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Casey Francis
Casey  Francis

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
East Meadow, N.Y.

High School:
Pine Crest

Event:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
02/03/1995

Club:
Express Swimming

 

08/09/2015

Sowinski Adds 200 Fly to Olympic Trials List

Lion swimmer qualifies in third different event

08/08/2015

Nittany Lions Continue to Earn Olympic Trial Bids

PSU swimmers competing at National Championships

08/06/2015

Sowinski, Francis Qualify for Olympic Trials in 400 Free

Nittany Lion duo adds to event listing for 2016 Olympic Trials

07/22/2015

Nearly 70 Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards

Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year

06/30/2015

PSU Swimming & Diving Teams, Individuals Earn Scholar All-America Honors

Nittany Lion women post 10th-best GPA in nation, third-most Scholar All-America honorees

CAREER BESTS

Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 23.80 1/31/15 Bison Invite
200 Free 1:52.85 1/24/15 Navy Dual
500 Free 4:45.96 3/19/15 NCAA Championships
1000 Free 10:04.53 10/3/14 Georgia Tech Dual
1650 Free 16:15.39 3/1/15 Princeton NCAA Qualifier
100 Back 57.46 1/31/15 Bison Invite
200 Back 2:09.82 1/24/15 Navy Dual
200 Fly 2:01.78 2/22/14 Big Ten Championships
200 IM 2:08.81 1/24/15 Navy Dual
400 IM 4:17.94 2/20/15 Big Ten Championships

2014-15 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in 10 different events across 12 meets ... Qualified and participated in the NCAA Championships in the 500 and 1650 freestyles and the 400 individual medley ... Ranked in the top three on the team in the events for the season ... Swam a personal best 4:45.96 (41st) in the 500 free, 16:33.92 (36th) in the 1650 free and 4:18.73 (43rd) in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championships ... Won the 1650 free in a personal best and NCAA `B' cut time of 16:15.39 at the Princeton NCAA Qualifier (3/1) ... Went below the `B' standard in the 400 IM four times with a personal best of 4:17.94 in the preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships ... Also saw limited action in the 50 free, 200 free, 1000 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly and 200 IM throughout the year

2013-14 (Freshman Year)
Competed in two meets, as well as the Big Ten Championships ... Named an Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Saw action in the 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free and 200 fly ... Set a personal best time of 4:47.32 in the 500-yard freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/20) ... Posted an NCAA "B" qualifying time of 16:24.36 in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the conference championships (2/22).

High School
Swam two seasons for Sacred Heart Academy in New York before spending her final two seasons at the Pine Crest School with head coach Jay Fitzgerald ... Earned All-America honors seven times during her career ... Won the Catholic High School Athletic Association championship in the 200 IM as a freshman and sophomore ... Was a part of the Florida High School Athletic Association district, regional and state championship 200 freestyle relay team as a junior ... Named a Scholastic All-American by US Swimming ... Swam for the Pine Crest Swimming Club ... Owns two club PCSC records ... Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400 IM ... Is a five-time Junior National qualifier and four time National Qualifier ... Earned an eighth place finish at the 2012 Open Water Nationals in the 5K.

Personal
Full name is Casey Lynn Francis ... Born in Rockville Centre, New York on February 3, 1995 ... Parents are Shelley Francis.
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