Jan. 26, 2009
Gymnast of the Week:
Casey Sandy, Penn State
Sr. - Brampton, Ontario, Canada – Chinguacousy
Casey Sandy earns his seventh career weekly accolade, tying Minnesota’s Guillermo Alvarez (2002-05) for the most Gymnast of the Week honors in Big Ten history, after claiming top honors in four events while aiding No. 3 Penn State to a 348.900-348.350 victory over conference rival No. 2 Michigan on Saturday. The defending Big Ten and NCAA All-Around Champion won individual event titles in the vault (15.950), parallel bars (14.700) and high bar (15.450) en route to claiming the all-around crown with a score of 90.000, the highest total in the nation thus far this season. Down to the final competitor of the meet and needing a monumental high bar effort to overtake Michigan, Sandy came through in the clutch for Penn State, posting a career-high score to will the Nittany Lions to victory.
Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Casey Sandy (March 26, 2008)