March 31, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sophomore gymnast Jesse Glennwas voted this week's Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for the second straight time following an outstanding performance at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend.
It is the third time this season Glenn has earned AAA honors.
The opening day of the ECAC Championships, the native of Porter Ranch, Calif., captured the all-around title along with qualifying in five events for the individual finals the next day. Glenn posted an 87.45 laying claim to the all-around title, the fifth Black Knight to be crowned the champion, as Army won this event for the second straight year.
His performance helped lead Army to runner-up honors for its highest showing since winning the title in 2005.
Glenn claimed his second title the next day on high bar, along with earning all-conference honors in all five individual events he competed after placing among the top six. He posted a winning mark of 15.3 on high bar to become Army's 10th champion and first Black Knight to win this event since 2006.
He is also the first Black Knight under 24-year head coach Doug Van Everento earn a pair of ECAC titles at a meet and the third in the history of the program, joining Army Hall of Famer Robert Sears, who accomplished that feat in 1939, and Austin Betts in 1934.
Glenn was runner-up on vault (14.7) after being edged by William & Mary's Neal Court (14.9) for the title, earned the bronze on pommel horse (14.4), tied for fourth on parallel bars (13.75) and was sixth on still rings (14.55).
This week the NCAA will announce the individual qualifiers for the NCAA Championships being hosted by Michigan on April 10-12 and Army is expected to be sending a large contingent.