OU Men's Gymnastics BIO
Danny Berardini
Player Profile:
Danny Berardini 1373291
Position: All-Around
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lake Forest, Ill.
High School: Lake Forest HS
Club: Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center
Career Highs

Competed in all 11 meets, performing on floor exercise, still rings, vault and high bar ... named an All-American on parallel bars for the fourth straight year by placing fourth in in the NCAA event finals with a 15.000 ... produced three quality routines on the rings (14.700), parallel bars (14.900) and high bar (15.000) in the NCAA team finals to help OU win the national championship ... MPSF high bar champion after scoring a 15.400 ... finished the regular season ranked first in the nation on high bar with an average score of 15.080 ... finished the season with five event championships, all on high bar ... scored a career-high 15.650 in the meet vs. Michigan, which is the second highest score on the apparatus in program history.

Summer 2014
Placed 31st at the P&G Championships with a two-day combined score of 157.850, despite not competing in the pommel horse ... tied for the 10th best score in the parallel bars at the championships with a combined score of 29.000.

Competed in every meet ... earned third straight All-America honors on parallel bars and first career honors on high bar, finishing fourth and eighth, respectively ... Academic All-Big 12 First Team ... MPSF Scholar-Athlete ... set a career high on vault with 14.650 at Metroplex ... took first in the all-around at Minnesota with an 83.900 ... won the title in his first-ever all-around, finishing with an 86.950 at the Rocky Mountain Open ... at the meet, set career highs on floor (14.950) and parallel bars (15.400).

Earned his second-straight All-American honors on parallel bars with a 14.850 and a fifth-place finish in the event finals at the NCAA Championship … Academic All-Big 12 Second Team … MPSF Scholar-Athlete … claimed five event titles, tied for the third-highest total on the team … earned his first collegiate high bar title with a 14.750 against Air Force … posted parallel bar titles four times, including a career high 15.350 against Minnesota … was the only Sooner to compete on parallel bars in all 12 of OU’s meets … notched a career high 15.050 on high bar vs. Minnesota … tied a career best score of 14.400 on vault at the Stanford Open.

Became OU’s first freshman All-American on parallel bars since Taqiy Abdullah-Simmons in 2005 with a 14.950 and a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships event finals ... scored over a 15.000 on parallel bars in the MPSF Championship, NCAA Team Qualifier and NCAA Team Finals ... earned a career-best 15.150 on parallel bars in the team qualifier of the NCAA Championship ... competed in all 12 of OU’s meets ... scored a career-high 14.350 on rings against Iowa ... earned career-best scores on floor (12.600) and vault (14.400) at the Rocky Mountain Open.

Club/High School
Competed at Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center ... coached by Kelly Crumley, the father of OU gymnast Chad Crumley ... claimed fourth place on still rings in the junior division of the 2011 Visa Championships ... finished in fourth place on high bar, fifth place on still rings and 11th place in all-around in the junior division of the 2009 Visa Championships ... took 11th place in all-around and fifth place on parallel bars and still rings at the 2009 Junior Olympic National Championships.

Full name is Daniel James Berardini ... born in Lake Forest, Ill. ... son of Don and Terri Berardini... has three older brothers: Mike, Nick and Kevin ... older brother Nick played basketball for the University of Missouri ... older brother Kevin played on the Illinois basketball team ... majoring in sports management.

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