Men's and women's squads both enter weekend with 2-0 dual meet records
LION CAREER 2012-13: Swam in five different individual events during his first season with the Blue and White ... Raced to a season-best time of 58.93 at the Georgia Invite (11/30-12/2/12) in the 100 breaststroke ... Was the fourth-fastest member of the Nittany Lions in the 200 breaststroke, turning in a time of 2:04.25 at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) ... Also competed in the 200 IM and 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships.
Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... YMCA National Finalist ... Junior National Finalist participant ... Named Illinois first team All-State ... Earned three varsity letters in swimming.
Maxwell Byers was born January 20, 1994 in Maryville, Ill. to Jane and Greg Byers ... Brother, Greg, ran cross country and track at Oregon ... Major is undecided.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the coaches and education. The coaches at Penn State were the one I meshed with the best and have a different style of coaching that is exciting and different. When it comes to education, a degree from Penn State is one that an employer would be very impressed with, and in the end, you go to school for a degree."