Wharton Stories: Athletics

The rising fourth-year swimmer won gold in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Wharton’s Matt Fallon Clinches Spot on U.S. Olympic Team

“One of the reasons I love Wharton is because the School truly places value on experiences, and where education lies in those experiences.” – Ryan Torres, W’25

How Determination, Critical Thinking Helped This Wharton Undergrad Cycle the World’s Highest Volcano

“Penn is a shockingly supportive place for an adventure like this. The plethora of resources for the whole community is staggering. If they can’t get something directly, the second-degree connections will take care of it. It surprised me in the best way possible.” – Ryan Torres W’25

Undergraduate to Cycle World’s Highest Volcano to Raise Funds for Cycling Access

“Natives at Penn is a very genuine and welcoming community. It is a small, tight knit group; and there, I felt comfortable enough to be vulnerable.” – Lauren McDonald

Two Native American Undergraduates Thrive at Wharton and in Business Education

Senior Grace Hao has taken full advantage of exploring Philly and Penn’s campus and encourages others to do the same.

En Garde! Penn’s Fencing Captain Shares Her Favorite Things About Wharton and Philly

James Flynn (W’22), Saksham Choudhary (W’23), and Nick Spizzirri (W’24) are part of a history-making men’s squash team at Penn.

Squashing the Competition

“When I came to college, I knew that I was incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to study here, and I always felt the responsibility to give back to others.”

Social Impact, Swimming, and Business: How This Wharton Senior Juggles Her Eclectic Passions

John Onwualu came to Wharton to start a career on Wall Street, but along the way he was a student-athlete who experienced an Ivy League championship with Penn Football.

How a Student-Athlete Built Relationships at Wharton

With his interests in public policy and finance, Chad Payne learned plenty at Wharton. One of the most important lessons was about himself. “I realized that I have really good time management skills,” he said. “When it comes to balancing school work, sports, and extracurriculars, I didn’t find it too hard to do everything while still enjoying school.”

How This Undergrad Studied Nonprofits and Public Policy as a Wharton Student