Group includes six NCAA qualifiers
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
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Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
At a glance: Adds depth to Ohio State's backstroke contingent ... swam at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.
As a junior (2014): Set a school record in the 200 backstroke (1:40.74) at the Big Ten championships ... received second-team All-Big Ten accolades ... part of Ohio State's 400 medley relay that set a school record with a time of 3:06.63 to place second at Big Tens ... picked up Big Ten Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 26 after winning three events at the Ohio State Invitational ... qualified for the NCAA championships, contesting in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke events ... recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipient.
As a sophomore (2013): Qualified for the 2013 NCAA Championships in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke events ... placed in the nation's Top 25 in the 200 backstroke with a time 1:42.58 at NCAAs ... earned a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstroke (1:41.86) at Big Tens ... ranks first on the Buckeye depth chart in the 200 backstroke, as well as second in the 100 backstroke ... received OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
As a freshman (2012): Scored points at his first Big Ten championships with a 16th-place finish in the 100 backstroke ... also swam in the 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley events at Big Tens ... posted a personal best in the 400 individual medley at the Ohio State Winter Invitational (4:11.55) ... academically, picked up CSCAA All-America and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Connor attended Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon ... only swam for his high school his freshman year, instead swam with the Hillsboro Heat club team ... holds five Oregon state records ... won six national age group awards ... intends to major in allied health at Ohio State.
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