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Austin Wilson
Austin  Wilson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Grove City, Pa.

High School:
Grove City Area

Event:
Free/Back

Major:
Kinesiology


01/21/2017

Swimming & Diving Sweeps Navy on Senior Day

Senior Nittany Lions go out on winning note

CAREER BESTS
Event Time Date Competition
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.

High School

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.

Personal
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.”

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