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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Rising senior Briannah Tsang (Vancouver, British Columbia) is slated to compete for Team Canada at the World University Games, in Taipei City, Taiwan, Aug. 21-23. Women's artistic gymnastics begins competing on Aug. 21 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.
“I am honored and super excited to represent both Canada and Penn State at the World University Games,” Tsang said. “I hope my experiences from competing in a college atmosphere will help bring a different kind of energy and perspective to competing at the elite level.”
During her time at Penn State, Tsang has qualified for the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships each of the past two seasons. At the 2017 NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championships, she placed 30th in the all-around with a score of 39.1000, and her best finish of the evening came on the floor exercise as she tied for 18th with a 9.9000.
The 2015 Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year, Tsang has won 41 career titles, has received All-Big Ten First Team honors twice (2016 & 2017), tallied All-Big Ten Second Team honors in 2015, and was named to the 2017 Big Ten All-Championships Team.
Tsang heads to the World University Games with collegiate-best scores of 39.500 (all-around), 9.950 (vault), 9.900 (uneven bars), 9.950 (balance beam), and 9.950 (floor exercise). In the Penn State record books, Tsang is tied for fifth on the floor exercise (9.950), ninth on the vault (9.950), and 10th on the balance beam (9.950).