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John Nunez
John  Nunez

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Hackensack, N.J.

High School:
Paramus Catholic

Event:
Free/Fly

Major:
Labor Employment Relations


02/03/2017

Swimming & Diving Sweeps ‘Nova

Nittany Lions dominant in regular season finale

02/03/2017

Swimming & Diving Sweeps ‘Nova

Nittany Lions dominant in regular season finale

01/21/2017

Swimming & Diving Sweeps Navy on Senior Day

Senior Nittany Lions go out on winning note

04/06/2016

Lion Swimmers Set for Olympic Trials, Open Water National Championships

Four competing in Olympic trials over next two weekends

10/16/2015

Virginia Tech Spoils Men’s Swimming Home Opener

Freshman Rory Lewis continues strong debut

CAREER BESTS
Event Time Date Competition
200 Free 1:39.32 2/24/17 Big Ten Championships
500 Free 4:29.15 12/4/15 UGA Fall Invitational
1000 Free 9:36.37 11/1/15 UVa-Michigan
1650 Free 16:05.14 11/13/15 Penn State Invitational
200 Fly 1:52.42 2/27/16 Big Ten Championships


2016-17 (Sophomore Year)
Swam in eight meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the 500 free and 200 fly … Posted a career best in the 200 free (1:39.32) at Big Ten Championships to rank sixth on the team for the year … Swam a season best in the 500 free (4:31.70) at the Big Ten Championships to rank fourth on the team for the year … Posted a season best in the 200 fly (1:53.54) against Yale to rank fourth on the team … Season-best of 9:40.55 in the 1000 free against Michigan and Virginia ranked fourth fastest on the team for the year.

2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Competed in 10 meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the freestyle events and 200 butterfly … Swam personal bests in the 200 free (1:40.99) and 200 fly (1:52.42) at the Big Ten Championships … Top effort in the 500 free came at the UGA Fall Invitational (4:29.15) and ranked fourth on the team for the year … Ranked second on the team for the season in the 1000 free with a personal best of 9:36.37 in the Virginia-Michigan Tri-Meet (11/1) … Won the 500 free (4:36.84) at Emory (10/3).

High School
Swam for Paramus Catholic High School under head coach Ralph Manno … Was state champion in the 500 free and third in the 200 free … Swam an Olympic Trials cut time in the 400 freestyle … Competed in Junior Nationals in 2014, placing 10th in the 400 freestyle.

Personal
Born January 17, 1997 in the Dominican Republic … Parents are Freddy and Denise Nunez … Has a sister, Ana, who is a senior on the Ramapo College women’s swimming team … Majoring in labor employment relations.

Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State because its where I dreamed about going to ever since middle school. When I came on my trip I fell in love with the team and the school, I knew it was the perfect place for me.”

@PennStateSWIM

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