DJ MacDonald and Peter Lyon among multi-event winners
NCAA qualifiers Josh Fleagle and DJ MacDonald highlight the group
Most of any swimming/diving team in the Big Ten
Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
Buckeyes take first place in 10 events
As a senior (2016): Owned several of the fastest times on the team as a senior: fifth in the 200 backstroke (1:48.43); fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:48.13); fourth in the 200 IM (1:46.42); and third in the 400 IM (3:49.45), the last two of which were NCAA B cuts … swam at 2016 Big Ten Championships in the 200 and 400 IM as well as the 200 butterfly, the third appearance of his career … finished 13th in the 400 IM, his third top-20 finish at the conference meet in that event … posted a pair of event victories, both in IM events … qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials
As a sophomore (2014): Posted a season-best time of 3:52.07 in the 400 individual medley at the Big Ten championships, which was the third-fastest time by a Buckeye in the event in 2013-14... ranked fifth on the squad in the 200 individual medley (1:48.17) ... posted a victory in the 200 IM vs. West Virginia ... claimed a win in the 200 butterfly vs. Wright State ... received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2013): Earned a trip to the 2013 Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, Minn., competing in the 200 backstroke, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley ... posted personal-best times in the 200 individual medley (1:48.67) and 400 individual medley (3:52.20) at the conference meet ... ranked third on the Buckeye depth chart in the 400 individual medley and fifth in the 200 individual medley ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: A three-time All-Ohio honoree ... finished first at the YMCA Long Course National Championships in the 200 individual medley event (2012) ... earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-America recognition ... recognized as the most valuable swimmer for the Lancaster High School swim team three-consecutive years ... won a total of eight Capital Conference championships ... academically, DePietro was a Lancaster scholar-athlete award winner ... plans to major in molecular genetics and one day attend medical school ... son of James and Jennifer DePietro ... has two siblings, Meghan and Ryan.
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