2010-11 (JUNIOR YEAR):
Participated in 10 events throughout her Junior Year... Competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 100-Freestyle, posting a time of 53.28 for 72nd Place in the event... Recorded a time of 1:56.96 in the 200-Freestyle at the Georgia Invite... Placed 67th in the Big Ten after posting a time of 1:53.56 in the 200-Freestyle at the Big Ten Championships... Finished 39th at the Big Ten Championships in the 500-Freestyle with a time of 4:58.76... Participated in the 1000-Freestyle at Virginia/vs. Indiana, recording a time of 10:41.48... Claimed 19th Place at the Georgia Invite with a time of 17:36.39 in the 1650-Freestyle... Posted a time of 2:12.52 in the 200-Butterfly vs. Virginia Tech... Helped the 200-Freestyle Relay team to a 12th Place finish at the Georgia Invite with a time of 1:39.57... Claimed 5th Place in the 400-Freestyle Relay at Michigan, recording a time of 3:34.77... Took a 12th Place finish in the 800-Freestyle Relay at the Georgia Invite, posting a time of 7:31.89... Participated in on the 200-Medley Relay team at Michigan, recording a time of 1:49.60.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE YEAR):Media Guide Bio
Swam the 200 freestyle (1:54.61), 500 freestyle (5:03.18) and 1650 freestyle (17:29.56) at the Big Ten Championships (2/17-20), setting season best times in all three events ... Competed in the 500 freestyle (5:16.36) and 1650 freestyle (17:52.17) at the Pittsburgh Quad Meet (1/15-16) ... Successful at the Ohio State Invitational (12/5-6) - 100 freestyle (54.70), 200 freestyle (1:56.38), 500 freestyle (5:07.88), 1650 freestyle (17:44.21), 400 freestyle relay (3:33.94) and 800 freestyle relay (7:44.13) ... Finished fourth, sixth, eighth and 10th in the 400 freestyle relay (3:41.76), 200 freestyle (1:58.05), 1000 freestyle (10:39.92) and 500 freestyle (5:06.85), respectively ... Seventh in the 1,000 freestyle (10:43.50) at Virginia Tech (10/31) ... Was eighth in the 500 freestyle (5:13.73) against West Virginia/Colgate (10/24) in first action of the season.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN YEAR):
Solid freshman campaign included five fifth-place finishes ... Season-best times in the 200 (1:53.26) and 500 (5:04.22) freestyle came in the Speedo Sectionals ... Against Ohio State, posted fifth-place finishes in the 200 (1:38.84) and 400 (3:37.35) freestyle relays while coming in eighth in the 200 freestyle (1:56.78). Also took part in the 500 freestyle ... Raced in the 500 freestyle (5:15.39) and 800 freestyle relay (7:54.90) vs. Rutgers to go along with fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:58.42) ... Posted fifth-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay (1:40.24) at Southern Methodist while finishing sixth a day earlier against Texas A&M in the 400 freestyle relay (3:35.17) ... Raced in only 50 freestyle (25.19) of season in first home meet against Richmond. Also posted solid time in the 500 freestyle (5:10.80) ... Competed in the 200 freestyle (1:57.52) in season opener at West Virginia, placing fifth overall.
Swam for Seneca Valley High School in Western Pennsylvania ... Was a two-time Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics League gold medalist ... Medaled in all four years at the WPIAL and PIAA Championships ... Was a three-time Scholastic All-American, leading team in grade point average in junior and senior seasons ... Was a NISCA/Speedo Girls High School Swimming All-American and a member of the All-America Interscholastic Swimming Team ... Held school records in the 200 free and 400 freestyle relay.
PERSONAL: Full name is Rebecca Rose Snyder ... Born Nov. 7, 1989 in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Daughter of Steven and Ellyn Snyder ... Lone sibling, Drew, graduated from Grove City College ... Was a five-time Division III All-American and a three-time Academic All-American ... Anticipated major is elementary education.
ON CHOOSING PENN STATE: "I chose Penn State because of the great athletic reputation, visible connection between the students and alumni on campus, as well as the incredible amount of respect the team has for its coaches and each other."
GETTING TO KNOW ROSE Nickname: Rosie Major & Why: Elementary Education - I want to have an impact on my students' lives and make them eager to learn. Favorite Thing About Penn State: School spirit Favorite Thing About State College: Friendly community Favorite Restaurant In State College: Ruby Tuesday Favorite Ice Cream At The Creamery: Death by Chocolate Favorite Penn State Sport Other Than Swimming: Football Favorite Athletic Memory At Penn State: Training trip Favorite Class At Penn State: Math 200 Favorite Color: Green Favorite Musical Artist: Rihanna Favorite Movie: Mean Girls Favorite TV Show: Desperate Housewives Favorite Pro Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers & Penguins Favorite Athlete: Troy Polamalu Childhood Idol: Brother Hobbies: Lifeguarding, scrapbooking, shopping Place I'd Like To Visit: St. Thomas If I Had $1Billion, I Would: Buy a car After Penn State, I Would Like To: Become a teacher