.55 at NCAA 4/14/11
• HB - 14.4 vs. Temple/Army (3/9/14)

 

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