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Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14
Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.
Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns
Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points
Lions hold 8th place with 150 points
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.
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.
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.
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.