Nittany Lions break three McCoy Natatorium pool records
LION CAREER 2012-13: Swam five different events during his sophomore campaign, focusing on the 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 and 400 IM ... Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) ... Finished the 100 backstroke in 51.12 at the Big Ten Championships, setting a new personal record ... Recorded a career-best mark of 1:47.56 in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships ... Raced to a personal-best time in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, finishing in 1:51.37 ... Claimed a victory in the 200 backstroke vs. Towson (2/2/13), clocking in at 1:51.35 ... Set a career record in the 400 IM at the Georgia Invite (11/30-12/2/12) with a time of 4:01.46.
BEFORE PENN STATE 2011-12 (at Maryland): Top five competitor for Maryland in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:47.83 and 400 IM, finishing in 4:03.94 ... Finished 19th in the 200 backstroke, recording a mark of 1:47.83 at the 2012 ACC Championships ... Finished fifth in the 400 IM with a time of 4:04.10, 14th in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 52.00 and ninth in the 200 backstroke, touching the wall in 1:49.98 at the Terrapin Cup.
HIGH SCHOOL Lettered in swimming all four years at Don Bosco Preparatory ... Named All-Conference and holds four high school records ... Also swam for the New York Sharks under head coach Don Wagner ... Named Scholastic All-American and Speedo Sectional Finalist ... National qualifier his junior and senior years.
PERSONAL Born Ryan Magee on Jan. 6, 1993 in Suffern, N.Y. to Ursula and Thomas Magee ... Has three brothers, Dylan, Sean and Aiden ... Majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE "I chose Penn State because of its academics, the close knit team and dedicated coaches, and the school spirit."