Nittany Lion head coach Tim Murphy recorded his first win at PSU on Friday evening
CSCAA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION (2013-14)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2013-14)
Virginia and Texas
LION CAREER 2013-14: Competed in six meets, swimming five different events throughout the season ... Three wins: the 200 freestyle at West Virginia (10/18) and Villanova (1/17), and the 200 IM at Navy ... Top career mark in his lone 200 back appearance (1:57.00), at Villanova ... Also swam career bests in the 200 back against Virginia and Texas (11/8) and the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships (2/27) ... NCAA "B" qualifying marks in the 200 IM and 200 freestyle (1:37.98) at the Big Ten Championships ... CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
BEFORE PENN STATE 2012-13: Did not compete.
2011-12 (at Florida): Finished 14th in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:37.80 at the 2012 SEC Championships, and added a personal-best 20.79 in a 50 freestyle time trial ... Closed out the regular season with a fourth-place effort in the 200 freestyle, turning in a time of 1:40.17 and sixth-place finish in the 100 freestyle with a mark of 46.53 against Tennessee ... In the win over Auburn, touched third in the 200 freestyle at the 1:57.40 mark ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished first at the Georgia Tech Invitational, and added a sixth-place individual effort in the 200 freestyle.
2010-11 (at Loyola (Md.)): Led Loyola to its third consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship with five titles... Won the 100 freestyle with a time of 45.01 and the 200-yard freestyle, finishing in 1:38.58 for the MAAC titles, while joining teammates to capture the MAAC titles in the 400 and 800-yard freestyle relay, as well as the 400-yard medley relay... Both his 100 and 200 freestyle races were school record, while his 200 freestyle time was also a MAAC record.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for four years at Montgomery High under head coach Noelle Keller ... Captained the team during his senior season ... Awarded team MVP during junior and senior years ... Named the Princeton Packet Swimmer of the Year ... Set five individual school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 IM ... Was a member of two school record-breaking relay teams in the 200 medley and the 400 freestyle ... Set the PSU McCoy Natatorium record in the 200 IM at the 2013 MA NLAC Meet ... Also Swam for Eastern Express under the direction of Penn State alumnus Brent Matheson ... Competed at the 2011 Conoco Phillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. ... Awarded the Harold J. "Pat" O'Brien Memorial Scholarship in 2013 for academic achievement.
PERSONAL: Full name is Scott Charles Heil ... Born on May 26, 1992 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... Son of Steve and Laura Heil ... Has three sisters, Meghan, Jenny and Kimby ... Majoring in economics.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "The combination of Penn State's top-notch academics, great coaches, and outstanding teammates attracted me to come to Penn State."