Penn State women's volleyball's Micha Hancock (Edmond, Okla.) and wrestling's David Taylor(St. Paris, Ohio) have both been nominated for 2014 ESPY awards, presented by ESPN. Hancock is on the ballot for Best Female Collegiate Athlete, while Taylor is up for Best Male Collegiate Athlete.
Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) has been named the Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year. Taylor was joined on the women's side by Purdue's Dani Bunch, a track and field stand-out for the Boilermakers.
Four members of the four-time NCAA National Champion and four-time Big Ten Champion Penn State wrestling team have earned first team All-Academic honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
Penn State Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), firmly established as one of collegiate wrestling's all-time greats, has been named the 2014 Dan Hodge Trophy Winner, collegiate wrestling's Heisman Trophy. Taylor, who recently capped off a stellar collegiate career with an unbeaten season and his second NCAA individual title, won the award for the second time.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the direction of head coach Cael Sanderson, won its fourth straight NCAA National Championship, becoming only the third team in history to win four straight titles. Led by the senior National Champion duo of Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) and David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio), Penn State out-paced second place Minnesota to claim the team crown.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team rode a strong and balanced performance to its fourth-straight Big Ten Championship this weekend, sparked by two historic individual champions. Penn State out-distanced second place Iowa by 5.5 points.
A special era in Rec Hall history will reach its zenith on Sunday, Feb. 23, when No. 1 Penn State (14-1, 7-1 B1G Dual Co-Champ) hosts Clarion (9-12) at 2 p.m. Yet another sell-out crowd, the 19th-straight home sell out for the Lions, will pack Rec Hall for Senior Day with one last chance to watch a pair of Penn State's greatest wrestlers ever compete in Rec Hall and to honor a graduating class that will go down as one of the most important in Penn State history.
Penn State Nittany Lion senior David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Nov. 17 The honor is the second for Penn State this year, the second straight for Taylor and the third of his career.
Penn State Nittany Lion senior David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) has been named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week for the week ending Nov. 10, 2013. The honor is the first for Penn State this year and the second of Taylor's career.
Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio/Nittany Lion WC) had an outstanding day at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. The three-time All-American and '12 NCAA National Champion claimed the Bronze Medal at the event. Three of head coach Cael Sanderson's Nittany Lions competed at the event as Taylor was joined by All-American's Nico Megaludis and Ed Ruth.
Nittany Lion wrestler David Taylor had an outstanding run at the 2013 World Team Trials June 21-23 in Oklahoma City. Taylor went 4-1 and took "true third" to earn a spot on the 2013 U.S. National Freestyle Team at 74 kg.
A strong contingent of Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers competed in the 2013 Asics Freestyle University Nationals, held last weekend at the University of Akron. Four of Penn State's 2013 NCAA finalists placed at the event with three coming home as 2013 University Nationals freestyle champions.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, continued to collect national laurels with the announcement of the NWCA's (National Wrestling Coaches Association) National All-Academic First Team. The 2013 NCAA Champions have four NWCA first team Academic All-Americans as the squad placed in the top 10 in total team GPA.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team will send five wrestlers to the national finals of the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa, as head coach Cael Sanderson's squad went a perfect 5-0 in Friday night's semifinals. The dazzling performance keeps Penn State in first place with 114.5 points, more than 20 points ahead of second place Oklahoma State's 94.0.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team (13-1, 7-1 B1G), ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat's TPI, will send a full contingent of 10 wrestlers to the 2013 NCAA Championships on March 21-23, 2013, in Des Moines, Iowa. The three-day event takes place at Wells Fargo Arena and begins at noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central on Thursday.