Musser selected NACGC All-American

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Senior Sharaya Musser (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been named an NACGC All-American for the third time of her career. The senior, who earned a berth into the NCAA championships in Los Angeles two weeks from now, was a first team selection on the balance beam and a second team selection in the all-around.

Musser, who earned first team All-Big Ten honors every year of her fantastic Nittany Lion career, had one of her best meets of the season against Kentucky, where she put up a 9.9 on vault, a 9.95 on beam, a 9.925 on floor and a 39.650 in the all-around, all season-highs. Musser's 9.95 beam performance against the Wildcats included a perfect 10 from one of the judges. Additionally, the Colorado native tallied a 9.925 on beam on Feb. 23 for her season-high. Musser is the first Nittany Lions gymnast to earn All-American honors since Brandi Personett won it from 2008-10.

Musser heads to the NCAA Championships at UCLA, which goes from April 19-21. The women's gymnastics championships consist of 12 teams and 12 all-around competitors, who are not on a qualifying team, and individual event specialists. The top two teams and the top two all-around competitors from each of the six regionals have advanced to the national championships.

Team semifinal and all-around competitor will be conducted in two sessions on Friday, April 19. The top three teams from each semifinal will advance to the Super Six competition on Saturday, April 20. The top four individuals in each event (plus ties) from Friday's semifinals will compete in the individual-event competition on Sunday, April 21.

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Last Updated April 11, 2013