Hargis enters fifth season at helm as swimmers take to the pool for first time in 2012
Lettered all four years at Northwood High School for head coach Stephanie Vukovich...selected as team captain during her junior and senior seasons...named team MVP all four years for the Gladiators...was the school's first swimming state champion when she won the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle at the 2012 Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association State Championships...also lettered twice in cross country...swam for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club...was a junior national team member in 2012.
Full name is Chelsea Nicole Vanderweele...born in San Diego, Calif. On May 28, 1994...parents are David Vanderweele and Nancy Stuck...has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Ashley...father, David, and mother, Nancy, both swam at Gannon University.
On Choosing Penn State
"I chose Penn State for the new atmosphere it would provide for me. There is so much school pride and Penn State offers a good balance of academics and athletics. The swim team is a tight family and I can see myself growing as a swimmer and as a person overall during my time here.