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Lauren Bridgens and Briannah Tsang tabbed Gymnasts to Watch
Briannah Tsang finishes 11th in the all-around final at the World University Games
Briannah Tsang qualifies for the all-around final at the World University Games
Briannah Tsang to compete for Team Canada at the World University Games, Aug. 21-23
National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) honored eight Nittany Lions for academic success in 2016-17
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (2016, 2017)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2015)
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (2015)
BIG TEN ALL-CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM (2017)
BIG TEN GYMNAST OF THE WEEK (1/9/17)
FOUR-TIME BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
BIG TEN DISTINGUSIHED SCHOLAR (2016)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016, 2017)
41 CAREER EVENT TITLES
|Uneven Bars||9.900||3/8/15||West Virginia|
|Floor Exercise||9.950||3/5/17||Penn Quad Meet|
2017 (Junior Year)
Academic All-Big Ten...Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (Jan. 9, 2017)...Big Ten All-Championships Team...All-Big Ten First Team...Competed in the all-around in 11 of the 12 team meets...Qualified for the all-around at the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships...Won 12 individual event titles and five all-around titles...Won the vault five times, the balance beam three times and the floor exercise four times...In the season-opener against Bowling Green, BYU and Temple, Tsang won the all-around (39.250), won the vault (9.850), placed fourth on the uneven bars (9.825), won the balance beam (9.825) and captured the floor exercise title (9.850) (1/7)...Against Maryland, Tsang won the all-around (39.325), won the vault (9.825), tallied a career-best on the uneven bars (9.900), and won the balance beam (9.825)...Against Ohio State, Tsang won the all-around (39.400), tallied a 9.900 on the uneven bars and the floor exercise (2/11)...At the Texas Woman’s University Quad Meet, Tsang won the balance beam with a season-best score of 9.925 and she won the floor exercise title with a 9.875 (2/19)...Against Pittsburgh, Tsang won the all-around (39.250), vault (9.825) and the floor exercise (9.900) (2/25)...At the Penn Quad Meet, Tsang won the all-around with a season-best score of 39.425, won the vault with a score of 9.875 and won the floor exercise with a career-best 9.950, which tied fifth-best score in program history (3/5)...At the Big Ten Championships, Tsang finished seventh in the all-around (39.275), took third on the vault (9.875), placed 15th on the uneven bars (9.825), and finished 10th on the balance beam (3/18)...At the NCAA Regional Meet, Tsang finished fourth in the all-around with a 39.250, placed 25th on the vault (9.750), took 15th on the uneven bars (9.800), placed fifth on the balance beam (9.850) and took sixth on the floor exercise (9.850) (4/1)...Tsang advanced to the 2017 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships in the all-around with a fourth-place finish (39.250) at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/1)...Tsang finished 30th in the all-around (39.1000) at the NCAA Championships (4/14)...At the NCAA Championships, Tsang tied for 60th on the vault (9.7750), tied for 61st on the uneven bars (9.7875), tied for 76th on the balance beam (9.6375), and she posted a 9.9000 on the floor exercise to tie for 18th (4/14).
2016 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in the all-around in 12 of 13 meets...NCAA Championships qualifier on the floor exercise...Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...All-Big Ten First Team...Academic All-Big Ten...Championship season: At the Big Ten Championships (3/19), Tsang tied for sixth on the vault with a 9.850, tied for 12th on the balance beam (9.825), tied for 13th on the floor exercise (9.850) and finished eighth in the all-around (39.325)...At the NCAA Regional Championships (4/2), Tsang notched a season-best 39.375 in the all-around to finish tied for third, but missed out on an NCAA bid in the all-around due to a tie-breaker...On the day, Tsang posted a 9.850 on the uneven bars (T-13th), a 9.825 on the balance beam (T-11th), a 9.900 on the floor exercise (T-1st) and she ended the meet with a 9.800 on the vault (T-10th)...Tsang tied for the floor exercise title to advance to the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career...At the NCAA Championships (4/15), Tsang tied for 38th on the floor exercise with her score of 9.8125...Regular season: Against North Carolina State (1/9) in the season-opener, she tallied a 9.825 score and won the vault...Against Nebraska (1/16), Tsang won the all-around with a 39.300...Tsang also won her second vault title of the season with a 9.850 and she finished second on the floor exercise (9.850) against Nebraska (1/16)...Tsang won a pair of event titles in the meet against Illinois (1/29), as she scored 9.850 on the vault and tied a career-high 9.925 on the floor exercise...Against Michigan State (2/6), Tsang earned a season-best (9.850) on the uneven bars...Tsang took home another win on the floor exercise against Ohio State (2/13) with a score of 9.900...Also against Ohio State, Tsang placed second on the balance beam (9.875) and finished second in the all-around with a score of 39.300...In the season’s first quad meet against Alabama, Cornell and Denver (2/20), Tsang placed third on the floor exercise with a 9.850 and finished fourth in the all around (39.200)...Tsang captured her third floor exercise title of the season against Maryland (2/22) with a score of 9.900...Tsang hit 38.900 in the all-around against Southern Connecticut, Temple, West Chester and West Virginia (2/26) placing fourth...Tsang also captured her fourth floor exercise title of the year with a 9.925 at the Unite for Her meet (2/26)...At Arizona State (3/4), Tsang finished third in the all-around with a 39.150, placed second on the vault (9.875), third on the uneven bars (9.800) and fourth on the floor exercise (9.850)...At the Big Five Qualifier (3/12), Tsang tied a season-best 9.850 to tie for fifth on the uneven bars, tied a season-best 9.875 to tie for 10th on the balance beam and set a season-best 39.350 to finish tied for fifth in the all-around.
2015 (Freshman Year)
Named 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Became the fourth Penn State gymnast to earn B1G FOTY; joining Sharaya Musser (2010), Brandi Personett (2007) and Nikki Bongiovanni (1999)...also earned second-team All-Big Ten in 2015...Competed in all 12 of the team's meets, including the NCAA Regional Championships...Competed in the all-around in each meet...Won at least one event title in each of her first seven career meets and posted at least one event win in eight of her 12 competitions...Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week four times in 2015; Jan. 12, Jan. 26, Feb. 9 & March 16...Posted the highest all-around score by a PSU freshman in a season-opening meet with a tally of 39.225 vs. Cornell, New Hampshire and Rutgers (1/10)...Championship Season: Competed in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (3/21)...Scored 39.350 in the all-around to finish tied for 10th...Tied for fifth on the uneven bars with a career-best-tying 9.900...Tallied a 9.850 on the floor exercise and a 9.800 on the vault and balance beam at the B1G Championships...Scored 39.100 in the all-around at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/4)...Totaled 9.850 on the vault, 9.825 on the uneven bars, 9.800 on the balance beam and 9.625 on the floor exercise at the Regional...Regular Season: Scored a career-high 39.500 in the all-around to win the competition vs. Maryland (1/24)...Posted a 39.475 to win the all-around at West Virginia (3/8) and vs. No. 24 Michigan State (2/7)...Matched her B1G Championship score with a 39.350 at No. 8 Nebraska (1/17)...Scored 39.300 in the all-around at the B1G Five Meet (3/14) and in a quad-meet vs. Brockport, Iowa State and Penn (2/28)...Set a career-best of 9.950 on the vault twice; at No. 8 Nebraska (1/17) and to win the event at No. 14 Illinois (1/31)...Scored 9.900 on the event at the B1G Five Meet (3/14)...Won the vault at Pittsburgh (2/21; 9.875) and at West Virginia (3/8; 9.850)...Set a career-best with a 9.900 on the uneven bars at West Virginia (3/8) and equaled that at the B1G Championships...Scored 9.850 on the event to tie for the event title at No. 8 Nebraska...Also logged a 9.850 vs. Maryland (1/24) and No. 24 Michigan State (2/7)...Won the title on the balance beam with a career-best 9.950 vs. Maryland (1/24), tying for the ninth best score in school history...Scored 9.900 on the balance beam at No. 8 Nebraska (1/17)...Won the event title vs. No. 24 Michigan State (2/7) with a 9.875...Also scored 9.875 on the balance beam in a quad-meet vs. Brockport, Iowa State and Penn (2/28)...Won the balance beam title with a 9.800 in a quad-meet vs. Cornell, New Hampshire and Rutgers (1/10)...Won the floor exercise and posted a career-best score of 9.925 vs. No. 24 Ohio State (2/14)...Scored 9.875 on the floor exercise on four occasions; at West Virginia (3/8), at Pittsburgh (2/21), vs. No. 24 Michigan State (2/7) and vs. Maryland (1/24)...Won the event title vs. the Panthers and Terrapins.
Competed for Flicka Gymnastics and coach Dorina Stan...Posted an eighth place showing in the all-around at the 2014 Canadian National Championships, winning vault crown and placing eighth on the uneven bars...Was the champion on vault the 2013 Elite Canada competition and placed 11th on the floor exercise at the event...Finished eighth on the floor exercise at the Senior Pan-Am Games in 2013...Claimed a pair of top-10 showings at the Challenge Cup in Portugal, finishing sixth on vault and seventh on the floor exercise...Placed fifth on vault and seventh on the floor exercise at the 2012 Canadian Championships...Claimed the 2011 Canada Winter Games vault title, placed third on the floor exercise and seventh in the all-around.
Born Briannah Bik-Yee Tsang in Vancouver, British Columbia, on January 26, 1996...Daughter of Tom and Veronica Tsang...Has one older brother, Nick, and one younger sister, Kaitlyn...Lists shopping as a hobby, Beyoncé as her favorite musical entertainer, manatees and seals as her favorite animals and twice baked potatoes as her favorite food...Says “Harry Potter” is her favorite book,“Grey’s Anatomy” is her favorite television show, and Whistler, British Columbia, is her favorite place to visit...Biobehavioral health major.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because the school has an outstanding academic and athletic reputation."