Penn State Swimming Sends 34 to U.S. Olympic Trials
June 21, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State swimming will have 34 current, former and future student-athletes participate in the United States Olympic Trials hosted by the Qwest Center in Omaha, Neb. from June 25 to July 2.
The Nittany Lion contingent features eight alumni including recent graduates Mitch Scherer, Scott Marino and Sam Palser. Scherer (100 and 200 Breast), Marino (200 and 400 IM) and Palser (50 free) completed their Nittany Lion careers on March. Twenty-six Penn State student-athletes currently on the team or about to join the squad in August fill out the Nittany Lion roster at the U.S. Trials.
Below is the complete list of Penn State swimming student-athletes competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials.
Nittany Lion Men's Olympic Qualifiers
Nittany Lion Women's Olympic Qualifiers
Jenna Bickel - 100 and 200 back
Rachel Butler - 100 and 200 breast
Karie Haglund* - 100 and 200 breast, 200 fly, 200 and 400 IM
Caitlyn Karr - 200 free
Merritt Krawzcyk - 100 and 200 breast, 100 and 200 fly
Amy Lewis - 100 breast
Amy Modglin - 100 and 200 back, 400 IM
Kelly Nelson* - 200 IM
Allie Roberts - 200 back
Katie Rowe - 200 back
Sam Palser* - 50 free
Mackenzie Powers - 100 fly
Gabbie Shishkoff - 200 back, 400 IM
Claire Singley - 400 IM
Chelsea Weedman - 200 and 400 IM, 200 fly
Paige Whitmire - 50 free, 100 back, 100 fly
Alex Young* - 200 fly
* - Penn State alumni
In March, two incoming Nittany Lions, Alyson Ackman (Pointe Claire, Quebec) and Matt Grillo (Montreal, Quebec), competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials. Ackman qualified for the trials in five freestyle events: 50, 100, 200, 400 and 800, while Grillo earned berths into the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle competitions.