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Nittany Lions to host four meets in McCoy Natatorium
Nittany Lions recognized for excellence in the classroom
Thirteen Nittany Lions competed for a place on Team USA
Four competing in Olympic trials over next two weekends
|50 Free||23.80||1/31/15||Bison Invite|
|200 Free||1:52.85||1/24/15||Navy Dual|
|500 Free||4:42.06||2/18/16||NCAA Championships|
|1000 Free||9:56.86||1/15/16||Georgia Tech Dual|
|1650 Free||16:05.37||11/13/15||Princeton NCAA Qualifier|
|100 Back||57.46||1/31/15||Bison Invite|
|200 Back||2:09.82||1/24/15||Navy Dual|
|200 Fly||1:59.98||12/6/15||Big Ten Championships|
|200 IM||2:08.81||1/24/15||Navy Dual|
|400 IM||4:13.69||2/19/16||Big Ten Championships|
2015-16 (Senior Year)
Broke the Penn State and McCoy Natatorium records in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 16:05.37 at the Penn State Invitational (11/13) and was named the Big Ten Co-Swimmer of the Week … Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 1650 free (25th, 16:13.52), 400 IM (45th, 4:18.27) and 500 free (47th, 4:46.18) … Finished in 13th place in the mile with a time of 16:26.05 at the Big Ten Championships … Also swam season bests in the 400 IM (4:13.69) and 500 freestyle (4:42.06) … Competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m IM (5:02.91, 110th) and 400m free (4:26.20, 98th) ... Swam a variety of seven events for Penn State in 10 meets … Won both the 1000 (10:03.17) and 500 (4:57.21) freestyles at the season-opening tri-meet against Liberty and Georgia Tech (10/2) … Touched first in the 200 fly in 2:04.54 at Emory (10/3) … Claimed the 500 free in 4:51.92 against Virginia Tech (10/16) … Completed sweep of the distance events at the Penn State Invitational (11/14) with a victory in the 500 free (4:51.70) … Touched first in the 1000 (9:56.86) against Rutgers and Yale (1/15-16).
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).
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.
Full name is Casey Lynn Francis ... Born in Rockville Centre, New York on February 3, 1995 ... Parents are Shelley Francis.