2008-09 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
2009-10 UPDATE (AS OF NOV. 13)
2008-09 (JUNIOR YEAR): Primarily participated in freestyle events, both individually and in relays ... Posted season bests in the 50 (23.76, preliminary), 100 (51.61) and 200 (1:53.69) freestyle in the Big Ten Championships ... Competed in the 200 freestyle (2:00.21), 200 freestyle relay (1:38.84) and 400 freestyle relay (3:37.35) against Ohio State ... Swam in the 100 freestyle (54.50) and 800 freestyle relay (7:41.04) against Rutgers ... Posted second-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.92) against Villanova/Pittsburgh/Maryland while finishing fourth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:34.02) ... Had impressive times at Ohio State Invitational - 50 freestyle (24.12), 100 freestyle (52.94, preliminary), 200 freestyle relay (season-best 1:35.01), 400 freestyle relay (season best 3:28.17), and 800 freestyle relay (season-best 7:36.66) ... Facing Villanova/Pittsburgh/Maryland, had strong showing in the 200 freestyle relay (1:36.12) and 400 freestyle relay (3:33.90), finishing sixth and fourth, respectively ... Against Southern Methodist, swam to third-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:37.03) and fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:52.70) ... A day earlier, was fourth in the 400 medley relay (3:51.43), fifth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:32.77) and eighth in the 50 freestyle (24.75) against Texas A&M ... Opened home season against Richmond with third-place finish in the 100 freestyle (53.67) while also posting a time of 24.56 in the 50 freestyle. Opened junior campaign by finishing sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:59.27) at West Virginia ... Named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2007-08 (SOPHOMORE YEAR): Earned Academic All-Big Ten Winter Honors for studies in agriculture ... Competed in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted first collegiate first-place finishes against Rutgers and West Chester in the 200 freestyle relay and had three third-place finishes ... Finished in fourth-place in the 1000 freestyle against West Virginia ... Swam the 1650 freestyle for the only time at the Hoosierland Open Invite ... Earned season best times in the 200 free, 500 free, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay at Princeton ... Came in third against Florida Gulf Coast ... Saw a third-place finish in the 400 free relay against Pittsburgh, Villanova and Maryland ... Won the 200 freestyle relay against Rutgers and West Chester to cap off the season.
SUMMER 2007: Swam in both the 100 and 400 freestyles at the Mid-Atlantic Senior Championships, placing 36th in the 100 and 39th in the 400.
2006-07 (FRESHMAN YEAR): Improved greatly throughout the season, swimming in the middle and distance freestyle events to garner points for Penn State in dual meets ... Swam fastest times of the year at the Big Ten Championships in three main events, the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyles ... Improved personal best time in the 1650 free by nearly 30 seconds at Big Ten's and finished 33rd ... Best finish of the year was third-place in the 1000 free vs. West Chester ... Came in seventh in the 500 free and was on the fifth-place 400 free relay team at first collegiate meet, the season-opening dual at West Virginia ... Was on the eighth-place 200 free relay team at the Clemson/Virginia/Virginia Tech quad-meet ... Finished sixth in the 1000 free in the dual meet vs. Ohio State ... Swam fastest time of the year in the 200 free and 500 free at the Shamrock Invitational. Also finished 16th in the 1650 free, one of seven Penn State swimmers to place in the top 16 in the 1650.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four year letterwinner at Mechanicsburg High School and a two year team captain ... Also lettered in cross country and track for three years apiece ... Qualified for districts all four years and was a state qualifier in both junior and senior seasons ... As a senior, finished third in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 free at the state meet ... Squad was the Commonwealth Division champions in 2003 ... Was a high honor student, was awarded four academic letters and was a member of the National Honor Society and Latin National Honor Society ... Also swam for the West Shore YMCA for 12 years.
PERSONAL: Full name is Erin Hope Luley ... Born on January 29, 1989 in Mechanicsburg, Pa. ... The daughter of Rich and Nancy Luley ... Has an older brother Ben and two older sisters, Kate and Anne ... Family has strong ties to the Nittany Lions; both parents and siblings Ben and Kate all attended Penn State ... Majoring in animal bioscience.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I love the campus, the academic programs are great and the team is awesome too."
GETTING TO KNOW ERIN