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Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14
Ryan is the first Nittany Lion to ever achieve first team All-America status in the 100 freestyle competition
Four Nittany Lions named All-Big Ten first team selections
The Nittany Lions recorded four top-eight finishes in individual events on Wednesday
Penn State set three program records and reached two NCAA "A" qualifying standards on Wednesday
2012-13: Named an All-American at the NCAA National Championships ... Swam the first leg of the sixth-place finishing 200 medley relay team at the NCAA Championships (3/28-3/30/13) that finished with a time of 1:25.52 ... Member of the 200 medley relay that broke the Penn State record at the Big Ten Championships (2/27-3/2/13) with a time of 1:25.38 ... Recorded a team and season-best time of 19.87 in the 50 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships ... The team-best mark in the 50 freestyle marked the second consecutive season he recorded the fastest PSU time in the event ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished 24th at the NCAA Championships ... Posted his fastest time of the season in the 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 44.32, the second-best time on the team.
2011-12: Earned All-America distinction in the 400 medley relay, anchoring the team on its way to an eighth-place finish at the NCAA Championships (3/22-3/24/12) in a school-record time of 3:07.62 ... Led the 200 medley relay to All-America honors with a blazing 19.25 anchor leg during the prelims at the NCAA Championships ... Swam on the 200 free relay at Big Tens and at NCAAs, leading off both relays ... Led off the 400 free relay at NCAAs and Big Tens ... Held the team's top times in the 50 free with a time of 19.80 during the lead-off leg at NCAAs (3/22/12) and 100 free with a mark of 43.85 at Big Ten Championships (2/22-2/25/12) ... Earned spot as Penn State's second-fastest 200 freestyle swimmer with a time of 1:38.17 at the Big Ten Championships ... Also participated in the 800 freestyle relay at Big Tens, anchoring the team to a 6:28.99.
2010-11: Competed in the Big Ten Championships (2/23-2/26/11) in six events ... Had best 50 freestyle finishing in 20.57 and 100 freestyle with a time of 44.93 times at Big Ten Championships ... Notched best 200 freestyle finish of season at Big Ten Championships with a time of 1:40.00 ... Earned two victories in relay events, helping the team win the 200 freestyle relay vs. Buffalo and the 400 medley relay vs. Buffalo (2/4/11) ... Posted his best individual finish, placing third at West Virginia (10/16/10).
Swam to seven All-America distinctions at Unionville ... Squad won the League Championship freshman year under the direction of Jeremy Dickson and Erin Carey ... Won the PIAA State Championship and set the record in the 100 free junior year ... Placed in the top 10 in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the SCY Junior National Championships.
Shane Thomas Austin was born April 5, 1992 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. to John and Mary Austin ... The youngest of four children with sister, Jennifer, and two brothers, Mike, a 1999 PSU graduate, and John, a co-captain of the 2010-11 PSU swimming squad ... Majoring in biology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the combination of a very close team that wants to be the best, a coaching staff dedicated to the improvement of their athletes and the great academics and college atmosphere."