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Nate Savoy
Nate Savoy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Reading, Pa.

High School:
Wilson

Event:
Backstroke/IM

Birthdate:
02/22/1993


05/30/2014

Captains Named for Upcoming Swimming and Diving Season

Karr and Fittin are the women's captains, while Savoy and Virgilio are leading the men's team

05/30/2014

Captains Named for Upcoming Swimming and Diving Season

Karr and Fittin are the women's captains, while Savoy and Virgilio are leading the men's team

03/29/2014

PSU Posts Most Points in Over a Decade at NCAA Championships

Ryan is the first Nittany Lion to ever achieve first team All-America status in the 100 freestyle competition

03/27/2014

Four Nittany Lions Earn All-America Honors in Day One of Championships

PSU's 400 medley relay team placed 13th overall to give the Lions eight points

03/01/2014

PSU's Ryan Named Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships

Four Nittany Lions named All-Big Ten first team selections

ALL-AMERICA
2011-12: 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 400 MEDLEY RELAY, 100 BACKSTROKE
2012-13: 200 MEDLEY RELAY, 400 MEDLEY RELAY
ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION
2013-14: 400 MEDLEY RELAY, 100 BACKSTROKE
2012-13: 100 BACKSTROKE, 200 BACKSTROKE
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
2011-12
ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM
2013-14
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM
2011-12
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2013-14
TEAM CAPTAIN
2014-15

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
50 Free 20.47 12/5/13 Texas Invitational
100 Free 44.56 2/1/14 St. Bonaventure and Towson
100 Back 45.61 2/28/14 Big Ten Championships
200 Back 1:40.69 3/2/13 Big Ten Championships
200 Breast 2:11.65 1/17/14 Villanova
200 IM 1:45.42 2/27/14 Big Ten Championships
400 IM 3:54.56 12/3/11 OSU Invitational

LION CAREER
2013-14: Two-time All-America honorable mention ... First team All-Big Ten honoree ... Member of the program record-setting 400 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships (3:07.51) ... Placed 10th at the NCAA Championships in the 100 yard backstroke (45.91) for his second All-America honorable mention ... 400 freestyle relay team member that set the school record (2:51.32) at the Big Ten Championships ... Also helped set a school record 1:24.89 time in the 200 medley relay at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded three NCAA "A" qualifying marks at the Big Ten Championships: two in the 100 backstroke and one in the 200 backstroke ... Second in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships with a season-best 45.61 time ... Finished 17th in the 200 yard backstroke, recording a season-best 1:41.16 time at the NCAA Championships ... Top time in the 200 yard IM in 2013-14 was 1:45.42, an eighth place finish and NCAA "B" qualifying time ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2012-13: Honored as a two-time All-American and two-time All-American honorable mention for his performances at the NCAA National Championships (3/28-3/30/13) ... Member of the 200 medley relay team that finished sixth at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:25.52 ... Part of the 400 medley relay that placed eighth at the NCAA Championships with a mark of 3:08.42 ... Finished 14th at the NCAA Championships in the 100 backstroke with a time of 46.78 ... Placed 16th at the NCAA Championships in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:42.79 ... Member of the 200 medley relay that broke the Penn State record at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) with a time of 1:25.38 ... Recorded a Penn State season-best time of 1:40.69 in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships, placing third in the event and reaching the NCAA "A" qualifying standard for the race ... The time of 1:40.69 in the 200 backstroke was the second-fastest time swam in school history, shaving nearly two seconds off his personal best mark from the 2012-13 season ... Raced to a fifth place finish in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 46.51 ... Swam the second-best time in Penn State history in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 46.36 in the first leg of the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Holder of Penn State's best time of the season in the 200 IM with a time of 1:47.02 ... Winner in five individual races throughout his sophomore campaign, recording three victories in the 200 backstroke vs. West Virginia (10/19/12), vs. Missouri State (1/12/13) and Navy (1/26/13), a victor in the 200 freestyle vs. Towson (2/2/13) and one in the 400 IM vs. West Virginia ... Recipient of the Weinstein Coaches Award, and Lou MacNeil Award ... Earned a number of academic achievements, as he was honored with the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, named a CSCAA Academic All-American and garnered Academic All-Big Ten recognition.

2011-12: Earned NCAA All-American honors in the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 100 backstroke, becoming the first Nittany Lion to earn three All-American awards in a single championship season ... First All-American since Pat Schirk won the 200 backstroke in 2008 ... Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors en route to All-Big Ten second team ... Swam second-fastest 100 and 200 backstroke times at PSU, finishing in 46.60 and 1:42.46, respectively at Big Tens (2/22-2/25/12) ... Notched 1:46.46 time in the 200 IM, second fastest for Penn State at Big Tens ... Swam a personal best 3:54.56 in the 400 IM at the OSU Invitational (12/2-12/4/13) ... Led off the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that posted school records of 1:25.61 and 3:07.62, respectively ... The 200 medley relay record came at Big Tens, while the 400 medley relay record was set at NCAA Championships ... Earned first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award (2/7/12) for winning four events against Buffalo and Lehigh.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned All-America, All-State, All-Conference, All-District and All-League honors in the 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay ... Three-time PIAA gold medalist and a two-time silver medalist ... Member of the 2008 PIAA State Champions at Wilson ... Member of the state record-holding 400 freestyle relay ... Holds Wilson records for 200 IM, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay ... Captained team in 2009-10 ... Named USA Swimming All-American as well as All-State, All-Conference and All-District in 100 backstroke, 200 IM, 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay during the 2009-10 season.

PERSONAL
Nathaniel Ryan Savoy was born February 22, 1993 in Reading, Pa. to Joan and Rich Savoy ... Has two brothers, Matthew and Danny ... Majoring in engineering.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I really connected with the team and coaches. I have dreamed about going to Penn State since I was little and my dad took us to football games. Also, the engineering program cannot be matched."

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