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Brynja Winnan
Brynja  Winnan


West Windsor, N.J.

High School:
West Windsor Plainsboro South



Scarlet Aquatic Club


School Record 65 Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten Accolades

Nittany Lions with 149 Academic All-Conference Honorees So Far in 2013-14


Penn State Swimmers Travel to Columbus for Ohio State Invitational

10 swimmers from the women's team and eight from the men's team will compete this weekend


Penn State Welcomes West Virginia in Season Opener

Friday's meet with the Mountaineers will be Tim Murphy's first competition as head coach of the Lions.


Record 68 PSU Student-Athletes Honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Honored for earning 3.7 GPA or higher during 2012-13 academic year


Sixty-Four Penn State Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic-All Big Ten Honors

Penn State has 164 honorees through fall and spring campaigns


Event Time Date Site/Opponent
50 Free 24.50 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 Back 55.68 12/2/11 Ohio State Invitational
200 Back 2:01:35 2/15/12 Big Ten Championships
100 Fly 57.67 2/16/11 Big Ten Championships
200 Fly 2:13.54 12/5/10 Georgia Invite

2012-13 (Junior Year)
Competed in six of the team's meets ... Earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholars accolades ... Earned Academic-All Big Ten honors ... Competed in the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 100 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships ... Turned in a career-best time in the 50 free at the Georgia Invitational (12/1), touching the wall in 24.50 ... Also notched a season-best mark of 56.26 in the 100 back at the Georgia Invitational.

2011-12 (Sophomore Year)
Swam in seven of the team's nine meets...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... Ranked third on the team in the 200 backstroke ... Swam the 200 backstroke in all seven of her meets ... Swam three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/15-18) ... Set a season-best with a time of 2:01.35 in the 200 backstroke at the Big Ten Championships ... Also swam the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly at the Big Ten Championships ... Claimed a 10th place showing in a season-best 55.68 in the 100 backstroke and swam a season-best 24.64 in the 50 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2-4).

2010-11 (Freshman Year)
Competed in seven of the team's 10 meets ... Swam three events at the Big Ten Championships (2/16-19) ... Clocked a time of 57.00 in the 100 backstroke, 2:03.45 in the 200 backstroke and 57.67 in the 100 butterfly in the prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam the 100 backstroke in 58.47 and the 200 backstroke in 2:06.82 in a dual with Lehigh (2/5) ... Competed in four events at the Georgia Fall Invitational (12/3) ... Swam 57.55 in the 100 backstroke, 2:04.77 in the 200 backstroke, 57.69 in the 100 butterfly and 2:13.54 in the 200 butterfly at the Georgia Fall Invitational ... Clocked a time of 58.39 in the 100 backstroke and 58.59 in the 100 butterfly vs. Virginia Tech (10/23).

Swam for West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South for three years ... Squad earned first place in the state finals in 2008-09 ... Also a member of the Scarlet Aquatic Club under coach Tom Speedling.

Full name is Brynja Chen Winnan ... Born on November 11, 1992 in Princeton, N.J. ... Daughter of Nord Winnan and Janet Chen ... Has one sister, Reynir ... Majoring in kinesiology.


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