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Seven Nittany Lions earned first team honors in the 2016-17 academic year
Card notched a 13.066 to earn the high bar title
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.
Tyndall placed third on the floor exercise for the Blue and White
Second Team CGA All-America Scholar Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
2017 Finnish High Bar National Champion
||14.600||1/15/16||at West Point Open|
||14.200||3/4/16||at Arizona State|
2017 (Senior Year)
Appeared on both the parallel bars and high bar in every meet for the Nittany Lions in his senior season … Notched four podium finishes on the parallel bars and one on the high bar … Captured the parallel bars title against Army (1/21) … Competed on the high bar at both the Big Ten Individual Championships (4/8) and the NCAA Individual Championships (4/22) ... Became the Finnish National Champion on the high bar with a 13.066 and placed third in the all-around at the championships.
2016 (Junior Year)
Competed on both the parallel bars and the high bar in the 2016 campaign … Earned a season-best 14.600 on the parallel bars at the West Point Open (1/15) … Placed in the top-five on the parallel bars on four occasions … Notched a career-high 14.200 on the high bar at Arizona State (3/4) to place third overall … Garnered two fifth-place finishes on the high bar ... Earned a spot on the Finnish National Team after the Finnish National Championships.
2015 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in one meet during 2015 ... Tallied a score of 13.500 on the parallel bars and a score of 12.700 on the high bar against Army (1/11) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 2015 World University Games in South Korea for team Finland ... Finished fourth in the all-around competition at the Finnish nationals, while earning the bronze medal in both the high bar and parallel bars.
2014 (Freshman Year)
Made his collegiate debut with a sixth-place finish the high bar against Temple (2/8), recording a score of 13.400.
Trained with Gymnastics Village ... Qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals from 2009-2013 ... A four-time State Champion ... Earned Regional Champion honors ... Finished sixth all-around at the 2013 Finnish National Championships.
Full name is Franz Matias Card ... Born in Tampa,Florida May 30, 1995 ... Son of James and Sanna Card ... Has one sister, Klaudia ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.