The Penn State women's soccer team defeated Duke, 1-0, en route to its first-ever national championship this afternoon (Dec. 6) at WakeMed Soccer Park. Penn State posted a scoring margin of 20-0 in the 2015 NCAA Tournament, becoming the first Big Ten team to win the NCAA women’s soccer championship.
Penn State senior Matt Brown (West Valley City, Utah) added yet another wrestling national title to Penn State's growing list of accomplishments with a thrilling 5-4 win over Pittsburgh's Tyler Wilps in the NCAA finals. Brown, a three-time All-American, earned his first NCAA title with the victory after coming up short in the finals as a sophomore.
Three NCAA Championship teams from this year will be recognized at halftime of Tuesday's NCAA Women's Basketball Championship game between Penn State and Florida in the Bryce Jordan Center.
Penn State fencing clinched its 13th national title with a dominant performance in the 2014 NCAA Fencing Championships on Sunday (March 23). The title is Nittany Lions' third in the past six years. Penn State is now the winningest fencing program in the NCAA.
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 No. 2 Penn State women's volleyball team (34-2) captured its sixth NCAA women's volleyball national championship in program history, rallying past No. 12 Wisconsin (28-10) in four sets (25-19, 26-24, 20-25, 25-23) Saturday evening (Dec. 21) in Seattle.
The Penn State women's rugby team claimed its second consecutive USA Rugby National Championship with a 65-10 victory over Norwich University on Saturday (May 4) at Stanford's Steuber Stadium in Palo Alto, Calif. The title is the program's eighth overall and fourth in the past five years.
Trevor Howard (Columbus, Ohio) was in the zone and as the routine pressed on the energy inside of Rec Hall built and eventually the crowd of over 1,500 exploded as the freshman stuck his landing to post a career-best score of 15.800 and claim Penn State's first NCAA individual event title on the floor exercise in 50 years.
The Penn State Lionettes dance team again proved to be the best in the nation as the squad captured its second-consecutive Division I-A title at the National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship April 12 in Daytona Beach, Fla., outperforming eight schools from around the country in the finals.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, under the guidance of head coach Cael Sanderson, won its third straight NCAA Wrestling Championship, continuing a run of dominance that began in Philadelphia in 2011. The Nittany Lions also crowned two NCAA Individual National Champions as Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) and Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) each claimed titles on Saturday night (March 23).
The Penn State Lionettes dance team won its first ever NDA Collegiate Dance Championship on Friday (April 13) in Daytona Beach, Fla. Fourteen Division I-A teams made up the championship field. Penn State was strong throughout the competition, holding first place following the opening day after it recorded a first-round score of 9.765. Penn State's score of 9.777 on day two edged out the eight teams remaining to secure the victory. Brigham Young finished in second place with a 9.763 and the third-place Louisville Ladybirds posted a 9.681.
The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team added three new individual champions to its ledgers to complete a stellar run to the 2012 NCAA National Championship. Senior Frank Molinaro (Barnegat, N.J.), sophomore David Taylor (St. Paris, Ohio) and sophomore Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) all claimed crowns as Penn State won its second straight NCAA team title. The Nittany Lions outdistanced second place Minnesota by a whopping 25.5 points. The Nittany Lions checked in with 143.0 points while the Gophers were second with 117.5.
The Penn State Nittany Lions have won the 2011 NCAA Wrestling national championship in Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. It is the school's first title since 1953 and the first east coast school to win the crown since that year. Sophomore Quentin Wright (Wingate, Pa.) claimed the individual national crown at 184 as Penn State outdistanced Cornell and Iowa for the championship. Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson, the 2011 Big Ten Coach of the Year, earned his first collegiate national team title as a coach or wrestler as the Nittany Lions won the team race with 107.5 points. Cornell took second place with 93.5 and Iowa was third with 86.5.
Barring the loss of any team points in tonight's national finals, the Penn State Nittany Lion wrestlers have clinched the 2011 NCAA Wrestling National Championship here in the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. All-Americans Andrew Long (Creston, Iowa) and Ed Ruth (Harrisburg, Pa.) were a perfect 4-0 and stormed their way to third place finishes to push Penn State towards the crown.
Director of Track and Field and Head Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan and the Nittany Lion track and field teams will be honoring program history on Saturday (Jan. 8), recognizing members of the 1942, 1947, and 1950 NCAA Champion Cross Country squads, in conjunction with the teams' first indoor competition, the Penn State Relays. The "Banner Drop" ceremony is slated for approximately 12:30 p.m., on Saturday afternoon.