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Nathaniel Bledsoe
Nathaniel  Bledsoe

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Event:
Back/Breast/Fly/IM

Major:
Biology


10/20/2017

Freund, Donahue Lead Penn State Against Duke, NC State

Big Ten award winners continue successful start to season

10/20/2017

Freund, Donahue Lead Penn State Against Duke, NC State

Big Ten award winners continue successful start to season

10/14/2017

No. 22 UVa Edges S&D

Freund leads Nittany Lions in race that comes down to the final event

02/24/2017

Ryan Claims B1G Gold in 100 Back

Ryan smashes Big Ten and Penn State records; Garcia sets school record in 3-meter dive

01/21/2017

Swimming & Diving Sweeps Navy on Senior Day

Senior Nittany Lions go out on winning note

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Competition
100 Back 52.04 2/6/2016 Villanova
200 Back 1:48.54 2/27/16 Big Ten Championships
200 Breast 2:06.24 12/6/15 UGA Invitational
200 Fly 1:49.83 2/25/17 Big Ten Championships
200 IM 1:50.85 2/23/17 Big Ten Championships
400 IM 3:52.89 2/24/17 Big Ten Championships


2016-17 (Sophomore Year)

Competed in seven meets, including the Big Ten Championships, and swam in five different events … Led the team in the 400 IM, swimming a personal-best, NCAA B-cut of 3:52.89 at the Big Ten Championships … Personal-best times for the 200 fly (1:49.83) and the 200 IM (1:50.85) set at the Big Ten Championships ranked third on the team for the season … Finished runner-up in a 1-2 sweep of the 200 backstroke  against Navy (1/21) in a season-best 1:50.42.

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.

High School
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.

Personal
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 … Majors in biology.

Why Penn State?
“I picked Penn State for its excellent academics along with great swimming program.”

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