Benigno Fernandez


IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2014)


Benigno Fernandez was awarded letters in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1974 and was named a co-captain in 1974. A four-time Big Ten champion and four-time All-American in the still rings, Fernandez placed second, fourth, third and fourth in his four NCAA appearances. He placed sixth in the still rings for Puerto Rico at the 1974 Pan American Games. That same year Fernandez was as a winner of the Balfour Award and a nominee for the Nissen Award. In 1979, he was the head gymnastics coach for Puerto Rico in the Pan American Games.