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Honors & Awards

  • 2016 First-Team All-American (Pommel Horse)
  • 2016 NCAA Individual Event Finals Competitor (Pommel Horse)
  • 2016 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse, High Bar)
  • Nebraska Heart & Soul Award (2016)
  • Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2016)
  • 2016 Hartung Award
  • Nebraska Men's Gymnastics Lifter of the Year (2016)
  • 2016 Nissen-Emery Award Finalist
  • 2016 Big-Ten Gymnast to Watch
  • Second-Team CoSIDA Academic All-American (2015)
  • 2015 First-Team All-American (Pommel Horse)
  • 2015 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 2015 Hartung Award
  • 2015 Elite 89 Award
  • First-Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
  • Individual Title (Pommel Horse, 3/20/16)
  • Individual Title (Pommel Horse, 2/27/16)
  • Individual Title (Pommel Horse, 1/23/16)
  • Individual Title (Pommel Horse, 1/30/15)
  • Individual Title (Pommel Horse, 2/7/15)
  • 2014 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse)
  • 2013 NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor (Pommel Horse)

Career Highs

  • Floor Exercise - 14.55 (at Rocky Mountain Open, Jan. 17, 2015)
  • Pommel Horse - 15.55 (NU Record) (vs Air Force, Jan. 23, 2016)
  • High Bar - 14.30 (at NCAA Championships, April 15, 2016)

2016 (Senior)

Ethan Lottman walked away from the Nebraska men’s gymnastics program as one of the most decorated gymnast in Chuck Chmelka's tenure as head coach. A returning All-American in competition and in the classroom, senior Ethan Lottman led the team both inside and outside the gym. A 2016 Big-Ten Gymnast to Watch, Lottman competed in every meet for the Huskers and never ranked lower than No. 9 in the national pommel horse individual rankings. At one point in the season, Lottman ranked No. 2 nationally on pommel horse.

Lottman was a key factor in the Huskers success during the 2016 season, helping NU break nine school records as a team. In the home opener against Air Force, Lottman shattered the school record on pommel horse, posting a 15.55, earning the event title. Additionally, he helped the team break the school record for total score, pommel horse score and high bar score.

Against the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, Lottman helped the team post the second-best score in school history at the time (428.700). Against Iowa and Penn State, Lottman took home the pommel horse title with a score of 15.45, bringing his career total to four. At the Arnold Classic on March 5, Lottman again proved his All-American status, leading the Huskers on pommel horse with a 15.25.

On senior day, Lottman took home his fifth pommel horse title and led the Huskers to their third-highest score in school history.

Lottman’s success extended much farther than the gym walls though. He was a Big-Ten Distinguished scholar in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and was a three-time first-team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his eight semesters at the university.

Additionally, he was known for his leadership and community service. Lottman traveled to Guatemala with the Life Skills program in May 2015 to help others in another country. In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Nebraska Heart & Soul Award, the Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award and earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Lottman was been recognized nationally for his success. He was a 2016 Nissen-Emery Award Finalist, becoming Nebraska’s first finalist since Kyle Shanahan in 2010 and 21st finalist in program history.

“I am incredibly honored to be a Nissen-Emery Award finalist,” Lottman said. “The fact that I am being put into the same category as so many amazing athletes is mind-blowing. I’ve really looked up to past finalists and winners for so many years. Now I’m being compared to them and we are finalists for the same award. It has always been my goal to be on that level and now that goal is a reality.”

Lottman capped off his career as a Husker at the 2016 NCAA Championships where he took home his second All-America award after placing third on pommel horse and helping the team to its best finish since 1999 (seventh).

2015 (Junior)

Lottman skyrocketed in his junior campaign with the Huskers as a key member of the pommel horse lineup. In all, Lottman competed in every regular-season meet and into the postseason, scoring above a 15.0 three times over the course of the year. The Omaha, Neb., native also added some much-needed depth on floor and high bar in 2015.

At the 2015 NCAA Championships in Norman, Okla., Lottman scored big in the team qualifier competition, posting a 15.10 on pommel horse to advance to the event semifinals April 10. Lottman delivered a seamless performance to garner a 14.85 for seventh place, officially earning a berth into the event finals for the first time in his Husker career. Lottman finished fifth overall in the event finals competition on pommel horse with a score of 14.45. His finish earned him his first career All-America honor, becoming the first Husker All-American on an individual event since 2013.

In addition to earning All-America honors in competition, Lottman also claimed second-team CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades in 2015.

2014 (Sophomore)

Lottman made his mark as a vital member of the pommel horse lineup at Nebraska in 2014. He competed numerous times on floor exercise and high bar.

Lottman set personal bests on all three events he competed, including a pair of career highs on floor exercise (14.45) and high bar (13.80) at the season opener in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Lottman continued to improve his pommel horse scores throughout the season, earning his highest score at the NCAA Team Qualifiers in Ann Arbor, Mich. His 15.30 performance earned him a spot into the NCAA Semifinals for a second year in a row.

Lottman was a star in the classroom, claiming a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award, while being named academic All-Big Ten. He also earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14. He was also an inaugural member of the 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2013 (Freshman)

Lottman started off his collegiate career as a regular member of the pommel horse lineup, competing at every meet of the season for the Huskers. He opened the season at the Rocky Mountain Open on Jan. 12 with an impressive 14.70 on the event, setting his personal best early in the year.

Lottman also attended both the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships as part of Nebraska’s pommel horse team. The freshman qualified for the individual semifinals in State College, Pa., with a 14.50, the best score on the event for the Huskers. He also competed on floor exercise once at home against UIC.

Lottman was a first-team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2013 and claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2013-14.

Before Nebraska

Lottman finished fourth in the all-around at the 2011 Region IV Championships. He finished first in the pommel horse with a score of 14.70.

Lottman graduated from Gretna High School in 2012. He claimed Scholastic All-America honors from USA Gymnastics in 2011, and he was a member of Gretna’s National Honor Society chapter. 

Lottman trained at Cahoy’s Gymnastics Training Center in Omaha, Neb., under Phil Cahoy, a former NU assistant coach and All-American.

The son of Teague and Rhonda Lottman, Ethan was born on April 18, 1994 in Aurora, Neb. Ethan has one sister, Sophie. Ethan graduated in May 2015 with a degree in art. He was named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2015. A three-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015), Lottman was also a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection. He was an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was also a first-team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Lottman earned a prestigious Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and was named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 and 2015.