Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14
Penn State registers top marks in 14-of-16 events
Three Lions post career-best marks
Vanderweele claims second title of weekend with career best time in 200 backstroke
Vanderweele claims second with career best time in 500 free
2014-15 (Junior Year)
Competed in five meets as well as the Big Ten Championships ... Named an Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American ... Notched a career-best time of 1:58.03 in the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships (2/22) ... Recorded a personal-best time of 1:48.63 in the prelims of the Big Ten Championships (2/21) ... Set career-best marks in the 500 free (4:53.65), the 100 back (57.45) and the 200 IM (2:07.15) at the Texas Invitational (12/5-7).
2012-13 (Freshman Year)
Competed in all nine meets during the season ... Swam the 200 free, 500 free and 200 back at the Big Ten Championships ... Posted a personal-best time of 1:50.32 in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships (2/21-23) ... Claimed first place in the 200 back and 500 free at the Ohio State Invite (2/9-10) with personal-best times of 2:00.77 and 4:58.36, respectively ... Also turned in personal-best times in the 100 back and 200 IM at the Ohio State Invite, touching the wall in 58.18 and 2:08.13, respectively.
Lettered all four years at Northwood High School for head coach Stephanie Vukovich ... Selected as team captain during her junior and senior seasons ... Named team MVP all four years for the Gladiators ... Was the school's first swimming state champion when she won the 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle at the 2012 Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association State Championships ... Also lettered twice in cross country ... Swam for the Rockville Montgomery Swim Club ... Was a junior national team member in 2012.
Full name is Chelsea Nicole Vanderweele ... Born in San Diego, California on May 28, 1994 ... Parents are David Vanderweele and Nancy Stuck ... Has one brother, Andrew, and one sister, Ashley ... Father, David, and mother, Nancy, both swam at Gannon University.