Follow along with @OhioState_MSwim as Coach Dave Rollins live tweets from the 2014 Big Ten Championships
Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
Ohio State jumps into the Top 5 in the latest CSCAA national rankings
Buckeyes win six races against the top-ranked Wolverines
Buckeyes take first place in 10 events
At a glance: Was one of six freshmen to compete at the Big Ten championships in 2012 ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trails in the 100 and 200 freestyle events ... specializes in the freestyle ... cousin, Dan, is a sophomore on the team.
As a sophomore (2013): Recorded three personal-best times at the Big Ten championships: 50 freestyle (20.14), 100 freestyle (44.02) and 200 freestyle (1:36.50) ... placed 12th at the conference meet in the 200 freestyle ... touched second in the 200 freestyle on two occasions during the season, including once vs. Cincinnati in a time of 1:42.76 and again vs. Denison in 1:42.38 ... held one of Ohio State's Top 3 times in the 100 and 200 freestyle events ...received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2012): Competed in his first Big Ten championship meet ... swam personal-best times in three events at the conference meet: 50 freestyle (20.35); 100 freestyle (44.51); 200 freestyle (1:37.76) ... finished in the Top 20 at Big Tens in the 200 freestyle ... ranked fifth on the Buckeye depth chart in the 50 and 100 freestyle ... took third in the 200 freestyle at a meet vs. Miami ... won the B-final at the Ohio State Invitational in the 200 freestyle ... recognized as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Background: Michael attended St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio ... a four-time state champion (2010 - 400 free relay, 2011 - 200 and 400 free relay and 200 free) ... recognized as the team's most valuable swimmer ... plans to attend dental school after graduation.