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Chris Cipolla
Chris  Cipolla


South River, N.J.

High School:
St. Mary Regional Catholic



PSU Swimmers and Divers Shine in First Year with New Coaching Staff

A total of 20 program records were broken by the men's and women's squads in 2013-14


Penn State Defeats Mountaineers in Season Opener

Nittany Lion head coach Tim Murphy recorded his first win at PSU on Friday evening


Penn State Welcomes West Virginia in Season Opener

Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.


Captains Named for Upcoming Swimming and Diving Season

Singley and Weedman are the women's captains, while Cipolla and Wilson are leading the men's team


Grier Named Second Team All-Big Ten at Big Ten Championships

Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points


2012-13: Raced in six different events over the course of the season, including the 1,650 freestyle, 400 IM and 200 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) ... Recorded a team-best time in the 400 IM, finishing in 3:53.38 at the Big Ten Championships and the 200 breaststroke with a mark of 2:00.84 at the Big Tens ... The time of 3:53:38 in the 400 IM hit the NCAA "B" qualifying standard ... Posted the best time of his career in the 1,650 freestyle at the Georgia Invite (11/30-12/2/12) with a time of 15:38.00, the second fastest time on the team ... Won the 200 breaststroke events vs. Missouri State (1/12/13), Towson (2/2/13) and West Virginia (10/19/12).

2011-12: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in both the 200 breaststroke and the 400 IM in the summer of 2012 ... Competed in three events in the 2012 Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12), including a 12th-place finish in the "B" Final in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 1:59.74, fourth all-time in Penn State history ... Set a personal record in the 200 breaststroke, as well as in the 400 IM with a time of 3:51.57 for a 14th place finish in the "B" Final at the Big Tens ... Led a Nittany Lion sweep of the 400 IM against West Virginia (10/22/11) with a time of 4:04.44 and again in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:06.19 ... Won the 200 breaststroke against Georgia Tech (11/5/11) with a time of 2:05.11 ... Recorded a season-best mark of 58.00 in the 100 breaststroke at OSU (12/2-12/4/11), as well as a season best in the 200 IM with a time of 1:53.27 ... Finished the 200 breaststroke in 2:02.88 to capture a second place finish against Navy (1/14/12) ... Rounded out the regular season with a first place finish in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.14 against Lehigh (2/4/12).

2010-11: Competed in eight events as a freshman, seeing the most action in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and the 400 individual medley ... Swam 2:08.01 for a third place finish at West Virginia (10/16/10) ... Notched a season-best time of 58.82 at the Georgia Invitational (12/3-12/5/10), finishing in 20th place ... Also posted a career-best in the 200 breaststroke at the Georgia Invitational, swimming a time of 2:04.24 ... Earned a third place finish in the 400 IM at West Virginia ... Had season-best time of 3:59.52 in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invitational.

Swam for the Scarlet Athletic Club under the direction of Tom Speedling ... Qualified for Junior Nationals three times ... Four-time Secional Championship finalist in 2009 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events ... Two-time Sectional Championship finalist in the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

Chris Patrick Cipolla was born December 2, 1991 in Chicago, Ill. to Ann and Robert Cipolla ... Majoring in nutrition.

"I chose Penn State because of the strong bond that the swim team shares, the amazing amount of school spirit, and the outstanding level of education."


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