Created in 2017, the Student Spotlight award is presented to a group of students that are excelling both in the classroom and on the field of play. The Morgan Academic Center would like to congratulate these students each month on their hard work, dedication, and success and thank them for their continued efforts throughout their journey as Penn State student-athletes.


January 2018 Student Spotlights

In the month of January, we will be recognizing 2 students on the Men’s Gymnastics and Women’s Gymnastics teams.



Ben Cooperman

Mens’ Gymnastics



Management Major (Senior)
Career Honors
Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
First Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2017)
Second Team CGA All-America Scholar-Athlete (2015, 2016)


Briannah Tsang

Women’s Gymnastics


BioBehavioral Health (Senior)
All-Big Ten First Team (2016, 2017)
All-Big Ten Second Team (2015)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2015)
Big Ten All-Championships Team (2017)
Big Ten Gymnast of the Week (1/9/17)
Four-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017)
41 Career Event Titles