Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns
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)
CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.30-3.399 GPA)...Contributed in the still rings and parallel bars in first competitive season...Earned two top three finishes in the still rings, versus Army (2nd, 14.700) and at the West Point Open (3rd, 14.200)...Scored a season high 15.100 at Oklahoma and a recorded a 15.000 against Ohio State...Performed in the parallel bars in five meets, registering a season-best score of 14.000 at Temple.
2010 (Freshman Year)
Did not compete.
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.
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.