Men's Swimming

Chris Cowley


Krugersdorp, South Africa

High School:
Players Academy College


Chris Cowley

At a glance: Earned a trip to the Big Ten championships during his freshman and sophomore campaigns ... assists the Buckeyes in the breaststroke, particularly the 200 event.

As a sophomore (2013): Competed at the Big Ten championships for the second-consecutive season ... dropped three personal-best times at the conference meet - 100 breaststroke (54.66), 200 breaststroke (1:57.88) and 200 individual medley (1:50.13) ... picked up a win vs. Cleveland State and Kenyon in the 200 breaststroke to open the season ... ranks first on Ohio State's depth chart in the 200 breaststroke with the time of 1:57.88 and fourth in the 100 breaststroke (54.66) ... received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.

As a freshman (2012): Added to the Buckeye total at the Big Ten championships with a 16th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke (2:01.44) ... recorded the second best 200 breaststroke time for the team ... ranks fourth for Ohio State in the 100 breaststroke ... placed third at the Ohio State Invitational in the 200 breaststroke with a personal-best time of 1:59.14 ... also claimed a personal-best at the Ohio State Invitational in the 100 breaststroke in 55.70 ... earned a Top 3 finish in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke at a tri-meet vs. Purdue and Iowa ... recognized as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Background:Chris attended Players Academy College in Pretoria, South Africa ... a national training squad member ... national champion in the 100 and 200 breaststroke ... third in the 200 breaststroke at the World Trials Championship in 2011 ... plans to attend medical school upon graduation.

Chris Cowley

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