Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year
Talented group includes a first team All-Big Ten selection
Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
Buckeyes take first place in 10 events
As a junior (2016): Had top-four times on the team in four separate freestyle events: 200 (1:36.37, 4th), 500 (4:18.36, 2nd), 1000 (9:22.17, 3rd), and 1650 (15:09.39, 2nd), earning an NCAA B cut in all three NCAA eligible events … swam at the 2016 Big Ten Championships in the 200, 500, and 1650 freestyle, finishing fourth in the latter two events … eight top-three event finishes as a junior, including a win in the dual meet against Miami (OH) … honorable mention CSCAA Scholar All-American … qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials
As a freshman (2014): Began Buckeye career in a dual vs. Kentucky, swimming the 500 freestyle and 1000 freestyle ... against Cleveland State, Virginia Tech and Denison, clocked a 9:23.73 in the 1000 freestyle, which ranked as the team's third-fastest time for the season ... posted three season-best times at the Ohio State Invitational - 200 freestyle (1:38.23), 500 freestyle (4:26.61) and 1650 freestyle (15:39.79) ... received Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Prior to Ohio State:Coach by Mike Debear as part of the Golden Bears ... high school squad was two-time state runners-up ... three-time Ohio State Champion and one-time runner-up ... 13-time All-American ... captain of the Golden Bears during senior year ... all-State honoree ... held one school record and two pool records in freestyle events ... part of the water polo state championship team ... also a first team all-state and captain during senior year on water polo team ... ranked 8th in the state of Ohio by CollegeSwimming.com.