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Felix Aronovich
Felix Aronovich

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kiryat Bialik, Israel

High School:
ORT Kiryat Bialik

Height:
5-6

Event:
AA

Birthdate:
07/18/1988

Club Team:
Maccabi Tel Aviv


09/11/2013

Nine Nittany Lions Named All-America Scholar-Athletes by College Gymnastics Association

Five Lions earned first team honors

07/17/2013

Record 68 PSU Student-Athletes Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year

04/22/2013

BLOG: Memorable Season Closes at NCAAs for Nittany Lions

All Six Nittany Lions to compete in NCAA Individual Finals claim All-America honors

04/21/2013

Penn State's Howard Wins Floor to Lead Six All-America Efforts on Final Day of NCAA Championships

Howard wins Penn State's first floor exercise title in 50 years with a 15.800 score

04/20/2013

Men's Gymnastics Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships

Six Nittany Lions to perform eight routines at event finals tomorrow in Rec Hall

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
All Around 89.400 3/17/12 Minnesota Dual
Floor Exercise 15.100 3/2/13 at Illinois Dual
Pommel Horse 15.350 1/12/13 Army Dual
Still Rings 15.500 3/2/13 at Illinois Dual
Vault 15.700 4/1/11 Big Ten Championships
Parallel Bars 15.400 3/24/12 Temple Dual
High Bar 15.500 1/12/13 Army Dual

2013 (Senior Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Also competed in the all-around at six competitions...Competed on the pommel horse and parallel bars in all ten meets...Earned All-America honors in the all-around and on the high bar...Named first team All-Big Ten after placing fifth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (4/5)... Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week twice (1/14 & 3/4)...Earned College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week three times (2/17, 2/24 & 3/17)...Was the team's top performer in the all-around...Ranked second on the team on the pommel horse, third on the floor exercise, parallel bars and high bar...Finished fourth in the all-around with a score of 86.900 and fifth on the high bar with a mark of 14.725 at the NCAA Championships (4/21) individual finals...Placed fifth in the all-around with a score of 84.200 at the Big Ten Championships (4/5)...Claimed in all-around title in four meets...Posted a season-best score of 88.800 in the all-around to win the title in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary (2/16)...Won the all-around with a score of 87.950 vs. Springfield College...Also won the all-around at Illinois (87.100, 3/2) and vs. Michigan (86.700, 3/16)...Set a career-best score on the floor exercise at Illinois (3/2) with a score of 15.100...Won the floor exercise with a score of 15.000 in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary (2/16)...Topped the 15.000 mark on the pommel horse twice, with a career-best score of 15.350 at Army (1/12) and a mark of 15.100 in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary (2/16)...Notched a career-best score of 15.550 on the still rings at Illinois (3/2)...Owned a season-best score of 15.300 on the parallel bars vs. Army (1/12)...Won the parallel bars with a score of 15.200 vs. Michigan (3/16) and at Navy Open (1/19)...Claimed the individual title on the parallel bars at 15.050 at Minnesota (3/23) and during the NCAA Qualifier (4/19)...Set a career-high and won the high bar with a mark of 15.500 vs. Army (1/12).

2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in the all-around competition at the XXX Olympiad in London, representing his home country of Israel...Competed in eight of the team's nine meets...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Earned All-America honors in the all-around and on the parallel bars...Named first team All-Big Ten after placing fourth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (4/6)...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week three times during the season (2/12, 3/17 & 3/24), winning two co-gymnast and one outright honor...Owned the team's top score on the parallel bars, high bar and all-around competition...Missed the team's dual meet with Army to compete in an Olympic test event...Competed on the floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar in each of his eight meets...Placed seventh overall in the all-around at the NCAA Championships (4/20) with a score of 86.750...Posted top-15 finishes in the pommel horse, still rings and parallel bars at the NCAA Championships (4/20)...Qualified for the individual finals at NCAA Championship (4/21) in the parallel bars and finished fifth with a score of 14.800...Set a season-high in the floor exercise vs. Minnesota (3/17) with a score of 14.900...Finished third on the floor with a score of 14.750 at the West Point Open (1/28)...Claimed a season-best score of 15.100 on the pommel horse to finish second in the event vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Also posted runner-up finishes on the pommel horse at Springfield College (2/12) and vs. Illinois (2/18)...Boasted a season-best score of 15.300 vs. Minnesota (3/17) and topped the 15.000 mark in the individual finals vs. Springfield College (15.000, 2/12) and at the Big Ten Championships (15.250, 4/7)...Had a season-best showing on the vault with a score of 14.400 in back-to-back weeks vs. Minnesota (3/17) and Temple (3/24)...Finished with a career-best score of 15.400 on the parallel bars and 15.300 to win the event vs. Temple (3/24)...Also won the parallel bars at Springfield College (2/12), at Ohio State (2/25) and vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Claimed wins on the high bar at the West Point Open (1/28) and at Springfield College (2/12), while finishing second vs. Minnesota (3/17).

2011 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all 10 of the team's meets...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Competed in the all-around five times during the season...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned CGA National Gymnast of the Week once on the year (2/26)...Earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week once during the season (3/5)...Owned the team's top marks on the pommel horse, parallel bars and in the all-around...Ranked third on the team on the high bar...Competed on the pommel horse in all 10 of his competitions and at the NCAA Championships (4/15)...Posted top-15 finishes on the still rings and parallel bars at the NCAA Championships (4/15) during the team and all-around competition...Advanced to the Big Ten Championships (4/2) individual finals on the still rings and parallel bars...Finished seventh in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (4/1) with score of 84.400...Posted season-best score of 14.600 on the floor exercise in a tri-meet at Oklahoma with Illinois (3/19)...Also notched a core of 14.500 on the floor at Illinois (2/19)...Rocked his way to a season and team-best score of 15.100 vs. Army (/1/8) and in a tri-meet at Temple with Army (1/30) on the pommel horse...Scored 14.800 on the pommel horse vs. Springfield College (2/12)...Close out the season with three straight 15.000 or better marks on the still rings...Posted a season-best score of 15.250 on the rings at the NCAA Championships (4/15)...Put up a score of 15.250 at the NCAA Championships Qualifier (4/14) and 15.000 in the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships (4/2) to finish tied for seventh...Vaulted a 15.700 mark at the Big Ten Championships (4/) team and all-around competition...Touted a season-best and team best score of 15.400 to win the parallel bars in a tri-meet at Temple with Army (1/30)...Also won the event vs. Springfield College (14.700, 2/12), vs. Ohio State (15.000, 2/26) and in a tri-meet at Minnesota with Iowa (14.600, 3/5)...Finished eighth at the Big Ten Championships (4/2) individual event finals...Owned a top score of 14.500 on the high bar to win the event vs. Springfield College (2/12) and duplicated that score vs. Michigan (1/22)...Also won the high bar title at Illinois (14.300, 2/19)...Also completed the all-around program with a season best score of 87.150 in a tri-meet at Oklahoma with Illinois (3/19).

2010 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all 10 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Competed in the all-around twice during the season...Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year...Honored as Blue/White Illustrated 2010 Penn State Male Rookie of the Year...Won Big Ten Gymnast of the Week once (1/9) and Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice (1/9 & 1/23) during the season...Led the team in the all-around, pommel horse and parallel bars...Ranked fourth on the team on the still rings and high bar...Competed in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (4/2) and posted a season-best score of 84.800...Posted a season-best score of 13.950 on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships (4/2)...Won the individual title and boasted a season-best score of 15.100 at Michigan (1/23)...Also won the title vs. Army (14.200,1/9) and at the West Point Open (14.800, 1/16)...Rocked to a 14.800 score at Cal (3/13)...Scored a season-high 14.750 on the still rings in a tri-meet vs. Minnesota with Temple (3/6)...Tied for the individual title on the still rings vs. William & Mary (1/31) with a score of 14.700...Vaulted a season-best 14.800 twice on the season; at Ohio State (2/27) and at the Big Ten Championships (4/2)...Tied for the individual crown in a tri-meet vs. Minnesota with Temple (3/6) on the parallel bars with a score of 14.850...Also won the parallel bars title vs. Army (1/9)...Finished second on the parallel bars at Michigan (1/23) with a mark of 14.550...Owned a season-best mark of 14.600 on the high bar at Cal (3/13)...Also posted a score of 14.500 on the high bar against Oklahoma (3/20)...Made first all-around performance at Ohio State (2/27) with a mark of 83.250.

Gymnastics Background Competed in the European Championships 2004-2009 and in the World Championships in 2006...Finished ninth in the pommel horse in World Cup event in Cotbus, Germany in 2008...Placed third in the all-around at the 2009 Maccabiah Games in Israel...Earned a second place finish in the all-around at the Israeli National Championship...Trained with club team Maccabi Tel Aviv...Attended ORT Kiryat Bialik in Kiryat Bialik, Israel, graduating in 2006

Personal
Full name is Felix Aronovich...Born in Odessa, Ukraine on July 18, 1988...Son of Leonid and Sofia Aronovich...Has one sister, Vicky.

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