Ruggeri wins 'Heisman'

Ruggeri wins 'Heisman'

Illinois' Paul Ruggeri won the Nissen-Emery Award, the gymnastics equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. The award is given to the top senior male gymnast. Ruggeri joins David Zeddies (1989), current coach Justin Spring (2006) and Luke Stannard (2010) as the only Illini to ever win the award, which was first given in 1966.