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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 18, 2004 -- The 29th-ranked Penn State women's gymnastics team (6-5-2) travels to Minneapolis for the 2004 Big Ten Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota on Saturday, March 20 beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET.
College Sports Television (CSTV), the first 24-hour college sports network, will televise the Big Ten?Women's Gymnastics Championships on tape-delay this year. The championships will?begin airing on Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET. CSTV is available on Adelphia and Insight cable systems, among others, and is also available on DirecTV (channel 610). On the Penn State University Park campus, CSTV is channel 54. For more information on CSTV availability, consumers can visit www.CSTV.com or call their local cable or satellite operator.
Last year, the Nittany Lions finished third at the conference championships behind Michigan and Iowa with a score of 196.650. Penn State is led by sophomore co-captain Meredith Hoover (Dublin, Ohio), who is averaging an all-around score of 39.119.
Last Time Out
Penn State fell to 12th-ranked Oklahoma on March 13, 196.175 to 195.775. Junior Lisa Clark (Philadelphia, Pa.) placed first on the vault with a career-high 9.925 while sophomore Michelle Ilg (Colonia, N.J.) tied for third on the bars with a 9.850. Junior Kate Stopper (Reinholds, Pa.) and freshman Genavieve Shingle (Langhorne, Pa.) were Penn State¡¯s highest finishers on the beam, tying for fourth with a 9.850 while Stopper tied for first on the floor with a 9.925.
Against The Big Ten This Season
The Nittany Lions are 1-0-1 against Big Ten opponents so far this season. Penn State defeated Minnesota, 195.100 to 195.075, in State College on Feb. 14. The Nittany Lions then tied Ohio State 195.950 to 195.950 in Columbus on Feb. 21.