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Penn State women’s gymnastics selected fourth in preseason poll

Penn State was picked fourth in the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Preseason Coaches’ Poll, and a pair of Nittany Lions were selected as “Gymnasts to Watch” for the 2016 campaign, the conference announced Thursday.

Defending Big Ten champion Michigan was tabbed first, while Nebraska and Illinois followed.

Kiera Brown and Briannah Tsang were the Nittany Lions named to the preseason watch list. Brown, a transfer from Georgia, will be a junior for Penn State after earning All-SEC in 2014. Tsang enters her sophomore campaign after being named 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season.

The Nittany Lions open their 2016 season at home against North Carolina State on Jan. 9.