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The Nittany Lions fell one spot short of qualifying as a team but put six in the individual event finals
The Nittany Lions became one-of-seven teams to score a 420.000-or-better on the season
Saturday, March 25 | vs. Iowa | University Park, Pa. | Rec Hall | 3 p.m.
The senior earned a podium finish in all four events he competed in
Leroy Clarke, Jr. and Sam Zakutney both earned honors by the conference
All-American - Pommel Horse (2017)
All-American - Still Rings (2016)
All-American - Parallel Bars (2015)
|Pommel Horse||14.900||1/24/15||vs. Michigan|
|Still Rings||15.300||3/14/14||at Michigan|
|Parallel Bars||15.300||1/1115||vs. Army|
|High Bars||15.050||3/1/14||vs. Minnesota|
2017 (Redshirt-Senior Year)
Competed in four events for the Blue and White in his senior season, earning All-American honors on the pommel horse with an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (4/22) … Took home 20 podium finishes in the 2017 campaign … Earned four victories on the pommel horse, including capping off his senior year regular season with the title against Iowa (3/25) … Notched a first-place finish on the parallel bars against Nebraska (3/4) and came away with the high bar title against Michigan (3/18) … Ranked second on the team on the parallel bars with a 14.800 against Nebraska (3/4) and tied for third on the pommel horse with a season-high 14.700 against Ohio State (2/11).
2016 (Redshirt-Junior Year)
Named team captain for the 2016 campaign … Competed in four events for the Nittany Lions including: pommel horse, still rings, parallel bars and high bar … Notched three first-place finishes on the still rings, including nabbing the individual event championship at the West Point Open (1/16) with a 14.450 … Clinched a season-high and team-best 15.300 on the still rings at Minnesota (1/23) … Garnered five victories on the parallel bars … Also earned one title on the high bar against Illinois (1/30) … Led Penn State on the still rings in the 2016 season with a team-best 15.300 … Ranked eighth nationally on the parallel bars and 14th on the still rings … Earned All-America honors after placing eighth on the still rings at the NCAA Championships.
2015 (Redshirt-Sophomore Year)
Made touches on four events during the 2015 season ... Tallied a career-best 14.900 on the pommel horse against Michigan (1/24) ... Posted a career-best 15.350 on the still rings in the team finals at the West Point Open (1/16) ... Finished second on the still rings in the individual finals of the West Point Open with his score of 15.000 (1/17) ... Opened the 2015 season with a career-best 15.300 on the parallel bars against Army (1/11) ... Recorded a season-best 14.750 on the high bar in the team finals at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) ... Tied for fifth on the high bar (14.450) in the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships (3/28) ... Competed at the NCAA Qualifier on the pommel horse, still rings and high bar ... Advanced to the NCAA Individual Finals on the parallel bars ... Garnered All-America honors on the parallel bars with his sixth-place finish with his score of 14.725 (4/11)
2014 (Redshirt-Freshman Year)
Competed in every regular season dual meet ... Made touches on the pommel horse, rings, parallel bars and on the high bar ... Made his collegiate debut with a pair of top five performances at Army (1/11), notching a second-place finish on the parallel bars (14.600) and a third-place finish on the high bar (14.450) ... Highlighted the West Point Open team finals (1/17) with a score of 14.00 on the rings and a 14.450 on the parallel bars ... At the West Point Open individual finals (1/18), he recorded a third-place finish on the parallel bars (14.200) and a fifth-place finish on the high bar (13.800) ... Posted two top-five finishes at the Navy Open (1/25) finishing fifth on the parallel bars (14.000) and third on the high bar (14.100) ... Against Temple (2/8), he tied for third on the high bar (14.150), finishing fourth on the parallel bars (14.100) ... Against Illinois (2/15), he tied for fifth on the parallel bars (14.250) and finished fourth on the high bar (14.450) ... Set a pair of career-high marks against Minnesota (3/1), logging a 14.500 on the pommel horse and a 15.050 on the high bar ... Highlighted the tri-meet in Puerto Rico (3/7) with a score of a 14.550 on the rings and a 14.350 on the parallel bars ... Tied for third on the rings with a career-high score of 15.300 at Michigan (3/14) ... At the Big Ten Championship team finals, he posted a 14.000 on the pommel horse, a 14.600 on the rings and set a career-high mark with a 14.700 on the parallel bars ... Made touches on the pommel horse, rings and parallel bars at the Big Ten Championships (3/21), recording a career-high 14.700 on the parallel bars ... Highlighted the NCAA Qualifier (4/10) with a 14.300 on the parallel bars ... Made touches on the rings, pommel horse and parallel bars at the NCAA championship team final (4/11).
2013 (Freshman Year)
Did not compete during the 2013 season.
Trained with Surgent's Elite Gymnastics ... Qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals four times during his scholastic career.
Full name is Leroy Dave Clarke, Jr ... Born in Livingston, N.J. on January 26, 1994 ... Son of Leroy Clarke, Sr. and Jacqueline Fearon-Clarke ... Has one sister ... Majoring in economics.