Penn State Earns Men's Gymnastics Weekly Awards

Penn State's Trevor Howard was named Freshman of the Week.

Feb. 25, 2013

Park Ridge, Ill. -

Gymnast of the Week
Wasef Burbar, Penn State
Jr. – Arlington Heights, Ill. – Amundsen 

  • Posted the highest score nationally this season on the high bar (16.000) en route to the event title in No. 1 Penn State’s dual meet victory over Springfield College last weekend
  • His score on the high bar was the fourth highest score in NCAA history   
  • Also placed fourth on the parallel bars (14.700) and sixth in the floor exercise (14.450)
  • Earns the first weekly honor of his career
  • Last Penn State Gymnast of the Week: Trevor Howard (Feb. 4, 2013)

Freshman of the Week
Trevor Howard, Penn State
Columbus, Ohio – St. Francis DeSales 

  • Posted first-place finishes in all three of his events in No. 1 Penn State’s dual meet win over Springfield College last weekend
  • Placed first on the still rings (15.800), parallel bars (15.350) and vault (15.100)
  • His score on the still rings was a career best
  • Earns his fifth Freshman of the Week award and sixth overall weekly honor
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Trevor Howard (Feb. 11, 2013)c