Ally McHugh Moving to Wisconsin to Train for Olympic Trials (VIDEO INTERVIEW)

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Penn State’s Ally McHugh captured her first NCAA title Saturday evening in the 1500 free, touching in 15:39.22 to beat runner-up Molly Kowal by more than five seconds. Afterwards, McHugh discussed finishing her collegiate career with that victory, and she explained in an interview why her senior year was difficult and how her leadership role on the Penn State team helped push her through.

Then, McHugh explained why she will be making a move to Wisconsin this summer to train in the leadup to this summer’s World Championships, where she will swim the 400 IM for Team USA, and next year’s Olympic Trials. McHugh swam for coach Eric Posegay for two years at Wisconsin before Posegay joined Yuri Suguiyama’s new coaching staff with the Badgers. McHugh explained why she enjoys training with Posegay and what she is looking forward to about her new environment.

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