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National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) honored eight Nittany Lions for academic success in 2016-17
National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) honored six Nittany Lions for academic success in 2015-16
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2017, 2018)
NACGC/W SCHOLAR-ATHLETE (2016, 2017)
ONE CAREER EVENT TITLE
|Balance Beam||9.750||2/19/17||TWU Quad Meet|
|Floor Exercise||9.850||2/4/17||Michigan State|
2018 (Junior Year)
Academic All-Big Ten...Competed in 12 of the 13 team meets on the year...Competed on the floor exercise 10 times and on the balance beam seven times...Tied a career-best score of 9.750 on the balance beam to place seventh at Maryland (1/19)...Recorded a fifth-place finish on the balance beam against Cornell & Penn with her score of 9.700 (2/17)...Tied a career-best score of 9.850 on the floor exercise three times...Finished fifth on the floor exercise against George Washington as she tied her career-best score of 9.850 (2/24)...Tied a career-best 9.850 on the floor exercise to place sixth at the Pitt Quad Meet (3/4)...Placed 16th on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships as she tied a career-best 9.850 (3/24).
2017 (Sophomore Year)
Academic All-Big Ten...Competed in all 12 team meets on the floor exercise...Opened the year with a 9.675 on the floor exercise to finish eighth against Bowling Green, BYU and Temple (1/7)...Won her first career event title with a 9.825 on the floor exercise against Maryland (1/21)...Set a career-best 9.850 on the floor exercise to finish fourth against Michigan State (2/4)...Set a career-best 9.750 on the balance beam at the Texas Woman’s University Quad Meet (2/19)...Finished third on the floor exercise with a 9.825 against Pittsburgh (2/25)...Tied a career-best 9.750 on the balance beam at the Big Five Qualifier (3/11).
2016 (Freshman Year)
Championship season: At the Big Ten Championships (3/19), Schuller finished 57th on the floor exercise with her score of 9.700...Competed at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/2) and tied for 32nd on the floor exercise with a score of 9.725...Regular season: Schuller placed third on floor (9.750) in her first career meet against North Carolina State (1/9)...In the season’s first quad meet against Alabama, Cornell and Denver (2/20), she competed on floor and earned a score of 9.725 to place 14th...Against Southern Connecticut, Temple, West Chester and West Virginia (2/26), Schuller earned a career-best on the floor exercise with a 9.825 placing ninth...Finished 10th on the floor exercise at Arizona State with a 9.625 (3/4).
Trained at Erie Gymnastics Center in Erie, Pennsylvania, under coach Doug Pershun...Level 10 state and regional qualifier from 2011-2015...Placed second in the floor exercise at the Pink Invitational in 2013 and third on the balance beam in 2014...Recipient of the 2011 Pink Invitational Strength of Character award...Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament qualifier in 2015...Placed third on the balance beam and 11th in the all-around in 2015 at the Junior Olympic National Invitational Tournament.
Born Peyton Tracy Schuller in Erie, Pennsylvania, on October 24, 1996...Daughter of David and Stacey Schuller...Has one older sister, Paula, and four younger siblings, Piper, Peri, Parker and Priya...Names spending time with family and friends as her hobby, math as her favorite subject and the Steelers as her favorite professional sports team...Says “Grey’s Anatomy” is her favorite television show, “Legally Blonde” is her favorite movie, Channing Tatum is her favorite actor, Jennifer Aniston is her favorite actress and her favorite place to visit is NYC...Majoring in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn Sate because it is an excellent school for academics and athletics.”