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Megan Marco
Megan Marco

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lebanon, Pa.

High School:
Cedar Crest

Event:
Diving


ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2009-10 & 2008-09)



CAREER BESTS

Event Score Date Event/Opponent
1-Meter 258.60 11/21/09 Virginia
3-Meter 260.47 1/25/08 West Chester

2009-10 (JUNIOR YEAR): Media Guide Bio Get Acrobat Reader
Dove in both the one-meter (221.45, preliminary) and three-meter (208.80, preliminary) at the Big Ten Championships (2/17-20) ... At Ohio State (1/29-30), finished fourth and fifth in the one-meter (206.20) and three-meter (222.50), respectively ... Placed eighth in both the one-meter (215.35) and three-meter (220.50) at the Pittsburgh Quad Meet (1/15-16) ... Impressed at the Bulldog Invite (1/3-4) in Athens Ga, posting a score of 224.45 in the one-meter and 212.20 in the three-meter ... Was sixth in the one-meter (225.15) and ninth in the three-meter (217.15, preliminary) at the Galbraith Invite (12/4) ... Strong showing against nationally-ranked Virginia, finishing first in the one-meter (258.60) and fifth in the three-meter (224.62) ... Competed in both the one-meter (244.57) and three-meter (216.08) at Virginia Tech (10/31), finishing sixth and eighth ... Finished first in the one-meter (257.25) vs. West Virginia/Colgate (10/24) while also placing fourth in the three-meter (237.60) ... Opened season at St. Bonaventure (10/13) with pair of wins, in the one-meter (232.25) and three-meter (228.75).

2008-09 (SOPHOMORE YEAR): Standout diver who posted impressive scores in both the one-meter and three-meter springboard ... Finished the season with three top five finishes and six top 10 finishes ... At the Big Ten Championships, placed 23rd in the one-meter (217.20, preliminary) and 28th in the three-meter (204.95, preliminary) ... Sensational meet at Ohio State included two third-place finishes, in the one-meter (231.70) and three-meter (224.85). The three-meter was a season best score ... Placed sixth and seventh in the one-meter (222.35) and three-meter (205.95) respectively, against Villanova/Pittsburgh/Maryland ... In the Tennessee Diving Invite, posted 30th-place finish in the three-meter (216.90, preliminary) and 40th in the one-meter (198.80, preliminary) ... Finished 10th in the one-meter (210.20) and 13th in the three-meter (197.90) at the Galbraith Rutgers Diving Invite ... Season best score in one-meter (258.15) came in second overall finish vs. Richmond ... Was also sixth in the three-meter (201.07) ... Was named an Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2007-08 (FRESHMAN YEAR): Finished third in the one-meter against Rutgers and fourth in the three-meter springboard against the Scarlet Knights ... Placed 20th in the preliminaries of the Princeton Big Al Invitational

HIGH SCHOOL: Was on the diving team for four years and also participated in track and field at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pa. ... Was a three-time league champion ... Finished first at districts and 10th at states as a senior, second at districts and 15th at states as a junior, fifth at districts and 23rd at states as a sophomore, and seventh at districts as a freshman ... Helped lead team to two district championships her junior and senior seasons ... Won an NISCA State Top 16 award as a junior and an NISCA State Top 10 award as a senior ... Named Lancaster Lebanon Swim League All-League as a junior ... Also participated in gymnastics and was the state champion on the vault, floor and all-around as a sophomore.

PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Lynn Marco ... Born on July 22, 1989 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... The daughter of Jim and Cindy Marco ... An only child ... Advertising major with kinesiology and business minors.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because every single thing about it is absolutely amazing."

GETTING TO KNOW MEGAN
Nickname: Meg
Major & Why: Advertising (double minor in Kinesiology & Business)
Favorite Thing About Penn State: EVERYTHING...Luv Ya Lions!
Favorite Thing About State College: We Are...
Favorite Restaurant In State College: Prospectors
Favorite Ice Cream At The Creamery: Lion Smores
Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Swimming: Ice Hockey
Favorite Athletic Memory At Penn State: Big Ten Championships
Favorite Color: Hot Pink
Favorite Musical Artist: Zac Brown Band, Dave Matthews Band
Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends
Magazine Cover I'd Like To Be On: Sports Illustrated
Place I'd Like To Visit: Ireland
If I Had $1Billion, I Would: Donate to charities and travel the world
After Penn State, I Would Like To: Do great things!

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