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Eight post perfect 4.0 GPAs during 2014-15 academic year
Nittany Lion women post 10th-best GPA in nation, third-most Scholar All-America honorees
Total of 101 Second-Highest; Student-athletes from 26 sports scheduled to receive diplomas
Savoy and Fittin voted most outstanding swimmers
Lions finish meet with six earning All-America nods
|100 Free||52.79||12/2/12||Georgia Invitational|
|200 Free||1:47.62||2/18/15||Big Ten Championships|
|500 Free||4:41.86||12/5/14||Georgia Fall Invite|
|1000 Free||9:45.41^||2/22/14||Big Ten Championships|
|1650 Free||16:07.55*||2/21/15||Big Ten Championships|
* - Penn State School Record
^ - Leadoff Split
2014-15 (Senior Year)
Competed in the 200 (1:49.58, 57th), 500 (4:46.25, 44th) and 1,650 (16:18.49, 31st) freestyles at the NCAA Championships … Broke own school record in the 1,650 free for the third time at the Big Ten Championships (2/21), placing sixth in 16:07.55 … Set school record in the 500 freestyle of 4:41.86 at the Georgia Fall Invite (12/5) that stood until the Big Ten Championships (Katelyn Sowinski, 4:40.72) … Swam a personal best 1:47.62 in the preliminaries of the Big Ten Championships (2/18) … Won a total of 12 events … Touched first all six times she competed in the 1000 free, competing in the Georgia Tech dual (10/3, 10:02.07), Virginia Tech Challenge (10/18, 9:53.47), Michigan-Virginia tri-meet (11/7-8, 9:48.52), Rutgers dual (1/16-17, 9:58.76) and Navy dual (10:11.56) … Completed sweep of distance events with victories in the 500 free: Georgia Tech (4:51.50), Virginia Tech Challenge (4:51.72), Rutgers (4:52.52) and Navy (4:54.98) … Earned a pair of golds in the 200 free against West Virginia (10/23, 1:49.52) and Villanova (10/31, 1:49.08).
2013-14 (Junior Year)
Competed in two events at the NCAA Championships ... Named a first team CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Led the team in the 1,000 and 1,650 free ... Shattered her own school record in the 1,650 free at the NCAA Championships (3/22), clocking in at 16:08.90 to earn All-America honors by finishing in 15th place ... Touched the wall in 4:44.32 in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships (3/20), a season-best ... Posted a 1,000-yard split of 9:45.41 in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships (2/22), the fastest 1,000 free mark in school history ... Recorded a person-best in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/21), finishing in 1:48.86 ... Had three first place finishes in the 1,000 free: at the Navy Dual (1/25) with a season-best time of 9:57.76, at the Villanova Dual (1/17) and at the West Virginia Dual (10/18).
2012-13 (Sophomore Year)
Competed in eight of the team's nine meets and qualified for the NCAA Championships ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 1,650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... Also swam the 500 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships ... Set a school record in the 1,650 free at the NCAA Championships (3/22), finishing in 16:09.40 ... Turned in the second fastest time on the squad in the 500 and 1,000 free ... Won the 1,000 free in a career-best 10:00.47 versus Towson (2/2) ... Took home gold in the 1,000 free in a dual meet with Villanova (11/10) with a time of 10:06.24 ... Finished first in the 1,000 free against Navy (1/26), touching the wall in 10:13.37 ... Posted a career-best 500 free time of 4:42.12 at the Big Ten Championships (2/21), placing sixth.
2011-12 (Freshman Year)
Posted the team's top time in 500 and 1,000 freestyle ... Ranked second on the team in the 1,650 freestyle ... Competed in all nine of the team's meets ... Set season-best times in all three of her events at the Big Ten Championships (2/15-18) ... Swam 1:51.73 in the 200 freestyle, 4:49.72 in the 500 freestyle and 16:37.28 in the 1,650 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed sixth in the 1,650 freestyle in 17:05.22 at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2-4) ... Collected season-best times of 55.43 in the 100 freestyle and 10:21.46 in the 1,000 freestyle in a dual meet with Villanova (1/27) ... Won the 1,000 freestyle in 10:23.54 in a tri-meet with Lehigh and St. Francis (Pa.) (2/4).
Was a four-year letter winner at Downingtown East High School under head coach Janet Bright ... Was team captain for 2010-11 season ... Lead team to PIAA State Finals in 400 freestyle relay in 2008 and 2009 and a PIAA medal in 200 freestyle relay in 2008 ... Was a 2010 state finalist in 200 free and a 2010 district medalist in 200 free and 500 free ... Named a High School All-American in 2008 and 2010 ... Is a member of the National Honors Society ... Was named a National Merit Commended Student.
Full name is Megan Siverling ... Born in Houston, Texas on October 3, 1992 ... Parents are Curt and Mary Beth Siverling ... Has two sisters, Danielle and Courtney...Twin sister, Danielle, swims at the University of North Carolina ... Father, Curt, played basketball at Grove City College ... Uncle, Brian Siverling, played football at Penn State and graduated in 1986.
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