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Nissen-Emery Award Finalist
All-American - all-around, vault, still rings, floor exercise (2016)
Big Ten Champion - high bar (2016)
First Team All-Big Ten (2016)
CGA National Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 14, 2016)
All-American - all-around (2015)
Big Ten Champion - still rings (2015)
All-American - parallel bars (2014)
Big Ten Champion - still rings (2014)
First Team All-Big Ten (2014)
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 13, Jan. 27, Mar. 3 - 2014)
National Champion - floor exercise (2013)
All-American - floor exercise (2013)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013)
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Feb. 4, 2013)
Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, Mar. 4, Mar. 18, Mar. 25 - 2013)
|All Around||88.500||4/10/15||NCAA Championships|
|Floor Exercise||15.800||4/21/13||NCAA Championships|
|Pommel Horse||13.300||2/2/13||Ohio State Dual|
|Still Rings||16.250||4/10/15||NCAA Championships|
|Parallel Bars||15.650||1/16/15||West Point Open|
|High Bar||14.600||1/19/13||at Navy Open|
2016 (Senior Year)
Named a Nissen-Emery Award Finalist … Was a four-time All-American after placing in the top eight in the floor exercise, still rings, vault and all-around at the NCAA Championships … Was the first Penn State gymnast to earn All-America honors all four years of competing since Kevin Tan (2001-04) … Is the fourth Penn State gymnast to grab All-America honors all four years in the history of the program … Finished his career as a seven-time All-American … Garnered his third Big Ten title with a first-place finish on the high bar at the championships … Earned his third First Team All-Big Ten nod with a first-place finish on the high bar ... Notched five titles in 2016 including: one all-around title, one still rings title, one high bar title and two vault titles … Came back from injury to compete in nine meets for the Blue and White in his senior campaign … Placed in the top-three 15 times in 2016 season … Ranked ninth nationally on the vault and 14th on the floor … Nabbed a team-best 14.450 on the vault against Nebraska (3/11) and a team-high 86.500 in the all-around at the NCAA Championships (4/16).
2015 (Junior Year)
Competed in all six events during the 2015 season ... Posted a season-best 13.100 on the pommel horse in the team finals at the West Point Open (1/16) ... Recorded a career-best 15.650 on the parallel bars in the team finals at the West Point Open (1/16) ... Tied for first on the parallel bars against Ohio State with his score of 15.400 (2/6) ... Won the parallel bars title at Puerto Rico with his score of 15.300 (3/6) ... Tallied a top-two score in every still rings competition during the 2015 season ... Won four still rings titles during 2015 ... Won two all-around titles during 2015 ... Finished first in the all-around against Ohio State with his score of 88.100 (2/6) ... Finished first in the all-around at Puerto Rico with his score of 86.850 (3/6) ... Secured Penn State's third Big Ten team title with his score of 15.100 on the floor exercise (3/27) ... Tallied a fifth-place finish on the floor exercise with his score of 14.675 (3/28) ... Posted three scores of 16.000 or more on the still rings ... Defended his 2014 Big Ten still rings title with his score of 15.750 (3/28) ... Tied for third on the vault in the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships with his season-best 15.100 (3/28) ... Finished eighth on the parallel bars in the individual finals at the Big Ten Championships with a score of 13.925 (3/28) ... Competed in all six events at the NCAA Championships ... Propelled the Nittany Lions to the NCAA Team Finals as he tied a career-best 15.800 on the floor exercise at the NCAA Qualifier (4/9) ... Posted the top score on the still rings (16.000) at the NCAA Qualifier (4/9) ... Tallied a career-best 16.250 on still rings for the No. 2 score at the NCAA Team Finals (4/10) ... Tied for third on the parallel bars at the NCAA Team Finals with his score of 15.250 (4/10) ... Posted a career-best 88.500 to garn All-America honors (fourth-place) at the NCAA Championships (4/10) ... Did not compete in the individual finals at the NCAA Championships due to injury ... His score of 15.800 on the floor exercise ties his career-best and No. 2 score in school history ... Owns three of the top-10 scores in school on the still rings (3rd -- 16.2.50, 4th -- 16.100, T9th -- 16.000) ... His score of 15.650 on the parallel bars ranks third all-time at Penn State ... He is also tied for seventh all-time at Penn State on the parallel bars with his score of 15.400
2014 (Sophomore Year)
First Team All-Big Ten honoree ... 2014 Big Ten still rings individual champion ... Three-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week ... Earned his second consecutive All-America honor on the parallel bars ... Concluded the season with Penn State's top season scores on the rings and the parallel bars, while also leading the team in all-around performances ... Made touches on every apparatus in every meet this season ... Set a season-high all-around mark (87.600) in the 2014 home opener against Army (1/11) with a four-place finishes on the floor exercise (15.500), rings (15.450), vault (15.000) and parallel bars (15.350) ... Recorded a season-high score of 15.500 on the floor exercise in the team finals at the West Point Open (1/17) ... Won the high bar at the Navy Open (1/25), with a score of 14.600 ... Finished second in the all-around (86.650) against Illinois (2/15), registering three top-five performances ... Competed at the 2014 Winter Cup (2/20), posting an 81.750 in the all-around in the finals ... Logged his second highest score of the season on the rings against Minnesota (3/1) with a top score of 15.750 ... Also captured the title on the vault against Minnesota with a score of 15.000 ... Highlighted the final dual meet of the season at Michigan (3/14) with a second-place finish on the rings (15.350), while also tying for second on the vault (15.100) ... Recorded an 87.200 in the all-around at the Big Ten Championship team finals (3/21), notching a season-high score of 15.150 on the vault ... Won the Big Ten individual title on the rings with a career high score of 15.825 ... Qualified for the NCAA individual finals in three different events ... Earned his second consecutive All-America honor after posting a third-place finish on the parallel bars with a career-high score of 15.500 at the NCAA Championships individual finals (4/11).
2013 (Freshman Year)
Competed in eight of the team's nine meets and at the NCAA Championships... Made touches on the floor exercise, pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars and high bar...Won the NCAA Floor Exercise National Championship, the programs first title on the floor exercise since 1963...Earned All-America honors in the floor exercise...Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors a conference record eight times during the season (1/14, 1/21, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18 and 3/25)...Named Big Ten and College Gymnastics Association National Gymnast of the Week once (2/3)...Led the team on the floor exercise, still rings and vault...Ranked second on the team on the parallel bars and in the all-around...Qualified for the individual finals at the NCAA Championships (4/21) on the vault and parallel bars...Finished ninth overall on both the vault and parallel bars during the Individual Finals at the NCAA Championships (4/21), scoring 15.025 and 14.175, respectively...Finished fourth on the floor exercise (15.200) and vault (15.025) and fifth on the still rings (15.100) at the Big Ten Championships (4/6) individual finals...Won the individual title in the all-around vs. Ohio State (88.250, 2/2) and at the Navy Open (86.150, 1/19)...Posted his second best score of the season at 15.450 on the floor exercise during the NCAA Championships (4/20) team finals...Won the individual title on the floor exercise vs. Ohio State (2/2) with a score of 15.400...Boasted a career-best score of 13.300 on the pommel horse vs. Ohio State (2/2/)...Set a career-high with a 15.800 on the still rings vs. Springfield College (2/23) to win the event...Also won the still rings vs. Army (15.700, 1/12), at Minnesota (15.150, 3/23) and vs. Ohio State (15.100, 2/2)...Won the vault with a season-best score of 15.400 against Michigan (3/16)...Also won the vault vs. Army (15.200, 1/12) and against Springfield College (15.100, 2/23)...Also topped the 15.000 mark in six other meets on the vault, including a 15.200 mark in the Big Ten Championships (4/5) team finals...Won the parallel bars title with a career-best 15.350 against Springfield College (2/23) and against Ohio State (2/2)...Won the parallel bars at Illinois (3/2) with a score of 15.250...Posted a score of 15.200 on the parallel bars vs. Army (1/12)...Boasted a career-best score of 14.600 on the high bar at the Navy Open (1/19).
Trained with Hocking Valley Gymnastics Center...Won three events at the 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships, claiming the floor exercise, vault and parallel bars...Finished second in the all-around 2012 Junior Olympic National Championships...Placed seventh in the vault at the 2012 Visa Championships...Has competed internationally in Canada, China, Guatemala and Puerto Rico.
Full name is Trevor Andrew Howard...Born in Westerville, Ohio on April 17, 1993...Son of Enoch and Sonja Howard...Has one brother, Enoch, and two sisters, Crystal and Kathleen.