McDonald is Swimmer of the Week, Holstein Diver of the Week, McHugh Freshman of the Week
McDonald sets school record in 200 backstroke
Buckeyes receive four first-place showings and two second-place finishes
Fleagle swims season-best in 50 free, leads 200 freestyle relay team
Ohio State set to host highly competitive field at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
At a glance: Adds depth to Ohio State's backstroke contingent ... was one of six freshmen to compete at the 2012 Big Ten championships ... swam at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, competing in the 100 and 200 backstroke events.
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.