Vanderwelle claims second with career best time in 500 free
Lettered all four years at Jamestown High School for head coach Tim Anderson...was selected as team captain during her junior and senior seasons...earned team MVP as a senior...earned a place on the medal stand at the Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division II Championships during each of her final three seasons as a member of 400 freestyle relay team, winning the championship as a senior...swam for the Jamestown YMCA Jets and the Star Swim Club...was a multiple state qualifier during the club season.
Full name is Madison Lizabeth Nieves...born in Jacksonville, Ala. On May 20, 1994...parents are Ric Nieves and Marilyn Lehman...has one brother, Griffin, and one sister, Hayley.
On Choosing Penn State
"I chose Penn State because of the tremendous support for student-athletes, both academically and athletically.