Throwback Leotard Rankings: Penn State

This summer we’re continuing our team-specific throwback leotard rankings. Rather than looking at single meets, we’re taking a trip down memory lane for individual teams, taking into account a wide range of leos from different eras and finding our all-time favorites from a single program, as well as illustrating how designs have changed over the years.

Here’s how it’ll work: Our judges for the week will choose their top 10 and rank them based on their personal preferences. Plus, you’ll get a chance to tell us your thoughts! Did we leave out your all-time fave from the team? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

This week, we’re taking on Penn State with Emily M and Katherine joining Elizabeth for the rundown.


I realized when going through the archives to find leos for us to look through and select out top 10 from that Penn State is an underrated leo team. That being said, there were three “overflow” leos I like but that wouldn’t fit in my official top 10. I still feel like they need some recognition, so I’m listing them here as honorable mentions instead: shiny light blue ombre, simple black, white and blue and throwback floral explosion.

Emily M


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Article by Elizabeth Grimsley, Emily Minehart and Katherine Weaver

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