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Craig Hernandez
Craig Hernandez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Libertyville, Ill.

High School:
Libertyville

Height:
5-7

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Buffalo Grove Gymnastics


04/23/2014

School Record 65 Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14

02/08/2014

No. 8 Men's Gymnastics Sweeps No. 15 Temple

Five Nittany Lions earn season-high individual marks

12/10/2013

Gymnastics to Host Blue-White Showcase on Thursday

Free gymnastics showcase at Rec Hall showcases men's and women's programs

09/11/2013

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

Five Lions earned first team honors

04/19/2013

Men's Gymnastics Advances to National Team Finals

Lions post a 436.900 to qualify for Saturday's finals

04/12/2014

NCAA Men's Gymnastics

NCAA Men's Gymnastics photos by USA TODAY Sports

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Floor Exercise 15.150 4/20/12 at NCAA Championships
Pommel Horse 15.750 * 1/19/13 at Navy Open
Still Rings 14.250 3/21/14 at Big Ten Championships


* - School Record

2014 (Junior Year)
Second Team All-Big Ten ... Earned All-America honors on the pommel horse ... Made touches on the rings and pommel horse in 2014, while also competing in the floor exercise ... Opened the season with a third-place finish (14.600) on the pommel horse against Army (1/11) ... Recorded a first-place finish on the pommel horse at the Navy Open (1/25) with a top score of 14.650 ... Notched a pair of top-10 finishes on the floor and pommel horse against Illinois (2/15) ... Captured the Winter Cup (2/22) individual title on the pommel horse with a score of 14.250 ... Posted a top score of 14.900 on the pommel horse against Minnesota (3/1) ... Turned in a second-place finish on the pommel horse (15.100) and a seventh-place finish on the floor exercise (14.550) in the final regular season dual meet at Michigan (3/14) ... Qualified for the Big Ten Championships on the floor exercise, rings and pommel horse ... Set a season high mark with a score of 14.250 on the rings in the Big Ten Championships team finals (3/21), picking up second team All-Big Ten honors ... Finished second on the pommel horse with a score of 15.100 at the Big Ten Championship individual finals (3/22) ... Qualified for the NCAA team finals in three events, setting a pair of season-high scores on the pommel horse (15.500) and on the floor exercise (14.850) ... Posted a third-place finish in the NCAA individual finals with a score of 15.300 on the pommel horse to earn his second consecutive All-America honor.


2013 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise and pommel horse...Competed on the pommel horse in each meet...Named First Team All-Big Ten and was the Big Ten individual champion on the pommel horse...Earned Academic All-Big Ten...Broke his own school record on the pommel horse with a score of 15.750 at the Navy Open (1/19) to win the individual title...Led the team on the pommel horse and ranked fifth on the team on the floor exercise...Owned the top individual score in the NCAA on the pommel horse at 15.750...Claimed the Big Ten Championships (4/6) on the pommel horse with a score of 15.475 in the individual finals...Also won the pommel horse vs. Ohio State (2/2) with a score of 15.400 and at Minnesota (3/23) with a mark of 15.000...Rocked his way to a score of 14.800 vs. Springfield College (2/23) and Army (1/12)...Placed second overall on the floor exercise at Minnesota (3/23) with a score of 15.100...Finished second with a 15.000 mark on the floor exercise vs. Springfield College (2/23)...Posted a score of 14.850 at the NCAA Championships (4/20) team finals.

2012 (Freshman Year)
Competed in seven of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise and pommel horse...Earned All-America honors on the pommel horse...Named First Team All-Big Ten and was the Big Ten individual champion on the pommel horse...Earned Academic All-Big Ten...Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week twice during the season (1/28 & 3/24)...Set the then-school record on the pommel horse with a score of 15.700 during the team competition at the NCAA Championships (4/20)...Led the team on the pommel horse...Ranked second on the team in the floor exercise...Qualified for the NCAA Championships (4/21) individual finals and Big Ten Championships (4/7) individual finals on the pommel horse...Was an individual final qualifier at the NCAA Championships (4/21) in the floor exercise...Owned the top NCAA Championship (4/19) qualifying score on the pommel horse...Won six individual titles on the pommel horse; at West Point Open (1/28), vs. Illinois (2/18), vs. Minnesota (3/17), vs. Temple (3/24) and during the team and individual finals at the Big Ten Championships (4/7)...Also scored 15.700 on the pommel horse vs. Temple (3/24)...Set a career-best score of 15.150 in the floor exercise during the team and all-around finals at the NCAA Championships (4/20).

Gymnastics Background
Trained with Buffalo Grove Gymnastics Center under head coach Kelly Crumbly...Junior Olympic pommel horse champion in 2007, 2008, and 2011...A member of the junior national team (2008)...Competed at the 2009 VISA Championships...Qualified for Winter Cup all-around finals in 2010 and 2011.

Personal
Full name is Craig Daniel Hernandez...Born in Libertyville, Ill. on October 21, 1992...Son of Dan and Lisa Hernandez...Has one brother, Alex...Majoring in science...Enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College.

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