Statement from Head Coach John Hargis
July 24, 2012
As we move forward, we can never forget the heinous crimes that were committed against our youth. We must pave the way to make sure we are committed to the safety and well-being of children everywhere and be the driving force for child protection.
With the unprecedented penalties levied against our university yesterday, we must come together as one now more than ever. The core values of Penn State University are still intact. We, as the swimming and diving program, will continue to strive for excellence both in the pool and the classroom. My staff will continue to build upon the strong traditions that have been laid before us. Success will continue to be achieved in all aspects of the lives of our student-athletes. These student-athletes will continue to be proud of who they are, what they stand for, and who they represent. We will continue to be extremely proud of them.
I ask that all alumni, fans, parents (past, present, and future), and friends of the program join our student-athletes and remain vigilant for this new chapter of Penn State Athletics. We will grow as one and become better as we move forward.
FOR THE GLORY OF OLD STATE!