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
PENN STATE CAREER
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.