Career Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Team Finals Competitor 

    • 2018 (Vault)
    • 2019 (Floor, Vault) 
  • NCAA Team Qualifier Competitor 
    • 2018 (Vault)
    • 2019 (Floor, Vault)
  • Team Captain (2020, 2021) 
  • CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019, 2020) 
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2021)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Nebraska Bronze Academic Medallion (2020)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2020; Spring 2018, 2020, 2021)
  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2021) 
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) 
Career Highs 14.40  -- 12.70 14.60  --  --  --
2021    14.10 13.00
2020 14.40  --  -- 14.25  --  --  --
2019 14.35  --  -- 14.60  --  --  --
2018 13.90  -- 12.70 14.35  --  --  --

2021 (Senior) 
Zach Peters competed in one of eight meets during the 2021 season. Peters was voted by his teammates as a 2021 captain. At the Big Ten Championships, Peters was named a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.

Outside of the gym, Peters was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an Academic All-Big Ten selection. He was also named to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for the fourth year in a row. 

2020 (Junior)
Peters competed in all five meets before the season ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Peters, who served as a 2020 captain, was a leader in the gym as well as the classroom earning Academic All-Big Ten honors, the Nebraska Bronze Academic Medallion, a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors. Peters also earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship team for the third year in a row. 

2019 (Sophomore)
Peters competed on the floor and vault rotations to help the Huskers to a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Peters also had two career highs during the 2019 season, floor (14.35) against Ohio State and Minnesota and vault (14.60) against UIC and Minnesota.  

Peters also excelled in the classroom earning Academic All-Big Ten honors and was selected for the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for his contributions to the Lincoln community.
2018 (Freshman)

Peters adjusted well to collegiate competition as he appeared regularly on floor, vault and rings. Peters scored a season-high 13.90 on floor and a career-high 12.70 on rings against Ohio State at home on Jan. 20. His season-high 14.35 on vault came against Oklahoma on Feb. 3.

Before Nebraska
Peters competed for Deveau’s School of Gymnastics, under the direction of Coach Chad Ford. Nebraska has a history of successful gymnasts out of Deveau’s, including recent Huskers Anton and Chris Stephenson. Peters is a five-time junior national champion. Peters claimed the vault and floor titles in 2016. He also took the title on vault in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Peters attended Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Ind.

The son of Jeff and Kim Peters, Zach was born on Feb. 4, 1999 in Greenwood, Ind. He has an older brother, Sean, and a younger sister Genevive. A psychology major, Zach earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2021. He was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2021 and a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2019, 2020, 2021). He has earned five spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and is a four-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. He chose Nebraska over Ohio State, Illinois and Minnesota.

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