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2008-09 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2009-10 UPDATE (AS OF FEB. 10)
Impressed at Ohio State (1/29-30) - in first official action since the Ohio State Invitational nearly two months earlier - by placing third in both the 100 freestyle (51.05) and 200 freestyle (1:50.93). Also posted two "NCAA B" times in winning the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.42) while finishing second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:23.52). Strong in the 200 (1:43.96) and 400 (3:47.31) medley relays as well, finishing second in both events.
Posted a season-best time in the 50 freestyle (23.45, preliminary) at the Ohio State Invitational (12/4-6), finishing eighth. Also came in fifth in the 100 freestyle (51.16) and 14th in the 200 freestyle (1:50.90, preliminary) while competing in four relays - 400 freestyle (third, 3:25.11), 800 freestyle (fifth, 7:28.51), 200 medley (sixth, 1:45.74) and 400 medley (seventh, 3:50.20).
Won the 200 freestyle with a season-best time of 1:50.89 against Virginia (11/20-21). Also finished second in the 100 freestyle (51.59) and eighth in the 50 freestyle (24.19) along with first in the 400 freestyle relay (3:26.40), second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:33.24) and third in the 400 medley relay (3:48.13).
Had strong performance at Virginia Tech (10/31), finishing fourth in the 50 freestyle (24.13) and second in the 100 freestyle (51.87), 200 freestyle (1:51.33) and 400 freestyle relay (3:25.52).
In home-opener against West Virginia/Colgate (10/24), placed second in the 100 (51.64) and 200 (1:52.64) freestyles while winning the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:25.49.
Won the 100 (52.72) and 200 (1:55.52) freestyles while also swimming in the 200 freestyle relay (1:38.23) in the season-opener at St. Bonaventure (10/13).
SUMMER 2009: Competed at the U.S. Swimming Championships in Indianapolis, finishing 28th in the 50m freestyle (26.17).
2008-09 (JUNIOR YEAR): Had an outstanding season finishing in the top 10 a whopping 95 percent (42 of 44) of the time ... Impressed in the Big Ten Championships, highlighted by three top-five finishes, in the 200 freestyle relay (fifth, 1:30.98), 400 freestyle relay (third, 3:18.40), and 800 freestyle relay (7:11.02), all marking season bests ... Also thrived in individual competition, finishing ninth in the 50 freestyle with a preliminary time of 22.82 and 14th with an NCAA `B' Qualifying Cut of 23.08. Swam to an `A' Cut time of 49.70, finishing sixth in the 100 freestyle. Also posted season-best time of 1:49.41 in the 200 freestyle ... Finished the season with 10 first-place finishes: 100 freestyle against Rutgers (51.42), 200 freestyle relay against Villanova/Pittsburgh/Maryland (1:33.61) and Ohio State (1:33.98), 400 freestyle relay against Virginia/Florida State (3:23.14) and Villanova/Pitt/Md. (3:25.76), 200 medley relay against Villanova/Pitt/Md. (1:45.36) and West Virginia (1:45.81), and 400 medley relay against Villanova/Pitt/Md. (3:45.01), Ohio State (3:46.28) and Richmond (3:50.93) ... Had a huge performance at the Ohio State Invitational (12/5-7) with times good enough for the NCAA `B' Qualifying Cut in the 400 freestyle relay (3:19.52), 800 freestyle relay (7:17.11), 200 medley relay (1:41.32) and 400 medley relay (3:39.96). Finished second, second, third and second, respectively ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE YEAR): Was instrumental in relays and made great strides on individual freestyle sprints ... Best times came at the Big Ten Championships for a second consecutive year, posting top times in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relays ... Named to the Academic All-Big Ten Winter Honors list ... Finished 16th in the 100 free at Big Ten's, posting a career-best time ... Was a part of two relay teams (200 and 400 free) that finished fifth and sixth, respectively ... Finished with five first-place finishes, two seconds and seven third-place marks ... 200 freestyle relay team finished first against Rutgers ... Took third in the 200 free against West Chester ... Posted a first-place mark in the 200 freestyle relay and second-place in the 100 free at Pittsburgh ... Swam in first-place in the 400 freestyle relay at Princeton Invitational, coming in eighth amongst 100 free competition ... Part of a 400 medley relay team that earned its fastest time at the Hoosierland Open Invitational, placing 10th ... Fifth-place in both the 50 and 100 free at Penn State's quad meet ... Placed first in the 400 freestyle relay against West Virginia.
SUMMER 2007: Swam at the Grand Prix series Charlotte Ultraswim, in three individual events and on a relay team ... Placed 23rd in the 50 free and was a part of the 400 free relay team that finished third.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN YEAR): Stepped right in and became one of the top freestyle sprinters on the team ... Swam mainly in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and also saw some time in the 200 free and the 200 and 400 free relays ... Best times of the year came at the Big Ten Championships, in the 50, 100 and 200 free as well as the 200 free relay ... Had team's third fastest times of the year in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Finished with one first-place finish, three second-place finishes and five third-places ... At first collegiate meet, placed third in the 200 free and was a part of the third-place 400 free relay team at West Virginia ... Placed eighth in the 50 free, seventh in the 100 free and was a part of the second-place 200 free relay team and the sixth-place 400 free relay team at the Clemson/Virginia/Virginia Tech quad meet ... Won the 100 free at the Big Cat Invitational ... Finished second in the 50 free and third in the 200 IM at the dual meet vs. West Chester ... Tied for second in the 50 free and was a part of the third-place 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams ... Placed sixth in both the 50 free and 100 free and was on the fourth-place 200 medley relay team at the dual meet vs. Rutgers ... Swam fastest time of the year in finishing 10th in the 50 free and was also part of the fourth-place 200 free relay team at the Shamrock Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL: Swam for four years at Council Rock North High School in Newtown, Pa. ... Was a team captain senior year ... Also played field hockey ... Qualified for the state meet in four events in both freshman and sophomore seasons ... Also made states in four events and placed fifth in the 200 freestyle junior year ... As a senior, qualified for two events at the state meet and placed in the top eight in the 200 free.
PERSONAL: Full name is Lindsey Marie DeForrest ... Born on December 4, 1987 in Abington Pa. ... The daughter of Jack and Ann DeForrest, who both attended Penn State ... Has an older sister, Jolie, who also attended Penn State, and an older brother, Cory, who played football at West Chester ... Majoring in bio-behavorial health.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "Great school, great team, amazing atmosphere."
GETTING TO KNOW LINDSEY
Major & Why: BioBehavioral Health. I would like to be a Nurse Practitioner
Favorite Thing About Penn State: Everything: the atmosphere, the people, the whole environment
Favorite Restaurant In State College: Allen Street Grill
Favorite Ice Cream at the Creamery: Death by Chocolate
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Swimming: Football
Favorite Athletic Memory At Penn State: After the 400 Free relay last year at Big Tens.
Favorite Class at Penn State: Human Sexuality
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Musical Artist: The Beetles
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite TV Show: Futurama
Childhood Idol: My brother and sister
Biggest Fear: That I will lose the thing I love the most
Best Player I Ever Played With: I swan with all the Olympians at World Champ Trails
Most Prized Possession: My boyfriend
Place I'd Like To Visit: South Africa
If I Had $1 Billion, I Would: Travel around the world
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Become a Nurse Practitioner, get married and travel.