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Nihir Kothari
Nihir Kothari

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Malvern, Pa.

High School:
Great Valley

Height:
5-3

Event:
AA

Birthdate:
04/13/1990

Club Team:
Pancott Gymnastics


04/20/2013

BLOG: Returns to Rings for Kothari on National Stage

Kithari and the Nittany Lions will compete for the National Championship on Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m.

04/15/2013

BLOG: Kothari Sets Shining Example for Lions

Penn State opens the NCAA Championships on Friday at 7 p.m. inside Rec Hall

04/04/2013

Men's Gymnastics Heads to Twin Cities for Big Ten Championships

Nittany Lions seek third Big Ten crown in program history

03/28/2013

Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns

03/28/2013

Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
Still Rings 15.800 1/14/12 Army Dual
Parallel Bars 14.700 3/17/12 Minnesota Dual

2013 (Senior Year)
Competed in one of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships...Missed the majority of the season due to a knee injury...Made touches on the still rings...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Posted a season-best score of 14.750 on the still rings at the NCAA Championships (4/19) team qualifier...Scored 14.500 on the still rings during the team finals of the NCAA Championships (4/20)...Scored a 13.500 on the still rings in his first competition of the season against Michigan (3/16).

2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in eight of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the still rings and parallel bars...Qualified for the NCAA Championship (4/21) individual finals and Big Ten Championship (4/7) individual finals on the still rings...Earned All-America honors on the still rings...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Ranked second on the team on the still rings...Set his career-high score of 15.800 and finished second on the still rings vs. Army (1/14)...Placed third on the still rings with a score of 14.950 at Ohio State (2/25)...Tied for third on the still rings at the Big Ten Championships (4/7) individual finals...Finished third and set a career-high of 14.700 on the parallel bars vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Placed third and scored 14.600 vs. Temple (3/24) on the parallel bars.

2011 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in eight of the team's 10 meets...Made touches on the still rings and parallel bars...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Competed on the still rings in eight meets...Competed on the still rings during the Big Ten Championships (4/1) team and all-around finals...Claimed a score of 15.000 on the still rings vs. Ohio State (2/26)...Swung to a final score of 14.900 on the still rings at the West Point Open (1/14)...Boasted a season-best score of 14.000 on the parallel bars against Springfield College (2/12).

2010 (Freshman Year)
Did not compete during the 2010 season.

Gymnastics Background
Trained at the Pancott Gymnastics Center in Frazer, Pa....Competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals... Was an Academic All-American and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Full name is Nihir Kothari...Born in Bryn Mawr, Pa. on April 13, 1990...Son of Jay and Anita Kothari...Has one sister, Avni...Majoring in energy, business, and finance.

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