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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 biomedical engineering … 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.”