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Freund leads Nittany Lions in race that comes down to the final event
Ryan smashes Big Ten and Penn State records; Garcia sets school record in 3-meter dive
Senior Nittany Lions go out on winning note
Nittany Lions take on top competition in three-day meet
Nittany Lions taking on top competition in three-day meets
|200 Back||1:48.54||2/27/16||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Breast||2:06.24||12/6/15||UGA Invitational|
|200 Fly||1:51.62||12/4/15||UGA Invitational|
|200 IM||1:53.87||10/2/15||Georgia Tech|
|400 IM||3:56.73||12/5/15||UGA Invitational|
2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Saw action in 10 meets, including the Big Ten Championships, swimming six different strokes in his first season … Ranked second on the team in the 200 backstroke, posting a season-best time of 1:48.54 at the Big Ten Championships, and the 400 IM, posting a season-best time of 3:56.73 at the Georgia Invitational (12/4-6) … Also swam season-bests in the 200 breast (2:06.24) and 200 fly (1:51.62) … Placed second against Georgia Tech in the 200 IM in a season-best time of 1:53.87 … Won the 400 IM at Yale in 4:05.79.
Swam at Carmel High School under Chris Plumb, Ian Murray, and TJ Day … All-America in the 200 IM, 200 medley relay, and 100 backstroke … All-state in the 200 IM, placing third at state championships … Lettered all four years … Helped team to conference, sectional and state championships during senior year … Scholastic All-American … Competed at Long Course Junior nationals in the 200 back, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 IM, and 100 Back.
Born in Carmel, Indiana, on January 8, 1997 … Parents are Gary and Lisa Bledsoe … Has three siblings, Nicole, Jonathan and Rachel ... Father, Gary, played baseball at Butler … Intends to major in biology.
Why Penn State?
“I picked Penn State for its excellent academics along with great swimming program.”