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Seven Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year
The Nittany Lions fell one spot short of qualifying as a team but put six in the individual event finals
Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 | West Point, N.Y. | 1 p.m./7 p.m.
Six gymnasts qualified for the individual event finals
Second Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
|Floor Exercise||15.400||1/16/15||at West Point Open|
|Pommel Horse||13.700||1/9/16||Army West Point|
||15.100||4/1/16||at Big Ten Championships|
||14.850||1/16/16||at West Point Open|
|Parallel Bars||14.850||2/6/15||vs. Ohio State|
2017 (Senior Year)
Led Penn State on both the still rings and the vault in his senior season with a season-high 14.900 on the still rings and a 14.600 on the vault … Competed in the all-around two times …Tallied 23 podium finishes in the 2017 season and picked up 14 individual event titles … Won the still rings title seven times, including putting up a season-best and team-high 14.900 at Nebraska (3/4) … Brought home four vault titles and one floor exercise, parallel bars and all-around victory … Placed fourth on the still rings at the Big Ten Individual Championships (4/8) … Qualified for the NCAA Individual Event Finals (4/22) on the floor exercise and the vault.
2016 (Junior Season)
Participated in the all-around three times in the 2016 season with two victories … Ranked 17th nationally on the still rings ... Took home the floor title at the West Point Open (1/16) …Placed third on both the floor exercise and the still rings against Illinois (1/30) … Also nabbed a third-place finish on the still rings in a tri-meet against Iowa and Nebraska (2/27) … Picked up the still rings title and placed third on the parallel bars against Nebraska (3/11) in the final home meet of the season … Competed on the floor exercise, still rings, vault and parallel bars at the NCAA Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten
2015 (Sophomore Year)
In the team finals at the West Point Open, DiFulvio posted the top score on the floor exercise (15.400) (1/16) ... Against Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska, DiFulvio tied his career-best (15.400) en route to his first career floor exercise title (3/15) ... Tallied a career-best 14.350 on the still rings against Illinois (2/14) ... Recorded a career-best 14.700 on the vault against Michigan (1/24) ... Scored a career-best 14.850 on the parallel bars against Ohio State (2/6) ... Competed at the NCAA Championships ... Tied for 21st (15.000) on the floor exercise at the team finals at the NCAA Championships (4/10) ... Tied for 11th on the parallel bars at the NCAA Qualifier with his score of 14.450 (4/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten
2014 (Freshman Year)
Made his college debut with a second-place finish in the floor exercise (14.600) and a fourth-place finish on the parallel bars (14.100) at Army (1/11) ... Competed in four events at the West Point Open (1/17), recording a season high score of 14.100 on the parallel bars ... At the Navy Open (1/25), he competed in five events, posting a fifth-place finish on the parallel bars (14.000) ... Captured a eighth-place finish against Temple (2/8) on the vault (14.000) ... Competed on the high bar against Illinois (2/15) ... At Michigan (3/14), competed in the floor exercise, still rings and parallel bars.
Trained at Blaze Gymnastics ... Named Syracuse Athlete of the Week ... Awarded both the Jack Morse Award and the Mike LeCompte Award ... Competed in the 2013 P&G Championships ... Named captain of his high school squad in 2012, where he earned team MVP honors in both the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
Full name is Dominic Anthony DiFulvio ... Born in Syracuse, N.Y. on March 31, 1995 ... Son of Anthony and Donna DiFulvio ... Has an older brother and sister ... Majoring in aerospace engineering.