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|50 Free||20.73||2/23/17||Big Ten Championships|
|100 Free||48.44||2/3/17||at Villanova|
|100 Back||49.08||2/24/17||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Back||1:48.46||2/25/17||Big Ten Championships|
2016-17 (Freshman Year)
Participated in eight meets, including the Big Ten Championships … Earned career bests in the 100 back (49.08), 200 back (1:48.46) and the 50 free (20.73) at the Big Ten Championships, with all three times ranking in the top five on the team for the year .. Posted a career best in the 100 free against Villanova with a time of 48.44.
Four-year letter winner swimming the freestyle and backstroke at Grove City Area H.S. for Coach Karen Wendelschaefer … Two-time state champion in 200 medley relay and a state champion in the 100 backstroke and 400 freestyle relay … Led team to first ever team state championship … Named all-state as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore … Team captain as a junior and senior … Set high school’s records in the 200 free (1:42.77) and 100 back (49.18) … Also lettered twice in both golf and baseball as a freshman and sophomore in high school … High honor roll student and member of National Honor Society … Also swam for the Grove City YMCA … During senior year, was a national champion in the 50 back, 3rd in 200 free relay, fourth in 100 back and fifth in 200 medley.
Full name Austin Lyle Wilson … Born April 13, 1998 in Grove City, Pa. … Parents are Chris and Michele Wilson … Father, Chris, played football at Navy … Has three sisters: Ashley, Caroline and Emma … Intends to major in kinesiology … Wants to become a physical therapist … Favorite foods are watermelon, spaghetti and meatballs, and chicken casserole … Likes to dance … Favorite athletes are Michael Phelps, Ryan Murphy and Maya Dirado … Pittsburgh Pirates fan … Favorite actor is Penn State alum Ty Burrell, and favorite actress is Scarlett Johansson.
Why Penn State?
“Nowhere else did I feel more comfortable and more at home than at Penn State.”