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Four-year letterwinner swimming the breaststroke, IM and freestyle events at West Chester B. Reed Henderson High School for head coach Jeff Bott … Three-time state qualifier … State finalist on a pair of relays … Named all-league in the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM … School record holder in the 100 Breaststroke (1:05.50), 200 medley relay and 200 free relay … Earned All-America honors on 200 free relay … Team captain as a senior … Swam for Golden Ram Aquatics and was the 100 breaststroke champion at the 2016 Speedo Classic … Also played lacrosse as a freshman … Member of National Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, National Mathematics Honor Society and National Art Honor Society … Received silver medal Honors, honorable mention on National Latin Exam … Volunteered with Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation, GirlUp United Nations Foundation and Helping Hands Organization … Tutored elementary school students through Friends Helping Friends.
Full name is Erika Marlin … Born April 10, 1999 in Paoli, Pennsylvania … Parents are Penn State swimming alums Robert Marlin ‘91 and Lisa (née Maximo) Marlin ‘91 … Has two younger sisters, Courtney and Krista … Mother, Lisa, formerly held the Penn State 400 IM record … Father, Robert, was the first recipient of the Nittany Lion Award … Aunt, Michele Malloy (née Maximo) ‘86, swam at Penn State and was an All-American and school record holder … Aunt, Rita Barbon (née Maximo) ’88, swam at Penn State and was a former record holder … Uncle, Barry Marlin ’85, swam at Penn State and was a school record holder and Eastern Conference Champion in the 100 back … Uncle, Bill Marlin ’88, swam at Penn State … Aunt, Connie DeAbreu (née Maximo), swam at Bloomsburg University … Cousin, Megan DeAbreu, played volleyball at Penn State Berks ... Cousin, Allison DeAbreu, plays volleyball at Delaware … Also has a cousin that graduated from Penn State and three cousins currently enrolled … Intends to major in biology … Aspires to research genetic diseases and immunology … Enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing with her puppy, Cooper, reading, art, the beach, country music, mini golfing and movies.
Why Penn State?
“I chose Penn State for the numerous academic and research opportunities offered to biology majors combined with the exciting opportunity to continue with the sport I love as a member of a top-level collegiate swim team. I am thrilled to be part of the Penn State family and look forward to an amazing college experience. PENN STATE PROUD!”