Penn State finishes in eighth place with 212 points
LION CAREER 2011-12: Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breast in the summer of 2012...Also competed in the 2012 U.S. Open Swimming Championships in the 100 breast, recording a time of 1:05.18...Participated in three events at the Big Ten Championships, recording personal best times in the 100 free (45.34) and the 100 breast (54.88 - B Final)...Time of 1:50.68 in the 200 IM nearly topped his personal best of 1:50.65...Competed in the 200 medley relay against WVU on Oct. 22, helping the team place second with a time of 1:32.87...Member of the 200 medley relay team against Lehigh, recording a time of 1:30.48 for a first place finish.
2010-11: Competed in four events at the Big Ten Championships (100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 IM, 800 freestyle relay)...Bested the NCAA "B" Standard while placing seventh in the Big Ten Championships by swimming 6:29.39...Swam 21.46 to finish ninth in the 50 freestyle against Indiana (11/19/10)...Finished first in the 100 freestyle against St. Bonaventure (1/22/11) after swimming 46.19...Finished fifth against West Virginia (10/16/10) in the 200 freestyle...Swam 59.58 in the 100 breaststroke against Pittsburgh (1/14/11) to finish fifth...Swam 3:00.59 in the 400 freestyle relay to best the NCAA "B" Standard while placing seventh at the Georgia Invitational (12/5/10).
Earned All-America honors in high school while lettering four years straight in swimming...Swam for the Suburban Seahawks club team under the direction of Charlie Kennedy...Named a NISCA All-American, Junior USA National Finalist and USA National Qualifier...Qualified for PIAA Championships junior and senior years...Lettered for four years in golf.
James Neel Wilson was born in Oxford, Pa. on July 22, 1992 to Nancy and Dave Wilson...Has one brother, Zach, who attended Penn State...Majoring in kinesiology.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the drive the swimmers had. They were not there to mess around, they were there to do work."