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Thirteen Nittany Lions Honored as All-America Scholar-Athletes by the College Gymnastics Association
Six men's gymnasts earn first team status; 13 of 20 squad members claim honors
Junior Felix Aronovich finishes seventh in the all-around, earns first All-America honor
Nittany Lions record top team scores in pommel horse (59.650) and still rings (60.150)
Hosted by Oklahoma, competition is scheduled for April 19-21 in Norman, Okla.
Craig Hernandez (pommel horse) and Scott Rosenthal (still rings) record top scores
Floor Exercise: 15.500 at California (March 15, 2008)
Vault: 15.900 vs. Michigan (Jan. 22, 2011)
Parallel Bars: 15.100 vs. Temple (March 24, 2011)
High Bar: 14.800 vs. Minnesota (March 17, 2012)
PENN STATE CAREER
2011: CGA Second Team All-American Scholar Athlete (3.20-3.299 GPA)...Academic All-Big Ten...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week after capturing first place in the floor exercise, parallel bars, and high bar (tie) in win over Ohio State...Came back strong after missing the 2010 season due to injury, serving as a cornerstone of the floor exercise, parallel bars, and high bar line-ups...Registered seven top three finishes in the floor exercise, capturing four titles...Ranked No. 6 in the floor exercise in the final national rankings...Earned a season-best score of 15.200 versus Ohio State and at the team finals of the Big Ten Championships...Won two parallel bars crowns, using a career-high score of 15.000 to gain a title against Ohio State...Secured third place finishes in the high bar versus Michigan and at the national qualifier of the National Collegiate Championships with a season-high score of 14.600...In the vault line-up for five regular season meets, placing second with a career-high score of 15.900 versus Michigan.
2010: Academic All-Big Ten...Did not compete while recovering from shoulder injury.
2009: Academic All-Big Ten...His continued development and consistent performances secured him regular spots in the line-up in the floor exercise, vault, parallel bars, and high bar...Contributed a dominant performance in Penn State's home win over Ohio State, capturing the floor exercise title with a season high score of 15.400, placing third in the high bar, and posting a career high mark in the vault (15.550)...Honored with the Gene Wettstone Award for leading the team to the conference win against the rival Buckeyes...Tied for second in the floor against Cal (15.150)...Placed third in the vault versus William & Mary and Navy (15.450)...Finished second in the high bar versus Cal, establishing a career high with a score of 14.750.
2008: Gained experience in first collegiate season by competing in three events (floor exercise, vault, and high bar) in a total of seven meets...Showed his mettle by earning two top three finishes in the floor exercise in road meets at Ohio State (15.350) and at Cal (15.500)...In his first appearance of the season, contributed a 15.550 in the vault in a road win over Illinois...Competed in the high bar twice, posting his best score, a 14.450, against William & Mary and Navy.
A former member of the Senior Canadian National Team...At the 2004 Canadian National Championships, he placed first in the high bar, third in the parallel bars and vault, and sixth in the all-around...Finished in fourth place in the floor exercise and vault at the 2006 Canadian National Championships...Placed fourth in the high bar, sixth in the parallel bars, and seventh in the vault at the 2005 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships...Claimed second place in the floor exercise at the 2006 Elite Canada Gymnastics Championships.
Warren Chun-Fu Yang was born on Dec. 4, 1986 in Ottawa, Canada to parents Phil and Kathleen Yang...Has two older sisters, Vanessa and Ericka...Selected Penn State over Minnesota, Iowa, and Michigan for its outstanding academics and athletics...Majoring in marketing.
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