March 10, 2009
University Park, Pa. -
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The 15th-ranked Penn State women's gymnastics team travels to Maryland for a quad meet with the host Terps along with No. 19 Arizona and Yale on Saturday, March 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Rotations: Penn State, Arizona & Yale at Maryland
Rotation 1: Maryland, vault / Yale, bars / Arizona, beam / Penn State, floor
Rotation 2: Penn State, vault / Maryland, bars / Yale, beam / Arizona, floor
Rotation 3: Arizona, vault / Penn State, bars / Maryland, beam / Yale, floor
Rotation 4: Yale, vault / Arizona, bars / Penn State, beam / Maryland, floor
Last Time Out
No. 19 Penn State defeated No. 20 West Virginia, 196.225-195.925 last Sunday in Morgantown, W.V. As a team, Penn State recorded scores of 49.125 on vault, 49.025 on bars, 48.875 on beam and a season-high 49.200 on floor for its second-highest team total of the season (196.225). Four Nittany Lion gymnasts competed in the all-around, led by freshman Whitney Bencsko who finished second with a career-high 39.425. Bencsko captured the individual vault title while sophomore Melissa Klein claimed her first collegiate event title with a first-place 9.850 on beam. Junior Brandi Personett earned her eighth floor crown of the season with a career-high-tying 9.950.
In The Rankings
Below is where Penn State sits in the respective GymInfo rankings for the week of March 9.(www.troester.com/gym)
Based on Regional Qualifying Average
National (PSU Rank, Leader)
Team: 195.560 (15th - Georgia, 197.210)
Vault: 49.100 (13th - UCLA, 49.385)
Bars: 48.955 (13th - Georgia, 49.445)
Beam: 48.730 (23rd - Georgia, 49.400)
Floor: 48.975 (18th - Georgia, 49.290)
Individually in the National Rankings
Brandi Personett is 21st in the all-around with a Regional Qualifying Average of 39.255, sits eighth in the nation on vault with a Regional Qualifying Average of 9.910 and ranks fourth in the country on floor with a Regional Qualifying Average of 9.920.
Sophomore Melissa Klein earned her first collegiate individual event title at West Virginia on March 9 when she scored a career-high 9.850 for first.
For more information on the Penn State women's gymnastics team, please visit www.GoPSUsports.com.