Duo combines for 27 points in individual events as Ryan captures bronze in the 50 free
800 free relay team places eighth, while 200 medley relay squad gets a DQ after an early start
Lions will look to improve upon fifth place finish from a year ago
Shane Ryan and Nate Savoy combine for five first place finishes as PSU improves to 6-3
Penn State program will say so long to five women and nine men on Saturday
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)
2012-13: Was Penn State's distance events specialist ... Competed in the 1,650 freestyle event at the NCAA Championships (3/28-3/30) ... Swam a leg on the 800 freestyle relay team at the NCAA Championships ... Set the Penn State record in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2), finishing with a time of 4:18.56 ... The time hit the NCAA "B" qualifying standard ... Also reached the NCAA "B" qualifying mark in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:06.03 and the 200 freestyle, finishing in 1:37.87 at the Big Ten Championships, a then-career record time ... Second on the team in victories for the season with eight, winning four times in the 500 freestyle vs. West Virginia (10/19), vs. Villanova (11/10), vs. Missouri State (1/12) and vs. Towson (2/2), while grabbing four wins in the 1,000 freestyle vs. West Virginia, vs. Villanova, vs. Missouri State and vs. Towson ... Owned the team's season best times in the 500, 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events.
2011-12: Set two school records in the 1,000 freestyle, finishing with a time of 9:04.51 and the 1,650 freestyle, touching the wall in 15:05.32 at the Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12) ... Swam the then-second-fastest 500 freestyle in Penn State history with a 4:20.99 mark at Big Tens ... Touched the wall in 1:39.25 at Big Ten Championships in the 200 freestyle.
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