Nittany Lions honor two men's, five women's seniors, along with Wounded Warriors at 1 p.m.
LION CAREER 2011-12: Earned fourth place in the Ohio State Invitational one-meter springboard diving finals with a score of 270.15, after qualifying with a third place score of 283.55...Recorded a second place finish with 304.20 points in the one-meter board against Navy...Led Penn State against Ohio State and Michigan (1/28/12) with seventh-place showings on both boards...Placed third against Buffalo in the one-meter board with a score of 310.50 and placed third in the three-meter event with a season and career-high score of 308.85...swept the competition for the one- and three-meter events against Lehigh (2/4/12) with scores of 314.63 and 306.15, respectively...One-meter board score against Lehigh was a career-high.
2010-11: Appeared in two events in the Big Ten Championships...Scored a 227.60 in the one-meter dive at Big Ten Championships and placed 26th... Placed 27th in the three-meter dive at Big Ten Championships after he achieved a score of 218.00...Named Big Ten Diver of the Week (1/4/11)... Had a season-best three-meter dive score of 292.40 (1/14/11) and placed second against Maryland and Pittsburgh...Tied for third against Maryland and Pittsburgh after he posted a season best one-meter dive score of 288.75 (1/15/11).
2009-10: Dove team-highs in the one-meter (254.70 vs. Buffalo) and three-meter (262.65 vs. Buffalo), notching third-place finishes in both... Best finish of the season was a second-place showing at St. Bonaventure in the one-meter...Notched three third-place showings in both the one-meter and three-meter (vs. Buffalo, vs. Virginia and vs. West Virginia).
PIAA State Championship qualifier four years running at Governor Mifflin... Finished Top 10 at States his junior and senior years...Named Berks County Diver of the Year senior season...Won league and district championship his senior year...Finished in the top five all four years in league and district competitions...Four-time honor roll member...National Honor Society member...Served as student government treasurer senior year.
Alexander James Marchinski was born April 16, 1991 in Reading, Pa. to Nancy Scheiepe and Leonard Marchinski...Has brother, Alonso, and sister, Lindsay...Majoring in landscape architecture.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the great academics, athletics and campus atmosphere."