Justin Farra Biography
Ohio State Overview: Justin has been a terrific representative for the Ohio State swimming team ... he is not only the second-fastest swimmer in school history in both the 200 individual medley (1:45.66) and the 400 individual medley (3:48.73), but he is also one of the top students on the team ... this political science major has twice been named a Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar for having a grade point average of at least 3.70 for the academic year ... he is also a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... as a sophomore, he was honored as the team's top scholar and received the John Westman Award, and he was also named an honorable mention Scholar All-American by the National Swimming Coaches Association of America ... last year as a junior in the pool, Farra helped the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten championship in 54 years by making finals in both individual medley events ... he finished seventh in the 200 and fifth in the 400 ... he also was a finalist as a sophomore, taking sixth in the 400 at the 2009 Big Ten championships ... has won a total of 13 races in dual meets ... competed in the 200 individual medley at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, in both individual medley events at the 2009 U.S. National Championships and in four individual events (both IMs, 100 back and 200 breaststroke) at the 2010 Conoco-Phillips U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif.
Background: Justin was a four-time state finalist in the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy ... captain of the Countryside YMCA squad ... a seven-time YMCA national champion and a four-time NISCA All-American ... son of Don and Sherry Farra ... has two older sisters, Jessica and Katie ... plans on attending law school.
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