Feb. 12, 2010
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 15 Penn State women's gymnastics travels to Pittsburgh on Saturday, Feb. 13 to take on the Panthers. Meet action is set to begin at 7 p.m. in Fitzgerald Field House.
The Series: Penn State vs. Pittsburgh
The Nittany Lions are 41-2 all-time against the Panthers. Pittsburgh is Penn State's second most common opponent behind only Ohio State. Last season, the Nittany Lions hosted Pittsburgh at Rec Hall and won 194.800-191.675. The Panthers' last win was in 2004 when Pitt won 196.350-195.800.
The Nittany Lions return home on Feb. 20 to host West Virginia. It will be a double dual with the Penn State men's gymnastics team who is hosting Illinois.
Penn State in the Rankings
Below is where Penn State sits in the respective GymInfo rankings for the week of Feb. 8. (www.troester.com/gym).
National (PSU Rank, Leader)
Team: 195.165 (15th - Oklahoma, 196.425)
Vault: 49.080 (7th - Alabama, 49.270)
Bars: 48.905 (11th- UCLA, 49.204)
Beam: 48.345 (22nd - Alabama, 49.110)
Floor: 48.835 ( t-13th - Oklahoma, 49.200)
Smith Receives Ann Carr Award
Senior Rosie Smith received the Ann Carr award after the Feb. 6 meet. Smith finished third on vault with a 9.825 and made her first appearance on floor with an exhibition routine since her 2009 season-ending injury.
Personett Earns 12th GOW Honor
Penn State Sports Camps
Personett led the Nittany Lions to a 196.425-196.275 victory against No. 23 Illinois to earn Big Ten GOW accolades. She tied her career-high score in the all-around with a 39.600 to take top honors. Personett finished first on beam with a career-high score of 9.950 and in floor with a season-high 9.925. She has won floor in all five meets this season. Personett finished second on vault with a 9.850 and placed third on bars with a 9.875.
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