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Seven Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year
Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 | West Point, N.Y. | 1 p.m./7 p.m.
The Nittany Lions became one-of-seven teams to score a 420.000-or-better on the season
The NIttany Lions took five titles in six events
Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
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2017 (Redshirt-Freshman Year)
Participated in four events in his first season of competition … Did one routine on the floor and two on vault … Competed three times on the parallel bars and five times on the high bar … Placed fourth on the parallel bars at Springfield (1/29) … Was in the high bar rotation at both the Big Ten Championships (4/7) and the NCAA Championships (4/21).
2016 (Freshman Year)
Redshirted in the 2016 season.
Attended James E. Taylor High School and trained at Champion Gymnastics in Houston, Texas …Tallied seven top finishes at the regional level … Placed fourth on the high bar at the 2013 Region II before finishing fourth on the pommel horse, fifth on the high bars and seventh on both the parallel bars and the all-around competition at the 2014 Region III meet … Earned a 10th-place finish on the floor and a 12th-place finish on the vault at the 2014 Junior Olympic Nationals … Was a Junior Elite Competitor during high school … Named team captain in both 2014 and 2015 ... Garnered United States of America Gymnastics Academic All-American three times … Is an active member in Project C.U.R.E. and volunteers with Project C.U.R.E’s Kits for Kids program.
Full name is Alexander Blane Thomason … Son of Terry and Janet Thomason … Has one sister, Alyssa ... Majoring in engineering.