Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points
LION CAREER 2011-12: Earned All-America distinction in the 400 medley relay, anchoring the team to an eighth-place finish in a school-record time of 3:07.62... Anchored the 200 medley relay to All-America honors with a blazing 19.25 leg during prelims...Swam on the 200 free relay at Big Tens and at NCAAs, leading off both relays...Led off the 400 free relay at NCAAs and Big Tens... Held the team's top times in the 50 free (19.80, lead-off leg at NCAAs, 3/22/12) and 100 free (43.85 at Big Ten Championships, 2/25/12)... Earned spot as Penn State's second-fastest 200 freestyle swimmer with a 1:38.17 swim at Big Tens...Also participated in the 800 freestyle relay at Big Tens, anchoring the team to a 6:28.99.
2010-11: Competed in the Big Ten Championships in six events...Had best 50 freestyle (20.57) and 100 freestyle (44.93) times at Big Ten Championships, finishing in 30th place...Notched best 200 freestyle finish of season at Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:40.00, earning 45th place... Earned two victories in relay events, helping the team win the 200 freestyle relay vs. Buffalo and the 400 medley relay vs. Buffalo (2/4/11)...Posted his best individual finish with a third place at West Virginia (10/16/10).
HIGH SCHOOL Swam to seven All-America distinctions at Unionville...Squad won the League Championship freshman year under the direction of Jeremy Dickson and Erin Carey...Won the PIAA State Championship and set the record in the 100 free junior year...Placed in the Top 10 in three events (50, 100 and 200 freestyle) at the SCY Junior National Championships.
PERSONAL Shane Thomas Austin was born April 5, 1992 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. to John and Mary Austin...The youngest of four children with sister, Jennifer, and two brothers, Mike, a 1999 PSU graduate, and John, a co-captain of the 2010-11 PSU swimming squad...Majoring in biology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the combination of a very close team that wants to be the best, a coaching staff dedicated to the improvement of their athletes and the great academics and college atmosphere."