This week's Nittany Lion of the Week is women's gymnast Brandi Personett who was once again named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week for the fourth time this season. It is also the eighth time of her career she has won the weekly honor.
Personett earned the Ann Carr Award for the most inspirational gymnast of the meet, helping lead Penn State to a first place finish over No. 11 Alabama and No. 19 Ohio State last week after posting a career-best 39.600 in the all-around. Her score marked the highest all-around total since the 2003 season. The Katy, Texas native tallied a first-place 9.900 on vault, a first-place and career-high 9.925 on bars, a sixth-place 9.825 on beam and a first-place and career-high-tying 9.950 on floor en route to the all-around crown, her fifth individual all-around title of the season. The vault title was the seventh of the season for Personett, who also picked up her third uneven bars crown, her seventh floor title and her sixth individual all-around first-place finish.
Congrats to Brandi on a successful season.
- I'm going to have to give this to men's gymnast Casey Sandy one of these weeks. He just won his record setting 10th career Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award. He's pretty much got a lock on the award.
- Sophomore men's lacrosse player Chris Hogan scored three goals and an assist in a losing effort against No. 16 Loyola.
- Fawn Dorr and Shavon Greaves each scored track and field wins at the Big Ten indoor championships.
- T.J. Macy pitched a complete game against Texas over the weekend. He only gave up five hits while striking out seven, but he gave up one run and lost the game 1-0.
- Softball pitcher Jackie Hill pitched a one hitter striking out seven in boosting Penn State to an upset of #13 Depaul.
- Tyra Grant was named first team All-Big Ten.