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Sharaya Musser
Sharaya Musser

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Pine Creek

Height:
5-2

Event:
AA

Club Team:
Colorado Aerials Gymnastics


04/17/2014

Evening Session Awaits No. 15 Lions at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

04/17/2014

Evening Session Awaits No. 15 Lions at NCAA Championships

Nittany Lions look to advance to their first Super Six in school history on Friday at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex

01/04/2014

No. 15 Nittany Lions Open Season at Iowa State

Nittany Lions return 10 gymnasts; Add four newcomers for 2014 season

12/10/2013

Gymnastics to Host Blue-White Showcase on Thursday

Free gymnastics showcase at Rec Hall showcases men's and women's programs

07/17/2013

Record 68 PSU Student-Athletes Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year

CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Site/Opponent
All Around 39.725 3/4/11 vs. N.C. State,Maryland
Vault 9.975 3/7/10 vs. Maryland,Michigan,Bridgeport
Uneven Bars 9.925 2/23/13 vs. Michigan State
Balance Beam 9.950 3/16/13 vs. Kentucky
Floor Exercise 9.950 3/4/11 vs. N.C. State,Maryland

2013 (Senior Year)
Competed in all 12 of the team's nine meets, at the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA National Championships... Made touches on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise...Also competed in the all-around...Earned All-America status on the balance beam and in the all-around...Named first team All-Big Ten...Earned Big Ten All-Championship honors...Named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week once (1/28)...Earned Academic All-Big Team...Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Led the team in the all-around and on the balance beam...Tied for ht team lead on the floor exercise...Ranked second on the team on the vault and uneven bars...Posted an all-around score of 39.450 at the NCAA Qualifier (4/19), boasting scores of 9.850 on the vault, 9.875 on the uneven bars, 9.875 on the balance beam and 9.850 on the floor exercise...Finished second in the all-around at the NCAA Regional (4/6) with a score of 39.375, posting top-10 finishes on the vault (T-10th; 9.850), balance beam (4th; 9.850) and the floor exercise (T-9th; 9.850)...Also placed 11th on the uneven bars with a mark of 9.825 at the NCAA Regional Championships (4/6)...Placed sixth in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (3/23) with an overall score of 39.425...Tied for second on the uneven bars (9.900) and sixth on the balance beam (9.875) at the Big Ten Championships (3/23)...Also scored 9.850 on the vault and 9.800 on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships (3/23)...Won the all-around in seven meets, including vs. Kentucky (3/16) with a season-best score of 39.650...Also won the all-around vs. Michigan State (2/23), vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9), vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (1/26), at Illinois (3/2), vs. Ohio State (2/2) and in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (1/5)...Posted a season-best score of 9.900 on the vault vs. Kentucky (3/16)...Claimed a pair of vault titles during the year; at UIC (1/12) with a score of 9.900 and vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (1/26) with a mark of 9.875...Set a career-best tally of 9.925 on the uneven bars against Michigan State (2/23)...Won the title on the uneven bars vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (9.875; 1/26), at Illinois (9.850; 3/2) and vs. Ohio State (9.825; 2/2)...Won the balance beam title with a career-best showing of 9.950 vs. Kentucky (3/16)...Also won the balance beam title at Illinois (9.925; 3/2), vs. Michigan State (9.925; 2/23), vs. Ohio State (9.925; 2/2), vs. Iowa, Pitt and Rutgers (9.925; 1/26), vs. New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (9.900; 3/9), vs. Minnesota, Towson and Kent State (9.900, 1/19) and at UIC (9.825; 1/12)...Posted a season-best score of 9.925 to win the floor exercise title vs. Kentucky (3/16) and against New Hampshire, Temple and Penn (3/9)...Also won the floor exercise crown vs. Michigan State (9.875; 2/23) and in a tri-meet at Denver with Lindenwood (9.825; 1/5).

2012 (Junior Year)
Competed in all 12 of the team's meets, at the NCAA Regional Championships and the NCAA National Championships...Was the seventh Penn Stater to be named Big Ten Gymnast of the Year...Earned second team All-America status on the balance beam and floor exercise...Tabbed first team All-Big Ten...Six-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (1/9, 1/21, 2/6, 2/13, 3/2, 3/17)...Won seven individual titles in vault and posted scores of 9.900 or better in seven meets....Posted a season-high of 9.950 three times on the vault; against New Hampshire (1/15), in a tri-meet vs. Michigan and North Carolina (3/2) and vs. Maryland (3/17)...Tied for sixth at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) with a score of 9.900 on the vault...On the uneven bars, earned five titles and matched her season-high of 9.9000 three times...Won nine individual titles on the balance beam...Matched her career-high score of 9.950 against Ohio State (2/25) at Rec Hall to earn a title...Scored 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) to finish third on the balance beam...Posted a mark of 9.900 at the NCAA Championships (4/20) on the balance beam...Won five individual titles on the floor exercise...Matched her career-high score of 9.950 against Maryland (3/17)...Won 10 all-round titles...Finished third at the Big Ten Championships (3/24) in the all-around with a score of 39.400....Posted a score of 39.300 to earn All-America status at the NCAA Championships (4/20)...Earned a season-best score of 39.650 in a tri-meet vs. Michigan and North Carolina (3/2).


2011 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in all 11 meets, at the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA National Championships...Named first team All-Big Ten...Earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week four times (1/22, 2/18, 2/26, 3/4)...Selected as a Honda Award nominee...Won the Big Ten Individual Championship Vault and All-Around Champion ... Competed in the all-around at every meet Earned six individual event titles on the vault...Scored a season-best 9.925 on the vault for top honors at North Carolina (2/11)...Posted a 9.900 at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) to win the title on the vault...Won three event titles on the uneven bars...Scored a career-high 9.925 to win the uneven bars vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/26)...Notched a 9.900 to finish second at NCAA Regionals (4/2) ...Won seven balance beam titles during the season...Posted a personal-best 9.950 on the balance beam vs. North Carolina State and Maryland (3/4)...Placed second on the balance beam with a 9.850 at the Big Ten Championship (3/19)...Earned four individual event titles on the floor exercise...Posted a career-high 9.950 on the floor exercise at Maryland (2/18)...Tied her floor exercise career-high with a 9.950 vs. North Carolina State and Maryland (3/4)...Earned a 9.900 for fourth place on floor exercise at the Big Ten Championship (3/19)...Grabbed six first place finishes in the all-around...Placed third with a 39.425 at NCAA Regionals (4/2) to qualify for the NCAA National Championships...Scored a career-high 39.725 vs. North Carolina State and Maryland (3/4)...Finished 12th in the all-around at the NCAA National Championships (4/15) with a 38.600.

2010 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all 12 of the team's meets, at the NCAA Regional Championships and at the NCAA National Championships...Earned NACGC/W first team All-America on vault and in the all-around and second team All-America on balance beam and floor exercise...Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/15, 3/8, 3/22)...Earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Week once (3/8)...Finished 17th in the nation on vault...Competed in every meet on vault and bars...Scored a personal-best 9.975 for top honors against Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) on the vault...Won the uneven bars against Nebraska (3/20) with a score of 9.900...Posted a career-best 9.925 in a quad meet at Utah with Oregon State and Southern Utah (3/12) on the uneven bars...Won the balance beam four times during the season...Earned a score of 9.900 on the balance beam at Utah (3/12) to win the event and again at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) to take second place...Posted a 9.900 on the floor exercise at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) to finish in second place...Took top honors in the all-around against Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) with a 39.600.

Gymnastics Background
Compete for Colorado Aerials Gymnastics Club in Colorado Springs, Colo. under the direction of Jaycie Phelps, Kathy Vigil and Jason Baits...Was the 2008 State and Regional Champion...Was the balance beam and vault champion at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals...Finished second in the all-around at the 2008 and 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals...Was a 2009 Regional Champion...Was the 2009 balance beam champion at the Junior Olympic Nationals.

Personal
Born Sharaya Lyn Musser in Brentwood, Tenn. on Jan. 26, 1991...Daughter of Dean and Beverly Musser...Has four sisters, Lysandra, Sabrina, Alecia and Mariah, and two brothers, Harrison and Jonathan...Majoring in kinesiology...Both her father and uncle attended Penn State...Names dancing as a hobby, the Philadelphia Eagles as her favorite pro sports team, Jaycie Phelps as her favorite athlete, Italian food as her favorite kind of food, "Smallville" and "Grey's Anatomy" as her favorite television shows, "Transformers" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" as her favorite movies...Picked Denzel Washington as her favorite actor, and North Carolina and Florida as her favorite places to visit.

Why Penn State
"Penn State has always been my dream college to go to."

Sharaya's Favorite Quote
"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." ~Anonymous

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