Penn State sits in 14th place after day one of the NCAA Championships
2012 ALL-AMERICAN (200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Backstroke) 2012 BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM
LION CAREER 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 NCAA 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 swims at PSU, finishing in 46.60 and 1:42.46, respectively at Big Tens...Notched 1:46.46 time in the 200 IM, second fastest at Penn State at Big Tens...Swam a personal best 3:54.56 in the 400 IM at the OSU Invitational...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 on Feb. 7 for winning four events against Buffalo and Lehigh.
Earned All-America, All-State, All-Conference, All-District and All-League honors in the 100 free, 100 back, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 free 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 free relay...Holds Wilson records for 200 IM, 100 free, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay...Captained team in 2009-10... Named USA Swimming All-American as well as All-State, All-Conference, All-District in 100 back, 200 IM, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay during the 2009-10 season.
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 with the intent to become an engineer upon graduation.
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."