Penn State placed fifth, its best finish in over a decade, with 349.5 total points at the Big Ten Championship
The Nittany Lions recorded four top-eight finishes in individual events on Wednesday
Penn State set three program records and reached two NCAA "A" qualifying standards on Wednesday
The Nittany Lion 400 freestyle relay team set a new McCoy Natatorium record with a time of 2:57.40
Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.
2011-12: Earned All-America distinction in the 400 medley relay, anchoring the team on its way to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (3/22-3/24/12) in a school-record time of 3:07.62 ... Led the 200 medley relay to All-America honors with a blazing 19.25 anchor leg during the prelims at the NCAA Championships ... 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 with a time of 19.80 during the lead-off leg at NCAAs (3/22/12) and 100 free with a mark of 43.85 at Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12) ... Earned spot as Penn State's second-fastest 200 freestyle swimmer with a time of 1:38.17 at the Big Ten Championships ... 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 (2/23-2/26/11) in six events ... Had best 50 freestyle finishing in 20.57 and 100 freestyle with a time of 44.93 times at Big Ten Championships ... Notched best 200 freestyle finish of season at Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:40.00 ... 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, placing third at West Virginia (10/16/10).
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."