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|500 Free||4:27.59||2/23/17||Big Ten Championships|
|1650 Free||15:33.56||3/5/17||Last Chance Qualifier|
|200 Back||1:50.72||11/18/16||Ohio State Invite|
|200 IM||1:54.94||11/18/16||Ohio State Invite|
|400 IM||3:55.58||2/24/17||Big Ten Championships|
2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Competed in six different strokes over nine meets, including the Big Ten Championships … Primarily competed in distance events … Swam a season-best time at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 Freestyle (4:29.63) … Posted season-best times in the 400 individual medley (4:00.07) and 200 back (1:52.60) at the UGA Invitational … Ranked second on the team in the mile with a top time of 15:42.00 at the Penn State Invitational … Won the 1000 free in 9:37.79 against Villanova (2/6).
Earned four letters at Salesianum School under Head Coach Chip Hannig … Led his team to four state championships along with four individual titles including: a two-time 500 free championship, 400 free relay state championship, and a 200 medley state championship … Garnered all-state honors three times and was second team all-state in his freshman season … Was a three-time scholastic All-American and was a four year member of the honor roll … Competed in the 2013 Junior Nationals as well as the Open Water Nationals for three years.
Full name is Robert Dickson … Born May 13, 1997 in Bridgeton, N.J. … Parents are Robert and Sharon … Siblings are Marie, Heidi and Joey … Intends to major in finance.
Why Penn State?
"I felt that the combination of the academic and athletic challenges offered at Penn State will help prepare me for the real world."