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Tommy Ramos
Tommy Ramos

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Guaynabo, P.R.

High School:
San Antonio

Height:
5-7

Position:
AA


CAREER HIGHS
Floor Exercise: 7.850 at West Point Open (Jan. 27, 2006)
Pommel Horse: 8.550 vs. Ohio State (Feb. 24, 2007)
Rings: 9.800 at West Point Open (Jan. 28, 2006)
Vault: 8.950 at Army (Jan. 7, 2006)
Parallel Bars: 9.550 at Illinois (Feb. 12, 2005)
High Bar: 9.800 vs. Michigan (Feb. 19, 2005)
All-Around: 50.350 at West Point Open (Jan. 27, 2006)

PENN STATE CAREER
2007: Earned All-America honors in three events at the 2007 NCAA Championships: still rings, parallel bars, and high bar...Placed second in the still rings in the individual event finals at the NCAA Championships with a season-high score of 9.725, just .025 behind the national title winner...Finished in sixth place in the parallel bars (9.400)...Tied for second place in the high bar (9.375)...Earned a share of first place in the rings (9.650) during the team finals of the 2007 Big Ten Championships...Placed second in the rings in the individual event finals of the Big Ten Championships...A dominant force on the still rings throughout the season, he placed first or second in the event 11 times...Ranked No. 1 in the nation in the still rings for five weeks, including in the final national poll...Remarkably never scored below a 9.450 in the rings over the course of the entire season...Shared the parallel bars title in meets versus Army (9.000) and Illinois (9.350) and at the West Point Open (9.100)...Recorded a season-high score of 9.450 in the parallel bars at the team finals of the NCAA Championships...Ended the season ranked No. 6 in the nation on the parallel bars...Captured four high bar titles (Army, Temple Invitational, Michigan, Illinois) and was a runner-up four other times (West Point Open, Ohio State, William & Mary, Stanford)...Registered a season-high score of 9.500 in the high bar versus Illinois and William & Mary...Finished the year ranked as the No. 5 high bar performer in the nation...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for standout performances versus Michigan and Illinois.

2006: Earned All-America status in two events at the 2006 NCAA Championships: rings (4th) and parallel bars (7th)...Tied for first place in the rings (9.500) and took second in the high bar (9.350) at the NCAA qualifier...Finished the season ranked No. 4 on the rings with a 9.458 average, scoring below 9.175 just once...Captured at least a share of first place on the rings in seven of 13 competitions, adding three second place finishes...Recorded a career-best score of 9.800 to take the rings title at Michigan...Won the high bar in four meets, posting a season-high score of 9.450 versus Ohio State...Took the parallel bars crown in three meets, registering a season-high mark of 9.350 against Stanford....Placed second in his first career all-around competition with a score of 50.350 in a dual meet with Michigan.

2005: Competed on the pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, and high bar in his freshman season...Won the rings title in his first collegiate competition versus Army on Jan. 8, scoring a 9.650...Tied for the rings crown against Japan, posting a season-best 9.700...Notched a 9.600 to tie for second on the rings in a dual meet with Ohio State...Performed on the rings at the NCAA Qualifier, scoring a 9.275, and at the NCAA Team Championships, earning a 9.350...Placed second on the parallel bars at Illinois, setting a career and season best with a 9.550... Earned three third-place finishes on the high bar (9.450 at West Point Open; 9.450 at West Point Open; 9.650 vs. Japan)...Scored a season-high 9.800 on the high bar vs. Michigan...Performed on the parallel bars and high bar at the NCAA Championships...Averaged 7.900 on the pommel horse, 9.458 on the rings, 8.900 on the vault, 8.638 on the parallel bars, and 8.928 on the high bar for the season.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2007: Represented his native Puerto Rico at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany...Competed in the still rings (14.900), parallel bars (15.100), and high bar (13.575).

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND
A National Team member on the Level One Puerto Rico Gymnastic Federation team...His club team experience came with the Metropolitan Gymnastic Club... Competed in the 2002 Junior Pan-American Games, where he received a gold medal on the high bar...Attended the 2004 Bulgaria Gymnastic Championships, where he earned a bronze in the parallel bars, a silver in the rings, and a silver in the high bar...Ranked No. 13 on the high bar by the International Gymnastic Federation...In 2003, he was recognized by the Puerto Rico Senate for most promising young athlete in gymnastics... Ramos attended San Antonio High School...While there was no gymnastics team at his high school,he still received the 2004 High School Sport Department Achievement Award.

PERSONAL
The son of Tommy Ramos and Virginia Nin...Tommy Ramos Nin was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on April 29, 1986...He has two sisters, Nicole and Paola...Plans to major in Graphic Design.

QUOTING COACH JEPSON
"Tommy had a big summer competing in the World Championships. He is outstanding on rings and is a threat to win the NCAA title. He will also be a contender on parallel bars and is a returning All-American on high bar. He will be huge for us in those three events. Tommy has the kind of experience you need on a team that will hopefully challenge for an NCAA championship. He has been there before and knows what it takes to be successful in close fights. His physical strength is unparalleled; I don't know of anyone out there who is as strong as he is right now on rings."

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