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Matt Albrecht
Matt Albrecht

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Guelph, Ontario

High School:
St. James

Height:
5-7

Event:
All-Around

Experience:
Junior


CAREER HIGHS
Floor Exercise: 15.100 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010)
Pommel Horse: 14.400 vs. Ohio State (Feb. 26, 2011)
Still Rings: 11.200 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)
Vault: 15.900 at West Point Open (Jan. 16, 2009)
Parallel Bars: 14.550 vs. Oklahoma (March 20, 2010)
High Bar: 14.800 at West Point Open (Jan. 14, 2011)
All-Around: 81.750 at West Point Open (Jan. 15, 2010)

PENN STATE CAREER
2010: CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.20-3.29 GPA)...Academic All-Big Ten...His continued development earned him spots in the line-up throughout the season in five events...Had his best performance as a collegiate gymnast in a home meet versus Oklahoma, setting career bests in floor exercise (15.100), pommel horse (14.300), and parallel bars (14.550) and a season high in the vault (15.450)...Opened the season by earning a second place finish in the floor exercise against Army, scoring a 14.800...Performed well on the parallel bars at the West Point Open, placing third in the team finals and first in the individual finals, both with scores of 14.250...Registered a career high in the high bar, a 14.550, at the team finals of the Big Ten Championships...Competed for the first time in his career in the all-around at the West Point Open (81.750).

2009: Made an impact in first collegiate season, competing in five events, primarily on the pommel horse and parallel bars...In season opener versus Army, placed third with a season best score of 14.800 in the floor exercise...Registered top score of the year in the pommel horse, a 13.900, in key home win over Michigan...Earned first career title at the team finals of the West Point Open, placing first in the vault with a score of 15.900...Finished second in the vault (15.800) and parallel bars (14.350) versus Army...Posted a season high mark of 14.400 in the parallel bars against Michigan to secure a tie for third place...Contributed a personal season best score of 14.300 in the high bar at the West Point Open.

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND
Member of the Canadian Junior (2004-06) and Senior (2006-08) National Teams...Won Provinicial Championships in 2005, 2006, and 2008...Trained with the Oakville Gymnastics Club in Ontario under head coach Greg Jackson.

PERSONAL
Majoring in kinesiology...Intends to pursue a career in physiotherapy...Decided to attend Penn State because "the team is a family both in and out of the gym and academic success is a high priority"...Has one brother, Chris.

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