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Liam Veregin
Liam  Veregin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

High School:
Lisgar Collegiate Institute

Event:
Back/Free/IM

Major:
Economics


11/19/2017

Freund, McHugh Lead S&D To Conclude OSU Invite

McHugh leads women; Freund leads men

11/19/2017

Freund, McHugh Lead S&D to Conclude OSU Invite

McHugh leads women; Freund leads men

11/18/2017

S&D Posts Three Podium Finishes on Day 2 of Ohio State Invite

McHugh leads women; Freund, Garcia lead men

11/18/2017

S&D Posts Three Podium Finishes on Day 2 of Ohio State Invite

McHugh leads women; Freund, Garcia lead men

11/17/2017

Two Golds, Record Open OSU Invite

McHugh and Garcia lead on first day of Ohio State Invitational

CAREER BESTS
Event Time Date Competition
50 Free 20.85 2/23/17 Big Ten Championships
100 Back 47.59 2/24/17 Big Ten Championships
200 Back 1:45.56 2/25/17 Big Ten Championships
100 Fly 49.94 11/19/16 Ohio State Invite
200 IM 1:51.52 11/18/16 Big Ten Championships

2016-17 (Freshman Year)
Participated in eight meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the backstroke ... Ranked second the team in the back only to Olympian Shane Ryan … Posted career bests and NCAA B-cut times in the 100 back (47.49) and 200 back (1:45.56) at the Big Ten Championships … Also swam a season-best in the 50 free (20.85) at Big Tens … Ranked fourth on the team in the 200 IM (1:51.52) and fifth in the 100 fly (49.94) after the Ohio State Invitational (11/18-19) … Won the 200 back (1:51.70) and placed second in the 100 (50.65) in collegiate debut against Towson (10/6) … Reached the A-final in the backstrokes at the Ohio State Invitational (11/18-19), placing eighth in the 100 (48.75) and seventh in the 200 (1:46.94) … Won the 200 back (1:49.73) and placed second in the 100 (49.34) against Navy (1/21).

High School
Attended Lisgar Collegiate Institute but swam with the Greater Ottawa Kingfish swim club for 12 years under Coach Jason Allen… Earned Most Athletic Award as a senior … Nine-time Canadian Age Group National Championship Medalist (5 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze) … Participated in the 2011 North American Challenge Cup … Competed at the 2016 Canadian Olympic Trials … Named club’s best all-around swimmer … Rookie of the Year in first year with club team … Coached Special Olympic swimming and helped coach his high school team.

Personal
Full name is Liam Jacob Veregin… Born November 24, 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada … Parents are Tim Veregin and Sherry Stafford … Intending to major in economics … Hobbies include photography and playing sports (especially baseball) … Would like to become and entrepreneur in the future … Favorite foods are sushi, steak, and smoothies … Favorite sports teams are the Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Lions … Favorite Actors are Leonardo Dicaprio, Jason Statham, and Robert Downey, Jr. … Favorite Movie is Star Wars… Favorite TV shows are Breaking Bad, The Office, and Narcos.

Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because it was apparent to me when I visited that it had everything I was looking for as a student- athlete in a university. Penn State offers lots of academic support to their student- athletes which I know will help me succeed academically. The training environment is a place where I can see myself excelling to the next level.”

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