Class of 2014 made an impact in, out of the pool
Most of any swimming/diving team in the Big Ten
Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
Buckeyes win six races against the top-ranked Wolverines
Buckeyes take first place in 10 events
At a glance: Competes predominantly in individual medley and backstroke events for the Buckeyes.
As a junior (2013): Tallied three wins on the season ... touched first twice on the road vs. Miami (OH) - 100 backstroke (51.38) and 200 backstroke (1:52.10) ... also earned a win in the 200 backstroke vs. Denison (1:53.29) ... set career-best marks at the Ohio State Invitational in the 100 freestyle (46.23) and 200 individual medley (1:50.58) ... dropped a personal-best of 1:46.49 in the 200 backstroke at OSU's NCAA Last Chance Qualifer ... ranked as Ohio State's third top 200 backstroke performer ... academically, selected as an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten recipient.
As a sophomore (2012): Placed first in the 200 backstroke at the Ohio State Winter Invitational ... also set two personal best times at the invitational in the 100 and 200 backstroke in 49.10 and 1:47.78, respectively ... earned OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten recognition.
As a freshman (2011): Opened Buckeye career at a home meet vs. Kenyon ... saw action in seven meets overall during rookie campaign ... academically, picked up OSU Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Background: Michael was a junior national qualifier and an All-American in the 200m individual medley ... state champion in the 200m individual medley at St. Mary Central Catholic H.S. ... a four time high school most valuable swimmer ... excelled at cross country going to state three times and was a two-year team MVP ... also swam for the Vacationland Swim Club in Sandusky, Ohio.
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