Athletes distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior
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
As a senior (2017):
Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete… Won the honors of being the Sportsmanship Award Recipient at Big Ten Championships and the Woody and Anne Hayes Scholarship Recipient… Competed at the Big Ten and NCAA Championships for the Buckeyes… Placed second in the 200 Free in the Dual meet against Wright State… Finished third in the 1000 Free in the Dual meets against Miami (OH) and Cleveland State… Came in fourth place at the Ohio State Invitational in the 500 Free… Placed eighth at the Big Ten Championships in the 500 Free with a time of 4:16.67… Recorded the second fastest time for the Buckeyes in the 500… Third fastest time in the 1000 Free with a time of 9:29.11… Second fastest time in the 1650 Free for the Buckeyes with a time of 15:17.18
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.
Bryon Tansel Named Assistant Coach
Matt Bowe Named Associate Head Coach
Ohio State Mourns Loss of Bob Bartels