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Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14
The women's team combined for 11 first or second place performances on Sunday in Columbus
Five different swimmers earned first place finishes in the first day of action
10 swimmers from the women's team and eight from the men's team will compete this weekend
PSU men's and women's swimming teams earn Team Scholar All America
|50 Free||23.74||2/20/14||Big Ten Championships|
|100 Back||55.15||2/22/13||Big Ten Championships|
|200 Back||1:58.28||12/2/12||Georgia Invitational|
|200 IM||2:07.24||11/30/12||Georgia Invitational|
2014-15 (Junior Year)
Saw action in four meets, including the Big Ten Championships ... Swam season bests at the conference meet in the 50 freestyle (23.75), 100 backstroke (56.42) and 200 backstroke (2:02.35).
Competed in five meets, as well as the Big Ten Championships ... Participated in the 50 free and the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships (2/21-22), posting season-high times of 23.74 and 2:00.30, respectively ... Picked up two first place finishes at the Ohio State Invite (2/8-9), first in the 100 back with a time of 55.64 and then in the 200 back with a time of 2:00.41.
2012-13 (Freshman Year)
Competed in eight meets during the season ... Swam the 200 IM and 100 and 200 back at the Big Ten Championships ... Turned in a career-best time of 55.15 in the 100 back at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) ... Posted a personal-best 200 back time of 1:58.28 at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/1) ... Notched a career-best time of 2:07.24 in the 200 IM at the Georgia Invitational ... Fifth on the team in the 100 and 200 backstroke.
Lettered five times at Guilderland High School for head coach John Urbanski ... Five-time team MVP for the Dutchmen ... Selected team captain as a senior ... Competed in the 100 and 200 backstroke at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials ... Claimed the 100 and 200 backstroke titles at the Speedo Sectional Championship in 2011 ... 200 backstroke champion in 2012 and 100 backstroke champion in 2010 at Speedo Sectional Championships ... 2010 and 2011 New York State Championship in the 100 backstroke ... Owns the school record in the 100 backstroke, 100 breaststroke, 50 freestyle and 200 IM ... Named Times Union District MVP in 2009 ... 2009 Sectional Meet MVP ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America selection ... Swam for the Delmar Dolfins Swim Club ... Holds club record in the 50 freestyle, 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 IM.
Full name is Jenna Rose Bickel ... Born in Troy, New York on April 11, 1994 ... Daughter of John and Jamie Bickel ... Has one sister, Ava.
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