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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
10 swimmers from the women's team and eight from the men's team will compete this weekend
Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.
Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year
|100 Breast||1:04.52||12/1/12||Georgia Invitational|
|200 Breast||2:19.03||12/2/12||Georgia Invitational|
|200 IM||2:07.12||11/30/12||Georgia Invitational|
2012-13 (Junior Year)
Competed in eight of the team's nine meets ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten and Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors ... Swam season best times of 1:04.52 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:19.03 in the 200 breaststroke at the Georgia Invitational (12/1-12/2) ... Competed in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM at Big Ten Championships ... Registered a season best 200 IM time at Georgia Invitational, finishing in 2:07.12.
2011-12 (Sophomore Year)
Swam in all nine of the team's meets ... Earned Big Ten Distinguished and Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Posted her best time of the year of 2:07.68 in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships ... Also swam the 100 & 200 breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam a season-best of 1:05.22 in the 100 breaststroke and 2:20.25 in the 200 breaststroke in the season-opener versus West Virginia (10/22).
2010-11 (Freshman Year)
Swam in six of the team's 10 meets ... Swam the 100 breaststroke in all six meets ... Competed in three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/16) ... Swam 1:05.22 in the 100 breaststroke, 2:20.25 in the 200 breaststroke and 2:09.48 in the 200 IM in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships ... Swam the 100 and 200 breaststroke vs. Virginia Tech (10/23), against North Carolina (1/4), in a quad-meet with Maryland, Pittsburgh and Villanova (1/14) and against Lehigh (2/5).
Four-year letterwinner at Haverford High School under coach Matt Stewart ... Two-time team captain ... Garnered All-State, All-District and All-Delaware County honors ... Medley relay team placed 12th in the PIAA AAA State Meet ... As a senior, finished sixth in the 100 breaststroke at the State Meet ... Competed for Suburban Seahawks Swim Club under coach Charlie Kennedy ... Owns the 100 breaststroke record for both her club and high school teams ... Also lettered twice in cross country and once in track ... A National Merrit Finalist ... Accepted into Penn State's prestigious Schreyer Honors College and was in the top one percent of her high school graduating class.
Full name is Sarah Marie Somers ... Born in Wynnewood, Pa. on October 13, 1991 ... Daughter of Mike and Mary Somers ... Has three sisters, Chris, Julia and Beth...Sister, Julia, runs cross country and track at the University of Delaware ... Sisters, Chris and Beth, attended Penn State ... Majoring in mechanical engineering.
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