Group includes six NCAA qualifiers
Most of any swimming/diving team in the Big Ten
Buckeyes dominate with top times, scores in each event
Buckeyes return to action in two weeks for annual Ohio State Invitational
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
At a glance: Specializes in breaststroke events for the Buckeyes.
As a junior (2014):Placedsecond in the 200 breaststroke (2:09.94) vs. Wright State ... registered personal-best marks at the Ohio State Invitational in the 50 freestyle (21.69) and 200 individual medley (1:55.45) ... achieved Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
As a sophomore (2013): Saw action in eight meets over the course of the season ... had a steller performance at the Ohio State Invitational, picking up three personal-best times - 100 breaststroke (56.38), 200 breaststroke (2:04.74) and 400 individual medley (4:13.85) ... received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2012): Opened Ohio State career swimming the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at a home meet vs. Kenyon ... dropped three personal best times at the Ohio State Invitational - 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 400 individual medley ... academically, earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: John served as a team captain under head coach Matt Davis at Hudson High School ... earned All-America honors ... lists swimming on relays at the state championship meet as his greatest sports thrill thus far ... enjoys watching football and NASCAR ... plans to major in electrical engineering ... brother, Mark Zucca, was a swimmer at Penn State, while his other brother, Mike Zucca, played football at Case Western Reserve ... was a member of National Honor Society in high school ... son of Richard and Linda Zucca.
Ohio State Cruises Past Kentucky, 203-97