Nittany Lions' solid rotation looks to secure 13th national title, first since 2007
at NCAA Championships
at Navy Open
* - School Record
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).
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.
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.