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Freund leads Nittany Lions in race that comes down to the final event
Nittany Lions place seventh
|50 Free||20.58||2/23/17||Big Ten Championships|
|100 Free||46.59||11/20/16||Ohio State Invite|
|200 Free||1:42.12||12/5/15||UGA Invitational|
|500 Free||4:55.27||10/3/15||at Emory|
|100 Fly||48.89||2/24/17||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Fly||1:46.69||2/25/16||Big Ten Championships|
2016-17 (Sophomore Year)
Swam in seven meets including Big Ten Championships (2/25), primarily competing in free and fly events … Earned career bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free (20.58), 100 fly (48.89) and the 200 fly (1:46.69), achieving an NCAA B-cut in the 200 fly and placing 13th … Swam the second fastest time on the team for the 200 fly … Ranked third on the team for the 50 free, fourth for the 100 fly and tenth for the 100 free (46.59) … Earned a pair of runner-up finishes against Towson (10/6) in the 100 fly (50.07) and 200 fly (1:52.04).
2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Competed in nine meets, including the Big Ten Championships, primarily in the butterfly events ... Swam three personal bests at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 (1:48.53) and 100 (49.30) flies and 50 free (20.80) ... Times ranked second, third and fifth on the team for the season ... Placed third in the 100 fly at the Penn State Invitational (11/14) in a then season-best 50.80 … Won the 100 fly against Villanova (2/6) in 50.74.
Swam at The Hill School under head coach Jay Spencer ... Earned All-American, all-state and all-county honors ... Placed eighth at PIAA Championships in the 100 free ... Earned a pair of victories at Easterns in the 200 and 400 free relays ... Three-year letterwinner and a team captain ... Also earned all-state honors in water polo and was the county player of the year.
Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, on September 20, 1996 ... Parents are Chris and Val Dikos ... Has two siblings, Alex and Toni ... Majors in business.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because of the opportunity to have a high level education and compete at a top swimming program.”