Men's Swimming

Rowan Williams


Ottawa Hills, Ohio

High School:
St. Francis de Sales


Rowan Williams

At a glance: Specializes in distance freestyle and backstroke events for the Buckeyes ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200 backstroke.

As a sophomore (2013): Qualified for three events for the second-consecutive season at the Big Ten championships - 1650 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle ... placed 13th at the conference meet in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 15:16.32 ... recorded a personal-best time of 1:36.56 in the 200 freestyle at Big Tens ... also posted a personal best at Ohio State's Last Chance NCAA Qualifier in the 500 freestyle (4:20.11) ... ranks as the Buckeyes' second-fastest in the 500 and 1650 freestyle events ... received Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.

As a freshman (2012):Competed in three events at his first Big Ten championship meet - 1650 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle ... dropped personal best times at Big Tens in the 500 freestyle (4:22.54) and 1650 freestyle (15:14.01) ... also recorded a personal best time in the 1000 freestyle (9:28.98) at a meet vs. Michigan, Penn State and Northwestern.

Background: Rowan attended St. Francis de Sales High School in Toledo, Ohio ... a USA scholastic All-American for two years ... a northwest Ohio district record holder in the 500 freestyle ... plans to major in science engineering at Ohio State.

Rowan Williams

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