Howard earns second Big Ten gymnastics weekly award of season

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- After recording his seventh individual title of the season, sophomore Trevor Howard has been tabbed the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week. The award marks his second conference weekly honor of the 2014 season and the 11th of his career.

Howard helped guide the Nittany Lions to a first-place finish at the Navy Open (420.900) this weekend. He led the way with a trio of top-five finishes, including a first-place finish on the high bar, winning by a season-high score of 14.600.

Competing on the parallel bars, he captured a second-place finish (14.400), before swinging to another second-place finish on the rings. Howard's 15.750 score on the rings is a personal season-high, as well as the top Penn State score for the 2014 season.

Howard and the rest of the sixth-ranked Penn State men's gymnastics team will return to action Saturday, Feb. 8, welcoming Temple to Rec Hall for the Nittany Lions' first double dual meet of the season. The first event is slated to begin at 4 p.m.

Both season and single meet tickets are available for purchase. Season ticket packages costs $12 for adults and $8 for youth, while single meet tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for youth. Single meet tickets are available for purchase in advance at the Bryce Jordan Center and at the Rec Hall ticket window on the day of the meet. Group tickets can be purchased in advance for a reduced rate of $4 per ticket. Fans can catch all the action from Rec Hall with live scoring updates, which will be available on www.GoPSUSports.com. 

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Last Updated January 30, 2014