OU Men's Gymnastics BIO
Dylan Akers
Player Profile:
Dylan Akers 1373285
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Houston, Texas
High School: Kingwood HS
Club: Cypress Academy of Gymnastics
Career Highs

Competed in all 11 meets of the season ... All-American on parallel bars after earning a 14.925 in the NCAA event finals to place fifth ... posted a 15.050 on the parallel bars in the NCAA team finals to help the Sooners win the national title ... performed on the floor exercise, vault, parallel bars and high bar ... scored a 15.200 on the parallel bars at California to match his career high ... captured event title on parallel bars against No. 9 Iowa (14.800).

Summer 2014
Competed in the floor exercise (14.700), the parallel bars (13.200) and the high bar (14.500) at the Men’s National Qualifier in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Competed in the first seven meets of the season ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... MPSF Scholar-Athlete ... scored a season-high 15.250 on floor at the Metroplex Challenge and a season-high 14.800 on vault vs. Air Force ... earned career high 15.200 on parallel bars at the Rocky Mountain Open.

Competed in 11 of OU’s 12 meets in 2013 … Academic All-Big 12 First Team … MPSF Scholar-Athlete … CGA Academic All-America Scholar-Athlete ... Posted a career-high 14.900 on vault against Air Force … scored a season-high 15.100 on floor against Ohio State … notched a season best 14.500 on parallel bars against Air Force … secured a season-high 14.450 on pommel horse at the Metroplex Challenge … earned a 14.100 on high bar for a season high at Iowa.

Finished 12th in the all-around finals of the NCAA Championships and third among freshmen ... claimed his first all-around title of his career with an 83.100 against Minnesota and Ohio State ... collected his first collegiate high bar title against Air Force and Nebraska with a 14.650 along with a career-best vault score of 14.850 ... scored a 86.700 in his collegiate all-around debut against California and Stanford was his highest AA score of the year ... competed in all 12 of OU’s meets ... scored a career-high 15.300 on floor against Minnesota and Ohio State.

Club/High School
Competed at Cypress Academy of Gymnastics ... coached by Tom Meadows ... attended Kingwood High School in Kingwood, Texas ... three-time Junior National Team member ... represented the United States in international competitions in Australia, Mexico, Canada and Puerto Rico ... claimed first place on pommel horse in the junior division of the 2009 Visa Championships ... fifth place finisher on pommel horse at the 2010 and 2011 Visa Championships ... competed with Jacob Dalton on Team USA at the Pan American Championships, taking first place as a team.

Full name is Dylan Taylor Akers ... born in Houston, Texas ... son of Coy and Pauline Akers ... has an older brother, Jacob, and an older sister, Caitlin ... majoring in English.

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