Gomez claims two victories during his final meet at McCoy Natatorium
LION CAREER 2011-12: Created three personal best times at the Big Ten Championships, participating in the 50 free (20.97), 100 free (45.78) and 200 free (1:41.12)...Competed in seven events, seeing the most action in the 50, 100 and 200 free...Swam a personal-best in the 100 fly against Ohio State and Michigan (1/27/12), recording a time of 53.95 seconds.
HIGH SCHOOL Swam for Ender Kalpak at Enka High School for four seasons...Three-time captain from 2008-10...Qualified for nationals four times (2007-10)... Holds school records in 50-meter, 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle as well as 50m butterfly...Earned student-athlete of the year recognition from Enka in 2010...Swam for Anka Damiyanidis and the Enka Swim Club...Earned top five finishes in the 2010 Turkey National Winter Championship for the 200m and 50m free...Earned first in the 100m free at the 2009 International Kavala Race...Participated in the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Turkey NAtional Summer Championships, winning the 200m free in the 2007 edition.
PERSONAL Adil Emre Acar was born January 1, 1992 in Istanbul, Turkey to Esra and Bulent Ferdag Acar...Has one sister, Asli...Asli swims for the Enka Swim Club...Majoring in industrial engineering.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE "I chose Penn State because of its strong engineering program and its competitive swimming team where I can both contribute to myself and to the team. One other reason is that when I was roaming University Park I realized that the staff and the students embraced the campus as their home, which is a unique quality for PSU."