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Casey Sandy
Casey Sandy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brampton, Ont.

High School:
Chinguacousy

Height:
5-6

Position:
AA


CAREER HIGHS (NCAA)
Floor Exercise: 9.250 three times - last vs. Ohio State (Feb. 24, 2007)
Pommel Horse: 9.575 at NCAA Championships (April 14, 2007)
Rings: 9.550 at NCAA Championships (April 13, 2007)
Vault: 9.300 twice - last at Michigan (Jan. 21, 2006)
Parallel Bars: 9.350 at Stanford (March 10, 2007)
High Bar: 9.350 vs. Illinois (Feb. 17, 2007)
All-Around: 54.400 vs. Michigan (Feb. 3, 2007)

CAREER HIGHS (FIG)
Floor Exercise: 15.850 vs. Army (Jan. 12, 2008)
Pommel Horse: 15.350 at Big Ten Championships (April 4, 2008)
Rings: 15.500 at NCAA Championships (April 18, 2008)
Vault: 16.100 at NCAA Championships (April 18, 2008)
Parallel Bars: 15.600 vs. Army (Jan. 12, 2008)
High Bar: 15.250 at Ohio State (Feb. 24, 2008)
All-Around: 91.550 at Michigan (Jan. 19, 2008)

PENN STATE CAREER
2008: Further solidified his status as one of collegiate gymnastics' top competitors by putting together arguably the greatest individual season in the storied history of Penn State men's gymnastics... Led the Nittany Lions to their second Big Ten Championship, winning individual titles in the parallel bars and the all-around...Unanimously named the 2008 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year...Dominated at the National Collegiate Championships, capturing the NCAA all-around crown to become the first Nittany Lion to win the Big Ten and NCAA all-around championships in the same year...Secured a total of six All-America honors, the most ever by a Nittany Lion at a single NCAA Championships...Placed second (tie) in the floor exercise (15.600), pommel horse (14.975), and parallel bars (14.950) in the individual finals of the National Collegiate Championships...Tied a conference record by earning four Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honors...Won a remarkable 29 titles, including at least one in each event and the all-around, and compiled 53 top three finishes throughout the season...Based off the new FIG scoring system, owns the Penn State record for high score in four of the six events plus the all-around...In the final GymInfo national rankings, positioned No. 1 in the all-around, No. 2 in the parallel bars, No. 3 in the pommel horse, No. 4 in the floor exercise, No. 7 in the high bar, No. 8 in the vault, and No. 9 in the still rings...Placed in the top three in the floor exercise in 10 of 12 outings, including a title-win versus Army with a season-high score of 15.850...Posted a season-high score of 15.350, placing second in the pommel horse, in the team finals of the Big Ten Championships...Came through in the clutch in the team finals of the National Collegiate Championships, earning season-best scores of 15.500 in the still rings and 16.100 in the vault...Captured at least a share of six parallel bars titles, including four straight to the start the season...Recorded five top three finishes in the high bar, four of which were title wins...Won all-around titles in nine of 10 meets, including at Michigan with a season-high score of 91.550.

2007: Returned from a serious arm injury suffered in 2006 to become one of the nation's top collegiate gymnasts, earning a remarkable 29 top three finishes... Secured All-American honors in the pommel horse, placing second in the individual event finals of the 2007 NCAA Championships with a career-high score of 9.575...Earned All-Big Ten honors by placing second in the all-around (54.300) at the 2007 Big Ten Championships...Played an instrumental role in helping Penn State claim its 12th national championship, tying for first in the pommel horse (9.300) and setting a career-high in the still rings (9.550) in the team finals...Ranked as the No. 1 pommel horse competitor for six weeks, including the final poll of the season...Claimed at least a share of 11 pommel horse titles and three runner-up finishes over the course of the season...Tied a career-high score in the floor exercise (9.250) twice, versus Michigan and Ohio State...Scored a 9.200 or better in eight of nine still rings performances...Captured parallel bars titles against Stanford (9.350) and William & Mary (9.250)...Ended the season as the No. 9 ranked performer in the nation on the parallel bars (9.150)...Placed first in the high bar in the team finals (9.200) and the individual event finals (9.100) of the West Point Open...Established a new career high on the high bar, scoring a 9.350 en route to a third place finish versus Ohio State...Finished the year as the No. 14 high bar competitor in the nation (8.980)...Claimed the all-around title versus Michigan with a career-high score of 54.400...Placed second in the all-around against Stanford (53.700).

2006: After taking the world of collegiate gymnastics by storm through the first month, suffered a serious arm injury that ended his freshman season...Collected 21 top three finishes through his first five collegiate meets...Won the all-around in all three meets in which he qualified, posting a high score of 54.000 at Michigan...Was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the all-around prior to his injury...Captured three pommel horse titles, registering a season high 9.450 at the West Point Open, and was a runner-up twice...Was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the pommel horse prior to his injury...Won the parallel bars competition in his first two meets, including using a personal best mark of 9.000 to tie for first versus Army...Earned scores of 9.300 on the vault in consecutive meets against Temple and Michigan to take second and third, respectively...Placed second versus Temple (8.950) and third against Army (8.700) and Michigan (9.000) on the floor exercise...Came in third on the rings at Michigan (8.950) and tallied a season-high 9.300 at the West Point Open...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week twice through the first three weeks of the season.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2007: Represented his native Canada at the 2007 World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany...Placed 25th in the world in the all-around with a score of 88.725...Earned his top scores in the vault (15.500) and the parallel bars (15.100).

GYMNASTICS BACKGROUND
Competed on the Canadian National Team...Placed third in the individual all-around at the 2004 Canadian Nationals and fourth in the individual all-around at the 2005 Canadian Nationals...Participated at the 2003 World Championships, helping his team take ninth place...At the Madeira Cup in 2004, earned third place in the individual all-around...Placed second in the individual all-around at the 2005 Stella Zakharova Cup...Took fourth in the team all-around and sixth in the individual all-around at the 2005 FISU games.

PERSONAL
Parents are Marilyn and Montie Sandy...Born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 21, 1984...Has a sister, Kendy...Attended Chinguacousy High School in Brampton, Ont., Canada...Intends to pursue a Biology degree.

QUOTING COACH JEPSON
"Casey is the defending NCAA all-around champion and is certainly a threat to win it again. He is the anchor for our team on many events. Casey brings so much, not just in terms of his difficulty, execution, and experience, but in his attitude. He is all about business and is just a quiet, humble competitor. He has to be a leading contender for the Nissen-Emery Award. He is a consummate performer and worker and I am thrilled to have him for his senior season. He is the kind of guy that every coach wants to have on his team."

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