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Andrew Sideras
Andrew Sideras

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
La Salle College

Event:
Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly

Birthdate:
03/20/1992


10/17/2013

Penn State Welcomes West Virginia in Season Opener

Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.

03/28/2013

Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns

03/03/2013

Grier Named Second Team All-Big Ten at Big Ten Championships

Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points

03/02/2013

Grier Breaks Two Penn State Records at Big Ten Championships

Lions hold 8th place with 150 points

02/28/2013

Ankosko Breaks 12-Year Old Record at Big Ten Championships

Penn State sits at 8th place after two days

LION CAREER
2012-13: Swam the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly events during his junior season ... Raced to a time of 44.65 in the 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13), a career-best mark ... Set a personal record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 49.09 at the Big Ten Championships ... Won two individual races in the 100 freestyle vs. Towson (2/2/13) and vs. Navy (1/26/13) ... Honored with Academic All-Big Ten accolades.

2011-12: Competed in nine events as a sophomore, seeing the most action in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... Recorded a personal best time in the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.25 ... Set season-best marks in the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.89 and the 100 butterfly, finishing in 49.25 at the Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12) ... Helped lead the 400 free relay team to a season-best time of 3:00.22 to qualify for the NCAA "B" standard at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2-12/4/11) ... Earned a first place finish in the 50 freestyle with a time of 21.26 seconds vs. Auburn (11/4/11) ... Won the 50 freestyle with a time of 20.66, the 100 freestyle, finishing in 43.38 and was a member of the 200 freestyle relay team, winning with a time of 1:22:15 vs. Buffalo (2/3/12).

2010-11: Competed in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championships (2/23-2/26/13) ... Swam 1:21.12 to place eighth in the 200 freestyle relay at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed third in the 50 freestyle against Buffalo (2/4/11) with a time of 21.41 ... Swam 1:22.94 to place first against Buffalo in the 200 freestyle relay.

HIGH SCHOOL
Finished third at the 2009 PIAA Championship in the 100 freestyle and finished in fifth place at the 2010 PIAA Championship ... Member of four-time conference champions at La Salle College under Frank Lichtner ... Seven-time All-American ... Earned All-State honors in the 50 and 100 freestyle, as well as the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... Named 2009-10 Scholastic All-American ... Competed at the Southern Region Sectionals and Junior Nationals in 2008 and 2009.

PERSONAL
Andrew Ginther Sideras was born on March 20, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Lisa and Ted Sideras ... Has an older brother, Eric, who attends Penn State ... Majoring in kinesiology.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of its reputation of good academics combined with a successful athletic program.

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