March 26 - April 1, 2013
Buckeyes accumulate 20 individual All-America recognitions; were the third-highest finishing Big Ten team.
Tim Phillips and Shane Miszkiel each collect All-America recognition on the second day of NCAA competition.
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
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 ... recognized as an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete award recipient.
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.