Class of 2014 made an impact in, out of the pool
Most of any swimming/diving team in the Big Ten
The Scarlet and Gray will suit up this week for the national championships in Austin, Texas
Senior swims Ohio State's fastest time in the 100 backstroke
Miller improves on season-best time in 500 freestyle by two seconds
At a glance: Alex is a key component of the Buckeye distance freestyle contingent ... represented Ohio State at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, swimming the 400 and 1500 freestyle events ... competed at the 2010 and 2011 Conoco-Phillips U.S. National Championships prior to the start of his freshman and sophomore year, respectively ... also, earned the Carl Wirthwein Award given to the Ohio State swimmer who displays the most improvements following sophomore campaign.
As a junior (2013): Competed in three individual events at the NCAA championships, including the 1650 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle ... placed in the Top 20 in the 1650 freestyle at NCAAs with a personal-best time of 14:57.29 ... placed seventh at the Big Ten championships in the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle with times of 4:18.70 and 1:35.90, respectively ... dropped a Top 3 finish at Big Tens for the second-consecutive season in the 800 freestyle relay ... picked up a team-high 12 individual wins over the course of the season, including two on the road vs. No. 13 Tennessee ... received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a sophomore (2012): Qualifying for the NCAA championships in the 1650 freestyle as well as with the 800 freestyle relay, Alex received honorable mention All-America accolades with his relay teammates ... captured second-place at the Big Ten championships with the 800m freestyle relay ... also added to the Buckeye total at the conference meet, recording a time of 4:21.89 in the 500 freestyle ... dropped his two top times in the 500 (4:19.13) and 1650 (14:59.74) freestyle events at the Ohio State Invitational ... secured seven individual wins over the course of the season ... picked up second team All-Big Ten recognition ... recognized as a CSCAA All-American as well as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
As a freshman (2011): Alex scored points in the 1650 freestyle (15:24.06) at the Big Ten championships ... won his first event in the 500 freestyle against Wright State ... also, earned his first Varsity O Letter.
Background: Alex was a state champion in the 500 freestyle at St. Xavier High School ... state runner-up in the 200 freestyle ... a member of the state champion 400 freestyle relay in 2009 ... YMCA national champion in the 1650m freestyle ... co-MVP his senior year at St. Xavier ... swam for the Anderson Barracudas club team ... has a sister, Ashley, who swam at the University of North Carolina ... son of J. Michael and Claire Miller.
Zeng, Sochor Earn Big Ten Yearly Honors