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Seven Nittany Lions earn first team honors in the 2017-18 academic year.
Sophomore Stephen Nedoroscik is a two-time pommel horse national champion and three other NIttany Lions earned All-American status
Sam Zakutney paced the Nittany Lions with a win on the parallel bars and three total podium finishes
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Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
2017 & 2018 Pommel Horse National Champion
2017 All-American (Pommel Horse)
2018 All-American (Pommel Horse)
2018 Big Ten Champion (Pommel Horse)
First Team All-Big Ten (2018)
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2018 (Sophomore Year)
Named Academic All-Big Ten … Captured his second-straight National Championship title on the pommel horse, scoring a 14.666 at the NCAA Finals (4/21) … Is the 54th Penn State men’s gymnast to win an NCAA title as he also picked up the win on the pommel horse in the 2017 campaign … Is the 10th Nittany Lion to win the NCAA pommel horse title in the 2017 campaign and becomes just the third Penn State student-athlete to capture the title two times … Joins the company of Brandon Stefaniak, who won the title in 1999 and 2000 and Mark Sohn, who dominated the horse from 1988-1991 … Becomes the first Penn Stater to win the title in his first two seasons outright as Sohn tied for the win in his sophomore campaign … Is just the 11th Penn State gymnast to earn multiple NCAA titles and the first since Luis Vargas, who won the NCAA all-around title in both 2004 and 2005 … Won the pommel horse title on eight occasions in the 2018 season … Became the 14th Big Ten Individual Event Champion in Penn State men’s gymnastics history and just the third Nittany Lion to earn the Big Ten pommel horse title … Named First Team All-Big Ten after winning the pommel horse title … Notched 10 podium finishes on the pommel horse in 2018 … Won the event for the first three meets of the season while placing third against Illinois (1/27) and second at Ohio State (2/9) … Finished off the season with three-straight regular season pommel horse wins, a Big Ten Individual Championship and a NCAA Individual Championship.
2017 (Freshman Year)
Became one of four freshmen and the 54th Nittany Lion to earn a National Championship as he finished first on the pommel horse at the NCAA Championships with a 14.900 … Is the 10th Nittany Lion to earn the pommel horse title and the first since Luis Vargas … Is the third freshman to capture an individual NCAA event title in the last five years and only the fourth-ever Penn State men’s gymnastics freshman to earn an individual event title … Notched four other first-place finishes on the pommel horse in his freshman season … Picked up his first victory at Springfield (1/29) with a 14.500 … Scored a 14.350 on the pommel horse at Illinois (2/3) for the victory.
Prepped at Worcester Technical High School where his trade was Electro Mechanical … Learned how to construct electrical and mechanical devices using 3D printers, Arduinos and PLC’s … Comes to Penn State as one of the best pommel horse performers in the country … Earned the gold medal at the state, regional and national meet on the pommel horse in 2015 … Was the 2015 and 2016 Junior Olympic National Champion on the pommel horse.
Full name is Stephen John Nedoroscik … Son of John and Cheryl Nedoroscik … Has two sisters, Samantha and Anastasia … Majoring in engineering.