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Penn State’s Valdez earns Big Ten gymnastics honor

Favian Valdez was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after his standout performance at the West Point Open.

Valdez was second in the all-around with a score of 82.400 in addition to taking second on the pommel horse (14.250) and floor exercise (14.300) to help Penn State win the team title last Friday. He also won the individual title in the floor exercise at the event with a score of 14.500.

The Nittany Lions host Army at 4 p.m. Saturday.