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Alyson Ackman
Alyson Ackman

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Montreal, Quebec

High School:
John Rennie

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
02/06/1993

Club:
Pointe Claire Swim Club


05/15/2014

PSU Swimmers and Divers Shine in First Year with New Coaching Staff

A total of 20 program records were broken by the men's and women's squads in 2013-14

04/23/2014

School Record 65 Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14

03/22/2014

Lions Net More All-America Honors in Final Day at NCAA's

Siverling sets program record in 1650 freestyle

03/22/2014

Seven Lions Earn All-America Honors at Day Two of NCAAs

Ackman posts Big Ten record, places fifth in the 200 freestyle

03/21/2014

PSU Completes Day One of NCAA Championships

400 medley relay squad posts top finish of the day for the Lions

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 23.15 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Free 48.93 2/23/13 Big Ten Championships
200 Free 1:44.83* 2/22/13 Big Ten Championships
500 Free 4:42.11* 2/21/13 Big Ten Championships

* - Penn State School Record

2012-13 (Freshman Year)
Competed in six of the team's meets and qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 200 freestyle relay squad ... Also competed in the 100, 200 and 500 free at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the 100, 200 and 500 free and was a member of the 200 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams at the Big Ten Championships ... Claimed gold in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/21-22), touching the wall in a program-best 1:44.83 ... Also set a school record in the 500 free at the Big Ten Championships with a time of 4:42.11 ... Member of the second place 200 freestyle relay team at the Big Tens that set a school record with a time of 1:28.96 ... Finished second as a member of the 400 freestyle relay squad at the conference championships, turning in a time of 3:16.15 ... Member of the 800 freestyle relay team that set a school record at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/1) with a time of 7:08.26 ... Claimed first place in the 100 free in a dual meet with Towson (2/2) with a time of 52.10 ... Finished first in the 200 free versus Villanova (11/10), touching the wall in 1:50.30 ...Turned in a career-best time of 23.15 in the 50 free at the Georgia Invitational.

Prep
Attended John Rennie High School, but swam for the Pointe Claire Swim Club and head coach Ryan Mallette ... Earned the highest honor, Victor Davis Award, from PCSC in 2011 ... Named team MVP in 2012 and 2010 ... Competed in four events at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials, finishing eighth in the 200 freestyle, 12th in 400 freestyle, 13th in 100 freestyle and seventh in 50 freestyle ... Swam four events at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships, helping the 4x200 freestyle relay team to a silver medal ... Also swam the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 100 butterfly ... Swam at the Canada Games in 2009, taking part in the 50 and 100 freestyle finals and the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle relay teams, winning the 200 freestyle relay ... Also competed at the 2009 North America Challenge Cup.

Personal
Full name is Alyson Patricia Ackman ... Born in Montreal, Quebec on February 6, 1993 ... Daughter of Mike and Lisa Ackman ... Has one brother, Mathew, and one sister, Samantha.

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