Penn State All-Sports Museum and Varsity S Talk, this Friday *New time 12:15 pm*

Penn State All-Sports Museum and Varsity S Talk,  this Friday *New time 12:15 pm*

Dear Penn State All-Sports Museum Friends,

The Penn State All-Sports Museum & Varsity S Club would like to invite you to  join us, this Friday, July 10, 2020, *New Time 12:15 p.m. *

We will be joined by Fran McDermid (’93  W Swimming) and Rohan Murphy (’06 Wrestling). 

Link to register: https://psu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RY22y4pqQgiDirSj7y0Ypg

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Virtual Varsity-S talk: Fran McDermid (’93 W Swimming) and Rohan Murphy (’06 Wrestling). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Fran McDermid was a freestyle swimmer for the Penn State women’s swimming and diving team. She lettered all 4 years of her collegiate career, was a 9 time All-American, a two-time team captainand 4 time Big Ten Champion swimmer, the first individual Big Ten Champion from Penn State. McDermid was also a member of the 1993 World University Games swim team. She graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Politics. Upon graduation, McDermid went on to be an assistant swim coach at Villanova and Penn State before pursuing her Master of Education Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2002. After obtaining her MEd, she went on to work for Skills of Central Pennsylvania and currently works for Strawberry Fields, Inc in mental health programming. At Strawberry Fields, McDermid oversees Good Day Café, a coffee shop staffed with adults with intellectual disabilities, and Scraps & Skeins, a creative re-use store that rescues and re-sells sewing, knitting, and quilting materials which offers employment and job development for men and women facing mental health challenges.

Rohan Murphy, who lost his legs at birth, was a Penn State wrestling walk-on under coach Troy Sunderland. In addition to earning his three varsity letters with the wrestling team, Murphy began participating in Paralympic weightlifting. In 2006 he won a Bronze medal in the 56 kg Junior Division of the 2006 IPC World Powerlifting Championships in Busan, South Korea lifting 281.1lbs, breaking the previous U.S. Paralympic record of 270lbs (which he set earlier that year at the Southeast Regional). That accomplishment caught the attention of Nike, and lead Murphy to be featured in Nike’s “No Excuses” campaign. Today, Murphy travels the country as a motivational speaker to young people on overcoming adversity, learning dedication, and living a life with purpose.

Please join us!

Jen Dahlke
Penn State All-Sports Museum