Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics
Talented group includes a first team All-Big Ten selection
Ohio State will host 12 events at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
The Scarlet and Gray will suit up this week for the national championships in Austin, Texas
Follow along with @OhioState_MSwim as Coach Dave Rollins live tweets from the 2014 Big Ten Championships
As a junior (2016): 2016 Big Ten Champion in both the 100 butterfly (45.46) and 100 backstroke (45.07) … All-American in the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly; became the first Ohio State swimmer since 1971 to earn All-American status in two different strokes in the same season, made more impressive that he finished both races inside of an hour from each other … honorable mention All-American in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay … became the first Big Ten swimmer to repeat in the 100 fly since the 2009-10 seasons and the first Ohio State swimmer to win a B1G title in consecutive seasons since 2011-12 … set a Big Ten Championships record with his time in the 100 backstroke, outpacing the field by nearly a full second … Named B1G Swimmer of the Week and CollegeSwimming.com National Swimmer of the Week one time each … finished the season with the third-fastest time in the 100 back and fifth-fastest in the 100 fly … 24 first place finishes during his stellar junior season … qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials
As a freshman (2014): Won a Big Ten title alongside Ohio State's 200 freestyle relay team (1:17.93) ... also a member of the school-record setting 400 medley relay (3:06.63) at the Big Ten championships ... recognized as first team All-Big Ten ... received honorable mention All-America accolades in the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA championships (11th, 1:17.89) ... placed seventh in the 100 backstroke at Big Tens ... a three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week honoree ... had a superb showing at the Ohio State Invitational, winning the 200 medley relay and finishing second in the 100 butterfly, third in the 400 medley relay, fifth in the 400 freestyle relay and seventh in the 100 backstroke ... academically, named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State:Coached by Jim Sachse and Chrise See as a stroke/freestyle sprinter ... Wisconsin Little Ten Conference champions ... ranked third in Wisconsin by CollegeSwimming.com ... 2013 Little Ten Conference Swimmer of the Year ... 2013 All-State honoree ... 2013 All-Conference ... won state championship in 100 butterfly by three seconds as a senior .... also placed second in 100 backstroke at state championships.
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