In the sports world, the coronavirus has taken away many opportunities from Penn athletes, but it has also opened the door for athletes to step up and contribute to their teams in new ways.
After being introduced to each other as seniors, the Beckers have both obtained coaching positions for Penn Athletics.
After five years as an assistant coach, Becker takes over a talented team. Before coaching, Becker was a standout gymnast for the Quakers.
After 19 years on Penn gymnastics' coaching staff and 14 years as the head coach, John Ceralde has parted ways with the Red and Blue.
The final month of the Penn gymnastics season is underway, but it did not get off to the start the Quakers may have hoped for.
Penn gymnastics showed out on Sunday at this year's Ivy League Classic in Ithaca, N.Y., claiming the title in dominant fashion with a team score of 194.850.
Penn's winter sports teams aren't resting just yet. Though the women's squash season is winding down, indoor track and field and gymnastics still have a few weeks to go.
The Quakers came out on top during their final regular season competition on Sunday, placing first with a score of 193.425.
Freshman McCaleigh Marr of Penn gymnastics has been named ECAC Rookie of the Week twice already for her performances on the beam and bars.
As winter sports enter the last leg of the seasons, here’s a look at what these three teams are up against this weekend.
Penn gymnastics was handed a tight loss by Temple on Sunday, the team's third home loss this season.
After going 0-2 to start the season but still showing flashes of brilliance, the Quakers arrived at Cornell to take on the Big Red seeking their first win of 2020.
Despite strong beam and floor rotations, the Red and Blue struggled overall in their latest home meet and fell 193.575 to 190.875 to the Scarlet Knights.
Here is a breakdown of gymnastics' different events, and who to watch on the Quakers in each for the 2020 season.
Breaking onto the scene with a dominant season may be hard to follow up, but that is exactly what sophmore Sydney Kraez plans to do for Penn gymnastics.
After starting the 2020 season with a loss to Towson, the Red and Blue are hoping to secure a win this time around against Rutgers.
The eight athletes — one-third of the entire team — already experienced their first two meets as college competitors, and much is expected of them in the years ahead.
This Sunday, the Quakers traveled to Washington to compete against Cornell, Kent State, and George Washington in the Lindsey Ferris Invitational.
Sophomore Sydney Kraez won both the vault and floor exercise in a 192.650-191.425 loss against Towson last Sunday.
The seniors were sent off in a strong team effort, as Penn scored its second-best point total on the season at 193.125.