No. 12 women's gymnastics hosts quad meet on Senior Day

February 27, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. For the final time this season, the No. 12 Penn State women's gymnastics team will take to the floor inside Rec Hall as they host Brockport, Iowa State and Penn on Senior Night. The Nittany Lions will begin competition at 4 p.m. Saturday, with a tribute to the seniors scheduled for after the conclusion of the meet.

Head coach Jeff Thompson, the Penn State coaching staff and the 2015 underclassmen will honor Lexi Carroll, Sidney Sanabria-Robles, Krystal Welsh and Alex Witt in a post-meet ceremony. The seniors from the four other programs will be recognized following competition, as well.

Last weekend, Penn State claimed a convincing victory at Pittsburgh and either won or shared the event title on all four apparatus. The Nittany Lions took the top three spots in the all-around and posted the highest team score on each event vs. the Panthers.

Promotions:

-Senior Day

-Penn State Athletics Ticket Deal - Buy a Saturday, Feb. 28 ticket for women's hockey (2 p.m. vs. Lindenwood) and receive FREE admission to the gymnastics meet at 4 p.m.. Also, receive $2 off a men's basketball vs. Iowa (6 p.m.).

Freshman Briannah Tsang won a pair of events last weekend, while senior Sidney Sanabria-Robles took home a share of the uneven bars title and won the all-around. Sophomore Nicole Medvitz tied for the balance beam title for her second event win of the season.

Tsang took home event titles No. 9 and 10 vs. the Panthers and has won at least one event title in all seven meets to start her career. She also has three all-around crowns to give her a team-best 13 titles on the season. She owns a season-best score of 9.925 or better on three of the four apparatus and ranks among the school's all-time leaders on the vault and balance beam.

For the second straight meet, Sanabria-Robles won the all-around competition, this time with a tally of 39.225. She won her fourth uneven bars title with a score of 9.825 at Pittsburgh and finished among the top-three on the balance beam, as well, with a 9.825. The senior owns the highest regional qualifying score on the Nittany Lion roster in three of the four events and in the all-around.

All three teams will enter this weekend on a high note, as Iowa State enters the weekend ranked No. 30 in the national poll, Penn won the Ivy Classic championship last weekend and Brockport posted a school-record team score. Headlining the individuals is ISU's Caitlin Brown, who ranks 16th nationally with a regional qualifying score of 9.855 entering the weekend.

Against the Field
Penn State owns a combined 9-1 regular season record against this weekend's opponents.

  • Penn State is 3-0 vs. Brockport, 4-1 against Iowa State and 2-0 vs. Penn.
  • Penn State first met Brockport in 1970 and again in 1971, before hosting the Eagles again in 2012.
  • Iowa State first appeared on the schedule in 1990, with meetings in 1997, 1998, 2003 & 2014, as well. Their lone loss came in 1997 at a neutral site.
  • The Nittany Lions won both their meetings with Penn, claiming victories in 2009 & 2013.

 

Last Updated February 27, 2015