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Parker Raque
Parker Raque

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Louisville, Ky.

High School:
Christian Academy of Louisville

Height:
5-6

Event:
AA

Birthdate:
06/25/1991

Club Team:
Champion Gymnastics


09/11/2013

Nine Nittany Lions Named All-America Scholar-Athletes by College Gymnastics Association

Five Lions earned first team honors

04/22/2013

BLOG: Memorable Season Closes at NCAAs for Nittany Lions

All Six Nittany Lions to compete in NCAA Individual Finals claim All-America honors

04/21/2013

Penn State's Howard Wins Floor to Lead Six All-America Efforts on Final Day of NCAA Championships

Howard wins Penn State's first floor exercise title in 50 years with a 15.800 score

04/20/2013

Men's Gymnastics Finishes Fourth at NCAA Championships

Six Nittany Lions to perform eight routines at event finals tomorrow in Rec Hall

04/18/2013

Top-Ranked Men's Gymnastics Host NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions' solid rotation looks to secure 13th national title, first since 2007

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
All Around 85.500 1/27/12 at West Point Open
Floor Exercise 15.800 3/17/12 Minnesota Dual
Pommel Horse 13.900 1/27/12 at West Point Open
Still Rings 15.800 2/16/13 at Temple Tri
Vault 16.050 4/16/11 at NCAA Championships
Parallel Bars 13.400 /27/12 at West Point Open
High Bar 15.300 2/16/13 at Temple Tri

2013 (Senior Year)
Appeared in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise, still rings, vault and high bar...Competed on the still rings and vault in every meet...Earned All-America honors on the still rings... Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Ranked second on the team on the still rings, fourth on the vault and floor exercise and fifth on the high bar...Competed on the still rings at the NCAA Championships (4/21) individual finals and finished sixth overall with a score of 15.075...Posted a season-best score of 15.100 on the floor exercise against Michigan (3/16)...Won the floor exercise against Springfield College (2/23) with a score of 15.050...Tied a career-high with a score of 15.800 on the still rings in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary (2/16)...Scored 15.700 on the still rings vs. Springfield College (2/23)...Notched a score of 15.450 in the NCAA Championships (4/20) team finals...Also topped the 15.100 mark at Illinois (15.400, 3/2), the Big Ten Championships team finals (15.300, 4/5), vs. Army (15.300, 1/12), at the NCAA Championship qualifiers (4/19) and against Michigan (15.100, 3/16)...Boasted a season-best score of 15.150 on the vault vs. Michigan (3/16)...Scored 15.000 on the vault vs. Army (1/12)...Notched a career-best score of 15.300 in a tri-meet at Temple with William & Mary.

2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in all nine of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Competed on the floor exercise and the vault in every meet...Earned All-America honors in the floor exercise...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Led the team in the floor exercise...Ranked second on the team in the all-around and on the vault...Qualified for the individual finals at the NCAA Championships (4/21) and Big Ten Championships (4/7) on the floor exercise...Posted a career-best score of 85.500 to win the all-around title at the West Point Open (1/27)...Also posted career-best scores of 13.900 on the pommel horse and 13.400 on the parallel bars at the West Point Open (1/27)...Won the individual title on the floor exercise six times during the season; vs. Army (1/14), at Michigan (1/21), at West Point Open (1/27), at Springfield College (2/12), vs. Minnesota (3/17) and vs. Temple (3/24)...Posted a career-best score of 15.800 to win the floor exercise vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Claimed eighth place on the floor exercise with a score of 14.950 at the NCAA Championships (4/21) individual finals...Boasted a career-best score of 15.500 to finish third on the still rings vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Won the vault with a season-best score of 15.100 vs. Minnesota (3/17)...Placed second on the vault at the West Point Open (1/28), at Springfield College (2/12) and at Ohio State (2/25)...Scored a then-career-best 14.400 to finish third on the high bar at Springfield College (2/12).

2011 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all 10 of the team's meets and at the NCAA Championships...Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, high bar and in the all-around competition...Competed on the floor exercise, still rings and vault in all ten meets and at the NCAA Championships...Earned All-America honors on the floor exercise and vault...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Won Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the week once (2/19) during the season...Led the team on the floor exercise...Ranked second on the team in the vault and the all-around...Qualified for the individual event finals at the NCAA Championships in three events; floor exercise, still rings and vault...Placed fourth on the vault with a season-high score of 16.050, fifth on the floor exercise with a season-best score of 15.400 and finished ninth on the still rings at 14.900 at the NCAA Championships (4/16)...Qualified for the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships (4/2) and finished fifth on the floor exercise with a score of 14.600...Scored better than 15.000 on the floor exercise seven total times on the season...Claimed the individual title on the floor exercise at the West Point Open (15.200, 1/14) and finished second vs. Springfield College (15.000, 2/12), at Illinois (15.100, 2/19) and vs. Ohio State (15.000, 2/26)...Owned a season-best score of 13.500 on the pommel horse vs. Army (1/8)...Claimed a season-high mark of 15.350 on the still rings during qualifying at the NCAA Championships (4/14)...Also topped the 15.000 mark in a tri-meet at Temple with Army (15.000, 1/30), in a tri-meet at Oklahoma with Illinois (15.050, 3/19) and during the team and all-around finals at the NCAA Championships (15.300, 4/15)...Also vaulted a 16.050 in the qualifying at the NCAA Championships (4/14) and owned a 16.000 during the team and all-around finals at the NCAA Championships (4/15)...Won the individual title on the vault vs. Army (15.800, 1/8), against Springfield College (15.900, 2/12), at Illinois (16.000, 2/19), and in a tri-meet at Minnesota with Iowa (15.900, 3/5)...Posted his season-best scores in three events at the West Point Open (1/14); scoring 13.300 on the parallel bars, 14.400 on the high bar and winning the all-around title with a score of 84.300...Also won the all-around crown vs. Army (1/8) with a score of 83.100.

2010 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all 10 of the team's events...Made touches on the floor exercise, still rings, vault and high bar...Earned College Gymnastics Association All-America Scholar-Athlete honors...Led the team on the still rings...Ranked fourth on the team on the vault and fifth on the floor exercise...Owned a season-best score of 14.900 to win the individual title on the floor exercise vs. William & Mary (1/31)...Also scored 14.700 on the floor exercise vs. Oklahoma (3/20)...Season-best score of 15.200 on the still rings came at Ohio State (2/27) to finish second overall in the event...Tied for the individual title on the still rings vs. William & Mary (1/31) with a score of 14.700...Vaulted 15.800 for a season-best score vs. Oklahoma (3/20)...Tied for third on the vault at Cal (3/13) with a score of 15.600...Also posted a score of 15.600 in a tri-meet vs. Minnesota with Temple (3/6)...Owned a season-best high bar score of 13.400 at West Point Open (1/15)...Tied for third on the high bar vs. Army (1/9) with a score of 13.200.

Gymnastics Background
Competed for Champion Gymnastics in Louisville at the club level...Placed second in the vault at Junior Olympic Nationals in 2007...Finished 18th in the all-around at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals, qualifying him for the VISA Championships...Earned a 15th place finish in the all-around and sixth in the still rings at the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals, again qualifying him for the VISA Championships...Captured first place in the floor exercise at the 2009 VISA Championships...Academic All-American from 2007-09 at the Christian Academy of Louisville

Personal
Full name is Miles Parker Raque...Born in Louisville, Ky. on June 25, 1991...Son of Tom and Robyn Raque...Has one sister, Paige...Majoring in marketing. 

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