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Nittany Lions place eighth
Nittany Lions send three to finals
NCAA B-cut in 800 free relay highlights night
McHugh leads women; Freund leads men
McHugh leads women; Freund leads men
2018 Women's B1G Swimming & Diving - Day 1
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER (2017-18)
WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES SILVER MEDALIST (2017)
U.S. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINALIST (2017)
ALL-AMERICA HONORABLE MENTION (2017)
ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (2017)
|500 Free||4:40.73||3/16/17||NCAA Championship|
|1650 Free||15:58.92*||3/18/17||NCAA Championship|
|100 Breast||1:05.73||10/31/15||Michigan/UVa Tri Meet|
|200 Breast||2:19.68||12/6/15||Georgia Fall Invite|
|400 IM||4:06.27||2/17/17||Big Ten Championship|
* School Record
2017 (National & International)
Named to U.S. National Team (400m IM and 1500m Free) … Won two silver medals at the University Games, doing so in the 400m IM in a personal-best 4:40.22 and as a member of the 4x200 freestyle relay in the preliminaries … Became the second Penn State women’s swimmer to medal at the World University Games and the first since Kristen Elias earned silver in the 100m butterfly at the 1989 games in Bulgaria … Finished in the Top 12 in all four of the events she competed in at the U.S. Phillips 66 National Championships and surpassed all of her personal bests in the four events she competed in … First Penn State women's swimmer since Kaitlin O'Brien in 2007 to put up a pair of top-eight finishes … Top performances were fourth-place finishes in both the 1500m freestyle (16:16.20) and 400 IM (4:40.25) … Also placed 10th in the 800m free (8:35.01) and 11th in the 400m freestyle (4:11.74).
2016-17 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in 10 meets for Penn State, including the Big Ten Championships and NCAA Championships … Two-time honorable mention All-American, placing 14th in the 400 IM (4:06.86) and 10th in the mile in a school-record 15:58.92 at the NCAA Championships … 1000 free split (9:43.94) during mile was also a school record … Also swam a personal-best of 4:40.73 in the 500 free at NCAA’s … Won the silver medal in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships in a personal-best and NCAA B-cut of 4:06.27 to earn All-Big Ten second team honors … Led the team in the 500, 1000 and 1650 frees and 400 IM for the year, and ranked third in the 200 butterfly and fifth in the 200 IM (2:04.09) … Won three dual meet events … Won the 400 IM (4:21.55) against Towson in the season opener … Won the 400 IM (4:18.69) and 1000 free (9:53.82) against Rutgers and Yale.
2015-16 (Freshman Year)
Competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m IM (4:56.26, 68th) and the 200m IM (2:20.53, 80th) ... Saw action in six meets for Penn State swimming mostly freestyle, breaststroke and the individual medley ... … Swam the third fastest time of the year on the team in the 500 freestyle (4:52.68) at the Georgia Invitational (12/4) and in the 1000 freestyle (10:27.13) at Emory (10/3).
Swam for Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls and head coach Sean Clothier … 2016 U.S. Olympic Trial qualifier and participant in the 200 breaststroke and 200 IM … Four-time PIAA State Championship qualifier in the 200 IM and 500 free … Four-time first-team All-Catholic qualifier … PIAA District 12 record holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM … Holds 11 school records … Three-time Scholastic All-America … Named team MVP twice and was a senior captain … Helped team to 2014 Philadelphia Catholic League Championship and PIAA District 12 Championship … 2013 Summer Junior Nationals qualifier and participant in the 200 breast and 200 IM … Took gold in the 200 breast and 400 IM and third in the 200 IM at the 2014 Summer NCSA Juniors.
Full name is Allyson Jane McHugh … Born in Philadelphia on May 14, 1997 … Parents are Michael and Andrea McHugh … Has a sister, Kelley and a brother, Ryan … Majoring in biobehavioral health.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State because of its excellent academic tradition, the beautiful campus, and the overwhelming friendliness from the swim team and coaches. I knew that Penn State would be the perfect fit for me, both academically and athletically.”