Penn State set three program records and reached two NCAA "A" qualifying standards on Wednesday
LION CAREER 2012-13: Competed in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke events during his freshman season with the Nittany Lions ... Named the Big Ten Freshman Swimmer of the Week two weeks in a row (11/13/12, 11/20/12) ... Swam a personal best time of 20.15 in the 50 freestyle at the Georgia Invite (11/30-12/2/12), which qualified for the NCAA "B" standard ... Reached the NCAA "B" qualifying mark in the 100 freestyle by turning in a mark of 43.90 at the Georgia Invite ... His times in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events ranked second on the team ... Qualified for the NCAA "B" standard in his only race in the 100 backstroke event, posting a time of 47.07 at the Georgia Invite ... Won four individual races, claiming two victories in the 50 freestyle vs. Villanova (11/10/12) and vs. Indiana/Virginia (11/17/12) and two in the 100 freestyle vs. Villanova and Indiana/Virginia ... During the summer after his freshman season, placed third at National World Trial's in the 50 backstroke and fourth in the 100 backstroke ... Member of the 2013-14 USA Swimming Men's National Team ... Will represent the USA in Glasgow, Scotland at "The Duel in the Pool" in December 2013.
Earned 16 All-America distinctions at Haverford coached by Matt Stewart ... Named the Central League and Delco Swimmer of the Year in 2010, 2011 and 2012 ... Earned 11 All-State honors, while winning the 2011 PIAA and District 1 200 free event ... Awarded Main Line Magazine's 2012 Athlete of the Year ... Holds District 1 record in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke set in 2011 ... Winner of the Delco Mickey Vernon Athlete of the Year Award ... Owns the State and District 1 record in the 100 backstroke set in 2010, which is the sixth fastest time in high school history ... Helped guide team to PIAAs in the 200 medley relay in 2010 and 2011 as well as the 400 freestyle relay in 2011 ... Member of the 2010, 2011 and 2012 USA Swimming Youth National team, while swimming for Radnor Athletic Club under the direction of Mike Robinson ... Letterwinner in golf, football and volleyball at Haverford.
Shane Patrick Ryan was born January 27, 1994 in Drexel Hill, Pa. to Thomas and Mary Beth Ryan ... Has one brother, Brendan, and one sister, Tara ... Major is undecided.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because I felt like it was the right place for me with its beautiful campus and the quality education offered in so many majors. I loved everyone on the swimming team and how close it is to home as well as liking the idea of swimming for my home state."