DJ MacDonald and Peter Lyon among multi-event winners
Group includes six NCAA qualifiers
Ohio State will host 12 events at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Most of any swimming/diving team in the Big Ten
The Scarlet and Gray will suit up this week for the national championships in Austin, Texas
At a glance: Michaelqualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trails in the 100 and 200 freestyle events ... specializes in the freestyle for the Buckeyes ... has two family members on the team, Dan and Jack.
As a junior (2014):Garnered First Team All-Big Ten accolades ... broke school records in the 200 freestyle (1:33.51) and 400 freestyle relay (2:51.26) during the season ... placed fourth in the 100 freestyle at the Big Ten championships with a timeof 42.95, the second-fastest mark in school history ... brought home a Big Ten title alongside the Buckeye 200 freestyle relay (1:17.93) ... touched third at Big Tens as a member of the 400 freestyle relay ... earned honorable mention All-America status as part of the 400 freestyle relay team that placed ninth at the NCAA Championships ... recorded Ohio State's fastest season times in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle ... recognized as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten member.
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.
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