McDonald sets school record in 200 backstroke
58 Ohio State student-athletes posted 3.7 or better GPAs in 2011-12
Largest contingent of OSU men swimmers ever invade the CenturyLink Center in Omaha next week
174 current and former Buckeyes earned degrees in 2011-12
Ten members of the men's swimming and diving team were among a university-record 10,642 individuals who received degrees and certificates in graduation ceremonies at Ohio Stadium Sunday
Ohio State Overview: Andrew will captain the team this year as a senior ... the team could not have a better role model, as he is a leader in and out of the water ... a Big Ten Conference champion and an NCAA All-American in the pool, in the classroom he is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree ... he is also the first recipient of the NCAA Elite 88 award for men's swimming and diving, an honor he received for having the highest GPA among all the competitors at the 2010 NCAA championships ... majoring in finance ... in 2011 as a junior he set a new bar for backstrokers at OSU ... he garnered two NCAA All-America awards as a result of swimming for the 400 and 200 medley relay teams; the 200 medley relay team also earned a second place finish at the Big Ten Championships ... as an individual Andrew finished 18th at NCAA championships in the 100 backstroke and 2nd in that event at the Big Ten Championships ... the next day he captured the Big Ten championship in the 200 backstroke with a school record swim of 1:41.69 ... swam the fastest times for the Buckeyes in both the 100 and 200 backstroke ... as a sophomore, Andrew helped the Buckeyes win their first Big Ten championship in 54 years by winning the Big Ten title in the 100 backstroke in a school-record time of 46.01, breaking his own record ... was third in the 200 back at Big Tens in another school record time of 1:42.92 ... qualified for the NCAA championships in the 100 and 200 backstroke events ... earned honorable mention All-America honors as part of the 400 medley relay (ninth) and the 200 medley relay (10th) ... swam on both medley relays that set school records in 2010 ... presented with the team's most improved swimmer award at the conclusion of the season, the Carl Wirthwein Award ... swam at the 2010 U.S. nationals in August in the 4X100 freestyle relay and set a school record as a part of the 800 freestyle relay ... in 2008-09 as a true freshman, Andrew initially set the Ohio State school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 47.38 ... he was also a member of the Ohio State record-breaking 200 medley relay team ... swam in the championship final in the 100 backstroke at the Big Ten championships (eighth) and then earned honorable mention All-America honors as part of the 15th-place 400 medley relay team at the NCAA championships ... those efforts earned Andrew the team's Mike Cochran Award as its most promising freshman ... following the season he competed in the U.S. National Championships in the 100 backstroke ... named an honorable mention Scholar All-American by the National Swimming Coaches Association of America.
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