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Nittany Lion women post 10th-best GPA in nation, third-most Scholar All-America honorees
Savoy and Fittin voted most outstanding swimmers
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
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)
|200 Free||1:36.84||2/28/14||Big Ten Championships|
|500 Free||4:17.65*||2/26/14||Big Ten Championships|
|1,000 Free||9:04.51*||2/24/12||Big Ten Championships|
|1,650 Free||15:05.32*||2/25/12||Big Ten Championships|
* - Penn State Record
2013-14: Swam a program-record 4:17.65 in the 500 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/26) ... Competed in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... Won six individual events and reached NCAA "B" qualifying mark six times ... Against St. Bonaventure and Towson (2/1), won the 200 freestyle (1:40.28) and 500 freestyle (4:28.81) ... Also won two events against West Virginia (10/18): 500 freestyle (4:30.72) and the 1,000 freestyle (9:31.54) ... At the Big Ten Championships (2/28), finished 11th (15:10.97) in the 1,650 freestyle, his third appearance in the event in 2013-14, to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Top career marks in the 200 freestyle (1:36.84) at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
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.
Swam for the Scarlet Athletic Club under the direction of Tom Speedling ... A two-time U.S. Open qualifier, once each in the 500 freestyle and 800 freestyle, respectively ... Participated in Junior Nationals in 2009-10 and 2010-11 ... Competed at the Ohio Grand Prix and Florida Sectionals as a finalist in 2009-10 ... Reached the finals of the Indianapolis Grand Prix in 2010-11 ... A Speedo Sectional Finalist in 2008-09.
Nicholas Charles Ankosko was born in Plainfield, N.J. on March 17, 1993 to Robert and Lorraine Ankosko ... Has a brother, Darren, and a sister, Lauren ... Darren competed for the Virginia men's swim team ... Majoring in business.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the beautiful campus, strong swim team family and amazing education."
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