Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium
Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester
Twenty Nittany Lions Earn 3.5 GPA; 34 Returnees Own Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Higher
Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN
One of the most significant position changes during the off-season was shifting Brian Gaia from defensive tackle to guard, giving the Nittany Lions more talent and depth in the interior of the offensive line. Gaia's dedicated efforts have added more than 10 pounds since last season in the strength and conditioning program. A redshirt sophomore, he stepped into his new role with ease during the spring practice period. The coaching staff recognized Gaia's efforts during spring ball by selecting him as the recipient of the Red Worrell Award, presented to the offense's most improved player. The talented and tough Gaia is on track to play a significant role on the offensive line this fall and started for the victorious Blue squad in the spring game. Gaia saw action in all 12 games last year at defensive tackle and on special teams, recording five tackles. Gaia entered the summer with a 3.00 grade-point average and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last year. He is among seven returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.
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