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Joao Cervone
Joao  Cervone

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sao Paulo, Brazil

High School:
Colegio Lourenco Castanho

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Engineering


02/27/2016

Freshmen, Seniors Lead On Final Day of Men’s B1G Championships

Grillo receives Sportsmanship Award

02/26/2016

Divers Continue to lead Penn State at Men’s B1G Championships

Crow totals season-best score in finals

02/06/2016

Penn State Swimming & Diving Sweeps Villanova

Nittany Lions honor 15 seniors

02/05/2016

Swimming & Diving Hosts Villanova for Senior Day Saturday

Nittany Lions to honor 15 seniors

CAREER BESTS
Event Time Date Competition
100 Free 45.53 11/20/16 Ohio State Invitational
200 Free 1:37.07 2/24/17 Big Ten Championships
500 Free 4:24.43 2/25/16 Big Ten Championships
1000 Free 9:28.61 11/5/16 Virginia/Michigan
1650 Free 15:34.52 2/25/17 Big Ten Championships
200 Fly 1:50.07 2/27/16 Big Ten Championships

 

2016-17 (Sophomore Year)
Swam in six meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the freestyles ... Earned personal bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 free (1:37.07) and the 1650 free (15:34.52) … Earned season best times in the 100 free (45.53) and the 500 free (4:24.83) at the Ohio State Invitational (11/20) … Top times in the 200 and 500 frees were both NCAA B-cut times ... Led the team in the 500 and ranked second in the mile, ranked third in the 200 and sixth in the 100 … Won the 1000 freestyle (9:32.65) in the season opener against Towson (10/6) … Finished runner-up in the 200 free (1:40.30) and third in the 500 free against Virginia Tech (10/15).

2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Joined team at start of spring semester, competing in four meets … Achieved NCAA “B” cut times at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 freestyle (1:37.16) and 500 freestyle (4:24.43), to rank third and first on the team, respectively … Also swam a season-best in the 200 fly at Big Tens … Won the 200 butterfly (1:51.79) in his McCoy Natatorium debut against Villanova (2/6).

High School
Swam for coach Mirco Cevales … Competed in national-level competitions in Brazil including Torneio Maria Lenk, Trofeu Jose Finkel and Torneio Open de Nataçao.

Personal
Full name is Joao Pedro Freitas Cervone … Born Oct. 16, 1996 in Sao Paulo, Brazil … Parents are Raissa Freitas Cervone and Fernando Clemente Cervone … Has a sister, Ana Clara … Majors in engineering.

Why Penn State?
“I have always heard very good things about Penn State, and the moment I had a response from them I knew this was the place I wanted to go.”

@PennStateSWIM

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