LION CAREER 2011-12: Competed in three events at the Big Ten Championship, recording personal best times in the 100 free (46.33), 200 free (1:38.91) and the 500 free (4:35.23)...Also a member of the 800 freestyle relay team at the Big Tens, finishing ninth with a season best of 6:28.99...Time nearly topped the Penn State school record of 6:28.11 set at the 2011 Big Ten Championships... Earned a second place finish in the 500 free with a time of 4:43.35 against Buffalo (2/3/12).
BEFORE PENN STATE At Tennessee 2009-10: Competed for the Volunteers his freshman season... Set season bests in the 200 freestyle (1:41.69) and 500 freestyle (4:35.39) at the Tennessee Invitational...Notched a season best time of 1:55.00 in the 200 fly at the Tennessee Invitational.
Swam for the Virginia Gators club team coached by Doug Fonder and Korey McCulley...Reached the USA Senior Nationals as a qualifier as well as the USA Junior Nationals...Earned a spot in the USA 2009 World Championship trials...Coached by Amy Briel at Christansburg High...Holds school records in every event, while leading team as captain for four seasons... Holds Virginia high school state record in the 200 free...Two-time state champion in 200 free and won the 500 free as well...Named a USA Swimming High School Scholastic All-American in 2007-08 and 2008- 09...Two-time NISCA/Speedo All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle from 2007-09.
Seth Wensel was born March 12, 1991 in Christiansburg, Va. to Lee and Vicky Wensel...Has one sister, Lauren, who swam at Radford University... Majoring in communications and liberal arts.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of excellent academics, good team chemistry and great coaches."