Posts tagged ‘swimming’

The Penn Stater Daily — March 3, 2014

A kinder, gentler State Patty’s Day: The combined efforts of the university, State College authorities, local businesses, and many student groups seem to be working, as the fallout from this year’s State Patty’s Day festivities was largely minimized. For the third year running, crime was down in the borough, with State College police saying it was “similar to a football weekend.” As late-winter traditions go, it was nice to see the student-run Day of Service back for a fourth year.

Courtesy of Onward State

Maggie Lucas cradles another Big Ten trophy. Courtesy of Onward State

Three for all: The women’s basketball team on Saturday claimed its third straight Big Ten championship, beating Michigan 77-62. The Lady Lions’ terrific senior class went out in style in its last regular-season home game, with Ariel Edwards, Talia East, Maggie Lucas, and Dara Taylor all posting double digits in the win.

And speaking of champs: The Penn State women edged Michigan over the weekend to claim the program’s third Big Ten Indoor championship. And Shane Ryan, just a sophomore, set the Penn State and Big Ten record in the 100 freestyle to earn Swimmer of the Big Ten Championships. He’s the first Nittany Lion so honored.

All aboard: Thirty-two alumni will vie for three open seats in this year’s Board of Trustees election. Our Lori Shontz ’91, ’13g has the scoop, including details about the Alumni Association voting guide, which we’ll publish within the next month.

Right said TED: The fourth annual TEDxPSU event was held Sunday at Schwab Auditorium. Onward State has the highlights.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

March 3, 2014 at 3:42 am Leave a comment

I Bet She Remembers Every Second of It

Erin Luley was featured in the “Everyday People” section of our March/April 2008 issue. Then a sophomore at University Park, Luley had caught our eye after setting national records in the 2007 USA Memory Championships. The story made passing reference to Luley being on the Nittany Lion swim team, a fact I’d forgotten until this morning, when her named turned up in a Google news alert. The Capital newspaper of Annapolis, Md., reports that Luley, who will be a senior this fall, was the top female finisher Sunday at the 18th annual Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. The Schreyer Honors College scholar, who swims freestyle for Penn State, finished the 4.4-mile race in 1 hour, 44 minutes and 18 seconds.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

June 16, 2009 at 10:13 am Leave a comment

Somehow I Can’t Picture This…

…but apparently Gerald Cadogan, the 6’5″, 300-pound Penn State offensive lineman, was a pretty decent swimmer in high school.

Tina Hay, editor

April 7, 2009 at 10:14 am Leave a comment

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