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Ann Ragan Kearns
Ann Ragan  Kearns


West Hartford, Conn.

High School:
Northwest Catholic





Swimming and Diving Celebrates Season, Seniors at Banquet

Savoy, Whitmire earn Most Outstanding Swimmer awards at annual banquet


No. 24 Swimming and Diving Float Past Towson on Senior Day

Five seniors take final laps inside McCoy Natatorium, end career with victory over Towson


Swimming & Diving Set to Recognize Seniors

Lions host Senior Day meet on Saturday at 1 p.m.


Swimming and Diving Host Towson for Senior Day

Nittany Lions honor two men's, five women's seniors, along with Wounded Warriors at 1 p.m.


Sixty-Three Nittany Lions Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Recognition

Penn State has a total of 3,915 honorees during 18 years of the program


Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 25.23 11/5/11 Georgia Tech Dual
200 Free 1:55.38 1/27/12 Villanova Dual
500 Free 5:04.62 2/15/12 Big Ten Championships
100 Fly 57.27 2/15/12 Big Ten Championships
200 Fly 2:05.54 1/14/12 Arkansas/Navy Tri

2011-12 (Junior Year)
Named Academic All-Big Ten...swam in all nine of the team's meets...competed in the 200 butterfly in all nine meets...competed in three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/15-18) and set personal-bests in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:04.62 and the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.27...also swam the 200 butterfly in 2:06.40 at the Big Ten Championships...swam a season-best 2:05.54 in the 200 butterfly in a tri meet at Arkansas with Navy (1/14)...also swam the 200 butterfly in 2:06.83 versus Villanova (1/27) and 2:06.97 at the Ohio State Invitational (12/1-2)...set a season-best of 1:55.38 in the 200 freestyle versus Villanova (1/27)...set a season-best of 25.23 in the 50 freestyle at Georgia Tech (11/5).

2010-11 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in three events throughout her sophomore year... Participated in the 100-Butterfly and 100-Backstroke at the Big Ten Championships... Posted a season-best time of 57.26 in the prelims of the 100-Butterfly at the Big Ten Championships... Recorded a time of 58.92 in the 100-Butterfly vs. St. Bonaventure... Swam a time of 1:01.06 in the 100-Butterfly vs. UNC... Placed eighth in the 200-Butterfly vs. UNC with a time of 2:12.65... Competed in the 100-Backstroke at the Big Ten Championships, posting a time of 58.70... Claimed fourth place in the 100-Backstroke vs. St. Bonaventure, recording a time of 1:00.66.

2009-10 (Freshman Year)
Placed seventh in the 200 butterfly (2:09.40) and eighth in the 100 butterfly (1:00.91) at Virginia Tech (10/31) ... Strong showing in first collegiate action, finishing second in the 200 butterfly (2:08.79) at St. Bonaventure (10/13).

High School
Excelled both in the pool and the classroom at Northwest Catholic High School ... The Conard record holder in a number of events: 100 & 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 medley relay and 200 & 400 freestyle relay ... Owns two Connecticut records, in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle relay ... Was a Junior National Qualifier and Short Course Senior National Qualifier ... A USA Scholastic All-American ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Full name is Ann Ragan Kearns ... Born on August 25, 1991 in Edenton, N.C. ... Daughter of Marshall and JoAnn Kearns ... Has one sibling, Cooper (16) ... A communications (advertising and public relations) major.

On Choosing Penn State
"I chose Penn State because of the team, the school spirit and the outstanding combination of academics and athletics."

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