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Quick Facts & Schedule UNIVERSITY Quick Facts Location................................................University Park, Pa. Enrollment............................................................... 44,112 Conference.............................................................. Big Ten Colors........................................................... Blue & White Nickname......................................................Nittany Lions President............................................ Dr. Rodney Erickson Acting Director of Athletics........................ Dr. Dave Joyner Athletics Director.............................................. Tim Curley Assoc. A.D./SWA......................................Charmelle Green

PENN STATE  Coaches

Head Coach................................................. Jeff Thompson School Record/Years...................................... 21-7/2nd Year Assoc. H.C./Years.............................. Rachelle Thompson/2 Asst. Coach/Years...................................Randy Monahan/4 Office................................. 110A, 110B or 111 White Bldg Telephone.............................................. (814) 863-7461 or .................................................................. (814) 867-4438 Fax............................................................. (814) 865-8149 Home Arena (Capacity)............................ Rec Hall (5,812)

2011 In Review

2011 Regular Season Record........................................21-7 Big Ten Regular Season Record......................................1-2 Big Ten Championships/finish............................... 5-1/2nd 2011 NCAA Regional Finish..........................................3rd 2011 NCAA Finish...................................................... N/A Final National Ranking............................................ No. 13 All-Americans Returning/Lost........................................1/0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................................10/2 Newcomers....................................................................... 3

Gymnastics History

First Year of Gymnastics.............................................. 1965 All-Time Record/Years.................................. 607-276-4/47 National Championships................................................... 2 ................................................................... (1978 & 1980) NCAA Championship Appearances................................ 17 .............................................(1982, 84, 85, 86, 88, 91, 92, ............................93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 05, 09) AIAW Championship Appearances................................... 7 .............................................(1975, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81)

Athletic Communications

Contact.....................................................Susan Bedsworth Office........................................101 G Bryce Jordan Center ..................................................University Park, PA 16802 Office Phone.............................................. (814) 865-1757 Fax............................................................. (814) 863-3165 Email.......................................................sjb5001@psu.edu Website..........................................www.GoPSUsports.com

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January Sun.

8

West Virginia, Maryland

Morgantown, W. Va.

2 p.m.

Sun.

15

New Hampshire

Durham, N.H.

1 p.m.

Sat.

21

Michigan State, Cornell, Alabama University Park, Pa.

7 p.m.

Sat.

28

Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minn.

7 p.m.

Iowa City, Iowa

8 p.m.

February Fri.

3

Iowa

Sat.

11

N.C. State, GWU, William & Mary Raleigh, N.C.

7 p.m.

Sat.

18

SUNY - Brockport (DD)

University Park, Pa.

7 p.m.

Sat.

25

Ohio State (DD)

Columbus, Ohio

5 p.m.

March Fri.

2

Michigan & North Carolina

University Park, Pa.

7 p.m.

Sun.

11

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, Pa.

6 p.m.

Sat.

17

Maryland (DD)

University Park, Pa.

7 p.m.

Sat.

24

at Big Ten Championship

Iowa City, Iowa

(Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State,

Minnesota, Ohio State, Nebraska)

12/5 p.m.

April Sat. 7 NCAA Regional Championships Fri-Sun. 20-22 NCAA Championships

Campus Sites Duluth, Ga.

Bold indicates home meet at Rec Hall • All times Eastern Time (DD) indicates meet is a double dual with the Penn State men’s team

TBA TBA

Table of Contents Athletic Communications

TABLE OF CONTENTS 2012 SEASON...................................................................................2-11 2012 Schedule & Notes..............................................................................2 2012 Quickfacts.........................................................................................2 Table of Contents.......................................................................................3 Head Coach Jeff Thompson........................................................................4 Assoc. H.C. Rachelle Thompson ................................................................5 Assistant Coach Randy Monahan and Support Staff............................... 6-7 2012 Roster................................................................................................8 Nittany Lions by Class................................................................................9 Team Building.................................................................................... 10-11 2012 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS.............................................12-25 Whitney Bencsko, Natalie Ettl, Daryl Konsevick, Alex Stine .............. 12-19 Madison Merriam, Sharaya Musser..................................................... 20-21 Kristin Blades, Stephanie Brock.......................................................... 22-23 Lindsay Musgrove, Kassidy Stauder.................................................... 24-25 Lexi Carroll, Krystal Welsh, Alex Witt................................................ 26-27 2011 IN REVIEW.............................................................................27-39 Meet-by-Meet Performances............................................................... 27-28 2011 Results and Team Score Breakdown.................................................29 2011 Team and Individual Highs..............................................................30 2011 Season Notes....................................................................................31 Meet Recaps....................................................................................... 32-39 PENN STATE WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS HISTORY......................40-65 Event and Coaching History.....................................................................40 All-Time High Scores and Records...........................................................41 NCAA Regionals................................................................................ 42-43 All-Americans...........................................................................................44 Nationally Ranked Teams.........................................................................45 National Championship History...............................................................46 Ann Carr Award.......................................................................................47 Honors and Awards............................................................................ 48-49 All-Time Results................................................................................. 50-57 All-Time Series Records............................................................................58 Rec Hall....................................................................................................59 Gymnastics Facilities........................................................................... 60-61 Academic Success................................................................................ 62-63 Letterwinners...................................................................................... 64-65

Contact: Susan Bedsworth Assistant Director 101-G Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 Office Phone: 814-865-1757 Cell Phone: 814-308-2273 FAX: 814-863-3165 E-Mail: sjb5001@psu.edu

www.GoPSUsports.com CREDITS The 2012 Penn State Women’s Gymnastics Yearbook was compiled, written, and layed out by Susan Bedsworth; Stephanie Petulla, Executive Editor; Erin Douglas, Design. Special thanks to Trey Miller. Photos by: Penn State Campus Photography, Steve Shephard, Lloyd Smith, Mark Selders and Robert Harley (CollegiateGymnast.com). Printed by: Jostens, State College, Pa. U.Ed. No. ICA-12-15

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MEDIA INFORMATION....................................................................... 66 TV/Radio Roster......................................................................................66

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Head Coach Jeff Thompson

Jeff

THOMPSON Second Year at Penn State Kentucky • 1985

Jeff Thompson is entering his second year as the head coach of Penn State women’s gymnastics after being named the ninth head coach in program history on July 15, 2010. The two-time SEC Coach of the Year, joined the Nittany Lion family in 2010 after 11 successful years at Auburn University in Alabama. He is joined at Penn State by his wife Rachelle, who serves as the associate head coach. In his first season at Thompson’s Career the helm of the Nittany Lion program, Thompson Honors: guided the Nittany Lions • Two-time SEC Coach of the to a second place finish in Year (2003, 2008) the Big Ten Champion• Two-time Central Region ship, with two gymnastics Coach of the Year (‘03, ‘08) earning individual event • Regional Assistant Coach of titles, and a berth in the the Year (‘95) NCAA Regional Championships as the No. 2 seed. Thompson has He coached three Nittany Lions to All-Big Ten honProduced: ors, and Sharaya Musser, • Five Academic All-Big Ten a Honda Award nominee Honorees advanced to the NCAA • Three All-Big Ten Selections National Championship • Two Big Ten Individual Event to represent Penn State. Champions Outside the gym, the Nit• Four NCAA All-Americans tany Lions excelled in the • Three SEC Gymnasts of the Yr. classroom and commu• Three SEC Scholar-Athletes of nity. Five gymnasts earned the Year Academic All-Big Ten • Four All-SEC Team Members laurels and the team was • One SEC Freshman of the awarded the Team ComYear munity Service Award. • 44 NACGC/W Academic In 11 years as the head Honorees of the Auburn Univer• 53 SEC Academic Honor Roll sity women’s gymnastics Selections program, Thompson was named the SEC Coach of the Year and NCAA Regional Head Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2008. Despite facing stiff competition in the SEC, Thompson’s 4

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teams improved each year. The Tigers qualified for NCAA Regionals eight consecutive years. In 2010, Thompson coached Auburn to upset victories against then No. 8 Arkansas and No. 12 Kentucky. In addition, the Tigers defeated then No. 8 and five-time defending National Champion Georgia for the first time in program history. As a coaching team at Auburn, the Thompsons produced four NCAA All-Americans, four All-SEC team members, three SEC Gymnast of the Year winners and one SEC Freshman of the Year. They coached nine NCAA Championship individual qualifiers and four NCAA Regional Event Champions. Their gymnasts also excelled in the classroom and in the community in their 11 years with the program. There were three SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners, three CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members, 41 NACGC/W Academic All-Americans and 53 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections. Prior to arriving at Auburn, Thompson was the assistant coach at Louisiana State University from 1994-99 and was the Junior Olympic Program Director at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy in Fairfield, Ohio from 1993-94. Thompson also held assistant coaching positions at two Big Ten institutions, Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as serving as a graduate assistant coach at Kentucky. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education from Kentucky in 1985. He went on to receive a Master of Science in Biomechanics in 1995. Jeff and Rachelle have two sons, Parker (16) and Griffin (14).

Associate Head Coach Rachelle Thompson

Rachelle

THOMPSON Second Year at Penn State LSU • 2004

Rachelle Thompson begins her second season as the associate head coach of the Penn State women’s gymnastics program. Prior to Penn State, Thompson spent 11 years at Auburn University in Alabama. Her husband, Jeff, serves as the head coach. During her first season as the associate head coach at Penn State, Thompson helped coach the Nittany Lions to a second place finish in the 2011 Big Ten Championship with two Nittany Lions capturing individual event titles. Penn State also earned a berth in the NCAA Regional Championships as the No. 2 seed. Sharaya Musser advanced to the NCAA National Championships representing the Nittany Lions. Thompson joined the Auburn staff in 1999 as a choreographer and volunteer coach before being promoted to assistant coach in 2002 and associate head coach in 2006. Her responsibilities included, but were not limited to, coaching beam and floor, choreographing beam and floor routines, managing all meet contracts, scheduling community service projects, recruiting, as well as handling travel arrangements and the budget. She was a two-time

Auburn University Assistant Coach of the Year and was selected the 2008 NACGC/W Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. As a coaching team at Auburn, the Thompsons produced four NCAA All-Americans, four All-SEC team members, three SEC Gymnasts of the Year winners and one SEC Freshman of the Year. They coached nine NCAA Championship individual qualifiers and four NCAA Regional Event Champions. Their gymnasts also excelled in the classroom and in the community. They had three SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners, three CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members, 41 NACGC/W Academic All-Americans and 53 SEC Academic Honor Roll selections. Prior to joining the Tiger staff, Rachelle was a choreographer and volunteer coach at LSU for six years and at Illinois from 1992-93. Thompson attended LSU and was a three-time NCAA All-American gymnast. She was a finalist for the American Award honoring the Top Five Senior Gymnasts, as well as a finalist for the HondaBroderick Cup. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Science and Education from Auburn. Rachelle and Jeff have two sons, Parker (16) and Griffin (14).

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Assistant Coach Randy Monahan

Randy

MONAHAN Fourth Year at Penn State Ohio State • 2006

Assistant coach Randy Monahan enters his fourth season with the Penn State women’s gymnastics program. With the Nittany Lions, Monahan aids in recruiting and training student-athletes along with various other aspects of the program. “Randy is one of the finest assistant coaches in NCAA Gymnastics,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “His competitive experience combined with his technical knowledge enables him to put his coaching into terms that every one of our gymnasts can understand and use. He not only can tell them ‘why’ it will work, he can tell them how it will ‘feel’ to do it that way. His years of experience as a competitor have also helped him develop our strength and conditioning program. We use nothing but our own body weight to develop the strength, flexibility and endurance that we require in a way that makes sense to everyone on the team. He is also a great recruiter and has been instrumental in helping us land several top gymnasts over the past two seasons.” Monahan was a member of the Ohio State men’s team from 2001 to 2005 and was a seven-time All-American with the Buckeyes, who captured Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2005. He was the Big Ten Gymnast of the Year and also captured the Big Ten All-Around title in 2003 and 2004 and was a Nissen-Emery Finalist in 2005, finishing second in the all-around at the NCAA Championships that same year. Monahan comes to Penn State from the club coaching ranks, most recently with Artistic Sports Academy Plus out of Harrisburg, Pa. At Artistics Sports, Monahan assisted the head coach in instruction and analysis of youth athletes as well as various coaching and instructional responsibilities. He was also employed by EJM Food Corporation as a Quality Control Specialist. Prior to his time in the Harrisburg area, Monahan was a coach at Buckeye Gymnastics where he worked with a wide variety of athletes from levels 4-10. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Ohio State men’s team where he assisted in instructional and managerial capacities as well as having training and competitive responsibilities. Monahan graduated from Ohio State in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in human ecology. Monahan is married to volunteer assistant coach Jillian Monahan. They reside in State College.

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Support Staff

Jillian

Mike

Volunteer Assistant

Athletic Trainer

MONAHAN

GAY

Ohio State • 2006

Heather

Natalie

Director of Operations

Team Manager

McElwee

Yoder

2011 • Penn State

Jake

ZENKER Team Manager

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2012 Roster

Behind the Lion, from left: Head coach Jeff Thompson, associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, Alex Witt, Lexi Carroll, Stephanie Brock, volunteer assistant Jillian Monahan, assistant coach Randy Monahan, team manager Jake Zenker In front of Lion, from left: Krystal Welsh, Kristin Blades, Alex Stine, Natalie Ettl, Daryl Konsevick, Sharaya Musser, Lindsay Musgrove, Kassidy Stauder, Whitney Bencsko, Madison Merriam Name

Yr.

Event

Ht.

Hometown/High School

Whitney Bencsko

Sr.

AA

5-5

Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock

Kristin Blades

So.

V, BB, FX

5-2

Gainesville, Va./Battlefield High

Stephanie Brock

So.

AA

5-5

Burlington, N.J./Burlington Twp. High

Lexi Carroll

Fr.

AA

5-3

Olney, Md./Magruder

Natalie Ettl

Sr.

UB

5-2

Waukesha, Wis./Mukwonago

Daryl Konsevick

Sr.

BB, FX

5-0

Rutherford, N.J./Rutherford

Madison Merriam

Jr.

AA

5-8

Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder

Lindsay Musgrove

So.

AA

5-3

League City, Texas/Clear Creek High

Sharaya Musser

Jr.

AA

5-2

Colorado Springs, Colo./Pine Creek

Kassidy Stauder

So.

AA

5-3

Palmerton, Pa./Palmerton Area

Alexandra Stine

Sr.

UB

5-4

Philipsburg, Pa./State College Area

Krystal Welsh

Fr.

AA

5-7

Bowie, Md./Archbishop Spalding

Alex Witt

Fr.

V, UB

5-4

Odessa, Fla./Steinbrenner

Head Coach:

Jeff Thompson (Second year)

Assoc. Head Coach: Rachelle Thompson (Second year) Assisttant Coach:

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Randy Monahan (Fourth year)

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Pronunciations Bencsko................ Bench-ko Ettl...............................ETT-ul Konsevick.......KON-suh-vick Lexi.............................Lex-ee Rachelle................. Ruh-shell Sharaya...............Sha-ray-uh Stauder...................Staw-der

2012 Nittany Lions By Class

The Seniors Alex Stine Natalie Ettl Daryl Konsevick Whitney Bencsko

The Juniors Madison Merriam Sharaya Musser

The Sophomores Kristin Blades Kassidy Stauder Lindsay Musgrove Stephanie Brock

The Freshmen Lexi Carroll Alex Witt Krystal Welsh

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Team-Building

Building A Team... While Penn State women’s gymnastics is a team, it’s also a family. It is a bond that is strengthened through blood, sweat and tears in the gym and laughter, helping hands and teamwork out of the gym. All of these components build trust, friendships and strong ties, which are necessary to take the team to the next level and have fun along the way. Whether it’s the traditional team run up Mt. Nittany, theme weeks in the gym, team dinners, community service or just hanging out at a football game with 110,000 of your closest friends, the Penn State women’s gymnastics team is a family in and out of the gym.

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Team-Building

Building A Family.

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Meet the Nittany Lions

Whitney

BENCSKO AA • Sr. • 5-5

Major: Nutrition Pompton Plains, N.J • Pequannock

Lion Career 2011 (Junior): Competed in every meet on bars, beam and floor ... competed in the all-around in eight meets ... averaged 9.744 on vault (eight meets), 9.748 on bars (12 meets), 9.725 on beam (12 meets), 9.671 on floor (12 meets) and 38.938 in the all-around (eight meets) ... on vault, scored a season-high 9.825 at North Carolina (2/11) ... finished in the top five on vault on two occasions ... on bars, scored a season-high 9.850 vs. Ohio State (2/26) and in a tri-meet vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) ... finished in the top five event finishers five times on bars ... on beam, finished in the top five on five occasions ... scored a career-high 9.900 for second place in a quad meet at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) ... on floor, scored a season-high 9.900 vs. Ohio State (2/26) ... placed in the top five four times on floor ... in the all-around, scored a season-best 39.275 on two occasions ... earned top five finishes five times in the all-around... earned the Ann Carr award after competing in the all-around for the first time in 2011 against Ohio State (2/26). 2010 (Sophomore): Competed in the all-around in seven meets before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season ... averaged 9.814 on vault, 9.534 on bars (eight meets), 9.654 on beam, 9.611 on floor and 38.664 in the all-around ... scored a 9.800 or higher in all but one meet on vault ... finished in the top three event finishers four times ... on bars, recorded a season-high 9.825 on two occasions ... registered a 9.875 on beam vs. Illinois (2/7) ... finished in the top five event finishers on beam three times ... scored a 9.775 or higher on floor in five meets ... finished in the top five on floor four times ... in the all-around, placed in the top five in all but one meet ... scored a season-high 39.300 vs. West Virginia (2/20) and received the Ann Carr award for her performance. 2009 (Freshman): NACGC/W First Team All-American on vault and Second Team All-American in the all-around ... Second Team All-Big Ten ... tied for second with teammate Brandi Personett on vault at the Big Ten Championships ... competed in all 13 meets, including 12 in the all-around ... qualified for the Individual Event Finals of the 2009 NCAA National Championships in vault finishing tied for eighth ... averaged a 38.877 in the all-around, 9.804 on vault, 9.560 on bars, 9.698 on beam and 9.815 on floor ... earned the Ann Carr award as the most inspirational gymnast of the meet versus Pittsburgh (1/10) where she finished second in the all-around ... on vault, finished in the top five event finishers 10 times ... scored better than a 9.800 11 times ... scored a career-best 9.925 against Michigan State (1/24) and 12

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matched the score at West Virginia (3/9) to claim individual event titles ... competed on bars in 12 meets with three top five finishes ... scored a career-high 9.875 to earn first at Maryland quad meet (3/14) ... had six top five finishes on beam ... recorded a score of 9.825 against New Hampshire, Rutgers and Bridgeport (2/21) ... finished in the top five seven times on floor ... scored better than 9.800 on nine occasions ... registered a career-high 9.925 versus West Virginia (3/9) ... finished in the top five in the all-around nine times, including six second place finishes ... notched a career-high score of 39.425 at West Virginia (3/9) ... scored a 38.900 or better in the all-around seven times. High School/Club Was a member of the North Stars Gymnastics Club program in Boonton, N.J., under the direction of Tony Gehman ... was the Level 10 New Jersey state champion on bars in 2008, finishing second on vault, second on beam, second on the floor and second in the all-around ... at Level 10 Region 7 Regionals, claimed the vault, bars, floor and all-around championships in 2008 ... at the 2008 Level 10 J.O. Nationals, finished sixth on beam, eighth on vault and 14th in the all-around ... at the 2007 Level 10 J.O. Nationals, claimed ninth on vault ... at the 2007 Level 10 Region 7 Regionals, finished first on vault and bars while claiming third on floor and

Meet the Nittany Lions Personal Born Whitney Christine Bencsko on Sept. 12, 1990 in Pompton Plains, N.J. ... parents are Doug and Paula Bencsko ... has three siblings, Ashley (26), Justin (24) and Morgan (11) ... father Doug played football at Ithaca College ... majoring in nutrition ... names Dave Matthews Band and Rascal Flatts as favorite entertainers, the New York Yankees as favorite pro sports team, “The Great Gatsby” as favorite book, “Grey’s Anatomy” as favorite television show, “Step Up” and “The Blindside” as favorite movies, Channing Tatum and Patrick Dempsey as favorite actors, the British Virgin Islands as favorite place to visit and Jennifer Aniston as favorite actress ... names goals for this season as “I want to complete my senior year with no regrets knowing I gave it everything. I want to help lead my team as we strive to achieve our dreams of winning a Big Ten title and being on the floor at the final night of the NCAA Championships!” ... nickname is Whit.“ Quoting Coach Thompson “Whitney has made a full recovery from her knee injury and has been extremely consistent this fall. We feel that she has made a complete return to the form which earned her All-America status her freshman year.”

fifth in the all-around ... was the 2007 Level 10 New Jersey state champion on bars and in the all-around while finishing second on vault and floor ... claimed first on vault and floor at the 2006 New Jersey state championships while also finishing second on bars and beam and in the all-around ... posted a first place finish in vault at the 2006 Level 10 Region 7 Regionals while also claiming third on floor and in the all-around ... posted as sixth-place finish on bars at the 2006 Level 10 J.O. Nationals while also finishing 10th on vault and 12th in the all-around ... placed first on vault, second on floor and second in the all-around at the 2005 US Elite Challenge ... was a four-year high honor roll member at Pequannock Township High School.

Career Highs Vault:..............................9.925, 2x last at West Virginia (3/9/09) Bars:.............................................. 9.875 at Maryland (3/14/09) Beam:.... 9.900 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18/11) Floor:......................................... 9.925 at West Virginia (3/9/09) All-Around:............................... 39.425 at West Virginia (3/9/09)

2011 Season Highs Vault:................................ 9.825, 2x, last at West Virginia (3/12) Bars:................. 9.850, 2x, last vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4) Beam:.... 9.900 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18) Floor:...............................................9.900 vs. Ohio State (2/26) All-Around:.................................... 39.325 vs. Ohio State (2/26) GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Natalie

ETTL UB, BB • Sr. • 5-2 Major: Kinesiology

Waukesha, Wis. • Mukwonago

Lion Career 2011 (Junior): First Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Uneven Bars Champion ... anchored the Nittany Lions on bars in 11 of 12 meets ... averaged a 9.807 for the season ... finished in the top five event finishers eight times, including earning four event titles ... scored a 9.800 or better nine meets and a 9.900 or better six meets ... won the uneven bars title with a 9.900 at a tri-meet with Big Ten foes Illinois and Michigan (1/14) ... placed second with a 9.925 in a meet at Florida with N.C. State (1/28) ... won the bars crown with a 9.900 at North Carolina (2/11) ... scored a career-high 9.975 to tie the program record in a quad meet at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) ... defended her uneven bars title at the Big Ten Championships (3/19) with a 9.925. 2010 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in 13 meets on bars with an average score of 9.808 ... finished in the top five finishers 10 times, including winning five titles ... scored a 9.800 or better in 11 meets ... won her first uneven bars title scoring a 9.900 in a quad meet with Cornell, Iowa and Yale (1/23) ... scored a 9.950 for top honors vs. Illinois (2/7) ... won the event at Pittsburgh (2/13) with a 9.900 ... posted a 9.950 vs. Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) ... scored a 9.875 vs. Nebraska (3/20), good enough for second place ... won the Big Ten uneven bars title with a 9.925 (3/27) ... finished third with a 9.875 in the NCAA Regional Championship (4/10). 2009 (Freshman): Competed in 10 meets on bars with an average score of 9.805 ... finished in the top five finishers on six occasions ... earned the Ann Carr Award for most inspirational gymnast of the meet versus Cornell, William & Mary and Penn (2/7) where she finished third on bars ... placed third with a score of 9.800 at Illinois (1/17) ... scored a 9.750 at Nebraska to finish third ... recorded a 9.825, good enough for third place, versus Cornell, William & Mary and Penn (2/7) ... won bars with a 9.850 at Michigan (2/13) ... scored a versus Alabama and Ohio State (3/1) and again at the Big Ten Championships (3/21) ... scored a 9.800 at the NCAA Regionals (4/4) and again at the NCAA Championships (4/16).

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High School/Club Was a member of Salto Gymnastics club program in Waukesha, Wis., under the direction of Jim Chudy ... finished first on the bars and second on vault at the 2007 Wisconsin state championships ... finished third on the floor at the 2007 Regionals but tore her ACL for the second time on floor ... claimed first place on vault at the 2005 Wisconsin state championships ... placed third in the allaround, third on vault and second on beam at the 2005 Regionals ... a three-time National qualifier in 2003, 2004 and 2005, finishing 14th in the all-around and third on bars in 2005 and ninth in the all-around and sixth on bars in 2004 ... placed first in the all-around, first on bars, second on vault and tied for second on beam at the 2004 Wisconsin state championships ... also placed first in the all-around, first on bars and vault and second on beam at the 2003 Wisconsin state championships ... claimed first in the allaround and on bars and second on vault at the 2004 Regionals ... placed third in the all-around and first on bars and third on vault at the 2003 Regionals ... spent the 2006 and 2008 season rehabbing from her knee injuries ... member of the National Honor Society at Mukwonago High School ... four-year member of the national honor roll.

Meet the Nittany Lions

Personal Born Natalie Clare Ettl on April 19, 1990 in Waukesha, Wis. ... parents are Steve and Beth Ettl ... has one brother, Will (18) ... majoring in kinesiology ... names camping and fishing as hobbies, Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Hootie and the Blowfish and Kenny Chesney as favorite entertainers, the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and the Miami Heat as favorite pro sports teams, “Mind Gym” as favorite book, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Next Great Baker” and “Law & Order SVU” as favorite television shows, “Despicable Me”, “Life as We Know It”, “Taken” and “The Proposal” as favorite movies and her cabin in northern Wisconsin and anywhere with a beach as favorite places to visit ... names goals for the season as “to help lead my team to win the first-ever Big Ten Championship title for Penn State and qualify to the NCAA Championship and Super Six. I want to enjoy my senior year with my amazing teammates and most importantly, have fun!” Quoting Coach Thompson “Natalie has done a tremendous job helping lead our team as a senior co-captain. Her competitive experience with winning two individual Big Ten uneven bar championships helps her lead by example.”

Career Highs

Vault:.................................................................................... N/A Bars:.... 9.975 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18/11) Beam:.................................................................................. N/A Floor:................................................................................... N/A All-Around:........................................................................... N/A

2011 Season Highs

Vault:.................................................................................... N/A Bars:Bars:....9.975 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18) Beam:.................................................................................. N/A Floor:................................................................................... N/A All-Around:........................................................................... N/A GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Meet the Nittany Lions

Daryl

KONSEVICK AA • Sr. • 5-0

Major: Biobehavioral Health Rutherford, N.J • Rutherford

Lion Career 2011 (Junior): Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in every meet on beam and floor ... averaged a 9.792 on beam and a 9.731 on floor ... scored a 9.825 or better on beam at six meets and finished in the top five event finishers on seven occasions ... scored a 9.850 and placed third vs. New Hampshire (1/22) and at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) ... scored a career-high 9.900 and placed second vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) ... scored an 9.850 and finished second at West Virginia (3/12) ... scored a 9.800 or better on floor five times and finished in the top five event finishers on four occasions ... scored a career-best 9.900 and placed second in a quad meet with Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/26) ... scored a 9.850 at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) ... earned the Ann Carr award for the most inspirational performance vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4). 2010 (Sophomore): Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in 11 meets for the Nittany Lions on beam and floor ... averaged 9.416 on beam (eight meets) and 9.760 on floor (10 meets) ... scored a 9.675 in her first-ever appearance on beam in a quad meet at Michigan State (1/9), good enough for third place ... scored a 9.800 vs. Minnesota and Alabama (1/30) ... posted a 9.825 for fourth place at Pittsburgh (2/13) ... earned a 9.875 on floor for third place in a quad meet at Michigan State (1/9) ... finished fifth with a 9.750 vs. Cornell, Iowa and Yale (1/23) ... placed fifth with a 9.775 vs. Minnesota and Alabama (1/30) ... scored a 9.825 vs. Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) ... earned a 9.825 at the Big Ten Championships (3/27). 2009 (Freshman): Saw action in eight meets competing in floor exercise, averaging 9.719 ... scored at least a 9.775 in the last five meets of the season ... finished in the top five on two occasions, including fifth (9.650) versus UNH, Rutgers and Bridgeport (2/21) and fourth at West Virginia (3/9) ... recorded a score of 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/21) ... registered a 9.800 at the NCAA Regionals (4/4) and the NCAA National Championships (4/16).

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High School/Club Member of the Galaxy Gymnastics club program in Orangeburg, N.Y., under the direction of Jamie Winkler and Sergei and Galina Petrouniak ... member of the 2008 Junior Olympic National Team ... 2008 New York state beam and bars champion ... 2008 Region 6 floor champion ... 2008 Junior Olympic national beam champion while also finishing sixth on bars, seventh on floor and third in the all-around ... in 2007, finished second on bars and eighth on floor at the Junior Olympic Nationals ... was the 2007 Region 6 beam and floor champion, also earning the New York state beam championship that same year ... at the 2006 Junior Olympic Nationals, finished third on bars, seventh on beam, fifth on floor and sixth in the all-around ... was the 2006 Region 6 beam, floor and all-around champion ... was the 2005 Junior Olympic National floor champion, also claiming ninth on bars, second on beam and sixth in the all-around ... in 2004, qualified for International Elite status at Karolyi’s National Team Camp and was the Atlantic Invitational bars, beam and all-around champion as a National Elite ... also picked up the 2004 Junior Olympic National beam championship while finishing eighth on floor and ninth in the all-around ... member of the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars at Rutherford High School ... member of the Maximum Honor Roll.

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Personal Born Daryl Amelia Konsevick on Oct. 16, 1989 in Englewood, N.J. ... parents are June and Michael Konsevick ... has one brother, Rory (28) ... majoring in biobehavioral health and minoring in Psychology...names Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay and Josh Ritter as favorite entertainers, the New York Yankees as favorite pro sports team, Derek Jeter as favorite athlete... “Seinfeld” and “The Office” as favorite television shows and the beach as favorite place to visit ... names goals for this season as “our common goal is to win Big Ten Championships this season as well as qualify and aim for a spot on the podium at NCAA Championships. I plan on working as hard as I can to help my team reach our goals.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Daryl has focused on balance beam and floor exercise this fall and as a two-event specialist, we look for her to post big scores every time she competes.”

Career Highs

Vault:.....................................................................................N/A Bars:.....................................................................................N/A Beam:........................ 9.900 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4/11) Floor:........................................... 9.900 at Ohio State (2/26/11) All-Around:............................................................................N/A

2011 Season Highs

Vault:.....................................................................................N/A Bars:.....................................................................................N/A Beam:............................. 9.900 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4) Floor:................................................ 9.900 at Ohio State (2/26) All-Around:............................................................................N/A GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Alexandra

STINE V, UB • Sr. • 5-4 Major: Kinesiology

Philipsburg, Pa. • State College Area

Lion Career 2011 (Junior): Competed on bars in 11 meets for the Nittany Lions ... averaged a 9.702 for the season ... finished in the top five event finishers on five occasions ... scored a career-high 9.850 four times, including at Maryland (2/18) for third place, vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport 2/26) for second place, at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) for third place and at NCAA Regionals (4/2) for third place. 2010 (Sophomore): Competed in five meets for the Nittany Lions specializing on bars ... averaged a 9.700 ... scored a 9.825 at Utah (3/12) ... scored a 9.800 at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) ... posted a 9.800 the NCAA Regional Championships (4/10). 2009 (Freshman): Competed in nine meets during the season specializing on bars ... averaged 9.686 on bars ... scored a season-high 9.825 versus Michigan State (1/24) in her first collegiate competition for second place honors ... scored higher than a 9.700 on six occasions ... scored a 9.750 in the NCAA Championships (4/16).

High School/Club Competed for Nittany Gymnastics in State College, Pa., under the direction of Amy Adamek and Mike Rizzuto ... was injured for most of junior and senior seasons but attended Regionals ... placed sixth on vault at Level 9 Nationals during sophomore season ... at Level 8 Regionals during freshman season, placed second on vault ... fouryear member of the Honor Roll at State College Area High School.

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Personal Born Alexandra Garland Stine on July 12, 1990 in State College, Pa. ... parents are Charles and Karen Stine ... majoring in kinesiology ... names Mumford & Sons and Florence & the Machine as favorite entertainers, English as favorite school subject, Michael Phelps as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, “Twilight” series by Stephanie Mayer as favorite book, “True Blood” as favorite television show, Gladiator” as favorite movie, Richard Gere as favorite actor, Julia Roberts as favorite actress and New Orleans as favorite place to visit ... names goal for this season “to do the best I can to contribute to the team and enjoy my senior year.”

Vault:.................................................................................... N/A Bars:.......................9.850, 4x, last at NCAA Regionals (4/2/11) Beam:.................................................................................. N/A Floor:................................................................................... N/A All-Around:........................................................................... N/A

Quoting Coach Thompson “Alex is coming off a tremendous junior year where she competed on uneven bars. She has shown consistency and determination throughout the fall and we expect her to excel for Penn State this season.”

Vault:.................................................................................... N/A Bars:............................ 9.850, 4x, last at NCAA Regionals (4/2) Beam:.................................................................................. N/A Floor:................................................................................... N/A All-Around:........................................................................... N/A

Career Highs

2011 Season Highs

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Madison

MERRIAM AA • Jr. • 5-8

Major: Public Relations Gaithersburg, Md. • Magruder

Lion Career 2011 (Sophomore): Second Team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in every meet on vault and bars, 10 meets on floor, eight meets on beam and eight meets in the all-around ... averaged a 9.788 on vault, a 9.796 on bars, a 9.553 on beam, a 9.835 on floor and a 39.056 in the all-around ... finished in the top three on vault on five occasions ... scored a 9.800 or better in seven meets ... posted a career-best 9.925 for the title at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) ... placed in the top five on bars in six meets ... scored a 9.800 or better in six meets, including a career-high 9.925 for second place at Maryland (2/18) ... won the uneven bars title at West Virginia (3/12) ... placed third with a 9.850 at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) and NCAA Regionals (4/2) ... scored a season-high 9.800 on beam, good enough for third place at West Virginia (3/12) ... placed in the top five on floor at seven meets, including earning three titles ... earned a career-high 9.925 for the crown vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/26) and again at the Big Ten Championship ... finished in the top five in the all-around in seven of eight meets ... posted a career-best 39.475 for second place at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) ... earned the Ann Carr Award for most inspirational performance vs. New Hampshire (1/22). 2010 (Freshman): Competed in 12 of 13 meets for the Nittany Lions, including six meets in the all-around ... averaged 9.718 on vault (seven meets), 9.645 on bars (10 meets), 9.383 on beam (six meets), 9.763 on floor (12 meets) and 38.450 in the all-around ... finished in the top five on vault on three occasions ... scored a 9.750 in five of seven meets ... posted a 9.875 for fifth place at Utah (3/12) and again for fourth place vs. Nebraska ... finished in the top five event finishers on bars three times, including taking top honors at Ohio State (2/27) ... scored a season-high 9.875 for fourth place vs. Illinois (2/6) ... placed fifth with a 9.850 at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) ... posted a season-high 9.825 on beam vs. Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) ... finished in the top five on floor five times, including three top three finishes ... scored a 9.850 four times, including at the Big Ten Championships (3/27) and the NCAA Regional Championships (4/10) to place fifth ... scored a season-high 39.100 in the all-around at the Big Ten Championships (3/27). High School/Club Was a member of Hill’s Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Md. under the direction of Kelli Hill ... was a five-time national qualifier ... was the 2006 regional beam champion and 2007 Maryland state bar champion ... in 2008, finished seventh in the all-around, ninth on vault and sixth on floor at Nationals ... was a member of the Region 7 Senior A National Championship Team ... finished second on bars at Regionals and second on vault, bars and floor at Maryland States ... in 2009, was the National Bar Champion, while also placing second on beam and 10th on vault ... placed second on bars and third on vault, floor and in the all-around at Regionals ... was the Maryland state bars and floor champion and finished second on vault and beam. 20

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Personal Born Madison Nicole Merriam on June 27, 1991 in Gaithersburg, Md. ... parents are Jim and Cindy Merriam ... has two sisters, Reilly (15) and Shaye (13), and one brother, Jamie (17) ... Majoring in public relations and minoring in both Spanish and business ... Names Jack Johnson as her favorite entertainer, English as her favorite school subject, Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete, Hawaiian pizza as her favorite food, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” as her favorite book, “True Blood” as her favorite televison show, “500 Days of Summer” as favorite movie, Ryan Reynolds as her favorite actor, Katherine Heigle as her favorite actress and the beach as her favorite place to visit... her goals for the season are “to go into every routine with confidence, help my team win Big Tens and go to NCAAs.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Maddie is coming off a second place finish in the all-around at the 2011 Big Ten Championships, and has improved immensely since that time. We look for her to lead the team by her performance and fully expect her to be one of our brightest stars.”

Career Highs

Vault:....9.925 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18/11) Bars:....9.925 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18/11) Beam:............................................ 9.825 vs. Maryland (3/7/10) Floor:..........9.925, 2x, last at Big Ten Championship (3/19/11) All-Around:... 39.475 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18/11)

2011 Season Highs

Vault:... 9.925 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18) Bars:... 9.925 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18) Beam:.......................................... 9.800 at West Virginia (3/12) Floor:............... 9.925, 2x, last at Big Ten Championship (3/19) All-Around:... 39.475 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary (2/18)

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Sharaya

MUSSER AA • Jr. • 5-2

Major: Kinesiology Colorado Springs, Colo. • Pine Creek

Lion Career 2011 (Sophomore): First Team All-Big Ten ... four-time Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (1/22, 2/18, 2/26, 3/4) ... Honda Award nominee ... Big Ten Vault and All-Around Champion ... competed in every meet in the all-around ... averaged a 9.879 on vault, a 9.842 on bars, a 9.883 on beam, a 9.727 on floor and a 39.331 in the all-around ... finished in the top five on vault 11 times, including earning six individual event titles ... scored a 9.875 or better in 11 meets ... scored a season-best 9.925 for top honors at North Carolina (2/11) ... scored a 9.900 at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) for the title ... finished in the top five on bars 10 times, including earning three event titles ... scored a 9.825 or better in 10 meets ... scored a career-high 9.925 for the event crown vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/26) ... scored a 9.900 for second place at NCAA Regionals (4/2) ... finished in the top five on beam in 12 meets, including seven event titles ... scored a personal-best 9.950 vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) ... posted a 9.850 for second place at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) ... earned five top five finishes on floor, including four individual event titles ... posted a career-high 9.950 at Maryland (2/18) ... tied her career-high with a 9.950 vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) ... earned a 9.900 for fourth place on floor at the Big Ten Championship (3/19) ... placed in the top five in the all-around in 12 meets, including six first place finishes ... placed third with a 39.425 at NCAA Regionals (4/2) to qualify for the NCAA National Championship ... scored a career-high 39.725 vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) ... finished 12th in the all-around at the NCAA National Championship (4/15) with a 38.600 ... earned the Ann Carr award for most inspirational performance vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/26). 2010 (Freshman): NACGC/W First Team All-American on vault and in the all-around and second team All-American on beam and floor ... Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/15, 3/8, 3/22) ... Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (3/8) ... finished 17th in the nation on vault ... competed in every meet on vault and bars, 13 meets on beam and eight meets on floor and in the all-around ... averaged 9.835 on vault (15 meets), 9.830 on bars (14 meets), 9.690 on beam (13 meets), 9.600 on floor (eight meets) and 39.066 in the all-around (eight meets) ... finished in the top five on vault 11 times ... scored a 9.800 or better in 12 meets ... scored a personal-best 9.975 for top honors against Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) ... placed in the top five on bars nine times, including finishing first against Nebraska (3/20) with a 9.900 ... posted a career-best 9.925 in a quad meet at Utah with Oregon State and Southern Utah (3/12) ... finished in the top five event finishers six times on beam, including taking top honors four times ... earned a score of 9.900 at Utah (3/12) for first place and again at the Big Ten Championships for second place ... on floor, finished in the top three event finishers on three occasions ... posted a 9.900 at Big Ten Championships for second place ... placed in the top three event finishers in the all-around in six of eight meets ... took top honors against Maryland, Michigan and Bridgeport (3/7) with a 39.600. High School/Club Was a member of the Colorado Aerials 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 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 Beam Champion at the Junior Olympic Nationals.

Personal Born Sharaya Lyn Musser on Jan. 26, 1991 in Brentwood, Tenn. ... parents are Dean and Beverly Musser ... has four sisters, Lysandra (23), who is married with two kids, Sabrina (22) married with one child, Alecia (19) and Mariah (15), and two brothers, Harrison (17) and Jonathan (10) ... 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 Denzel Washington as her favorite actor, and North Carolina and Florida as her favorite places to visit ... her goals for the season are “to win a Big Ten Championship as a team, to make it to NCAAs as a team and individually and to win some individual titles.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Sharaya was the No. 1 all-around gymnast in the nation during the final weeks of the 2011 season before spraining her ankle just before NCAA Regionals. She has added some new skills for this season and looks to be even better, if that’s possible, than her sophomore season. Sharaya will once again be one of the top gymnasts in the conference and the NCAA.”

Career Highs

Vault:............................................... 9.975 vs. Maryland (3/7/10) Bars:............................... 9.925, 2x, last at Ohio State (2/26/11) Beam:........................ 9.950 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4/11) Floor:............9.950, 2x, last vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4/11) All-Around:............... 39.725 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4/11)

2011 Season Highs

Vault:............................................9.950 at North Carolina (2/11) Bars:..................................................9.925 at Ohio State (2/26) Beam:..............................9.950 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4) Floor:................. 9.950, 2x, last vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4) All-Around:.....................39.725 vs. N.C. State & Maryland (3/4) GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Kristin

BLADES AA • So. • 5-2

Major: Communication arts & sciences Gainesville, Va. • Battlefield

Lion Career 2011 (Freshman): Competed in 11 meets on vault in 2011 ... averaged a 9.786 for the season ... scored a 9.800 or better on six occasions ... finished in the top five event finishers three times, including a second place finish with a career-high 9.875 in a quad meet at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18). High School/Club Was a member of Apollo Gymnastics in Woodbridge, Va. ... was a 2010 Junior Olympic National Qualifier and 2009 Junior Olympic National first alternate ... earned first place on floor at Richmond Fall Classic, first on vault, bars, beam and in the all-around at the World Class Invitational, first on vault at the Cancun Classic and first one vault at the Rock n’ Roll Apollo meet ... was the 2009 Regional Vault Champion ... was the 2009 National Invitational vault and beam champion. Personal Born Kristin Michelle Blades on February 19, 1992 in Gainesville, Va. ... parents are James and Sharon Blades ... has one sister, Nicole (24), and one brother, Christopher (22) ... her aunt and uncle both attended Penn State ... sister, Nicole, was also a gymnast ... majoring in communication arts & sciences ... names listening to music, watching movies and running as favorite hobbies, Katy Perry, Jack Johnson, John Mayer and Maroon 5 as favorite entertainers, history as favorite subject, the Steelers as favorite professional sports team, David Beckham as favorite athlete, Japanese and Italian as favorite foods, “The Last Lecture” as favorite book, “Criminal Minds” as favorite TV show, “Dirty Dancing” and “Get Him to the Greek” as favorite movies, Timothy Olyphany, Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wilde as favorite actors and Rome as favorite place to visit ... her goals for the season are “to win Big Tens, and make it to Nationals as a team.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Kristin competed in nearly every meet for the Nittany Lions on vault in 2011. Despite having elbow surgery earlier this fall, Kristin is ready to make her mark on the Penn State program this season.”

Career Highs

Vault:............ 9.875 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary Bars:.....................................................................................N/A Beam:...................................................................................N/A Floor:....................................................................................N/A All-Around:............................................................................N/A

2011 Season Highs

Vault:............ 9.875 at Maryland with Rutgers & William & Mary Bars:.....................................................................................N/A Beam:...................................................................................N/A Floor:....................................................................................N/A All-Around:............................................................................N/A 22

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Stephanie

BROCK AA • So. • 5-5

Major: Business Marketing Burlington, N.J. • Burlington Township

Lion Career 2011 (Freshman): Competed in three meets on vault and floor and one meet on bars before an injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season ... averaged a 9.592 on vault and a 9.600 on floor ... posted a season-best 9.750 on vault vs. New Hampshire (1/22) ... scored a personal-best 9.725 on floor vs. New Hampshire (1/22) ... finished fifth with a 9.700 on bars vs. New Hampshire (1/22). High School/Club Was a member of TNT Elite Gymnastics in Maple Shade, N.J. ... was a 2007 Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... finished first on beam at the 2008 Junior Olympic Nationals and 12th in the all-around ... placed first on bars and in the all-around at the 2009 Region 7 Regional. Personal Born Stephanie Kyle Brock on April 10, 1992 in Burlington, N.J. ... parents are Kurt and Debbie Brock ... has two brothers, William Holland (26) and Kenny Brock (21) ... brother, Kenny, plays football at Rowan University ... majoring in business marketing ... names football, tanning and going to the beach as favorite hobbies, Lil’ Wayne, Nicki Minaj, The Script and Linkin Park as favorite entertainers, the Philadelphia Eagles as her favorite professional sports team, macaroni and cheese and chicken parm as favorite foods, “Transformers” as favorite movie and Disney and the beach as favorite places to visit ... her goal for the season is “to compete in the all-around, win Big Tens and earn the Ann Carr award.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Stephanie returns for her sophomore season and started strong this fall, performing very well on all four events before being sidelined with a minor leg injury. We expect her to be fully recovered by the early part of the season and hope she will be able to contribute on every event.”

Career Highs

Vault:................................ 9.750 vs. New Hampshire (1/22/11) Bars:................................. 9.700 vs. New Hampshire (1/22/11) Beam:..................................................................................N/A Floor:................................ 9.725 vs. New Hampshire (1/22/11) All-Around:...........................................................................N/A 

2011 Season Highs

Vault:......................................9.750 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) Bars:.......................................9.700 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) Beam:..................................................................................N/A Floor:......................................9.725 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) All-Around:...........................................................................N/A  GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Lindsay

MUSGROVE AA • So. • 5-3

Major: Communication arts & sciences League City, Texas • Clear Creek

Lion Career 2011 (Freshman): Competed on vault in every meet in 2011 and on floor in nine meets ... averaged a 9.600 on vault and 9.706 on floor ... scored a 9.700 or better on vault in eight meets ... posted a career-best 9.775 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) and at West Virginia (3/12) ... scored a 9.775 or better on floor at five meets ... finished in the top five event finishers on two occasions ... scored a 9.775 for fifth place at North Carolina (2/11) ... earned a career-best 9.850 for fifth place vs. N.C. State and Maryland (3/4) and again at the Big Ten Championship (3/19). High School/Club Was a member of the Champion Gymnastics Academy in Katy, Texas ... was a 2009 and 2010 Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... was a 2010 State Team Champion ... was the bar champion and earned second place in the all-around and on beam at the 2010 Regional ... placed second on vault, floor and in the all-around at the 2009 Regional ... finished third on beam and fourth on bars and in the all-around at 2009 States ... was the 2008 State Bar Champion ... was a Class of 2010 Magna Cum Laude graduate at Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas ... named Most Outstanding Senior Math Student ... named to the Honor Roll all four years. Personal Born Lindsay Ellen Musgrove on Jan. 18, 1992 in League City, Texas ... parents are Bob and Debbie Musgrove ... has one sister, Lauren (17) ... plans to major in communication arts & sciences ... dad, Bob, was a power lifter in college ... names wake boarding and surfing as favorite hobbies, Jack Johnson, Slightly Stoopid, Bob Marley and LMFAO as her favorite entertainers, math and science as her favorite school subjects, the Houston Astros as her favorite professional sports team, Lance Armstrong as favorite athlete, pasta as her favorite food, “A Million Little Pieces” as her favorite book, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Make it or Break It” and “The Bachelorette” as favorite TV shows, “The Notebook”, “The Hangover” and “Forrest Gump” as favorite movies, Bradley Cooper and Katherine Heigl as favorite actors and Destin, Fla. and Mexico as favorite place to visit. Quoting Coach Thompson “Lindsay has impressed the coaches this fall developing consistency on balance beam and uneven bars, which she lacked during her freshman season. The newfound confidence has her poised to compete in the all-around throughout this season.”

Career Highs

Vault:.......................... 9.775, 2x, last at West Virginia (3/12/11) Bars:................................................................................... N/A Beam:................................................................................. N/A Floor:......... 9.850, 2x, last at Big Ten Championship (3/19/11) All-Around:.......................................................................... N/A

2011 Season Highs

Vault:............................... 9.775, 2x, last at West Virginia (3/12) Bars:................................................................................... N/A Beam:................................................................................. N/A Floor:...............9.850, 2x, last at Big Ten Championship (3/19) All-Around:.......................................................................... N/A 24

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Kassidy

STAUDER AA • So. • 5-3

Major: Elementary Education Palmerton, Pa. • Palmerton Area

Lion Career 2011 (Freshman): Competed in four meets on vault, one meet on bars and five meets on beam and floor ... averaged a 9.643 on vault (four meets), a 9.700 on beam (five meets) and 9.620 on floor (five meets) ... scored a personal-best 9.750 on vault vs. New Hampshire (1/22) ... earned a 9.800 for fourth place on bars at West Virginia (3/12) ... posted a 9.825 on beam for fourth place vs. New Hampshire (1/22) ... finished in the top five twice on floor ... scored a 9.700 for fifth at Alabama (1/7) ... earned a personalbest 9.800 for fourth vs. New Hampshire (1/22). High School/Club Was a member of the Lehigh Valley Sports Academy in Allentown, Pa. ... was a Level 10 Regional Qualifier all four years ... was a three-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier ... was a 2007 Pre-Elite Qualifier ... 2009 Regional Uneven Bar Champion ... named to the National Society of High School Scholars ... graduated in the top 10% of her class at Palmerton Area High School in Palmerton, Pa. Personal Born Kassidy Taylor Stauder on Sept. 4, 1992 in Palmerton, Pa ... parents are Kim and Bill Stauder ... has one brother, Kutty (23) ... majoring in elementary education ... names reading, crafts, swimming and hanging out with friends and family as her hobbies, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Matchbook 20 and Hootie and the Blowfish as her favorite entertainers, chemistry as her favorite school subject, the Philadelphia Eagles as her favorite professional sports team, Mary Lou Retton as her favorite athlete, fruit as her favorite food, “Things Not Seen” as her favorite book, “CSI” has her favorite TV show, “The Notebook” as her favorite movie, Johnny Depp as her favorite actor, Reese Witherspoon as her favorite actress and Rehobeth Beach, Del. as her favorite place to visit ... goals for the season are “to win a Big Ten Championship as a team, qualify to Super Six as a team and place, compete in the all-around at every meet and strive for a 9.9 on each event, and win an individual national or Big Ten title.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Kassidy came back from the summer determined to upgrade her difficulty on the one event that prevented her from being one of our top all-around competitors in 2011 - vault. Her commitment to learning the new yurchenko vault has her listed as an all-around competitor for our first meet.”

Career Highs

Vault:........................ 9.700 at Florida with N.C. State (1/28/11) Bars:........................................ 9.800 at West Virginia (3/12/11) Beam:...............................9.825 vs. New Hampshire (1/22/11) Floor:..................................9.800 vs. New Hampshire (1/22/11) All-Around:............................................................................ N/A

2011 Season Highs

Vault:..............................9.700 at Florida with N.C. State (1/28) Bars:............................................. 9.800 at West Virginia (3/12) Beam:....................................9.825 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) Floor:.......................................9.800 vs. New Hampshire (1/22) All-Around:............................................................................ N/A GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Lexi

CARROLL AA • Fr. • 5-3

Major: Undecided Olney, Md. • Magruder

Why Penn State

“I chose to attend Penn State because it’s a great mix of academics and athletics. Both areas are excellent here.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Lexi was injured at the end of her senior season and showed tremendous courage in her rehab and effort to return to competition. Although she is behind the rest of the team in her routine development and consistency, we expect her to make strong contributions by mid-season. Lexi could be one of our top scorers on any of the four events.”

High School/Club

Was a member of Hills Gymnastics in Gaithersburg, Md. under the direction of Kelli Hill ... attended the 2008 Visa Championships ... competed in the 2009, 2010 & 2011 Junior Olympic Nationals ... two-time Maryland state champ in all-around (2009 & 2010) ... 2010 National Vault Champion ... placed second in the all-around at Level 9 Easterns ... qualified for the Nastia Liukin Cup.

Personal

Born Alexis Lynae Carroll on June 22, 1993 in Stamford, Conn. ... parents are Rich and Dori Carroll ... has five siblings, C.J. (16), Mackenzie (13), Ryan (13), Jason (10) and Shane (8) ... undecided on a major ... names hanging out with friends as her favorite hobby, the Dallas Cowboys and New York Yankees as favorite pro sports teams, Tony Romo as favorite athlete, steak as favorite food, “Grey’s Anatomy” as favorite television show, “Friends With Benefits” as favorite movie, Brad Pitt and Kate Hudson as favorite actors and the Bahamas as favorite place to visit ... goals for the

Krystal

WELSH AA • Fr. • 5-7

Major: Kinesiology Bowie, Md. • Archbishop Spalding

High School/Club

Was a member of Docksiders Gymnastics in Millersville, Md. under the direction of Bob Ouellette ... was a five-time Regional qualifier, a four-time National qualifier ... spent seven years in Level 10 ... member of the 2009 All-Star Team ... finished second on floor and ninth in the all-around in the 2009 Junior Olympic Nationals ... finished second on bars in the 2010 Maryland State Championships ... placed second on floor and eighth in the all-around at 2010 Regionals ... finished sixth on bars at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals ... 2011 Maryland state vault and floor champion ... also placed second on bars and in the all-around ... 2011 Maryland State Team member ... 2011 Regional Bar Champion ... was a member of the National Honor Society at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, Md.

Personal

Born Krystal Kate Welsh on March 21, 1993 in Maryland ... parents are Jeff and Lisa Welsh ... has three siblings, Bonnie Zeigler (26), Victoria Whetzel (24) and Jakob (16) ... majoring in kinesiology ... names hanging with friends as favorite hobby, Chris Brown as favorite entertainer, science as 26

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favorite school subject, the Pittsburgh Steelers as favorite pro sports team, Hines Ward as favorite athlete, pizza as favorite food, “White Collar” as favorite television show, “Step Up” as favorite movie and Channing Tatum as favorite actor ... goals for the season are “to contribute to the team as much as I can by competing in all four events, winning Big Tens as a team and qualifying for Super Six.”

Why Penn State

“I chose to attend Penn State because of the excellent athletics, as well as the challenging academics. I also love the feeling you get from all the students and faculty that `We Are...Penn State’ and we are a family.” Quoting Coach Thompson “Krystal should be our top freshman performer and has the skill level to be one of the top gymnasts in the Big Ten. She has tremendous difficulty on all four events and we expect her to be a crowd favorite this season.”

Meet the Nittany Lions favorite television show, “Elf ” as favorite movie, Jim Carrey and Jennifer Aniston as favorite actors and the Bahamas and Florida Keys as favorite places to visit ... goals for the season are “to compete in the all-around and contribute to the team as much as I possibly can. I would also like to help my team in accomplishing our dream of winning Big Tens and making NCAAs.”

Alex

WITT

Why Penn State

“Not only is the campus amazing, but the people here are very genuine and nice. Also, Penn State is known worldwide for its strong academics and athletics, and I wanted to be a part of that.”

AA • Fr. • 5-4

Major: Kinesiology Odessa, Fla. • Steinbrenner High

High School/Club

Was a member of Lafleurs Tampa in Tampa, Fla. under the direction of Jeff Lafleur, Amanda Stroud and Billy West ... missed her senior season due to injury ... placed first on bars in the 2008 Florida state meet ... won floor in 2009 Florida state meet ... was the 2010 Florida state Champion ... placed fifth at 2010 Regionals ... finished eighth in the all-around, seventh on floor and fourth on bars at the 2010 Junior Olympic Nationals ... member of the National Honor Society and Florida Bright Futures at Steinbrenner High School in Lutz, Fla.

Quoting Coach Thompson “Alex has made considerable strides toward becoming a regular in our vault and uneven bars lineups. She is a tremendous competitor and we expect her to contribute on both of those events throughout the season.”

Personal

Born Alexandra Nicole Witt on May 19, 1993 in Tampa, Fla. ... parents are Jeffrey and Barbara Witt ... has one brother, Ryan (15) ... Dad, Jeffrey, is a marathon runner ... majoring in kinesiology ... names playing the violin and outdoor activities as favorite hobbies, Frou Frou as favorite entertainer, anatomy and physiology as favorite subjects, the Tampa Bay Lightning as favorite pro sports team, Chelsey Memmel as favorite athlete, broccoli as favorite food, “Water for Elephants” as favorite book, “Jersey Shore” as

Meet By Meet Performances Whitney Bencsko • Jr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 ------ 9.525 9.500 1/14 ------ 9.750 9.625 1/22 ------ 9.750 (2) 9.725 1/28 ------ 9.725 9.675 2/6 9.825 9.650 9.625 2/11 9.775 (4) 9.750 9.725 (4) 2/18 9.550 9.800 9.900 (2) 2/26 9.725 9.850 (2) 9.850 (4) 3/4 9.725 9.850 (3) 9.825 (5) 3/12 9.825 (4) 9.800 (4) 9.800 (3) 3/19 9.775 9.775 9.675 4/2 9.750 9.750 9.775 AVERAGES 9.744 9.748 9.725 Kristin Blades • Fr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 Did not see competitive meet action. 1/14 9.700 ------ ------ 1/22 9.800 ------ ------ 1/28 9.825 ------ ------ 2/6 9.800 ------ ------ 2/11 9.775 (4) ------ ------ 2/18 9.875 (2) ------ ------ 2/26 9.750 (5) ------ ------ 3/4 9.775 ------ ------ 3/12 9.725 ------ ------ 3/19 9.825 ------ ------ 4/2 9.800 ------ ------ AVERAGES 9.786 ------ ------

Floor A/A 9.550 -----9.775 -----9.750 -----9.775 -----9.650 38.750 (4) 9.825 (3) 39.075 (2) 9.125 38.375 9.900 (2) 39.275 (3) 9.875 (3) 39.275 (5) 9.775 (5) 39.200 (3) 9.250 38.475 9.800 39.075 9.671 38.938 Floor A/A ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------

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Cassidy Bogar • Fr. Date Vault Bars Beam Floor A/A 1/7 ------ ------ 9.725 9.675 -----1/14 ------ ------ 9.650 8.975 -----1/22 ------ ------ 9.175 ------ -----1/28 9.625 ------ 9.700 ------ -----2/6 ------ ------ 9.775 (3) 9.675 -----2/11 8.750 ------ 9.725 (4) 9.750 -----2/18 ------ ------ 9.775 9.700 -----2/26 ------ ------ 9.750 9.325 -----3/4 ------ ------ 9.775 9.700 -----3/12 Did not see competitive meet action 3/19 ------ ------ 9.700 9.800 -----4/2 ------ ------ 9.750 9.775 -----AVERAGES 9.188 ------ 9.682 9.597 -----Stephanie Brock • Fr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 9.625 ------ ------ 1/14 9.400 ------ ------ 1/22 9.750 9.700 (5) ------ 1/28-4/2 Did not see competitive meet action AVERAGES 9.592 9.700 ------

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Meet By Meet Performances Natalie Ettl • Jr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 ------ 9.800 (4) ------ 1/14 ------ 9.900 (1) ------ 1/22 ------ 9.050 ------ 1/28 ------ 9.925 (2) ------ 2/6 ------ 9.950 ------ 2/11 ------ 9.900 (1) ------ 2/18 ------ 9.975 (1) ------ 2/26 ------ 9.800 (4) ------ 3/4 ------ 9.875 (2) ------ 3/12 Did not see competitive meet action 3/19 ------ 9.925 (1) ------ 4/2 ------ 9.775 ------ AVERAGES ------ 9.807 ------

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Danielle Hover • Sr. Date Vault Bars Beam Floor A/A 1/7 8.600 9.600 9.650 ------ -----1/14 ------ 9.575 9.625 ------ -----1/22 ------ ------ 9.050 ------ -----1/28 ------ 9.725 9.725 ------ -----2/6 9.675 9.825 (3) 9.700 ------ -----2/11 ------ 9.725 9.700 ------ -----2/18 9.525 9.700 9.675 ------ -----2/26 9.625 9.775 9.700 ------ -----3/4 9.775 9.825 9.825 (5) ------ -----3/12 9.700 9.750 9.775 ------ -----3/19 9.600 9.750 9.750 ------ -----4/2 9.725 9.800 9.725 ------ -----AVERAGES 9.528 9.732 9.658 ------ -----Daryl Konsevick • Jr. Date Vault Bars Beam Floor A/A 1/7 ------ ------ 9.650 9.600 -----1/14 ------ ------ 9.700 9.700 -----1/22 ------ ------ 9.850 (3) 9.800 (4) -----1/28 ------ ------ 9.775 9.500 -----2/6 ------ ------ 9.825 (2) 9.725 (4) -----2/11 ------ ------ 9.775 (2) 9.750 -----2/18 ------ ------ 9.850 (3) 9.800 (5) -----2/26 ------ ------ 9.825 (5) 9.900 (2) -----3/4 (AC) ------ ------ 9.900 (2) 9.825 -----3/12 ------ ------ 9.850 (2) 9.600 -----3/19 ------ ------ 9.775 9.850 -----4/2 ------ ------ 9.725 9.725 -----AVERAGES ------ ------ 9.792 9.731 -----Susan Martens • So. Date Vault Bars Beam Floor A/A 1/7-4/2 Did not see competitive meet action. AVERAGES ------ ------- ------ -----Heather McElwee • Sr. Date Vault Bars Beam Floor A/A 1/7-4/2 Did not see competitive meet action. AVERAGES ------ ------- ------ -----Madison Merriam • So. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 9.500 9.650 ------ 1/14 9.775 9.675 ------ 1/22 (AC) 9.800 (3) 9.775 ------ 1/28 9.750 9.825 ------ 2/6 9.775 9.750 9.600 2/11 9.850 (2) 9.800 (4) 9.500 2/18 9.925 (1) 9.925 (2) 9.750 2/26 9.675 9.750 9.150 3/4 9.875 (2) 9.850 (3) 9.725 3/12 9.875 (2) 9.850 (1) 9.800 (3) 3/19 9.825 9.850 (3) 9.675 4/2 9.825 9.850 (3) 9.225 AVERAGES 9.788 9.796 9.553

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Floor A/A ------ ----------- -----9.875 (1) -----9.700 -----9.750 (2) 38.875 (2) 9.800 (4) 38.950 (3) 9.875 (3) 39.475 (2) 9.925 (1) 38.500 (4) 9.900 (2) 39.350 (2) 9.850 (1) 39.375 (1) 9.925 39.275 (2) 9.750 38.650 9.835 39.056

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Lindsay Musgrove • Fr. Date Vault Bars 1/7 9.500 ------ 1/14 9.675 ------ 1/22 9.775 ------ 1/28 9.200 ------ 2/6 9.725 ------ 2/11 9.700 ------ 2/18 9.700 ------ 2/26 9.675 ------ 3/4 9.750 ------ 3/12 9.775 ------ 3/19 9.750 ------ 4/2 9.725 ------ AVERAGES 9.660 ------

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Sharaya Musser • So. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 9.600 9.775 (5) 9.850 (3) 1/14 9.875 (4) 9.825 (3) 9.825 (2) 1/22 (GOW) 9.925 (1) 9.750 (2) 9.875 (1) 1/28 9.900 (2) 9.850 (5) 9.850 (3) 2/6 9.900 (2) 9.875 (2) 9.925 (1) 2/11 9.950 (1) 9.850 (2) 9.875 (1) 2/18 (GOW) 9.875 (2) 9.825 9.925 (1) 2/26 (GOW/AC) 9.875 (1) 9.925 (1) 9.925 (1) 3/4 (GOW) 9.925 (1) 9.900 (1) 9.950 (1) 3/12 9.925 (1) 9.850 (1) 9.875 (1) 3/19 9.900 (1) 9.825 9.850 (2) 4/2 9.900 (2) 9.850 (3) 9.875 (5) 4/15 9.825 9.750 9.300 AVERAGES 9.875 9.835 9.838 Kassidy Stauder • Fr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 9.500 ------ 9.575 1/14 9.625 ------ 9.725 1/22 9.750 ------ 9.825 (4) 1/28 9.700 ------ 9.725 2/6-3/4 Did not see competitive meet action 3/12 ------ 9.800 (4) 9.650 3/19-4/2 Did not see competitive meet action AVERAGES 9.643 9.800 9.700 Alex Stine • Jr. Date Vault Bars Beam 1/7 ------ 9.600 ------ 1/14 ------ 9.750 ------ 1/22 ------ 9.725 (4) ------ 1/28 Did not see competitive meet action 2/6 ------ 9.825 ------ 2/11 ------ 8.875 ------ 2/18 ------ 9.850 (3) ------ 2/26 ------ 9.850 (2) ------ 3/4 ------ 9.800 ------ 3/12 ------ 9.750 ------ 3/19 ------ 9.850 (3) ------ 4/2 ------ 9.850 (3) ------ AVERAGES ------ 9.702 ------ * Bold indicates season high.

Floor A/A ------ ----------- ----------- -----9.125 -----9.650 -----9.775 (5) -----9.775 -----9.825 -----9.850 (5) -----9.750 -----9.850 -----9.750 -----9.706 -----Floor A/A 9.225 38.450 (4) 9.750 39.275 (2) 9.850 (1) 39.400 (1) 9.875 (3) 39.475 (2) 9.125 38.825 (2) 9.900 (1) 39.575 (1) 9.950 (1) 39.575 (1) 9.825 39.550 (1) 9.950 (1) 39.725 (1) 9.575 39.225 (2) 9.900 (4) 39.475 (1) 9.800 39.425 (3) 9.700 38.600 9.725 39.275 Floor A/A 9.700 (5) -----9.700 -----9.800 (4) -----9.750 -----9.150

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2011 Season Results Date PSU Ranking PSU Score 1/7 No. 14 192.750 1/14 NR 194.450 1/22 NR 195.275 1/28 No. 23 195.300 2/6 No. 23 195.550 2/11 No. 18 195.925 2/18 No. 18 196.600 2/18 No. 10 196.325 3/4 No. 11 197.075 3/12 No. 10 195.825 3/19 No. 10 196.375 Senior Danielle Hover (above) and junior Daryl Konsevick (below) were consistent members of the lineup for Penn State during the 2011 season. 4/2 No. 11 195.850

Opponent Opp. Score W/L Alabama 195.350 L Michigan 194.900 L Illinois 194.475 L New Hampshire 194.475 W Florida 197.500 L NC State 194.075 W West Virginia 194.050 W Pittsburgh 193.475 W Bridgeport 192.250 W North Carolina 192.975 W Maryland 195.300 W Rutgers 192.975 W William & Mary 189.975 W Ohio State 195.900 W Maryland 195.125 W N.C. State 194.625 W West Virginia 195.025 W Michigan 196.600 L Illinois 196.075 W Minnesota 195.325 W Ohio State 194.900 W Iowa 194.850 W Michigan State 194.425 W Alabama 197.275 L Illinois 195.925 L Auburn 195.600 W Kentucky 195.175 W Central Michigan 195.075 W

Team Score Breakdown Meet Vault Jan. 7 47.725 Jan. 14 48.650 Jan. 22 49.050 Jan. 28 48.800 Feb. 6 49.025 Feb. 11 49.050 Feb. 18 48.925 Feb. 26 48.700 Mar. 4 49.100 Mar. 12 49.125 Mar. 19 49.075 Apr.2 49.000 Averages 48.852 Bold indicates season high

Bars 48.425 48.900 48.700 49.125 49.225 49.025 49.375 49.200 49.300 49.050 49.225 49.125 49.056

Beam 48.450 48.525 48.450 48.775 48.850 48.800 49.200 49.050 49.275 49.100 48.750 48.850 48.840

Floor Total 48.150 192.750 48.375 194.450 49.075 195.275 48.600 195.300 48.450 195.550 49.050 195.925 49.100 196.600 49.325 196.325 49.400 197.075 48.550 195.825 49.325 196.375 48.875 195.850 48.856 195.608

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2011 Top Performances Vault

2011 Team Highs

49.125..................................................... at West Virginia (3/12) 49.100....................................vs. Maryland and N.C. State (3/4) 49.075...................................... at Big Ten Championship (3/19)

Uneven Bars

49.375..................at UMD with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) 49.300....................................vs. Maryland and N.C. State (3/4) 49.225..................vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport (2/6) ................................................. at Big Ten Championship (3/19)

Balance Beam

49.275...................................... vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4) 49.200..................at UMD with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) 49.100..................................................... at West Virginia (3/12)

Floor Exercise

49.400....................................vs. Maryland and N.C. State (3/4) 49.375........................................................ vs. Ohio State (2/26) 49.325...................................... at Big Ten Championship (3/19)

All-Around

197.075.................................vs. Maryland amd N.C. State (3/4) 196.600.................. at UMD with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) 196.375.................................... at Big Ten Championship (3/19)

Junior Whitney Bencsko returned as a mainstay in the lineup in 2011 after suffering a season-ending knee injury late in the 2010 season.

Vault

2011 Individual Event Highs

9.950...................................................................... Musser (2/11) 9.925........................... Musser (1/22, 3/4, 3/12), Merriam (2/18) 9.900...............................................Musser (1/28, 2/6, 3/19, 4/2) 9.875............................ Musser (1/14, 2/18, 2/26), Blades (2/18), ....................................................................Merriam (3/4, 3/12)

Uneven Bars

9.975............................................................................Ettl (2/18) 9.950..............................................................................Ettl (2/6) 9.925................ Ettl (1/28, 3/19), Merriam (2/18), Musser (2/26) 9.900.............................................Ettl (1/14, 2/11), Musser (3/4)

Balance Beam

9.950........................................................................ Musser (3/4) 9.925......................................................Musser (2/6, 2/18, 2/26) 9.900..........................................Bencsko (2/18), Konsevick (3/4) 9.875.............................................Musser (1/22, 2/11, 3/12, 4/2)

Floor Exercise

9.950............................................................... Musser (2/18, 3/4) 9.925...........................................................Merriam (2/26, 3/19) 9.900................ Musser (2/11), Konsevick (2/26), Bencsko (2/26) ....................................................................Merriam (3/4, 3/19) 9.875.............Merriam (1/22, 2/18), Musser (1/28), Musgrove (3/4)

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39.725...................................................................... Musser (3/4) 39.575........................................................... Musser (2/11, 2/18) 39.550.................................................................... Musser (2/26) 39.475.................................Musser (1/28, 3/19), Merriam (2/18) 39.425...................................................................... Musser (4/2)

2011 Season Notes Ettl Defends Big Ten Uneven Bars Title Junior bars specialist Natalie Ettl defended her 2010 uneven bars title at the 2011 Big Ten Championship. She scored a 9.925 to take the title. It was her eighth top five finish of the season. Penn State Reaches Coveted 197 For the first time since 2001, the Nittany Lions scored a 197-plus. In a tri-meet with Maryland and N.C. State, the Nittany Lions took first place with a 197.075. The squad put up season-high numbers on vault, beam and floor. Musser Picks Up GOW Honors For the third week in a row, sophomore Sharaya Musser was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week. She guided Penn State to a season-best 197.075 to take first place in the home finale on March 4. Musser secured all four individual event titles on her way to a career-high 39.725 to earn the all-around crown.

Junior Daryl Konsevick was named the Ann Carr award winner on March 4, 2011 for her performance in the tri-meet with Maryland & N.C. State. Musser Named Honda Award Finalist Penn State women’s gymnastics sophomore Sharaya Musser was named one of four finalists for the 2010-11 Honda Sports Award to determine the top woman collegiate athlete in gymnastics. Michigan’s Kylee Botterman, Alabama’s Kayla Hoffman and UCLA’s Brittani McCullough were the other three nominees. Musser, Stine, Merriam Reach Podium at Regionals Three Nittany Lions earned spots on the podium at NCAA Regionals. Sophomore Sharaya Musser finished third in the all-around, fifth on beam and second on vault. She was part of a six-way tie for third on bars with teammates Madison Merriam and Alex Stine. Penn State Takes Third At Regionals, Musser Advances to Nationals The Nittany Lions finished third at the NCAA Regional held in Tuscaloosa, Ala. on April 2 with a score of 195.850, .075 behind second place Illinois. Despite not advancing as a team, sophomore Sharaya Musser finished third in the all-around to earn a trip to Nationals. Penn State Earns No. 2 Seed to NCAA Regional Championships Penn State was selected as one of six teams to compete in the NCAA Regional Championships on April 2 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It was Penn State’s 37th appearance in the NCAA Regional Championships. The Nittany Lions joined No. 2 Alabama, No. 14 Illinois, No. 22 Auburn, No. 25 Central Michigan and Kentucky at the meet. Three Named All-Big Ten Three Nittany Lions earned All-Big Ten honors, conference officials announced at the 2011 Big Ten Championship banquet on Friday, March 19 in Minneapolis, Minn. Junior Natalie Ettl and sophomore Sharaya Musser were both selected to the All-Big Ten first team and sophomore Madison Merriam garnered Second Team accolades. Ettl was also Penn State’s honoree for the Sportsmanship Award. The awards mark the 45th, 46th and 47th total All-Big Ten honors for the Nittany Lions since joining the league for the 1992 season. These are the second conference honors for Musser and Ettl and the first for Merriam. Musser Takes All-Around, Vault Crowns at Big Tens Sophomore Sharaya Musser kept the Big Ten all-around title in Nittany Lion hands winning the title with a 39.475 at the Big Ten Championship on March 19 hosted by Minnesota. Musser was also crowned co-champion on vault after scoring a 9.900 on the event to tie with Amber See of Illinois.

Konsevick Earns Ann Carr Award Junior Daryl Konsevick was integral to Penn State’s tri-meet victory of March 4. The Rutherford, N.J. native posted a career-best 9.900 on beam to claim second place on the event. She also competed on floor where she finished eighth with a 9.825. Musser Garners GOW Laurels Sophomore Sharaya Musser picked up her third conference gymnast of the week award on Feb. 28. Musser, the Ann Carr Award winner in the Feb. 26 meet against Ohio State, won the all-around with a 39.325. She also picked up individual event titles on vault, bars and beam. Penn State Breaks Into Top 10 For the first time since 2006 during the regular season, the Nittany Lions broke into the top 10 in the GymInfo National Rankings. PSU jumped eight spots from No. 18 after posting a 196.600 at Maryland on Feb. 18. Ranked No. 10 overall, PSU was also ranked in the top 25 on three events, including the uneven bars (No. 7), beam (No. 8) and vault (No. 20). Musser Named GOW Sophomore Sharaya Musser was named the Big Ten Gymnast of the week for the second time in 2011 on Feb. 21. Musser led the Nittany Lions to a season-high 196.600 at Maryland on Feb. 18. Musser claimed the allaround title at Maryland, tying her season high with a 39.575. She also earned titles on floor, scoring a career-high 9.950, and on beam with a 9.925. She tied for third on vault (9.875) and placed fifth on bars with a 9.825. Three Nittany Lions Lead in AA In a stellar team performance at UNC on Feb. 11, the Nittany Lions claimed the top three spots in the all-around. Sophomore Sharaya Musser posted a 39.575, just .025 short of her personal best, for the crown. Teammates Madison Merriam and Whitney Bencsko took second and third, respectively. Musser Tabbed Big Ten GOW Sophomore Sharaya Musser earned Co-Big Ten Gymnast of the Week laurels on Jan. 24. She turned in two first place performances en route to the all-around title against New Hampshire. Musser scored a season-high 39.400 in the all-around for first place, as well as a 9.925 on vault and 9.875 on beam to aid in PSU’s home opening win. Merriam Chosen as Ann Carr Award Winner Sophomore Madison Merriam earned the Ann Carr award against New Hampshire as the most inspirational gymnast of the meet. Merriam competed on three events and finished in the top five on each, including earning event titles on floor and bars.

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2011 Meet Summaries V UB BB FX Total Alabama 49.150 48.800 48.825 48.975 195.350 Penn State 47.725 48.425 48.450 48.150 192.750 at Michigan with Illinois • January 14 ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Sophomore Sharaya Musser took second in the all-around to aid Penn State to a team score of 194.450. Michigan won the meet with a team score of 194.900 and Illinois edged Penn State for second place with a 194.475. “I’m really proud of the girls,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “ We came within .425 of the No. 3 team in the nation. The girls know what they need to work on this week and we all look forward to continuing to improve.” The Nittany Lions posted team scores of 48.650 on vault, 48.900 on the uneven bars, 48.525 on beam and a 48.375 on floor. Musser was Penn State’s sole competitor in the all-around. She finished second with a 39.275. Michigan’s Kylee Botterman won the all-around with a 39.550.

Freshman Kassidy Stauder was a leader for the Nittany Lions in the season-opening meet at Alabama. She finished fifth on floor. at Alabama • January 7 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - In the 2011 season opener, the Penn State women’s gymnastics team hit 22 of 24 routines for a team score of 192.750. Host Alabama won the meet with a team score of 195.350 in front of a 9,366 fans in the Coleman Coliseum. “We couldn’t be more excited or proud of the team,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “They looked completely prepared. We now know what areas we need to focus on. The routines just need some polishing. We’re going to give them a huge dose of encouragement this week and expect their confidence level to be at its highest when we travel to Michigan next weekend.” The Nittany Lions opened the meet on the uneven bars with junior Natalie Ettl earning a team-best fourth place finish with a 9.800. Sophomore Sharaya Musser finished fifth with a 9.775 and sophomore Madison Merriam took seventh with a 9.650. Alabama’s Ashley Sledge won the event with a score of 9.850. Freshman Stephanie Brock was PSU’s top finisher on vault with a 9.625 for seventh. Musser scored a 9.600 for eighth and freshman Lindsay Musgrove tied for eighth with classmate Kassidy Stauder scoring a 9.500. Alabama’s Kayla Hoffman and Diandra Miller tied for first on vault scoring a 9.900. The Nittany Lions moved to floor in the third rotation and Stauder led the way for Penn State with a 9.700 to tie for fifth place. Freshman Cassidy Bogar registered a 9.675 for seventh place and Brock took eighth with a 9.625. Hoffman earned a first place finish for the Crimson Tide with a 9.900. Penn State closed out their season-opening meet on beam. Musser led the Nittany Lions with a 9.850, good enough for third place. Bogar placed sixth with a 9.725, while senior Danielle Hover and junior Daryl Konsevick tied for seventh with a 9.650. Alabama’s Sarah DeMeo won beam with a 9.925. Musser was the only all-around performer for the Nittany Lions. She scored a 38.450 to take fourth place.

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Musser led the Nittany Lions on vault tying for fourth place with a 9.875. Sophomore Madison Merriam tied for seventh with a 9.775 and freshman Kristin Blades, competing in her first collegiate meet, finished 10th with a 9.700. Botterman won vault scoring a 9.975. Penn State put in a strong performance on bars with junior Natalie Ettl winning the event with a 9.900. Musser took third with a 9.825 and juniors Whitney Benckso and Alex Stine tied for seventh place with a 9.750. Musser was Penn State’s top performer on beam earning a second place finished with a 9.825. Other top competitors on the event for Penn State include freshman Kassidy Stauder (Palmerton, Pa.) who placed seventh with a 9.725 and junior Daryl Konsevick, who scored a 9.700 to tie for eighth. Botterman won the event for Michigan with a 9.875. Bencsko led the Nittany Lions on floor scoring a 9.775, good enough for sixth place. Musser placed eighth with a 9.750, while both Stauder and Konsevick scored a 9.700 to tie for 10th place. Botterman scored a 9.875 on floor to win the event. V UB BB FX Total Michigan 49.350 49.000 47.975 48.575 194.900 Illinois 48.575 48.325 48.600 48.975 194.475 Penn State 48.650 48.900 48.525 48.375 194.450

2011 Meet Summaries Junior Daryl Konsevick placed third with a career-high 9.850, while Musser shared the event title with New Hampshire’s Chelsea Steinberg with a season-best 9.875. Penn State closed out the meet on floor with four gymnasts finishing in the top five. Konsevick and Stauder tied for fourth scoring a 9.800, while Musser earned a second place finish with a season-high 9.850. Merriam claimed the floor title with a career-high 9.875. V UB BB FX Total Penn State 49.050 48.700 48.450 49.075 195.275 New Hampshire 48.900 48.225 48.825 48.525 194.475 at Florida with N.C. State • January 28 GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The Penn State women’s gymnastics team was back on the road Friday evening in a tri-meet hosted by No. 1 Florida. The Nittany Lions took second place with a 195.300, while the Gators won the meet with a 197.500 and No. 13 N.C. State finished third scoring a 194.075.

Sophomore Madison Merriam won two individual event titles on the uneven bars and floor in a meet with New Hampshire. vs. New Hampshire • January 22 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State women’s gymnastics team opened its home schedule with a 195.275-194.475 win against New Hampshire. Sophomore Madison Merriam was the Ann Carr award winner as the most inspirational gymnast of the meet. “It was a very exciting first night for us in Rec Hall,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “We are really proud of the way the girls competed. We were rewarded for our hard work on vault and floor with our highest scores on those two events. Those are the two events we felt we needed the most improvement and are happy we were able to do that in competition. Although we put ourselves under pressure falling on our first two balance beam routines, the girls showed tremendous character by finishing that event off strong leading into unbelievable floor performances. It seemed like the people that were here were really involved in the meet. It was an exciting environment and we look forward to many, many more great nights in Rec Hall.” The Nittany Lions won four individual event titles as well as the all-around as the team scored a 49.050 on vault, a 48.700 on the uneven bars, a 48.450 on beam and a 49.075 on floor. Penn State opened the meet on vault and had three gymnasts finish in the top three. Freshman Kristin Blades tied for third place scoring a career-high 9.800. Merriam and New Hampshire’s Austyn Fobes both scored a 9.800, as well. Sophomore Sharaya Musser posted a season-high 9.925 to win the event. The Nittany Lions moved to the uneven bars in rotation two. The Lions claimed the top five spots on the event. Freshman Stephanie Brock competed on vault for the first time this season and scored a 9.700 for fifth place. Junior Alex Stine posted a 9.725 for fourth, while junior Whitney Bencsko took second with a 9.750 with Musser. Merriam won the event for PSU tying her season high on the event with a 9.775. For the third rotation, Penn State moved to beam. Freshman Kassidy Stauder finished fourth for the Nittany Lions scoring a personal-best 9.825.

“I thought we started and finished the meet strong,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “The team did really well on beam and bars. With the injury to Stephanie Brock earlier this week, we had to make some lineup changes. There were a few mistakes that cost us a couple of tenths here or there, but when you look at the big picture, we didn’t count a fall. The girls fought hard and showed a lot of determination and courage. Overall, the team did a great job tonight.” As a team, Penn State scored a 48.800 on vault, season-highs of 49.125 on bars and 48.775 on beam and a 48.600 on floor. Sophomore Sharaya Musser earned a second place finish in the all-around with a season-best 39.475. The Nittany Lions opened the meet on beam with four Nittany Lions finishing in the top 10. Senior Danielle Hover scored a season-high 9.725 to tie with teammate Kassidy Stauder for ninth. Junior Daryl Konsevick took sixth with a 9.775 and Musser finished second on the event with a 9.850. Florida’s Ashanee Dickerson won the event scoring a 9.975. Penn State moved to floor in the second rotation where Musser was the top performer for the Nittany Lions taking third with a season-best 9.875. Junior Whitney Bencsko placed ninth with a 9.775 and Stauder scored a 9.750 for 12th to round out Penn State’s top performers on the event. Alaina Johnson of Florida won the event scoring a 9.925. Musser led the Nittany Lions on vault with a second place score of 9.900. Freshman Kristin Blades scored a personal best 9.825 to tie for seventh and sophomore Madison Merriam earned a 9.750 for 11th place. Florida’s Johnson scored a 9.950 for the event title. The Nittany Lions closed out the meet on the uneven bars. Hover posted a season-high 9.750 for 10th and junior Alex Stine scored a 9.775 for ninth. Merriam earned a season-high 9.825 for sixth place, while Musser tied her career high on the event with a 9.850 for fifth. Junior Natalie Ettl finished second to lead the Lions with a season-best 9.925. Florida’s Johnson earned her third title of the night on the uneven bars with a 9.950. V UB BB FX Total Florida 49.425 49.375 49.325 49.375 197.500 Penn State 48.800 49.125 48.775 48.600 195.300 N.C. State 48.800 48.350 48.475 48.450 194.075

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2011 Meet Summaries vs. Pittsburgh, West Virginia & Bridgeport • February 6 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 21 Penn State women’s gymnastics team earned a first place finish in a quad meet with Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Bridgeport with a team score of 195.550. West Virginia took second place with a 194.050, Pittsburgh finished third with a 193.475 and Bridgeport placed fourth with a 192.250. “We’re really proud of the way the girls competed,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “We made some changes the night before the meet and after warm-ups. We had a good start on vault and did well on bars. The message we’re sending is that if you want to be in the lineup, you have to compete all week and warm up strong at the meet. The team will get more confident if everyone is confident in each other. We hit 23 out of 24 routines and all in all it’s an improvement in our team score and we’re right where we want to be right now.” Penn State posted team scores of 49.025 on vault, 49.225 on bars, 48.850 on beam and 48.450 on floor. The Nittany Lions had three individuals compete in the all-around with sophomore Madison Merriam earning the crown with a 38.875. Sophomore Sharaya Musser took second with a 38.825 and junior Whitney Bencsko tied for fourth with a 38.750. Bencsko also earned the Ann Carr award as the most inspirational gymnast of the meet after competing in the all-around for the first time this season. The Nittany Lions opened the meet on vault where Musser was Penn State’s top performer on the event tying for second with a 9.900. Bencsko took seventh with a 9.825, while freshman Kristin Blades placed ninth with 9.800. West Virginia’s Hope Sloanhoffer won the event with a 9.950. Penn State moved onto the uneven bars in rotation two and took the top three spots. Junior Alex Stine and senior Danielle Hover tied for third with a 9.825, while Musser took second with a 9.875. Junior Natalie Ettl took the title with a 9.950. In the third rotation, Penn State moved onto beam where the Nittany Lions had the top three finishers. Freshman Cassidy Bogar tied for third scoring a 9.775 and junior Daryl Konsevick finished second with a 9.825. Musser earned the beam crown scoring a 9.925. Penn State closed out the meet on floor. Top performers for the Nittany Lions included Bogar, who placed 11th with a 9.675, Konsevick who took fourth with a 9.725 and Merriam who scored a 9.750 for second. West Virginia’s Chelsea Goldschrafe claimed the floor title with a 9.775.

Sophomore Sharaya Musser won the all-around title, as well as individual event titles on vault, floor and beam at North Carolina. 39.075 to take second and sophomore Madison Merriam earned a 38.950 for third. Penn State opened the meet on bars where five Nittany Lions earned spots in the top seven. Senior Danielle Hover finished seventh with a 9.725 and Bencsko tied her season-high with a 9.750. Merriam tied for fourth with a 9.800 and Musser scored a 9.850 to take second place. Junior Natalie Ettl claimed the crown with a 9.900. The Lions moved to vault in the second rotation. Freshman Lindsay Musgrove finished seventh with a 9.700, while freshman Kristin Blades tied for fourth place with Bencsko for fourth place with a 9.775. Merriam posted a season-high 9.850 and Musser earned the vault title with a season-high 9.950.

V UB BB FX Total Penn State 49.025 49.225 48.850 48.450 195.550 West Virginia 49.375 48.650 47.475 48.550 194.050 Pittsburgh 48.825 38.425 48.125 48.100 193.475 Bridgeport 48.025 47.975 47.875 48.375 192.250

Penn State headed to floor for the third rotation. Freshman Cassidy Bogar tied for seventh place each scoring a 9.750. The score was a career-high for Bogar. Musgrove posted a personal-best score of 9.775 to tie for fifth, while Merriam placed fourth with a 9.800. Bencsko scored a season-high 9.825 to take third and Musser claimed the floor title scoring a 9.900 to tie her career high.

at North Carolina • February 11 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The Nittany Lion women’s gymnastics team put in another strong performance winning a dual meet with North Carolina with by a score of 195.925-192.975. The team score was a season-high for the Nittany Lions.

The Nittany Lions closed out the meet on beam where five Lions placed in the top six. Hover took sixth with a 9.700, while Bencsko and Bogar each scored a 9.725 for fourth. Konsevick took second place with a 9.775 and Musser earned her third individual event title of the evening with a 9.875.

Penn State posted team scores of 49.050 on vault, 49.025 on bars, 48.800 on beam and 49.050 on floor. The Nittany Lions also claimed the top three spots in the all-around led by sophomore Sharaya Musser who posted a 39.575, .025 short of her personal-best. Junior Whitney Bencsko scored a

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V UB BB FX Total Penn State 49.050 49.025 48.800 49.050 195.925 North Carolina 48.225 48.675 47.675 48.400 192.975

2011 Meet Summaries at Maryland with Rutgers and William & Mary • February 18 COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The 18th-ranked Penn State women’s gymnastics team scored a season-high 196.600 to take first place in the quad meet at Maryland. Maryland finished second with a 195.300, Rutgers took third with a 192.975 and William & Mary finished fourth with a 186.975. As a team, Penn State scored a 48.925 on vault, a 49.375 on bars, a 49.200 on beam and a 49.100 on floor. Sophomore Sharaya Musser scored a 39.575 to tie her season-high and finish first in the all-around. Sophomore Madison Merriam tied for second place scoring a 39.475. Junior Whitney Bencsko earned a 38.375 to take seventh place in the all-around. “We’re really proud of the girls as they continue to improve each week,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “The meet was really close going into the last event, but it didn’t bother the girls as they turned in some of their best bar performances of the season. It was a great score on the road and a great win for the program. There were a ton of Penn State fans there and it was really exciting to hang out with everyone after the meet.” Merriam was Penn State’s top performer on vault. She tied for first place with a career-high 9.925. Freshman Kristin Blades finished third with a career-best 9.875 and tied with Musser. Freshman Lindsay Musgrove finished 13th scoring a 9.700. Junior Natalie Ettl claimed the uneven bars title with a personal-best 9.975. Merriam turned in a career-high 9.925 to take second place on the event and junior Alex Stine posted a career-best 9.850 to take third. Musser finished fifth on the event with a 9.825 and Bencsko scored a 9.800 to tie for sixth. Musser and Bencsko were Penn States top competitors on beam. Musser took the crown with a 9.925, while Bencsko scored a 9.900 for second place. Junior Daryl Konsevick posted a 9.850 to tie for third and freshman Cassidy Bogar tied her personal-best with a 9.775. Merriam scored a 9.750 to tie for sixth. Musser also claimed the floor title with a career-high 9.950. Merriam took third place scoring a 9.875, while Konsevick posted a 9.800 for sixth.

Sophomore Madison Merriam posted a career-best 9.925 on beam in a quad meet with Maryland, Rutgers and William & Mary. Musgrove earned a 9.775, tying her career-high, to take seventh. Bogar took 10th with a 9.700. V UB BB FX Total Penn State 48.925 49.375 49.200 49.100 196.600 Maryland 49.150 48.750 48.625 48.775 195.300 Rutgers 48.675 47.375 48.400 48.525 192.975 William & Mary 47.375 44.875 47.125 47.600 186.975

Junior Natalie Ettl claimed the uneven bars title in a quad-meet at Maryland on Feb. 18 and again on Feb. 26 vs. Ohio State. GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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2011 Meet Summaries at Ohio State • February 26 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The No. 10 Penn State women’s gymnastics team posted a 196.325 to earn the win against No. 17 Ohio State Saturday. The Buckeyes scored a 195.900. “It was one of the most exciting gymnastics meets that I’ve been part of in a long time,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “It came down to the final performer on both sides and it’s not coincidental that our word for the day was `fight.’ We had talked in the locker room about women with breast cancer fighting with their lives, with some winning the fight and some losing, as well as what it’s like to be the family of those individuals. The last five girls on floor all really grabbed hold of the rope and each fought until the very end to get us the win.” Penn State sophomore Sharaya Musser won the all-around with a combined score of 39.550. Ohio State’s Melanie Shaffer was second with a 39.350. Benscko finished with a 39.325, while Merriam posted a 38.500. Musser also earned the Ann Carr Award as the meet’s Most Inspirational Gymnast. Penn State and Ohio State came out nearly even in the first rotation with the Nittany Lions holding only a slight advantage before the teams switched events. Led by crowd-pleasing Musser, who scored a meet-best 9.875 on the vault, the Nittany Lions posted a 48.700 to Ohio State’s 48.675 on the uneven bars. The Nittany Lions really hit their stride on the uneven bars, which has been the strongest scoring event for Penn State most of the season. The top five scorers on the uneven bars were all Nittany Lions, including a 9.925 for Musser, which tied her career high and marks her high for the season. Three other Nittany Lions posted above a 9.800 in the event including 9.850 from junior Whitney Bencsko, a 9.850 from junior Alex Stine, which ties her career high, and a 9.800 from junior Natalie Ettl. Penn State took the 97.900-97.625 lead in the third rotation, where they would compete on the beam and the Buckeyes would take to the floor exercise. Musserpaced the Nittany Lions with a 9.925. Benscko and junior Daryl Konsevick added a 9.850 and a 9.825, which helped the team to a 49.375. Penn State took the 146.950-146.775 advantage into the final rotation. Penn State looked to finish the Buckeyes off with a strong showing on the floor exercise, and did just that. Highlighted by two career highs for the Nittany Lions, Penn State held command of the meet and never looked back. Sophomore Madison Merriam hit her routine, scoring a career high and meet high 9.925, while Bencsko and Konesvick both earned 9.900. Konsevick’s mark was a career high for the junior. Nittany Lions occupied the top three slots in the event, leading Penn State to a season-high score on the floor of 49.375, besting its previous season-high of 49.100 at Maryland a week ago. V UB BB FX Total Penn State 48.700 49.200 49.050 49.375 196.325 Ohio State 48.950 48.675 49.125 49.150 195.900 vs. N.C. State and Maryland • March 4 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The 11th-ranked Penn State women’s gymnastics team scored a season-high 197.075 to take first place in its home season finale. The University of Maryland finished second with a 195.125, while N.C. State took third with a 194.625. Junior Daryl Konsevick, who posted a career-high 9.900 on beam, was named the Ann Carr Award winner after the meet. 36

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Freshman Lindsay Musgrove competed on vault in every meet of the 2011 season and all but three meets on floor. Penn State finished the meet posting season-highs on three events, including a 49.100 on vault, a 49.275 on beam and a 49.400 on floor. The Nittany Lions also scored a 49.300 on bars. Three Nittany Lions competed in the all-around led by sophomore Sharaya Musser who turned in a career-best 39.725 for the title. Her score was .05 short of the Penn State record of 39.775 set by Katie Rowland in 2003. Sophomore Madison Merriam finished second with a 39.350 and junior Whitney Bencsko took fifth with a 39.275. Penn State opened the meet on vault with Musser claiming the title with a 9.925. Merriam finished second with a 9.875, while senior Danielle Hover turned in a season-high 9.775 to tie for seventh. Freshman Kristin Blades also finished seventh with a 9.750. The Nittany Lions moved on to bars in rotation two and all six competitors scored a 9.800 or better and claimed the top three spots. Musser once again led the way with a 9.900 and junior Natalie Ettl claimed second with a 9.875. Bencsko and Merriam tied for third, each turning in a 9.850. Merriam’s score tied her season best. Hover took sixth with a season-best 9.825. Two Nittany Lions earned career highs in the third rotation on beam, while two others tied their career bests. Freshman Cassidy Bogar, who finished seventh, tied her career best with a 9.775. Hover scored a personal-best 9.825, along with Bencsko to tie for fifth. Konsevick turned in a careerhigh 9.900 for second and Musser earned her third crown of the evening with a 9.950. Penn State closed out the meet on floor and swept the top three spots. Bencsko tied for third with a 9.875 and Merriam secured second place with a 9.900. Musser tied her personal-bets with a 9.950 for first place. Freshman Lindsay Musgrove was another top performer for the Nittany Lions taking fifth place with a career-high 9.850. V UB BB FX Total Penn State 49.100 49.300 49.275 49.400 197.075 Maryland 48.900 48.875 48.725 48.625 195.125 N.C. State 48.775 48.825 48.600 48.425 194.625

2011 Meet Summaries at West Virginia • March 12 MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - The 10th-ranked Penn State women’s gymnastics team is closed out the regular season at West Virginia on Saturday. The Nittany Lions earned a 195.825-195.025 victory against the Mountaineers. The Nittany Lions scored a season-high 49.125 on vault, a 49.050 on bars, a 49.100 on beam and a 48.550 on floor. Sophomore Madison Merriam claimed the all-around title with a 39.375. Sophomore Sharaya Musser took second place in the all-around with a 39.225 and junior Whitney Bencsko finished third with a 39.200. Penn State opened the meet on the uneven bars with all six competitors finishing sixth or better. Junior Alex Stine and senior Danielle Hover were in a three-way tie for sixth place with West Virginia’s Amy Bieski after scoring a 9.750. Freshman Kassidy Stauder tied with teammate Bencsko for fourth place with a 9.800. It was Stauder’s first time competing on bars in a Nittany Lion uniform. Musser and Merriam both scored a 9.850 to tie for first place. The Lions moved on to vault in rotation two with three competitors in the top four. Bencsko tied her season-high with a 9.825 to take fourth place, while Merriam tied for second place with WVU’s Bieski with a 9.875. Musser earned the vault title with a 9.925. While the Nittany Lions closed out the meet with a strong performance on beam, it was West Virginia’s night on floor. Freshman Lindsay Musgrove finished ninth on floor with a 9.750, while Bencsko scored a 9.775 to be part of a four-way tie for fifth. Merriam was Penn State’s top performer on the event with a 9.850 to win. Two Mountaineers tied for second place, one Junior Whitney Bencsko competed in the all-around for Penn State in eight meets in 2011. claimed fourth and three others joined Bencsko in fifth place. Penn State moved on to beam in the fourth and final rotation. Merriam and Bencsko tied for third place scoring a 9.800. It was a season-high for Merriam on the event. Junior Daryl Konsevick finished in second place with a 9.850 and Musser took the crown with a 9.875. V UB BB FX Total Penn State 49.125 49.050 49.100 48.550 195.825 West Virginia 48.875 48.600 48.550 49.000 195.025

Senior Danielle Hover competed in every meet of 2011 on beam and posted a career-high 9.825 on March 4. GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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2011 Meet Summaries tie for 10th place scoring a 9.825. Musser finished in first place to share the title with Illinois’ Amber See after scoring a 9.900. The Nittany Lions moved onto the uneven bars in the second rotation where junior Natalie Ettl claimed the conference crown with a 9.925. Ten gymnasts scored a 9.850 to share third place, including junior Alex Stine and Merriam. Stine tied her career-high on the event. Musser finished 13th on the event with a 9.825 and Bencsko finished 22nd with a 9.775. After a bye, the Lions moved to beam. Musser was Penn State’s top performer on beam tying for second with a 9.850. Junior Daryl Konsevick took 11th with a 9.775 and senior Danielle Hover finished tied for 14th with a 9.750. Freshman Cassidy Bogar scored a 9.700, good enough for 20th place. After another bye, Penn State finished the meet on floor where two Nittany Lions finished in the top five. Merriam led the Nittany Lions finishing second tying her career-high with a 9.925. Musser scored a 9.900 to take fourth, while Konsevick and freshman Lindsay Musgrove shared 14th place with a 9.850. Musgrove tied her personal best. In addition, Bogar set a career-high scoring a 9.800 on the event. V UB BB FX Total Michigan 49.175 48.800 49.100 49.525 196.600 Penn State 49.075 49.225 48.750 49.325 196.375 Illinois 49.175 49.200 48.525 49.175 196.075 Minnesota 48.800 48.850 48.475 49.200 195.325 Ohio State 48.925 48.875 48.000 49.100 194.900 Iowa 48.875 48.575 48.725 48.675 194.850 Michigan State 48.650 48.525 48.475 48.775 194.425

Junior Natalie Ettl defended her Big Ten uneven bars title with a 9.925 to claim the crown again in 2011. at Big Ten Championships • March 19 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The 10th-ranked Penn State women’s gymnastics team earned a second place finish at the 2011 Big Ten Championship hosted by Minnesota with a score of 196.375. Michigan took the conference crown for the fifth straight season with a 196.600. Illinois finished third with a 196.075, Minnesota placed fourth with a 195.325, Ohio State claimed fifth with a 194.900, Iowa took sixth with a 194.850 and Michigan State scored a 194.425 for seventh. The all-around title remained in Nittany Lions hands with sophomore Sharaya Musser with a 39.475 and sophomore Madison Merriam tied for second with a 39.275. Junior Whitney Bencsko also competed in the allaround and scored a 38.475 for 14th place. “We are so proud of all of our kids,” said head coach Jeff Thompson. “It was an outstanding day with Sharaya tying for first on vault and Natalie taking the uneven bars crown. All in all we may not have won the Big Ten Championship, but we came away with a few Big Ten Champions. I just couldn’t be more proud of the kids and how far they have come this season.” The Nittany Lions, as a team, scored a 49.075 on vault, a 49.225 on the uneven bars, a 48.750 on beam and a 49.325 on floor. Penn State opened the meet on vault where three Nittany Lions finished in the top 10. Freshman Kristin Blades and Merriam were part of a four-way 38

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NCAA Regional Championships • April 2 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - The Penn State women’s gymnastics team fell shy of advancing to the NCAA National Championships after finishing with a team score of 195.850. The Nittany Lions were .075 behind second place finisher Illinois. Alabama won the meet with a 197.275, Illinois was second with a 195.925, Auburn took fourth with a 195.600, Kentucky placed fifth with a 195.175 and Central Michigan scored a 195.075 for sixth. Assistant coach Randy Monahan was named the Regional Assistant Coach of the Year and Penn State’s Senior Women’s Administrator and Associate Athletic Director Susan Delaney-Scheetz was named the Regional Administrator of the Year. Penn State posted team scores of 49.000 on vault, 49.125 on the uneven bars, 48.850 on beam and a 48.875 on floor. Sophomore Sharaya Musser was Penn State’s top performer in the allaround. She finished third with a 39.425. Junior Whitney Bencsko placed 11th with a 39.075 and sophomore Madison Merriam finished 17th scoring a 38.650. Alabama’s Kayla Hoffman claimed the all-around title with a 39.650. The Nittany Lions opened the meet on beam where Musser led PSU with a fifth place finish. She tied with Auburn’s Kylie Shields scoring a 9.875. Bencsko scored a 9.775 to tie for 16th, while freshman Cassidy Bogar finished 21st with a 9.750. Senior Danielle Hover and junior Daryl Konsevick tied for 26th with a 9.725. Geralen Stack-Eaton of Alabama posted a 9.950 to claim the crown.

2011 Meet Summaries After a bye in rotation two, Penn State moved on to floor. Musser and Benscko were part of an 11-way tie for 10th after each scoring a 9.800. Bogar was Penn State’s next top performer and finished tied for 21st with a 9.775. Freshman Lindsay Musgrove and Merriam each earned a 9.750 to finish 27th. Alabama’s Hoffman earned a 9.925 to win the event. Rotation four had Penn State competing on vault. The Nittany Lions had two gymnasts finish in the top 10, including Musser, who placed second with a 9.900, and Merriam, who recorded a 9.825 for seventh. Freshman Kristin Blades scored a 9.800, good enough for 11th place, and Bencsko posted a 9.750 to tie for 21st. Musgrove and Hover each earned a 9.725 to place 28th. Hoffman picked up another individual title scoring a 9.925. The Nittany Lions closed out the meet on the uneven bars in rotation six after having a bye during the fifth rotation. Three Penn State gymnasts finished in the top three as part of a six-way tie for third. Junior Alex Stine, Merriam and Musser all posted a 9.850 to share third place. Hover scored a 9.800 to tie for 10th, while junior Natalie Ettl scored a 9.775 for 18th. Hoffman earned her third individual event title of the night with a 9.900. V UB BB FX Total Alabama 49.250 49.250 49.500 49.275 197.275 Illinois 48.975 48.900 49.075 48.975 195.925 Penn State 49.000 49.125 48.850 48.875 195.850 Auburn 48.700 48.875 48.875 49.150 195.600 Kentucky 48.750 48.825 48.900 48.700 195.175 Central Mich. 48.900 48.575 48.825 48.775 195.075

Sophomore Sharaya Musser represented the Nittany Lions at the 2011 NCAA Championships as one of 12 individual qualifiers. Musser placed 12th in the all-around in the first session of the NCAA Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. NCAA Championships • April 15 CLEVELAND, Ohio - Penn State sophomore women’s gymnast Sharaya Musser finished 12th in the all-around in the first session of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Championship Friday afternoon in Cleveland. She scored a 38.600. Musser, who was rotating with UCLA, opened the meet with a bye before moving to floor, recording a 9.700. On vault in the third rotation, she posted a 9.850 to tie for 15th. After another bye, Musser headed to the uneven bars where she scored a 9.750. Musser closed out the meet on beam earning a 9.300. Musser advanced to the Championship competition as one of 12 Regional Championship all-arounders not on a qualifying team. A two-time First Team All-Big Ten selection, Musser owned the leading score of the 12 individual qualifiers having earned a 39.425 to place third in the Tuscaloosa Regional Championship on April 2. Musser at the NCAA Championships (Session I) Vault: 9.825 (15th) Bars: 9.750 (31st) Beam: 9.300 (36th) Floor: 9.700 (33rd) All-Around: 38.600 (12th)

Junior Alex Stine helped Penn State to a third place finish at the NCAA Regional Championship at Alabama on April 2. Stine scored a 9.850 on the uneven bars to tie for third place with teammates Madison Merriam and Sharaya Musser. GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Events and Coaching History

Katie Rowland

Katie Perret

Nikki Smith

Ellen Casey

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All-Time Individual: 9.975 Katie Perret, 2007 Natalie Ettl, 2011

All-Time Individual: 10.0 Katie Rowland, 2003 Nikki Smith, 2000 Missy Leopoldus, 1999

All-Time Individual: 10.0 Ellen Casey, 1999

All-Time Team: 49.500 at W. Virginia w/ Rutgers, 2003 at NCAA NE Regionals, 2004 vs. Cornell, Iowa &Yale. 2010 All-Time Individual: 10.0 Katie Rowland, 2003 Brandi Personett, 2010 2011 Team: 49.125 at West Virginia (3/12) 2011 Individual: 9.950 Sharaya Musser at North Carolina (2/11)

All-Time Team: 49.500 vs. Massachusetts, 2001

2011 Team: 49.375 at Maryland, with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) 2011 Individual: 9.975 Natalie Ettl at Maryland, with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18)

All-Time Team: 49.650 at Rhode Island, 2001

2011 Team: 49.275 vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4) 2011 Individual: 9.950 Sharaya Musser vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4)

Penn State Coaches’ Records Year

Coach

Record

1965-67

Lu Magnusson

10-9-1

Della Durant Tuovi Sappinem

1968

Kathy Corrigan

6-3-0

1969-72

Betz Hanley

22-24-0

1973-74

Barbara Block

14-11-0

1975-92

Judi Avener-Markell

278-87-1

1993-2010

Steve Shephard

256-144-2

2010-present

Jeff Thompson

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2011 Team: 49.400 vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4) 2011 Individual: 9.950 Sharaya Musser at Maryland, with Rutgers and William & Mary (2/18) vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4)

All-Around All-Time: 197.450 vs. Massachusetts, 2001 All-Time Individual: 39.775 Katie Rowland, 2003 2011 Team: 197.075 vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4) 2011 Individual: 39.725 Sharaya Musser vs. Maryland & N.C. State (3/4) Katie Rowland

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All-Time Team: 49.725 vs. Massachusetts, 2001

All-Time High Scores Penn State Individual Records

Penn State Team Records

Vault.................................10.00.............................. Katie Rowland, 2003 .............................................................................Brandi Personett, 2010 Bars..................................9.975................................... Katie Perret, 2007 .....................................................................................Natalie Ettl, 2011 Beam................................10.00.............................. Katie Rowland, 2003 ................................................................................... Nikki Smith, 2000 ............................................................................ Missy Leopoldus, 1999 Floor................................10.00....................................Ellen Casey, 1999 All-Around......................39.775............................. Katie Rowland, 2003

Vault....................................................49.500 at West Virginia (2/16/03) ................................................. 49.500 vs. Cornell, Iowa, Yale (1/23/10) Bars.........................................................49.500 Massachusetts (2/23/01) Beam.................................................... 49.650 at Rhode Island (2/17/01) Floor.......................................................49.725 Massachusetts (2/23/01) Team.....................................................197.450 Massachusetts (2/23/01)

Individual Record Breakdown Vault

Gymnast

Times Earned

1. Katie Rowland, 2003 Brandi Personett, 2010 2. Brandi Personett, 2008 Katie Rowland, 2003 Sharaya Musser, 2010 3. Brandi Personett, 2007, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Sharaya Musser, 2010, ‘11 Jennifer Orlando, 2006 Lisa Clark, 2004, 2005 Katie Rowland, 2001, ‘02, ‘03 Gemma Cuff, 1998 Joanna Knox, 1995

Gymnast

Uneven Bars

1. Katie Perret, 2007 Natalie Ettl, 2011 2. Natalie Ettl, 2010, ‘11 Katie McAvoy, 2002, ‘03 Katie Rowland, 2001, ‘02 Maria Taylor, 2001 Nikki Smith 1999 3. Madison Merriam, 2011 Alexandra Brockway, 2010 Sharaya Musser, 2010, ‘11 Natalie Ettl, 2010, ‘11 Brandi Personett, 2009 Katie Perret, 2006 Kristal Uzelac, 2005 Michelle Ilg, 2004 Katie McAvoy, 2002, ‘03 Maria Taylor, 2001 Ellen Casey, 1997, 1999 Gemma Cuff, 2001 Nikki Bongiovanni, 2001 Katie Rowland, 2001 Nikki Smith 1999 Missy Leopoldus, 1998

Gymnast

Times Earned 1 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 3 1 1 3 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 1 1

Balance Beam

1. Katie Rowland, 2003 Nikki Smith, 2000 Missy Leopoldus, 1999 2. Meredith Hoover, 2006 Richelle Simpson, 2001 Katie Rowland, 2001 Maria Taylor, 2001 Nikki Smith, 2000

Score

2 10.00 2 10.00 1 9.975 1 1 4 9.950 2 1 2 7 2 1

Times Earned 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1

Score 9.975 9.950

9.925

Score 10.00 9.975

3. Sharaya Musser, 2011 Brandi Personett, 2010 Kristal Uzelac, 2005 Nikki Smith, 2000 Missy Leopoldus, 1998, ‘99 Nicole Malinak, 1997

Gymnast

1 1 1 2 3 1

Floor Exercise

Times Earned

1. Ellen Casey, 1999 2. Katie Rowland, 2003 Ellen Casey, 1999 Gemma Cuff, 2001 3. Sharaya Musser, 2011 Brandi Personett, 2007, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Kate Stopper, 2004 Katie  Rowland, 2001, ‘02, ‘03 Leslie Bair, 2001 Richelle Simpson, 2001 Heather Duggan, 2000 Missy Leopoldus, 1998 Ellen Casey, 1997, ‘98, ‘99

Gymnast

1 1 1 1 2 5 1 5 1 1 1 1 3

All-Around

1. Katie Rowland, 2003 2. Katie Rowland, 2002 Sharaya Musser, 2011 3. Brandi Personett, 2010 4. Katie Rowland, 2003 5. Katie Rowland, 2001 6. Katie Rowland, 2002 Missy Leopoldus, 1998 7. Sharaya Musser, 2010 Brandi Personett, 2009, ‘10 Katie Rowland, 2002 Gemma Cuff, 1998 8. Brandi Personett, 2009 Sharaya Musser, 2011 Katie Rowland, 2001 Ellen Casey, 1999 Missy Leopoldus, 1999 9. Brandi Personett, 2009 Sharaya Musser, 2011 Katie Rowland, 2001 10. Brandi Personett, 2008 Katie Rowland, 2001, ‘03 Katie McAvoy, 2002 Ellen Casey, 1999

Times Earned

9.950

Score 10.00 9.975 9.950

Score

1 39.775 1 39.725 1 1 39.700 1 39.675 2 39.650 3 39.625 1 1 39.600 3 1 1 1 39.575 2 1 1 1 1 39.550 1 1 1 39.525 2 1 2

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All-Time Records Individual National Champions

Year 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1981 1986

Gymnast Event(s)

Karen Schuckman Karen Schuckman Ann Carr Ann Carr Marcy Levine Heidi Anderson Pam Loree

AA V, FX AA UB,BB,FX,AA FX FX V

Total Individual Titles - 11

Vault (V) Uneven Bars (UB) Balance Beam (BB) Floor Exercise (FX) All-Around (AA)

2 1 1 4 3

Atlantic 10 Conference Individual Champions

Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

Gymnast Event(s)

Diane Drum Pam Loree Pam Loree Kathy Pomper Bernie Robertson Pam Loree Bernie Robertson Pam Loree Kathy Pomper Bernie Robertson Kathy Parody Bernie Robertson Jessica Strunck Pam Braun Lynn Crane Shelley Reger Kira Rohm Jessica Strunck Lynn Crane Debbie O’Brien Kira Rohm Allison Barber Kim Thrasher

Atlantic 10 Conference Championship Finishes

BB, FX V, UB, AA FX V BB FX, AA BB V, FX, AA UB BB UB, AA BB FX FX BB, FX, AA BB UB V AA BB UB BB FX

Year Place

Year Place

1983 1st 1984 1st 1985 1st 1986 1st 1987 1st

1988 1st 1989 1st 1990 1st 1991 1st

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Brandi Personett was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2007 and earned Big Ten Gymnast of the Year honors in 2009 and 2010.

Big Ten Championship Finishes

Year......................Place Year .................... Place 1992...................................... 2nd 2002........................................ 7th 1993...................................... 2nd 2003........................................ 3rd 1994...................................... 2nd 2004....................................... 2nd 1995....................................... 3rd 2005....................................... 2nd 1996....................................... 7th 2006........................................ 3rd 1997....................................... 5th 2007....................................... 2nd 1998....................................... 3rd 2008........................................ 3rd 1999...................................... 2nd 2009........................................ 3rd 2000...................................... 2nd 2010....................................... 2nd 2001...................................... 2nd 2011....................................... 2nd

Big Ten Individual Champions

Year............................ Gymnast......................... Event(s) 1992............................................. Rene Lyst.................................................... BB 1993..........................................Allison Barber................................................AA 1998............................................Ellen Casey...................................................AA 2000...........................................Nikki Smith.................................................. BB 2002......................................... Katie Rowland................................................AA 2003......................................... Katie Rowland............................................V, AA 2005..........................................Kristal Uzelac..........................................UB, BB 2005.......................................... Kate Stopper................................................. FX 2006........................................... Katie Perret..................................................UB 2006...........................................Corissa Pirkl.................................................... V 2007........................................Brandi Personett...........................................V, AA 2008........................................Brandi Personett.................................... V, FX, AA 2009........................................Brandi Personett............................................... FX 2010........................................Brandi Personett........................................ AA, FX 2010............................................Natalie Ettl...................................................UB 2011............................................Natalie Ettl...................................................UB 2011.........................................Sharaya Musser............................................V, AA

Big Ten Gymnast of the Year 1998 1999 2001

Missy Leopoldus Ellen Casey Katie Rowland

2003 2009 2010

Katie Rowland Brandi Personett Brandi Personett

Big Ten Freshman of the Year 1999 2007

Nikki Bongiovanni Brandi Personett

2010

Sharaya Musser

All-Time Records Penn State Regional Individual Champions

Year

Gymnast Event(s)

1970................................. Candi Breese................................. FX, AA 1977.................................... Ann Carr........................ V, UB, FX, AA 1978.................................... Ann Carr.........................V, BB, FX, AA 1979................................. Marcy Levine........................................BB 1980.................................... Ann Carr............................................. V ...................................... Lisa Ingebretsen....................... UB, BB (tie) ........................................ Marcy Levine...................BB (tie), FX, AA 1981............................... Heidi Anderson............ V, UB, BB, FX, AA 1982............................... Heidi Anderson............................... FX, AA ........................................ Marcy Levine........................................BB 1983................................... Pam Loree...............................V, FX, AA 1984................................... Pam Loree..........................................AA ..................................... Bernie Robertson.....................................FX 1985................................... Pam Loree......................................... UB ....................................... Kathy Pomper.......................................BB 1986................................... Pam Loree............................UB, FX, AA ....................................... Kathy Pomper...................................... UB

Prior to 2010, Kristal Uzelac (above) was the most recent regional champion, having won the uneven bars title in 2005. Brandi Personett (right) won regional titles in the all-around and on vault in 2010 to advance to the NCAA National Championship.

..................................... Bernie Robertson.....................................BB 1988.................................. Lynn Crane..................................BB, AA ......................................... Lisa Mallios.....................................V, FX 1989...................................Kira Rohm......................................... UB 1990.................................Allison Barber...........................V (tie), BB 1991.................................Allison Barber................................ FX, AA ........................................... Rene Lyst...........................................BB 1992................................. Janice Rogers................................UB (tie) ........................................Allison Barber.......................................BB ..........................................April Polito..........................................AA 1993............................Karen Cimochowski.................................. UB ........................................... Rene Lyst...........................................BB ........................................Allison Barber.......................................FX 1994..................................Tracy Kerner.................. UB, BB, FX (tie) 1995..................................Tracy Kerner....................................... UB 1996...............................Missy Leopoldus..............................AA, BB .......................................Leigh Cappello.......................................FX 1997...............................Missy Leopoldus.................................... UB .......................................Leigh Cappello.......................................FX 1998................................. Gemma Cuff

........................... AA, V

1999...................................Ellen Casey................ AA, V, UB (tie), FX .........................................Maria Taylor.........................................BB 2001................................ Katie Rowland.......................................FX ........................................Katie McAvoy.......................................... V 2003................................ Katie Rowland...................................V, FX 2004....................................Lisa Clark.......................................V, FX 2005.................................Kristal Uzelac....................................... UB 2010...............................Brandi Personett................................. AA, V

Penn State NCAA Regional Finishes Year........................... Place

Year..............................Place

1975............................................ 3rd 1976........................................... 2nd 1977........................................... 2nd 1978.............................................1st 1979.............................................1st 1980.............................................1st 1981.............................................1st 1982.............................................1st 1983............................................ 3rd 1984.............................................1st 1985........................................... 2nd 1986.............................................1st 1987........................................... 2nd 1988.............................................1st 1989........................................... 2nd 1990........................................... 2nd 1991.............................................1st 1992.............................................1st 1993.............................................1st

1994........................................... 2nd 1995.............................................1st 1996.............................................1st 1997.............................................1st 1998.............................................1st 1999.............................................1st 2000........................................... 2nd 2001............................................ 4th 2002............................................ 5th 2003............................................ 4th 2004............................................ 4th 2005........................................... 2nd 2006............................................ 3rd 2007............................................ 3rd 2008............................................ 3rd 2009........................................... 2nd 2010............................................ 3rd 2011............................................ 3rd

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Nittany Lions All-Americans

KAREN SCHUCKMAN

ANN CARR

JAN ANTHONY

JOANNE BECK

ALISA INGEBRETSEN

MARGIE FOSTER

MARCY LEVINE

LYNNE SAMUELS

ANN MCGEACHY

HEIDI ANDERSON

PAM LOREE

APRIL POLITO

ALISON BARBER

TRACY KERNER

MISSY LEOPOLDUS

ELLEN CASEY

NIKKI SMITH

GEMMA CUFF

LISA CLARK

BRANDI PERSONETT

WHITNEY BENCSKO

ALEXANDRA BROCKWAY

SHARAYA MUSSER

Year Gymnast Event(s) 1974 Karen Schuckman V, UB, BB, FX, AA 1975 Karen Schuckman V, UB, FX, AA 1976 Karen Schuckman BB 1977 Ann Carr V, UB, BB, FX, AA Jan Anthony V Joanne Beck BB 1978 Davies Bahr V Ann Carr V, UB, BB, FX, AA Lisa Ingebretsen UB, BB, AA Jan Anthony V, UB, AA 1979 Lisa Ingebretsen UB, BB Margie Foster V, FX Ann Carr UB Marcy Levine FX Jane Anthony V Lynne Samuels V 1980 Ann Carr V, UB, BB, FX, AA Margie Foster UB, FX, AA Marcy Levine FX, AA Lynne Samuels V Lisa Ingebretsen UB Ann McGeachy FX 1981 Heidi Anderson FX, AA 1982 Heidi Anderson UB, FX, AA 1984 Pam Loree V 1985 Pam Loree V 44

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Year Gymnast Event(s) 1986 Pam Loree V, AA 1991 April Polito V 1992 Allison Barber V, AA 1994 Tracy Kerner FX 1995 Tracy Kerner BB 1997 Missy Leopoldus V Ellen Casey FX, V 1999 Ellen Casey UB, FX, AA Nikki Smith BB 2000 Gemma Cuff FX 2004 Lisa Clark V 2005 Lisa Clark FX 2008 Brandi Personett BB 2009 Brandi Personett FX Alexandra Brockway UB Whitney Bencsko V 2010 Brandi Personett BB, FX, AA Sharaya Musser V, AA, BB, FX

Total Individual All-Americans - 85 Vault (V) Uneven Bars (UB) Balance Beam (BB) Floor Exercise (FX) All-Around (AA)

22 14 13 20 16

2005

11th Place - NCAA at Utah Carrie Arnesen Kathy Parody Pam Braun Michele Reger Paula Bright Susan Repmann Lynn Crane Kira Rohm Lisa Mallios Jessica Strunck Debbie O’Brien 5th Place - NCAA at Alabama Allison Barber April Polito Paula Bright Janice Rogers Lynn Crane Kira Rohm Jada Hiltabrand Laurie Russo Marianne Kreisher Coby Silver Rene Lyst 4th Place - NCAA at Minnesota Allison Barber April Polito Karen Cimochowski Janice Rogers Jada Hiltabrand Laurie Russo Tracy Kerner Coby Silver Rene Lyst 11th Place - NCAA at Oregon Allison Barber Michelle Manzolillo Karen Cimochowski April Polito Bridget Foley Nancy Rosenheck Tracy Kerner Coby Silver Rene Lyst Kerry Slattery 8th Place - NCAA at Georgia Liz Agnew Carey Hoyt Amy Bauer Christi Huch Sharon Barbato Tracy Kerner Heather Bundy Joanna Knox Leigh Cappello Nicole Malinak Karen Cimochowski Michelle Manzolillo Lauren Cutshaw Bea Selz Bridget Foley Kerry Slattery Rachael Hills 11th Place - NCAA at Alabama Heather Bundy Joanna Knox Leigh Cappello Missy Leopoldus Ellen Casey Nicole Malinak Lauren Cutshaw Michelle Manzolillo Bridget Foley Bea Selz Carey Hoyt Janae Whittaker Christi Huch 11th Place - NCAA at Florida Leigh Cappello Joanna Knox Ellen Casey Missy Leopoldus Heather Duggan Nicole Malinak Heather Fahey Bea Selz Carey Hoyt Nikki Smith Christi Huch Janae Whittaker Ashley Wilson 10th Place - NCAA at UCLA Katie Cavuto Joanna Knox Ellen Casey Missy Leopoldus Gemma Cuff Nikki Smith Heather Duggan Maria Taylor Heather Fahey Janae Whittaker Carey Hoyt Ashley Wilson Christi Huch 8th Place - NCAA at Utah Nikki Bongiovanni Missy Leopoldus Ellen Casey Nikki Smith Jordi Ciambrone Maria Taylor Gemma Cuff Vera Weiss Jennifer Drilling Janae Whittaker Heather Duggan Ashley Wilson E’Tona Ford 7th Place - NCAA at Boise State Leslie Bair E’Tona Ford Nikki Bongiovanni Katie McAvoy Lisa Campagnolo Katie Rowland Dana Cuomo Nikki Smith Gemma Cuff Julia Stoloski Jennifer Drilling Maria Taylor Heather Duggan Vera Weiss Ashley Wilson

2009

1988 1991 1993 1992 1995 1996 1997 1998

5th Place - AIAW at Cal State-Hayward Susan Bergstrom Karen Johnson Collette Bizal Nancy Park Ellen Coccagna Karen Schuckman Dorothea DeLuca Sherilyn Sommers Karen Higashida 5th Place - AIAW at Appalachian State Joanne Beck Louise Hunt Susan Bergstrom Joan Gackenbach Lynn Cantwell Nancy Park Ellen Coccagna Karen Schuckman Claudia Coldren Amy Thompson 3rd Place - AIAW at Central Michigan Jan Anthony Joan Gackenbach Joanne Beck Chris Hartman Ann Carr Lynn Samuels Ellen Coccagna Karen Schuckman Claudia Coldren 1st Place - AIAW at Washington Debbie Alston Claudia Coldren Jan Anthony Lisa Ingebretsen Davies Bahr Lynn Samuels Joanne Beck Pat Spisak Ann Carr 2nd Place - AIAW at Penn State Debbie Alston Margie Foster Jan Anthony Lisa Ingebretsen Joanne Beck Lynn Samuels Ann Carr Pat Spisak Claudia Coldren 1st Place - AIAW at LSU Debbie Alston Lisa Ingebretsen Jan Anthony Marcy Levine Joanne Beltz Anne McGeachy Ann Carr Lynn Samuels Margie Foster Pat Spisak 3rd Place - AIAW at Utah Debbie Alston Marcy Levine Heidi Anderson Karen Polak Joanne Beltz Pat Spisak Lisa Ingebretsen Linda Tardiff 3rd Place - NCAA at Utah Heidi Anderson Kathy Pokorny Joanne Beltz Karen Polak Cissy Chung Joanna Sime Marcy Levine Linda Tardiff Jeanne Omohundro 7th Place - NCAA at UCLA Renee Bunker Tee Minor Cissy Chung Betsy Noll Nadine DeLeo Kathy Pomper Diane Drum Bernie Robertson Lynn Hairston Kim Simon Holly Haupt Lisa Smith Pam Loree 9th Place - NCAA at Utah Pam Braun Pam Loree Renee Bunker Tee Minor Cissy Chung Kathy Pomper Nadine DeLeo Bernie Robertson Diane Drum Jessica Strunck Lynn Hairston Cheryl Weseman Holly Haupt 6th Place - NCAA at Florida Donna Bervinchak Deb Muno Pam Braun Debbie O’Brien Renee Bunker Kathy Parody Kim Fischler Kathy Pomper Lynn Hairston Susan Repmann Holly Haupt Bernie Robertson Pam Loree Jessica Strunck

1999

2000

1986

1985

1984

1982 1981 1980 1979

1978

1977

1976 1975

Nationally-Ranked Teams 10th Place - NCAA at Auburn Cecile Allen Jennifer Orlando Lindsay Borkan Corissa Pirkl Lisa Clark Aslynn Satterfield Meredith Hoover Genavieve Shingle Michelle Ilg Kate Stopper Ashley Mehrer Stephanie Sullivan Amie Olaes Kristal Uzelac 9th Place - NCAA at Nebraska Whitney Bencsko Heather McElwee Alexandra Brockway Lindsey Montross Natalie Ettl Brandi Personett Danielle Hover Casey Rohrbaugh Melissa Klein Rosie Smith Daryl Konsevick Allie Southard Alex Stine

The 2000 edition of the Nittany Lions earned a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships in Boise, Idaho, which marked the program’s highest national finish since 1992.

The 1978 Nittany Lions captured Penn State’s first national championship in any women’s sport with a 147.50 score.

The 1980 Nittany Lions edged out secondplace Utah by .35 points to capture the AIAW National Championship. It was Penn State’s second national title in three years.

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National Championship History National Championship History

National Championship Finishes

1974

AIAW - Karen Schuckman becomes Penn State’s first national championship participant and wins the all-around as a freshman.

1975

AIAW - The Penn State team makes its first national championship appearance and finishes in fifth place. Schuckman wins floor exercise and finishes in a tie for the vaulting title. Year Place AIAW - Fifth place. 1975............................................... 5th

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

AIAW - The team climbs to third place led by the brilliant performance of Ann Carr who wins the 1976............................................... 5th all- around. 1977............................................... 3rd AIAW - Penn State wins its first national championship in gymnastics and in any women’s 1978................................................ 1st sport with a 147.70 score, 0.15 ahead of Cal State-Fullerton. Ann Carr sweeps the all-around for 1979...............................................2nd the second consecutive year and wins individual titles on bars, balance beam and floor exercise. 1980................................................ 1st AIAW - The Lady Lions host the national championship and finish second to Cal State-Fullerton 1981............................................... 3rd by 0.10. Marcy Levine wins an event title in floor exercise as a freshman. 1982 .............................................. 3rd AIAW - Penn State captures its second national championship with a score of 145.50, just 0.35 1984............................................... 7th ahead of runner-up Utah. The Lions take the team title without an individual national champion. 1985............................................... 9th AIAW - Third place. Heidi Anderson wins the floor exercise.

1982

NCAA - Third place.

1986............................................... 6th 1988............................................. 11th

1983

NCAA - Pam Loree qualifies as an individual.

1991............................................... 5th

1984

NCAA - Seventh place.

1992............................................... 4th

1985

NCAA - Ninth place.

1993

1986

NCAA - Sixth place. Pam Loree shares the national title in vaulting.

1995............................................... 8th

1988

NCAA - Penn State makes its 12th trip to the National Championships.

1996............................................. 11th

1989

NCAA - Lynn Crane and Kira Rohm qualify as individuals.

1997............................................. 11th

1990

NCAA - Allison Barber qualifies as an individual.

1998............................................. 10th

1991

NCAA - Fifth place. April Polito achieves All-America status on vault.

1999............................................... 8th

1992

NCAA - Fourth place. Allison Barber ties for third on vault and places eighth in the all-around.

2000............................................... 7th

1993

NCAA - Eleventh place.

2005............................................. 10th

1994

NCAA - Tracy Kerner competes in four events and earns second team All-America status on the floor. April Polito competes in the all-around.

2009............................................... 9th

1995

NCAA - Eighth place. Tracy Kerner earns second team All-America status on beam.

1996

NCAA - Eleventh place.

2011............................................. 14th

1997

NCAA - Eleventh place. Missy Leopoldus earns first team All-America honors on vault. Ellen Casey earns second-team All-America in the all-around, floor exercise and vault.

1998

NCAA - Tenth Place.

1999

NCAA - Eighth Place. Ellen Casey earned second team All-America honors on uneven bars, floor exercise and in the all-around. Nikki Smith garnered second team honors on the beam.

2000

NCAA - Seventh Place, Gemma Cuff earned first team All-America honors on floor.

2003

NCAA - Katie Rowland (vault, floor) and Katie McAvoy (all-around) qualify as individuals.

2004

NCAA - Lisa Clark (vault, floor) qualifies as an individual and picks up second team All-America honors on vault.

2005

NCAA - Tenth Place, Lisa Clark earns second team All-America status on floor exercise.

2006

NCAA - Jennifer Orlando (all-around) qualifies as an individual.

2007

NCAA - Brandi Personett (all-around) qualifies as an individual.

2008

NCAA - Brandi Personett (all-around) qualifies as an individual, earns first team All-America status on the beam and places fifth in the nation on the apparatus.

2009

NCAA - Ninth Place, Brandi Personett (floor), Alexandra Brockway (uneven bars) and Whitney Bencsko (vault) qualify for individual event finals.

2010

NCAA - 14th Place, Brandi Personett and Sharaya Musser qualify as individuals. Personett earns first team All-America status on beam, floor and in the all-around. Musser earns first team accolades on vault and in the all-around and second team laurels on beam and floor.

2011

NCAA - 14th Place, Sharaya Musser qualified as an individual all-around competitor.

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2010............................................. 14th

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ANN CARR AWARD Ann Carr was a member of the Penn State women’s gymnastics team from 1977-80. Carr was a two-time National Champion in the all-around (‘77 & ‘78) and won titles on the uneven bars, balance beam and floor exercise in 1978. She is Penn State’s only four-time All-American, which she earned on the uneven bars. Carr was also a three-time All-American in the all-around, as well as on vault, beam and floor exercise. The Ann Carr Award is given to the gymnast who provides the most inspirational performance at each home meet. Below are the four honorees from 2010.

Sophomore Madison Merriam earned the Ann Carr award on Jan. 22 after winning two individual event titles in a dual meat with UNH.

Junior Whitney Bencsko competed in the all-around for the first time in 2011 on Feb. 6 to garner the Ann Carr award.

Sophomore Sharaya Musser was the Ann Carr award winner on Feb. 26 after she won three individual event titles and the all-around.

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Honors and Awards Lisa Ingebretsen Competitive Excellence Award Given to an individual who consistently rises to the competition and performs extraordinarily well under pressure. Recipients: 1989 Lisa Ingebretsen 1995 Joanna Knox 2001 Maria Taylor 2002 Katie Rowland 2005 Corissa Pirkl 2010 Natalie Ettl Brandi Personett 2011 Daryl Konsevick Pam Loree Leadership Award Given to an individual who displays leadership qualities at all times and takes charge of all situations with an unselfish attitude and leads by example. Recipients: 1989 Pam Loree 1995 Karen Cimochowski 1997 Leigh Cappello Nicki Malinak Bea Selz 2002 Leslie Bair 2003 Kelly Streicher 2011 Natalie Ettl Jan Anthony/Katie Rowland Iron Horse Award Given to an individual who performs consistently throughout the season and competes in the all-around in every meet. Recipients: 1989 Jan Anthony 1991 Allison Barber 1997 JanaeWhittaker 2000 Gemma Cuff, Katie Rowland 2001 Katie Rowland 2002 Leslie Bair Katie Rowland Lisa Campagnolo, 2003 Katie Rowland 2005 Meredith Hoover 2008 Brandi Personett 2009 Brandi Personett 2010 Brandi Personett 2011 Sharaya Musser

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Carey Hoyt/Kelly Streicher Perseverance Award Given to an individual who overcomes setbacks and injuries that would have ended the career of most people and does so with the right attitude and a smile on her face. Recipients: 1998 Carey Hoyt 2001 Lisa Campagnolo 2003 Nikki Bongiovanni 2004 Kelly Streicher 2009 Natalie Ettl Allie Southard

Kathy Parody Hard Work Award Given to an individual who displays an unbelievable work ethic, who never stops trying, sweats more than anyone, and is always willing to give 100 percent. Recipients: 1989 Kathy Parody 1990 Paula Bright 1996 Nicole Malinak 2003 Katie McAvoy 2009 Whitney Bencsko 2010 Whitney Bencsko 2011 Whitney Bencsko

Hairston/Samuels Improvement Award Given to an individual who displays extraordinary improvement in a given time. Awarded for any facet of gymnastics. Recipients: 1989 Lynn Hairston Lynne Samuels 1990 Paula Bright 1991 Janice Rogers 1992 Jada Hiltabrand 1995 Leigh Cappello Nicole Malinak 1997 Janae Whittaker 2006 Aslynn Satterfield 2008 Danielle Hover 2011 Madison Merriam

Joanne Beltz Balance Beam Award Given to an individual who “sticks” her balance beam routine in every meet of the season in which she competes. Recipients: 1989 Joanne Beltz 1999 Missy Leopoldus 2004 Genavieve Shingle 2005 Genavieve Shingle 2007 Stephanie Sullivan 2008 Casey Rohrbaugh 2009 Casey Rohrbaugh Whitney Bencsko 2010 Casey Rohrbaugh 2011 Whitney Bencsko Daryl Konsevick

Bill Conway “Hugs” Award Recipients: 2001 Katie McAvoy 2004 Jennifer Orlando 2005 Steph Sullivan 2007 Amie Olaes 2011 Heather McElwee

Tracey Wilkinson Rosenfield Asst. Coaching Excellence Award Given to the second assistant for dedication and effort above and beyond the call of duty. Recipients: 1999 Tracey Wilkinson Rosenfeld 2008 Travis Doak

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Honors and Awards 10.0 Club Given to an athlete who earns a perfect score during a meet. Recipients: 1999 Missy Leopoldus (BB, 1/30/99 & 2/19/99) Ellen Casey (FX, 2/19/99) 2000 Nikki Smith (BB, 3/18/00) 2003 Katie Rowland (V, 3/16/03) (BB, 3/14/03) (V,3/29/03) 2010 Brandi Personett (V, 1/23/10, 2/13/10) Bernie Robertson Scholar-Athlete Award Given to an individual who displays excellence in the classroom while contributing to the team. Recipients: 1989 Bernie Robertson 1991 Kira Rohm 1993 Kerry Slattery 1994 Kerry Slattery 1995 Kerry Slattery 1996 Bridget Foley 1997 Joanna Knox 1998 Joanna Knox 1999 Ellen Casey 2001 Dana Cuomo 2002 Dana Cuomo 2003 Dana Cuomo 2004 Kelly Streicher 2005 Ashley Mehrer 2006 Ashley Mehrer Stephanie Sullivan 2007 Stephanie Sullivan Ashley Mehrer 2008 Jaime Murray 2009 Melissa Klein 2010 Melissa Klein Shelly Nelson Management Award Given to a manager who always is willing to sacrifice for the team, one who takes care of all details with energy and enthusiasm. Recipients: 1989 Shelley Nelson, Julie Patterson 1996 Bernadette Woods 2006 Jaime Murray 2007 Jaime Murray 2010 Meghan Shanfelter

Lynn Crane & Janae Whittaker Attitude Award Given to an individual who displays a consistently upbeat attitude, in and out of the gym. This individual must be highly motivated and completely team-oriented. Recipients: 1991 Lynn Crane 1993 Kerry Slattery 1996 Carey Hoyt 1999 Janae Whittaker 2010 Whitney Bencsko Lee Kolos/Bob Ritenbaugh Service Award Given to an individual not directly involved with the team who goes out of his or her way to help the team in all possible ways. Recipients: 1989 Bob Ritenbaugh 1990 Gwen Kaufman Kirk Barbieri 1993 Pat Shoffner 1994 Lee Kolos 1995 Pat & Dan Shoffner 1996 Kirk Barbieri 1997 Debbie Shephard 2000 Lee Kolos 2001 Lee Kolos 2005 Bob Allen 2008 Lee Kolos 2009 Gwen Nese Karen Schuckman 2010 Lloyd Smith 2011 Jillian Monahan

Allison Barber/Katie Rowland MVP Award Given to an athlete who makes a scoring impact on the program above and beyond the ordinary. Recipients: 1993 Allison Barber 1995 Tracy Kerner Bridget Foley 1996 Missy Leopoldus 1998 Ellen Casey 1999 Ellen Casey 2001 Katie Rowland 2003 Katie Rowland 2005 Meredith Hoover 2006 Jennifer Orlando 2007 Brandi Personett 2008 Brandi Personett 2009 Brandi Personett 2010 Brandi Personett 2011 Sharaya Musser Judi Avener Legacy Award Judi spent 18 years at Penn State developing the gymnastics program. Judi has left a legacy for all those involved in the program to follow. This award recognizes her contribution, and sets a standard for everyone affiliated with Penn State Women’s Gymnastics to live up to! Thanks Judi! Pat Spisak Team Spirit Award Given to an individual who is extremely proud to represent Penn State and who displays team spirit to others. Recipients: 1989 Pat Spisak 1995 Karen Cimochowski 1998 Janae Whittaker 2003 Leslie Bair 2007 Stephanie Sullivan

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All-Time Results 1974 (8-4) 12/8 Pittsburgh 12/15 Franklin & Marshall 1/29 West Chester 2/2 Clarion 2/5 Cortland Lock Haven 2/9 Kent State Ohio State Youngstown 2/16 Towson 2/23 Ithaca 2/25 Springfield

W 97.99-81.74 W 86.00-28.70 L 79.60-82.75 L 82.70-83.90 W 92.40-62.90 W 92.40-52.95 L 89.25-90.73 W 89.25-78.27 W 89.25-75.90 W 96.45-95.10 W 86.15-79.80 L 93.19-103.23

1975 (8-4)

1969

1967 (6-2-1) 1/14 vs. Springfield 2/4 vs. West Chester Slippery Rock 2/28 Centenary Ohio State 3/4 Michigan Kent State Ohio State 3/25 Ithaca College

L W W T W W L W W

86.35-84.55 82.76-84.44 82.76-70.39

92.56-75.34

1968 (1-0) 1/13 vs. Springfield

W

1969 (1-4) 1/25 2/8 2/15

at Springfield vs. Towson vs. Slippery Rock West Chester vs. Ithaca

L L L L W

91.90-49.70 76.12-54.45 61.27-74.81 61.27-74.18 71.28-66.05

1970 (6-6) 1/24 vs. Towson State Slippery Rock 1/31 Ithaca Brockport 2/17 East Stroudsburg West Chester 2/21 Kent State Miami Ohio State 2/28 Temple 3/7 Massachusetts Salem State

L L W W W L L L W W L W

73.4-79.4 73.4-80.2 72.55-65.40 72.55-36.55 66.19-51.54 66.19-83.86 69.20-82.15 69.20-74.15 69.20-66.85 71.90-45.40 70.50-96.00 70.50-68.25

1971 (5-7) 1/23 Ithaca Pittsburgh 1/30 Cortland 2/6 Brockport 50

L 66.2-74.8 W 66.2-62.0 L 54.63-52.97 W 62.8-47.1

West Chester 2/13 Towson State 2/20 Kent State Ohio State Miami 3/6 Clarion State Rock Haven State 3/11 Massachusetts

L L L W W L W L

62.8-73.9 76.80-89.85 67.19-77.95 67.19-67.10 67.19-64.65 66.57-78.64 66.57-53.36 75.70-92.40

1972 (9-4) 1/29 Ithaca College 2/5 West Chester Salem State 2/12 Massachusetts 2/21 Kent State Ohio State Miami of Ohio 2/22 Cortland 2/26 Clarion State Pitt 2/29 Lock Haven Slippery Rock 3/4 Towson State

W L W L L W W W L W W W W

79.80-74.40 71.30-89.16 71.30-54.50 74.15-102.75 76.75-86.95 76.75-76.60 76.75-46.40 80.00-75.05 71.90-97.30 71.90-62.55 83.55-60.95 83.55-82.60 88.60-82.50

1973 (7-6) 1/27 Towson State Slippery Rock 2/10 Massachusetts Clarion 2/17 Kent State Ohio State Miami of Ohio 2/20 Pittsburgh 2/23 Cortland Ithaca 3/3 East Stroudsburg Lock Haven 3/6 West Chester

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W L L L L L W W W W W W L

77.85-96.95 77.85-81.75 69.50-94.50 69.50-86.45 74.60-94.15 74.60-76.90 74.60-44.45 78.80-66.40 85.40-70.03 85.40-77.26 79.23-75.21 79.23-47.23 80.55-80.75

1/8 Towson 1/11 Springfield 1/18 at Michigan St. 1/23 West Chester Clarion 1/29 Slippery Rock 2/1 Massachusetts 2/8 Kent State Youngstown St. Ohio State 2/13 Ithaca College 2/15 Indiana State

W 99.40-78.40 L 99.95-101.55 L 102.625-102.75 W 96.70-84.65 L 96.70-97.85 W 95.45-91.75 W 100.30-97.10 L 99.40 W 99.40-85.95 W 99.40-80.35 W 95.30-81.80 W 100.85-84.50

1976 (8-1) 3/18 4/1

at UMASS W 100.40-99.35 Springfield W 102.25-94.30 Ohio State W 100.15-76.90 York (Canada) W 102.40-81.00 at West Chester W 100.40-90.05 Southern Conn W 104.05-93.95 at Clarion L 104.15-105.00 at Indiana State W 108.70-105.20 at Pittsburgh W 102.60-92.10 EAIAW Regionals at Cornell AIAW Championships at Appalacian

4/1

Massachusetts W 145.40-139.80 at Springfield W 141.95-131.80 Southern Illinois W 144.60-141.15 at Ohio State W 138.75-113.55 Pittsburgh W 129.35-118.90 Temple W 144.30-105.00 at Southern Conn W 141.20-123.55 Clarion L 147.30-148.75 Indiana State W 147.05-137.40 EAIAW Championships at Towson State 2nd AIAW Championships at Central Michigan

1977 (8-1)

All-Time Results 1978 (7-1) 3/10- 11 4/1

at Massachusetts L Michigan State W at Springfield W at Pittsburgh W Southern Conn W at Indiana State W at Southern Illinois W at Temple W EAIAW Championships at Pittsburgh AIAW Championships at Washington

134.70-137.00 142.25-136.30 141.90-129.55 141.35-135.40 148.95-131.20 146.00-139.15 146.05-140.60 146.80-128.70

Penn State Invitational 1st at E. Stroudsburg W Springfield W Pittsburgh W Temple W at West Virginia W Slippery Rock W Indiana State W Massachusetts W at Louisville W Southern Illinois W at Rutgers W

Springfield W 136.20-122.85 Massachusetts W 136.65-131.65 Pittsburgh W 142.30-134.55 Louisiana State W 144.10-136.30 Michigan State W 144.65-136.45 Fullerton W 149.55-146.40 Southern Illinois W 142.15-140.25 Clarion W 144.85-125.25 Louisville W 148.05-139.50 Southern Cal W 145.20-138.50 Utah L 145.20-146.20 Fullerton L 147.50-149.30 Utah State W 146.10-137.85 Rutgers W 146.80-113.95 EAIAW Championships 148.55

1979 (12-0) 139.85-109.50 139.40-122.45 140.20-123.60 140.70-119.85 138.30-119.85 138.30-115.65 140.50-126.45 140.50-126.45 142.20-135.70

1980 (12-2)

1973

1981 (9-0)

at Clarion W 137.85-129.75 Southern Cal W 141.65-132.55 Cat Classic at Missouri 1st 144.30 Massachusetts W 142.55-125.80 at Michigan St. W 144.00-140.95 Utah State W 146.20-132-80 Great Britain Exh. 182.55-181.80 at Rutgers W 143.00-122.70 UCLA W 148.10-143.50 at Louisiana State W 144.70-143.05 at Florida W 145.15-144.00

at Clarion W Michigan State W Florida W Ohio State W Cat Classic at Missouri Arizona State W Louisiana State W James Madison W at West Virginia W UNC at WVU W

1982 (12-1) 140.70-128.90 141.75-133.40 144.60-141.80 141.80-136.40 1st 145.50-141.75 143.70-141.30 141.85-124.45 141.85-136.60 141.85-133.45

at Pittsburgh at UCLA at Southern Cal at Utah State

W L W W

140.80-139.25 140.75-141.70 142.25-141.50 141.30-139.80

1983 (11-7-1) 12/10 at Clarion T 158.35-158.35 12/11 at Indiana (Pa) W 159.95-148.95 1/11 New Hampshire L 170.10-170.90 1/14 at Michigan St. W 174.85-147.00 1/15 at Ohio State L 173.10-175.90 1/21 Utah State L 169.30-171.30 1/27 Alabama L 176.30-178.35 1/28 Oklahoma State W 176.65-169.30 2/9 Nebraska W 174.75-173.95 2/11 Cat Classic at Missouri 12 Missouri W 178.70-178.35 Arizona W 178.70-173.60 Louisiana State W 178.70-176.55 Pittsburgh W 178.70-172.65 Kentucky W 178.70-169.55 2/19 Pittsburgh W 175.60-165.20 West Virginia W 175.60-169.95 3/1 at Arizona State L 180.30-182.30 3/4 at Florida L 181.25-185.85 3/8 CS-Fullerton L 176.95-181.45 3/12 Atlantic 10 1st 176.55 Championship 3/26 NCAA Regional 3rd 176.80 at W. Virginia

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All-Time Results 1984 (14-10) 12/9 at Clarion W 12/10 at Indiana (Pa.) W 1/14 at UNH L 1/25 Ohio State L 1/28 Alabama L 2/3 Cat Classic at Missouri Arizona W Missouri W Louisiana State W Brigham Young W Memphis State W 2/5 at Oklahoma St. W 2/7 at Nebraska W 2/10 Arizona State L 2/17 at West Virginia W 2/18 at Pittsburgh L 2/27 Louisiana State W 3/3 at CS-Fullerton L vs. Utah L vs. USC W 3/6 at USC W vs. Utah L 3/8 at Utah State W vs. Utah L 3/10 Atlantic 10 Champ. 1st at Rhode Is. 3/15 Florida L 3/24 NCAA Regional 1st at PSU 4/8-9 NCAA Champ. 7th at UCLA

172.65-194.50 174.65-166.25 174.45-175.75 176.15-177.40 178.10-178.75 1st 178.80-178.60 178.80-178.30 178.80-172.80 178.80-172.65 178.80-169.35 178.30-174.80 178.35-178.05 175.20-179.10 169.60-167.60 177.90-178.95 177.85-176.05 181.85-187.15 181.85-185.40 181.85-180.60 179.50-178.15 179.50-185.30

182.34 180.90-185.40 184.00 179.45

1985 (13-6) 12/2 Japanese All Stars Exh. 12/7 at Indiana (Pa.) W 12/8 at Clarion W 1/11 CS Fullerton W New Hampshire W 1/18 at Michigan St. W 1/19 at Ohio State L 1/25-26 Cat Classic at Missouri Arizona W Missouri W Louisiana State W Kentucky W New Hampshire W 2/2 Nebraska L 2/15 Oklahoma State W 2/22 West Virginia W 3/1 at Alabama L 3/2 at Florida L 3/4 at Georgia L 3/6 at LSU L 3/9 Atlantic 10 1st Championship 3/16 Pittsburgh W 3/30 NCAA Regionals 2nd 4/12- NCAA Champ. 9th 13 at Utah

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183.75-181.45 174.90-163.40 173.65-131.50 181.40-178.80 181.40-170.40 180.05-179.45 177.90-191.30 1st 181.90-180.65 181.90-180.40 181.90-177.40 181.90-177.05 181.90-176.25 176.70-178.35 179.75-175.95 192.10-177.65 179.65-185.40 181.40-189.25 179.60-185.80 185.70-187.65 179.35 183.75-174.75 185.05 179.00

1986

1986 (15-8) 1/18 at Ohio State L 1/24 Michigan State W New Hampshire W Alabama L 1/29 at Nebraska L New Mexico W 1/31 Cat Classic at Missouri Arizona W Missouri W Kentucky W Pittsburgh W 2/8 at Pittsburgh W 2/9 at West Virginia W Indiana (Pa.) W 2/15 Ohio State W 3/2 CS-Fullerton L Georgia W 3/4 at UCLA L 3/7 at Arizona State L Alabama L Florida L CS-Fullerton W 3/15 Georgia W 3/22 Atlantic 10 Champ. at Rhode Is. 3/24 Florida W 4/5 NCAA Regionals 4/18 NCAA Champ. at Florida

173.70-180.75 179.75-178.75 179.75-170.85 179.75-182.60 178.70-182.45 178.70-171.90 1st 181.30-180.45 181.30-178.10 181.30-175.35 181.30-174.60 177.00-176.00 182.95-175.85 182.95-171.20 183.40-180.55 182.40-186.80 182.40-182.25 181.05-183.30 183.50-189.30 183.50-186.05 183.50-184.00 183.50-183.45 187.40-186.05 1st 186.35-185.75 1st 6th

1987 (13-8) 1/16 West Virginia W 1/23 Ohio State L Nebraska L 1/28 Pittsburgh W 1/31 at New Hampshire W Maryland W 2/13 Cat Classic at Missouri Missouri W Auburn W Kentucky W Arizona L 2/20 Louisiana State L

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179.00-175.10 181.00-181.75 181.00-182.25 179.70-177.15 178.40-175.85 178.40-174.60 2nd 184.40-178.95 184.40-178.05 184.40-178.65 184.40-185.10 179.75-181.20

2/22 at Ohio State 3/3 at Alabama 3/6 at Florida CS-Fullerton 3/8 at Georgia Maryland Auburn North Carolina 3/14 Temple 3/21 North Carolina 3/28 Atlantic 10 Champ. 4/11 NCAA Regionals at OSU

L L L W L W W W W W 1st 2nd

182.80-186.00 183.40-188.75 180.60-183.40 180.60-150.60 183.75-191.55 183.75-181.60 183.75-180.25 183.75-179.00 184.05-175.65 183.50-177.25 182.15 180.40

1988 (13-10) 1/13 at Temple W 1/17 at West Virginia W Indiana (Pa.) W Maryland W 1/22 Alabama L New Hampshire W 1/29 at Ohio State L Michigan W 1/30 at Pittsburgh W Rhode Island W 2/5 Cat Classic at Missouri Pittsburgh W Missouri W Arizona L Auburn L 2/8 at Nebraska L 2/13 Michigan W 2/20 Florida L 3/2 at Oklahoma L 3/4 at Louisiana State L Kentucky L 3/12 Ohio State L Maryland W 3/19 at North Carolina W 3/26 Atlantic 10 Champ. 1st 4/9 NCAA Regional 1st 4/22 NCAA Champ. 11th at Utah

179.80-170.25 176.65-175.00 176.65-172.70 176.65-176.35 180.55-184.35 180.55-174.10 181.65-182.60 181.65-177.45 181.20-176.45 181.20-171.80 3rd 182.85-175.45 182.85-182.10 182.85-186.35 182.85-184.60 182.05-184.30 185.00-182.35 185.35-186.70 184.20-185.95 182.45-189.85 182.45-184.45 183.15-183.90 183.15-180.65 184.25-183.60 186.05 186.25 179.70

All-Time Results 1989 (7-9) 1/13 West Virginia W 185.80-175.75 1/21 at Alabama L 182.50-188.65 1/27 Cat Classic at Missouri 2nd Arizona L 185.95-188-60 Louisiana State W 185.95-183.75 Missouri W 185.95-181.55 Brigham Young W 185.95-181.45 2/3 Indiana (Pa.) W 180.70-179.95 North Carolina W 180.70-175.70 2/10 at Ohio State L 179.75-184.55 2/17 Pittsburgh W 182.30-181.05 2/28 at Louisiana State L 173.35-190.10 3/3 at Florida L 182.50-193.70 3/5 Bulldog Invite at Ga. 4th Alabama L 181.55-187.50 Georgia L 181.55-191.00 Nebraska L 181.55-187.60 3/11 Ohio State L 185.15-186.90 3/18 Atlantic 10 Champ. 1st 186.85 at George Washington 4/1 NCAA Regional 2nd 188.35 4/14 NCAA Championship at Georgia

1990 (18-7)

1/13 at Pittsburgh W 178.665-175.80 1/21 at Ohio State W 184.95-184.15 Michigan State W 184.95-182.95 Pittsburgh W 184.95-179.75 1/27 Alabama L 184.10-187.00 2/10 Indiana (Pa.) W 184.15-176.45 2/17 Ohio State W 186.35-184.80 2/24 at UCLA Invite 3rd UCLA L 187.00-191.45 CS-Fullerton L 187.00-187.95 New Mexico W 187.00-184.20 2/26 at Utah L 185.95-193.30 Brigham Young L 185.95-188.15 Iowa State W 185.95-181.75 3/2 at CS-Fullerton L 186.75-189.15 Stanford W 186.75-185.10 Boise State W 186.75-182.75 3/11 New Hampshire W 189.45-185.45 3/17 Georgia L 188.70-190.55 Kent State W 188.70-178.95 3/24 Atlantic 10 Champ. 1st at Massachusetts Massachusetts W 187.45-184.90 West Virginia W 187.45-183.10 Temple W 187.45-178.35 Rutgers W 187.45-178.15 GWU W 187.45-176.25 Rhode Island W 187.45-175.55 4/7 NCAA Regionals 2nd 185.925 4/20 NCAA Champ. at Oregon State

1991

1991 (22-3)

1992 (16-6)

1/13 at West Virginia W 186.75-181.60 Rutgers W 186.75-178.80 Indiana (Pa.) W 186.75-176.15 1/19 Ohio State W 186.00-181.10 1/25 at Alabama L 189.50-192.10 2/2 Oklahoma W 186.15-185.30 Indiana (Pa.) W 186.15-179.45 2/9 at New Hampshire W 189.15-186.80 2/15 at Ohio State W 191.50-186.50 2/23 Pittsburgh W 188.60-185.35 3/2 at Georgia L 189.60-194.45 Brigham Young W 189.60-188.50 Kentucky W 189.60-182.80 Georgia College W 189.60-178.05 3/8 at Florida L 190.80-193.70 Minnesota W 190.80-188.15 William and Mary W 190.80-186.65 3/16 Rutgers W 191.95-182.40 Temple W 191.95-170.65 3/22 Atlantic 10 Champ. 1st West Virginia W 189.65-186.55 Massachusetts W 189.65-185.25 GWU W 189.65-185.25 Rhode Island W 189.65-182.85 Rutgers W 189.65-178.30 Temple W 189.65-116.45 4/6 NCAA Reg. 1st 193.80 at New Hampshire 4/19 NCAA Champ. 5th 190.95 at Alabama

1/12 Georgia L 188.40-192.90 1/19 at Towson State W 191.05-189.35 1/25 Utah L 190.65-195.05 2/7 Cat Classic at Missouri 3rd Arizona L 188.85-191.60 Missouri L 188.85-190.65 Auburn W 188.85-188.25 Pittsburgh W 188.85-183.05 2/15 Ohio State W 193.00-189.60 2/22 at Minnesota W 191.00-189.60 2/29 Pittsburgh W 190.35-183.05 Indiana (Pa.) W 190.35-181.50 3/7 at Stanford W 192.15-191.75 3/9 at Utah L 191.50-196.75 3/21 West Virginia W 194.75-191.40 Massachusetts W 194.75-186.45 New Hampshire W 194.75-188.55 3/27 Big Ten Champ. 2nd 190.90 at Michigan State Michigan L 190.90-191.70 Michigan State W 190.90-187.55 Iowa W 190.90-187.20 Ohio State W 190.90-186.50 Illinois W 190.90-185.50 Minnesota W 190.90-183.25 4/7 NCAA Regional 1st 194.525 4/24 NCAA Champ. 4th 192.775

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All-Time Results UCLA L 191.550-196.550 Nebraska L 191.550-193.250 California L 191.550-191.825 Massachusetts W 191.550-190.525 3/18 at Michigan L 151.575-197.225 Massachusetts L 151.75-188.025 North Carolina St L 151.575-191.175 3/25 Big Ten Championships 3rd Michigan L 192.375-196.500 Michigan State L 192.375-193.025 Minnesota W 192.375-191.675 Illinois W 192.375-190.425 Iowa W 192.375-189.975 Ohio State W 192.375-189.775 4/8 NCAA Regional 1st 191.225 at Kent St. 4/20-22 NCAA Champ. 8th 194.150 at Georgia

1996 (10-10)

1995

1993 (18-4) 1/16 Michigan State W Louisiana State W 1/23 at New Hampshire W 1/30 Towson State W 2/5 Cat Classic at Missouri Arizona W Auburn W Missouri W New Hampshire W 2/12 at Pittsburgh W 2/14 at West Virginia L Indiana (Pa.) W 2/19 Alabama L 2/27 at Ohio State W 3/6 at Georgia L West Virginia W Massachusetts W 3/14 Rutgers, Temple & Indiana (Pa.) 3/19 at Big Ten Champ. Michigan L Michigan State W Ohio State W Iowa W Minnesota W Illinois W 4/3 at NCAA Regionals 1st 4/15-17 at NCAA Champ.

190.60-188.10 190.60-188.10 190.10-189.90 192.35-185.60 1st 191.95-191.70 191.95-190.10 191.95-189.65 191.95-186.60 187.70-182.35 190.65-191.20 190.65-139.55 191.90-193.95 191.85-190.20 193.15-197.55 193.15-188.25 193.15-186.55 Cancelled 2nd 192.40-192.925 192.40-191.600 192.40-189.675 192.40-189.650 192.40-187.450 192.40-184.000 190.525 11th

1994 (18-9) 1/16 Georgia L 190.375-192.125 1/22 Minnesota W 187.775-183.850 New Hampshire L 187.775-188.675 West Virginia L 187.775-188.375 2/4-5 Cat Classic at Missouri 2nd Missouri L 190.600-191.000 Auburn W 190.600-190.525 Arizona W 190.600-187.950 Kentucky W 190.600-187.725 54

Vermont W 190.600-179.875 2/11 at Alabama L 192.275-193.950 2/19 Ohio State W 191.550-188.200 2/27 Hobie Classic 1st Michigan State W 190.925-187.800 Central Michigan W 190.925-186.450 New Hampshire W 190.925-185.675 3/4 Shanico Invitational 2nd Oregon State L 191.550-193.725 Minnesota W 191.550-189.575 Nebraska W 191.550-186.650 Arizona W 191.550-188.250 Washington W 191.550-186.650 3/7 at Utah L 190.075-194.375 3/19 Florida L 193.000-193.950 3/26 Big Ten Champ. 2nd Michigan L 194.025-194.850 Minnesota W 194.025-189.200 Michigan State W 194.025-188.475 Ohio State W 194.025-188.375 Iowa W 194.025-188.250 Illinois W 194.025-185.300 4/3 NCAA Regionals 2nd 191.475

1995 (16-13) 1/20 Alabama W 191.475-187.050 1/28 at Ohio State W 192.875-188.300 2/3-4 Cat Classic at Missouri 1st Kentucky W 191.275-189.425 Arizona W 191.275-191.250 Missouri W 191.275-189.900 Auburn W 191.275-188.200 Pittsburgh W 191.275-180.625 2/11 Utah L 193.825-195.175 2/18 at Minnesota L 192.500-193.675 Illinois W 192.500-190.275 2/25 Michigan State W 192.525-189.875 3/3 at West Virginia W 194.300-193.600 3/6 at Florida L 194.225-195.250 3/12 at Georgia L 191.550-197.625

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1/13 at Michigan State L 191.575-191.900 Minnesota W 191.575-188.825 S.E. Missouri W 191.574-185.950 1/19 at Alabama L 191.700-195.725 Nebraska W 191.700-189.450 1/27 North Carolina State W 192.000-188.775 2/2-3 Cat Classic at Missouri 2nd Arizona L 191.325-194.275 Auburn W 191.325-190.550 Missouri W 191.325-188.100 2/17 Ohio State W 193.450-191.350 2/25 at New Hampshire L 191.000-191.350 3/1 at Oregon State Invite 4th Oregon State L 191.950-196.350 Michigan L 191.950-192.225 Minnesota L 191.950-192.450 Seattle Pacific W 191.950-185.575 3/8 at Utah L 193.625-196.250 3/16 West Virginia W 192.875 Nebraska L 192.875-194.150 3/23 Michigan L 3/30 Big Ten Championships 7th Michigan L 190.775-194.600 Michigan State L 190.775-193.925 Ohio State L 190.775-193.900 Minnesota L 190.775-192.750 Illinois L 190.775-192.275 Iowa L 190.775-191.725 3/13 NCAA 1st 193.650 Northeast Regional 4/22 NCAA Champ. 11th 192.700 at Ala.

All-Time Results 4/10 4/22

Ohio State Minnesota Illinois at Michigan State Iowa Northeast Regionals NCAA Champ.

W 196.300-194.625 W 196.300-194.150 W 196.300-193.800 W 196.300-191.600 W 196.300-136.825 1st 196.335 8th 194.775

1/16 1/22 1/28 2/12 2/19 2/26 3/3 3/11 3/18 4/1 4/13

at New Hampshire L 193.800-194.700 Illinois W 194.325-190.575 at Florida W 194.925-194.050 Massachusetts W 194.925-188.750 at Massachusetts W 194.825-193.100 West Virginia W 194.850-195.625 Boise State W 195.850-193.375 Ohio State W 194.800-192.425 Stanford W 196.100-194.700 at Alabama L 195.375-196.550 Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.575-197.850 Minnesota W 196.575-196.150 Ohio State W 196.575-194.875 Michigan State W 196.575-193.825 Illinois W 196.575-193.750 Iowa W 196.575-193.650 NCAA Regionals 2nd 195.925 NCAA Champ. 7th 195.350

2000 (13-3)

1999

1997 (12-9) 1/11 Alabama L 190.300-193.750 1/18 New Hampshire W 193.075-189.350 Massachusetts W 193.075-190.225 1/25 at N.C. State W 190.625-186.700 James Madison W 190.625-187.900 Radford W 190.625-186.700 2/1 at West Virginia L 192.450-194.700 2/7-8 at Missouri 3rd Arizona L 190.575-193.000 Missouri L 190.575-190.975 Pittsburgh W 190.575-188.200 2/15 at Ohio State L 193.125-193.750 2/22 Utah L 193.975-194.850 2/28 Pennsylvania Champs. 1st Temple W 195.225-188.375 Pittsburgh W 195.225-189.600 Indiana (Pa.) W 195.225-177.425 Ursinus W 195.225-176.325 West Chester W 195.225-150.750 Wilson College W 195.225-150.750 3/7 at Florida L 193.600-195.900 Iowa State L 193.600-194.625 3/16 at Nebraska L 194.725-195.675 3/22 Big Ten Championships 5th Michigan L 194.300-197.150 Michigan State L 194.300-195.475 Ohio State L 194.300-195.825 Minnesota L 194.300-196.350 Illinois W 194.300-194.075 Iowa W 194.300-193.725 4/13 NCAA 1st 194.150 Northeast Regional 2/22 NCAA Champ. 11th 194.300 at Florida

1998 (10-7) 1/11 1/17 1/24 1/31 2/6-7

at New Hampshire W 193.475-189.025 Illinois W 194.900-191.925 N.C. State W 193.675-187.625 at Alabama L 193.125-195.575 Cat Classic at Missouri 1st

Iowa State W 192.650-191.050 Missouri W 192.650-188.675 Pittsburgh W 192.650-190.425 2/14 Ohio State L 192.150-193.075 2/22 UCLA Bruin Classic 3rd UCLA L 190.800-194.550 Oregon State L 190.800-192.550 Cal State Fullerton W 190.800-189.275 2/28 Arizona W 195.725-194.725 Temple W 195.725-186.775 West Virginia W 195.725-192.925 3/6 at Louisiana State L 194.175-194.475 Alabama L 194.175-195.975 3/14 Nebraska L 194.125-195.550 3/21 Big Ten Champs. at Iowa 3rd Minnesota L 194.725-195.400 Michigan L 194.725-194.900 Michigan State W 194.725-194.050 Iowa W 194.725-193.575 Illinois W 194.725-192.850 Ohio State W 194.725-192.625 4/4 NCAA Regionals 1st 194.600 4/16-18 NCAA Champs 10th 194.625 at UCLA

1999 (15-5) 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/5 2/13 2/19 2/27 3/6 3/13 3/27

Rutgers W 195.075-187.975 UCLA W 193.825-193.525 New Hampshire W 193.825-190.850 at N.C. State W 191.525-188.925 Florida W 196.750-193.500 at Stanford L 191.650-194.050 UCLA L 191.650-193.900 at Illinois W 195.175-193.750 Alabama W 197.025-196.025 at Ohio State L 195.875-195.650 at Boise State W 195.950-195.750 Southeast Missouri St. W 195.950-194.125 San Jose State W 195.950-191.500 at Nebraska L 195.800-196.250 Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.300-196.550

2001 (16-11) 1/6 at Super Six Challenge 6th Alabama L 193.275-195.350 Georgia L 193.275-195.350 Stanford L 193.275-195.300 Michigan L 193.275-194.475 Florida L 193.275-194.425 1/13 at Illinois W 194.825-194.450 1/20 New Hampshire W 194.075-192.150 1/27 at Ohio State L 194.700-195.350 2/3 Pittsburgh W 196.875-192.450 2/10 at West Virginia L 194.925-196.600 Nebraska L 194.925-197.050 James Madison W 194.925-190.100 2/17 at Rhode Island W 196.775-193.150 2/23 Massachusetts W 197.450-193.150 3/3 at Maryland L 195.350-195.500 3/10 at Denver W 195.375-194.650 Florida W 195.375-195.150 Air Force W 195.375-194.075 3/17 Alabama L 196.650-197.525 Rutgers W 196.650-189.775 Cornell W 196.600-185.600 3/24 at Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.425-197.150 Minnesota W 196.425-195.750 Ohio State W 196.425-195.425 Iowa W 196.425-195.400 Michigan State W 196.425-193.975 Illinois W 196.425-193.375 4/7 at NCAA Regionals 4th 194.775

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2005

2002 (7-20) 1/11 Super Six Challenge 6th Georgia L 193.375-196.525 Alabama L 196.375-195.725 UCLA L 193.375-195.650 Florida L 193.375-194.600 Louisiana State L 193.375-193.825 1/19 Denver L 192.750-193.250 1/27 at Pittsburgh W 193.500-191.100 2/2 Illinois W 195.200-191.850 2/9 at New Hampshire W 195.525-194.900 2/15 at Florida L 195.325-196.900 Stanford L 195.325-195.700 Illinois-Chicago W 195.325-194.175 3/3 at Nebraska L 195.475-196.575 3/9 Maryland W 195.800-194.075 Rhode Island W 195.800-191.500 3/16 West Virginia L 192.750-196.275 3/23 at Big Ten Championships 7th Michigan L 192.550-196.475 Minnesota L 192.550-195.775 Iowa L 192.550-195.550 Ohio State L 192.550-194.725 Michigan State L 192.550-194.625 Illinois L 192.550-192.825 4/6 NCAA Regionals 5th 192.225

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at Super Six Challenge 5th Georgia L 194.375-197.325 Nebraska L 194.375-196.700 Florida L 194.375-196.575 Alabama L 194.375-196.000 Oklahoma W 194.375-193.275 New Hampshire W 193.800-191.750 at Denver W 195.075-194.175 Iowa State W 195.075-192.600 Pittsburgh W 195.425-193.850 at Oklahoma L 195.450-195.800 at West Virginia W 195.450-194.900 Rutgers W 195.450-192.400 Ohio State W 195.875-195.325 Nebraska L 194.400-197.425

3/8 at Minnesota L 195.475-195.775 3/14 Florida L 195.500-196.725 Temple W 195.500-190.800 Yale W 195.500-189.025 3/29 at Big Ten Championships 3rd Michigan L 196.650-197.450 Iowa L 196.650-196.850 Minnesota W 196.650-195.425 Ohio State W 196.650-194.975 Illinois W 196.650-193.575 Michigan State W 196.650-193.425 4/12 NCAA Regionals 4th 196.175

2004 (11-6-2) 1/16 at Alabama L 194.600-197.125 1/24 Central Michigan W 195.575-193.125 1/31 West Virginia W 195.675-195.251 Rhode Island W 195.675-189.325 Yale W 195.675-189.250 2/6 at Missouri Cat Classic 3rd Missouri L 195.575-197.350 Brigham Young L 195.575-196.125 Kentucky W 195.575-194.125 2/14 Minnesota W 195.100-195.075 2/21 at Ohio State T 195.950-195.950 2/28 at Pittsburgh L 195.800-196.350 3/6 at New Hampshire T 196.375-196.375 3/13 Oklahoma L 196.175-195.775 3/20 at Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.625-197.800 Iowa W 196.625-196.500 Minnesota W 196.625-196.325 Michigan State W 196.625-196.025 Illinois W 196.625-195.400 Ohio State W 196.625-194.450 4/3 NCAA Northeast Regionals 4th Georgia L 196.075-197.525 Michigan L 196.075-196.375 Iowa State L 196.075-196.150 Missouri W 196.075-194.400 New Hampshire W 196.075-194.125

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1/7 1/15 1/21 1/29 2/5 2/13 2/19 2/26 3/4 3/11 3/19 3/26 4/9 4/21

at Super Six Challenge 5th Georgia L 194.850-193.000 Florida L 194.450-193.000 Alabama L 193.875-193.000 Arizona L 193.425-193.000 Iowa W 193.000-190.725 Illinois W 194.125-193.200 Pittsburgh W 194.125-188.200 at Michigan L 196.075-194.445 Maryland W 196.300-192.325 New Hampshire W 193.575-192.275 Missouri W 193.575-191.925 Cornell W 193.575-187.100 at West Virginia W 196.650-195.425 Ball State W 196.650-190.975 George Washington W 195.050-190.325 Ohio State W 193.975-191.475 at Arizona State W 195.550-194.350 at Boise State W 196.025-195.950 San Jose State W 196.025-193.450 Seattle Pacific W 196.025-192.650 Rutgers W 195.550-193.100 Temple W 195.550-190.300 William & Mary W 195.550-189.650 at Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.125-196.250 Minnesota W 196.125-195.375 Michigan State W 196.125-193.775 Illinois W 196.125-193.725 Iowa W 196.125-193.000 Ohio State W 196.125-192.875 at NCAA West Reg. 2nd 195.375 at NCAA Champ. 10th 194.975

2006 (10-5) 1/14 Alabama L 194.875-196.125 Arizona W 194.875-194.350 1/21 Michigan L 194.400-194.825 West Virginia W 194.400-190.675 Cornell W 194.400-181.175 1/28 at Minnesota L 193.500-194.175 2/3 at Arkansas W 194.650-194.575 2/10 Nebraska W 196.025-195.475 Rutgers W 196.025-190.550 Yale W 196.025-190.200 2/25 at Ohio State W 196.625-193.675 3/4 at New Hampshire W 195.700-194.075 3/10 at Florida L 193.200-196.150 LSU L 193.200-195.275 3/18 at Pittsburgh W 196.400-189.750 3/25 at Big Ten Championships 3rd Minnesota L 194.925-195.150 Michigan State L 194.925-194.975 Michigan W 194.925-194.475 Ohio State W 194.925-193.525 Iowa W 194.925-193.425 Illinois W 194.925-192.500 4/7 NCAA Central Reg. 3rd 194.900

All-Time Results 2007 (10-5) 1/5 Florida L 194.575-196.550 Nebraska L 194.575-195.200 LSU W 194.575-194.125 Denver W 194.575-192.975 at Arkansas W 194.575-192.800 1/13 Arkansas L 193.600-194.850 1/20 Minnesota W 192.900-191.175 1/27 North Carolina State W 193.850-192.625 2/3 at West Virginia W 195.625-194.625 Kent State W 195.625-192.275 George Washington W 195.625-191.375 Wilson College W 195.625-147.700 2/10 Pittsburgh W 195.075-192.825 2/16 at Michigan W 195.900-195.525 2/24 Ohio State W 196.450-194.825 3/2 at Maryland W 195.275-191.600 3/9 at LSU L 196.275-197.175 3/16 at Arizona W 196.825-196.650 Kentucky W 196.825-195.600 Texas Women’s Univ. W 196.825-190.525 3/24 Rutgers W 196.325-191.550 New Hampshire W 196.325-190.325 Yale W 196.325-187.475 3/31 Big Ten Championships 3rd Michigan L 196.475-196.575 Illinois W 196.475-195.250 Ohio State W 196.475-194.025 Minnesota W 196.475-193.225 Iowa W 196.475-192.750 Michigan State W 196.475-192.650 4/14 NCAA NC Reg. 3rd 195.775

2008 (13-8) 1/11 Kent State at Pittsburgh 1/19 Michigan 1/25 at Arkansas 2/2 West Virginia 2/9 at New Hampshire Yale William & Mary 2/16 at N.C. State Kent State William & Mary 2/24 at Ohio State

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W 194.050-192.175 W 194.050-190.450 L 195.100-195.275 L 194.625-195.250 L 193.375-195.150 W 195.275-194.225 W 195.275-189.100 W 195.275-186.750 L 194.775-195.150 W 194.775-194.025 W 194.775-189.625 L 193.650-194.250

3/1 George Washington W 195.025-192.575 Bowling Green W 195.025-189.800 SUNY Cortland W 195.025-183.800 3/7 Boise State L 195.025-196.000 at Arizona State W 195.025-194.550 3/14 at Alabama L 194.675-197.300 3/21 Nebraska L 195.725-196.000 Maryland W 195.725-192.675 Rutgers W 195.725-189.475 3/29 Big Ten Championships 3rd Michigan L 195.625-196.750 Illinois L 195.625-195.750 Michigan State W 195.625-195.050 Iowa W 195.625-194.775 Minnesota W 195.625-194.425 Ohio State W 195.625-194.075 4/12 NCAA NE Reg. 3rd 195.700

2009 (14-3) 1/10 1/17 1/24 1/30 2/7 2/13 2/21 3/1 3/8 3/14 3/21 4/4 4/16

Pittsburgh W 194.800-191.675 at Illinois L 192.925-195.500 Michigan State W 195.785-192.925 at Nebraska L 194.625-195.875 Cornell W 196.150-189.675 William & Mary W 196.150-188.375 Pennsylvania W 196.150-185.425 at Michigan L 194.924-195.800 New Hampshire W 196.175-193.400 Rutgers W 196.175-189.475 Bridgeport W 196.175-187.525 Alabama W 196.650-196.625 Ohio State W 196.650-196.050 at West Virginia W 196.225-195.925 at Maryland W 196.125-194.175 Arizona W 196.125-195.300 Yale W 196.125-165.625 Big Ten Championships 3rd Michigan L 196.525-197.075 Illinois L 196.525-196.750 Minnesota W 196.525-196.000 Ohio State W 196.525-195.900 Michigan State W 196.525-195.650 Iowa W 196.525-195.450 NCAA NE Reg. 2nd 195.800 NCAA Champ. 5th 196.100 Preliminaries

2010 (18-9) 1/9 at Michigan State L 193.900-193.925 West Virginia W 193.900-191.225 Western Michigan W 193.900-189.525 1/16 at Denver L 194.150-194.650 Air Force W 194.150-185.850 1/23 Iowa W 195.325-192.175 Yale W 195.325-186.125 Cornell W 195.325-185.750 1/30 Alabama L 196.025-196.600 Minnesota W 196.025-192.850 2/6 Illinois W 196.425-196.275 2/13 at Pittsburgh W 196.450-194.650 2/20 West Virginia W 195.950-194.925 2/27 at Ohio State L 193.850-195.950 3/7 Michigan W 196.725-196.575 Maryland W 196.725-195.650 Bridgeport W 196.725-193.200 3/12 at Utah L 195.700-196.975 Oregon State L 195.700-196.650 Southern Utah L 195.700-196.025 3/20 Nebraska L 195.575-196.200 3/27 Big Ten Championships 2nd Michigan L 196.575-196.900 Iowa W 196.575-195.575 Minnesota W 196.575-195.350 Michigan State W 196.575-195.325 Illinois W 196.575-195.025 Ohio State W 196.575-194.700 4/10 NCAA Regionals 3rd Oklahoma L 196.050-197.250 LSU L 196.050-196.400 New Hampshire W 196.050-194.800 Ohio State W 196.050-193.875 Maryland W 196.050-193.750

2011 (18-5) 1/7 1/14 1/22 1/28 2/6 2/11 2/18 2/26 3/4 3/12 3/19 4/2

at Alabama L 192.750-195.350 at Michigan L 194.450-194.900 Illinois L 194.450=194.475 New Hampshire W 195.275-194.475 at Florida L 195.300-197.500 N.C. State W 195.300-194.075 Pittsburgh W 195.550-193.475 West Virginia W 195.550-194.050 Bridgeport W 195.550-192.250 at North Carolina W 195.925-192.975 at Maryland W 196.600-195.300 Rutgers W 196.600-192.975 William & Mary W 196.600-186.875 Ohio State W 196.325-195.900 N.C. State W 197.075-195.125 Maryland W 197.075-194.625 at West Virginia W 195.825-195.025 Big Ten Championship 2nd Michigan L 196.375-196.60 Illinois W 196.375-196.075 Minnesota W 196.375-195.325 Ohio State W 196.375-194.900 Iowa W 196.375-194.850 Michigan State W 196.375-194.425 NCAA Regional 3rd 195.850

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All-Time Series Records Last Series Opponent Record Win Began Air Force 2-0 2010 2001 Alabama 2-27 2009 1983 Arizona 13-7 2009 1982 Arizona State 3-3 2008 1982 Arkansas 2-2 2007 2006 Auburn 8-1 2011 1987 Ball State 1-0 2005 2005 Boise State 4-1 2005 1990 Bowling Green 1-0 2008 2008 Bridgeport 3-0 2011 2009 Brigham Young 5-2 1995 1981 California 0-1 ----- 1995 CS-Fullerton 5-6 1998 1980 Central Mich. 3-0 2011 1994 Cornell 5-0 2010 2001 Cortland 4-1 2008 2008 Denver 3-2 2007 2001 Florida 7-20 2000 1981 George Wash. 5-0 2008 1990 Georgia 2-16 1986 1985 Ga. College 1-0 1991 1991 Illinois 19-3 2011 1992 Illinois-Chicago 1-0 2002 2002 Indiana (Pa.) 11-0 1993 1983 Iowa 13-1 2011 1992 Iowa State 3-0 2003 1990 James Madison 1-0 2001 2001 Kent State 6-10 2008 1965 Kentucky 11-1 2011 1983 Lock Haven 4-0 1974 1971 LSU 14-10 2007 1980 Maryland 13-1 2011 1987 Massachusetts 16-7 2001 1968

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Opponent Record Michigan 6-22 Michigan State 25-5 Minnesota 20-4 Missouri 4-3 Nebraska 6-16 New Hampshire 24-5-1 North Carolina 6-0 N.C. State 6-2 Ohio State 43-17-1 Oklahoma 2-4 Oregon State 1-6 Pittsburgh 43-2 Rhode Island 8-0 Rutgers 16-0 San Jose State 2-0 Seattle Pacific 2-0 SE Missouri St. 2-0 Springfield 6-4 Southern Utah 0-1 Stanford 3-3 Temple 12-0 Texas Women’s 1-0 Towson State 6-5 UCLA 2-8 Utah 1-13 Utah State 4-1 Vermont 1-0 Washington 1-0 West Virginia 31-5 Western Michigan 1-0 William & Mary 5-0 Wilson College 1-0 Yale 7-0

Sharaya Musser

Last Win 2010 2011 2011 2005 2006 2011 2011 2011 2011 2003 1995 2011 2004 2011 2005 2005 1999 1980 ----- 2000 2005 2007 1993 1999 1984 1984 1994 1994 2011 2010 2011 2007 2010

Series Began 1966 1965 1991 1981 1983 1983 1982 1995 1965 1975 1982 1966 1988 1979 1999 1996 1996 1967 2010 1990 1970 2007 1968 1981 1980 1980 1994 1994 1979 2010 1991 2007 2003

Historic Rec Hall

The Nittany Lion gymnastics squad will host four home meets during the 2012 season. Rec Hall (pictured above) is the home of Nittany Lion gymnastics competition and has served as the home of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Championships and Regional and NCAA Championship competition. The Penn State gymnastics facilities fall into two categories: rich in tradition with an extensive gymnastics history, or modern, state of the art and brand new. Recreation Building, as it is officially named, has the tradition. Since 1943, the gymnasium has hosted championship and international gymnastic meets. It has been the site of four Olympic Trials, 15 international meets, and six national collegiate gymnastics championships. In 1984, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010, Rec Hall was the site of the NCAA Women’s Gymnastics Northeast Regional Meets. A gymnastics-friendly arena, Rec Hall was also the site for the 2000 and 2007 Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Rec Hall was built in 1929 and remodeled in 1965. The seating increased rom 5,000 to 7,200, but recent changes have resulted in a current capacity of 5,812.

While Rec Hall hosts Penn State’s competitive meets, the women’s gymnastics team practices in the White Building. The White Building is located in the middle of campus and was the site of the Nittany Lions’ first competitions. The White Building facility was renovated once again prior to the 2001 season. The 13,400 square feet of renovated space cost nearly $2 million to complete. The additions to the facility included loose foam and resi-pits. The extra space allows extra room for three sets of equipment, making this one of the finest collegiate facilities in the nation. The Nittany Lions also utilize the intercollegiate weight room in Rec Hall. The facility is used by intercollegiate athletes only and is specially designed to fit the needs of an intercollegiate varsity squad.

Considered a preferred site for championship events in gymnastics, Rec Hall has scoreboards on the East and West ends designed for gymnastics scoring. Olympians Cathy Rigby from the United States and Ludmilla Tourischeva from the Soviet Union have competed in Rec Hall. The top crowd ever in Rec Hall - 8,700 - was on hand when the Nittany Lions hosted No. 1 Utah on March 11, 1981. When Penn State met Cal State - Fullerton on Feb. 2, 1980, the attendance was 8,532. GoPSUsports.com • PENN STATE 2011–12

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Gymnastics Facilities

The Penn State women’s gymnastics team trains in the White Building, centrally located on the Penn State campus. The squad’s training base is situated just one block from the dormitory that houses many of Penn State’s gymnasts. The White Building has been home to the Nittany Lion gymnastics team since 1976. Extensively renovated during the summer and fall of 2000 at a cost of nearly two million dollars, the gym’s design and its amenities make it one of the finest gymnastics facilities in the country. The state-of-the-art facility features 13,400 square feet of training space which is nearly twice the size of most collegiate facilities. The team has the benefit of working on new AAI equipment and landing mats at a multitude of training stations. There are two 40 square foot floor exercise systems, each with a Resi pit adjacent for tumbling, and a 68-foot tumbling strip where gymnasts can choose between a Resi pit or a deep foam pit landing. Three vaulting stations are available, maximizing the gymnasts’ ability to train using safe and effective progressions. Solid foam landing pits are available for every event. Complete with new heating and air conditioning systems, upgraded lighting and a unique architectural design, the gym is not only functional but beautiful, as well. Motorized blinds have been installed to filter out sunlight from the 32 spacious windows which adorn the gym.

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Gymnastics Facilities The Penn State gymnastics practice facility features all the amenities required of a first-class gymnastics program following its nearly $2 million renovation.

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Academic Success Penn State is not only among the top teams in the nation athletically, but also academically. The Nittany Lions consistently produce one of the highest team grade point averages in the country while also racking up several of the highest individual grade point averages. In 2009 Penn State finished 35th in the nation with a team GPA of 3.28 and four Nittany Lion studentathletes were named Scholar Athletes by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W). To be recognized as a Scholar Athlete, students must have a 3.50 grade point average or higher.

Team National Academic Rankings Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

National Ranking 35th 27th 24th 8th 17th 9th 19th 39th 25th

GPA 3.2836 3.3431 3.3336 3.5236 3.3940 3.4871 3.3736 3.1854 3.2670

NACGC/W Scholar Athletes 2011: Natalie Ettl, Heather McElwee, Lindsay Musgrove 2009: Melissa Klein, Lindsey Montross, Brandi Personett, Allie Southard 2008: Lindsay Borkan, Melissa Klein, Brandi Personett, Aslynn Satterfield, Allie Southard 2007: Lindsay Borkan, Ashley Mehrer, Amie Olaes, Brandi Personett, Corissa Pirkl, Aslynn Satterfield, Genavieve Shingle, Stephanie Sullivan 2006: Stephanie Sullivan, Corissa Pirkl, Ashley Mehrer, Jennifer Orlando, Genavieve Shingle, Theresa Diehl, Meredith Hoover, Michelle Ilg, Aslynn Satterfield, Amie Olaes, Lindsay Borkan 2005: Ashley Mehrer, Corissa Pirkl, Stephanie Sullivan, Cecile Allen, Kate Stopper, Genavieve Shingle, Meredith Hoover, Jennifer Orlando, Amie Olaes 2004: Ashley Mehrer, Stephanie Sullivan, Genavieve Shingle, Cécile Allen, Kelly Streicher, Jennifer Orlando, Corissa Pirkl, Kate Stopper 2003: Julia Stoloski, Dana Cuomo, Meredith Hoover, Kelly Streicher, Katie McAvoy, Katie Rowland, Jennifer Orlando, Kate Stopper 2002: Dana Cuomo, Julia Stoloski, Vera Weiss, Katie Rowland, Kelly Streicher, Jennifer Drilling 2001: Vera Weiss, Dana Cuomo, Dina Sulyma, Kelly Streicher, Jennifer Drilling, Katie Rowland, Julia Stoloski 2000: Dana Cuomo, Heather Duggan, Jennifer Drilling, Julia Stoloski The Nittany Lion women’s gymnastics team has also earned the distinction of having the highest athletic team GPA at Penn State four times: 1992, 2000, 2005 and 2007.

Freshman Lindsay Musgrove (above) earned a 3.92 GPA in Health and Human Development in 2011.

Last season, Heather McElwee (right) earned a 3.69 GPA in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management.

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Academic Success Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team Year Gymnast 1984 Pam Loree Lynn Hairston

Honor First-Team Honorable- Mention

1985 Lynn Hairston First-Team Pam Loree First-Team Bernie Robertson Honorable- Mention 1986 Pam Loree First-Team Lynn Hairston Honorable- Mention Bernie Robertson Honorable- Mention 1987 Bernie Robertson First-Team 1988 Kira Rohm

First-Team

1989 Kira Rohm First-Team Jada Hiltabrand Honorable- Mention Janice Rogers Honorable- Mention 1990 Kira Rohm Paula Bright 1991 Paula Bright Kira Rohm

HonorableMention Honorable- Mention

Big Ten SARAH COWART Academic Counselor

The women’s gymnastics program at Penn State prides itself on excellence, both in the gym and in the classroom. One of the primary academic resources for gymnasts is the Morgan Academic Center. Located in MBNA Building in the middle of campus, the center provides a full range of services for intercollegiate athletes, including academic advising, career counseling, sports psychology, and sports research. The purpose of the center is to help the student-athlete make normal progress toward graduation while managing the demands associated with attending a major NCAA Division I institution. Specific objectives include helping student-athletes develop individualized academic plans, providing the means by which student-athletes can assume full responsibility for their education, and assisting freshman student-athletes in making a successful transition to college life. That philosophy is evident in the Big Ten Academic All-Conference team. The Nittany Lions, in their 19 years in the Big Ten, have placed 130 student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference team.

Academic All-Conference Team Name Year Jada Hiltabrand 1992 Allison Barber 1992, ‘93 Janice Rogers 1992 Karen Cimochowski 1993, ‘94, ‘95 Tracey Kerner 1993, ‘94, ’95 Kerry Slattery 1993, ‘94, ‘95 Bridget Foley 1994, ‘95, ‘96 Amy Bauer 1995 Lauren Cutshaw 1996 Christi Huch 1996, ‘97, ‘98 Joanna Knox 1996, ‘97, ‘98 Ellen Casey 1997, ‘98 ,‘99 Missy Leopoldus 1997, ‘98, ‘99 Janae Whittaker 1997, ‘98, ‘99 Nikki Smith 1998, ‘99, ‘00 Ashley Wilson 1998, ‘99, ‘00 Gemma Cuff 1999, ‘00, ‘01 Maria Taylor 1999, ‘00, ‘01 Vera Weiss 1999, ‘00, ‘01, 02 Jennifer Drilling 2000, ‘01 Heather Duggan 2000 Dana Cuomo 2001, ‘02, ‘03 Julia Stoloski 2001, ‘02, ‘03 Leslie Blair 2002, ‘03 Katie Rowland 2002, ‘03 Kelly Streicher 2002, ‘03, ‘04 Kate McAvoy 2003 Kate Stopper 2003, ‘04, ‘05 Cecile Allen 2004, ‘05 Lisa Clark 2004, ‘05, ‘06 Meredith Hoover 2004, ‘05, ‘06 Jennifer Orlando 2004, ‘05, ‘06 Erin Clayton 2005 Michelle Ilg 2005, ‘06 Ashley Mehrer 2005, ‘06, ‘07 Amie Olaes 2005, ‘06, ‘07 Corissa Pirkl 2005, ‘06, ‘07 Gena Shingle 2005, ‘06 Stephanie Sullivan 2005, ‘06, ‘07 Lindsay Borkan 2006, ‘07, ‘08 Aslynn Satterfield 2006, ‘07, ‘08 Alexandra Brockway 2008, ‘09, ‘10 Lindsey Montross 2008, ‘09 Brandi Personett 2008, ‘09, ‘10 Rosie Smith 2008, ‘09, ‘10 Allie Southard 2008, ‘09, ‘10 Danielle Hover 2009, ‘10, ‘11 Melissa Klein 2009, ‘10 Heather McElwee 2009, ‘10, ‘11 Natalie Ettl 2010, ‘11 Daryl Konsevick 2010, ‘11 Madison Merriam 2011

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Letterwinners Bundy, Heather Bunker, Renee

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Cécile Allen

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Agnew, Elizabeth Allen, Cécile Alston, Debora Anderson, Heidi Andrews, Amy Anthony, Janet Arnesen, Carrie

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1994-95 2004-05 1979-81 1981-82 1973-74 1977-80 1987-90

Baker, Carolyn 1965-66 Bair, Leslie 2000-03 Barbato, Sharon 1993-94 Barber, Allison 1990-93 Bauer, Amy 1994-95 Beck, Joanne 1977-79 Beck, Kristina 2008 Beltz, Joanne 1980-82 Bencsko, Whitney 2009-present Bergstrom, Su 1973-76 Bernstein, Judy 1973 Bervinchak, Donna 1986 Bizal, Collette 1975 Blades, Kristin 2010-present Bogar, Cassidy 2011 Bongiovanni, Nikki 1999, 2001-03 Borkan, Lindsay 2005-08 Braun, Pam 1985-88 Breese, Candi 1970 Bridwell, Sharon 1974 Bright, Paula 1988-91 Brock, Stephanie 2010-present Brockway, Alexandra 2007-2010 Brooks, Linda 1969 Brown, Jeannette 1965-66 Brown, Susan 1987

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Campagnolo, Lisa Cantwell, Janet Cappello, Leigh Carr, Ann Casey, Ellen Cataldo, Sue Cathrall, Linda Chapin, Ruby Chung, Cissy Cimochowski, Karen Clark, Lisa Clayton, Erin Coccagna, Ellen Cohn, Amy Coldren, Claudia Crane, Lynn Cuff, Gemma Cuomo, Dana Cutshaw, Lauren

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CaDas, Lipika Deleo, Nadine DeLuca, Dorthea DiPasquale, Sarah Docherty, Susan Drilling, Jennifer Drum, Diane Duggan, Heather Duval, Susan

1994-96 1984-86 2000-02 1976 1994-97 1977-80 1996-99 1972 1965 1965 1982-85 1992-95 2004-06 2003-04 1974-77 1987 1977-79 1988-91 1998-01 2000-03 1994-96 1976 1984-85 1972-75 1999-00 1989-90 1998-01 1983-85 1997-99 1969

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Eliasson, Joy 1971-72 Ettl, Natalie 2009-present Fahey, Heather 1997-98 Feldman, Carol 1968 Ferguson, Ruth 1971 Fischler, Kim 1986 Foley, Bridget 1993-96 Ford, E’Tona 1999-01 Foster, Margie 1979-80 Frietag, Cindy 1974-75 Gackenbach, Joan 1976-77 Gendron, Mary Jane 1988-91 Gilmour, Peggy 1970-71 Goldstein, Carol 1965-66 Goldstein, Judy 1972

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Hairston, Lynne Harkleroad, Linda

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Nikki Bongiovanni

Hartman, Chris Haupt, Holly Healy, Sandy Higashida, Karen Hills, Rachel Hiltabrand, Jada Hintz, Ann Hoover, Meredith Hosler, Lynn Hover, Danielle Hoyt, Carey Hubbard, Sandra Huch, Christi

1977 1984-86 1970-71 1975 1994-95 1989-92 1969 2003-06 1971 2008-2011 1995-98 1968 1995-98

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Ilg, Michelle Ingebretsen, Lisa Jensen, Karen Johnson, Debbie Johnson, Karen Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Nora Kerner, Tracy Kesler, Margie Klein, Melissa Knox, Joanna Konsevick, Daryl Kurtz, Barbara Lehman, Patti Leopoldus, Missy Leslie, Karen Levine, Marcia Loree, Pam Ludwick, Diane Lyst, Rene

2003-06 1979-81 1969 1972 1973-75 1999-00 1970, 1973 1992-95 1972-73 2008-2010 1995-98 2009-present 1965-66 1968-69 1996-99 1975 1979-82 1984-86 1972-73 1990-93

Letterwinners Musser, Sharaya 2010-present Noll, Betsy 1984 Oaks, Sharon 1967 O’Brien, Debbie 1986-88 Olaes, Amie 2004-07 Omohundro, Jeanne 1982 Orlando, Jennifer 2003-06

pPp • qQq • rRr

MacQueen, Nancy 1970 Malinak, Nicole 1994-97 Mallios, Lisa 1988-90 Magner, Ann 1970 Manzolillo, Michelle 1993-96 McAvoy, Katie 2000-03 McCardle, Cathy 1970-71 McElwee, Heather 2008-2011 McGeachy, Anne 1980 Mehrer, Ashley 2004-07 Merriam, Madison 2010-present Minor, Kristen 1986 Minor, Tee 1984-85 Montevideo, Diane 1971-72 Montross, Lindsey 2007-2009 Muno, Debbie 1986-87 Musgrove, Lindsay 2011-present

Park, Nancy 1974-76 Parody, Kathy 1986-88 Perret, Katie 2006-07 Personett, Brandi 2007-2010 Petrick, Sue 1965-66 Piras, Michele 192-73 Pirkl, Corissa 2004-07 Pokorny, Kathy 1982 Polak, Karen 1981-82 Polito, April 1991-94 Pollack, Kris 1983 Polusny, Eileen 1973-74 Pomper, Kathy 1984-87 Portman, Peg 1972 Raines, Jamie 1991-92 Reger, Michelle 1987-88 Renton, Debbie 1970-73 Repmann, Susan 1986-88 Ribblett, Donna 1971 Robertson, Bernadette 1984-87 Rogers, Janice 1989-92 Rohm, Kira 1988-90 Rohrbaugh, Casey 2007-2010 Rose, Barbara 1969 Rosenheck, Nancy 1992-93 Rowland, Katie 2000-03 Rowland, Terry 1974 Russo, Lauren 1989-92

Allie Southard

Samuels, Lynne Satterfield, Aslynn Schuckman, Karen Selz, Beatrice Shiffert, Kathy Shindler, Lyndell Shingle, Genavieve Schuckman, Karen Silver, Coby Sime, Joanna Simon, Kim Simpson, Richelle Slattery, Kerry Smith, Lisa Smith, Nikki Smith, Rosie Sommers, Sheri

Jennifer Orlando

mMm • nNn • oOo

sSs • tTt

1977-80 2005-2008 1977 1994-97 1965-66 1972 2004-2006 1974-77 1991-94 1982-83 1984 2001 1992-95 1984 1996-99 2007-2010 1973-75

Michelle Ilg

Southard, Allie Spangler, Betie Jo Spatz, Judy Spisak, Patricia Stauder, Kassidy Stine, Alex Stoloski, Julia Stoltz, Darcie Stopper, Kate Streicher, Kelly Strunck, Jessica Sullivan, Stephanie Tardiff, Linda Tart, Gail Taylor, Maria Thrasher, Kim Tukeva, Mary Tukeva, Vickie

2007-2010 1968 1968-69 1979-81 2011-present 2009-present 2000-03 1972-73 2002-05 2002-04 1985-88 2004-07 1981-82 1965-68 1998-01 1998-90 1971-73 1965-66

uUu • vVv • wWw xXx • yYy • zZz

Uzelac, Kristal Vlachos, Colleen Von, Lynda Weiner, Arlene Weiss, Vera Weseman, Cheryl Whittaker, Janae Wilson, Ashley Woods, Bernadette Yeagley, Bcky York, Joan Zimmerman, Marla

2005 1965-68 1975 1973 1999-02 1985 1996-99 1997-00 1995-96 1968 1967-68 1970

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Whitney Bencsko Sr., AA, 5-5 Pompton Plains, N.J.

Kristin Blades So., V, BB & FX, 5-2 Gainesville, Va.

Stephanie Brock So., AA, 5-5 Burlington, N.J.

Lexi Carroll Fr., AA, 5-3 Olney, Md.

Natalie Ettl Sr., UB, 5-2 Waukesha, Wis.

Daryl Konsevick Sr., BB & FX, 5-0 Rutherford, N.J.

Madison Merriam Jr., AA, 5-8 Gaithersburg, Md.

Lindsay Musgrove So., AA, 5-3 League City, Texas

Sharaya Musser Jr., AA, 5-2 Colorado Springs, Colo.

Kassidy Stauder So., AA, 5-3 Palmerton, Pa.

Alex Stine Sr., UB, 5-4 Philipsburg, Pa.

Krystal Welsh Fr., AA, 5-7 Bowie, Md.

Alex Witt Fr., V & UB 5-4 Odessa, Fla.

Jeff Thompson Head Coach

Rachelle Thompson Associate Head Coach

Randy Monahan Assistant Coach

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