Thomas Trace
Thomas  Trace

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Upper Arlington, Ohio

Event:
FR/BK

02/27/2017

Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff

Highlights from the past week in Ohio State Athletics

As a junior (2017): Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete… Big Ten Champion as a member of the 200 Free relay team… First Team All-Big Ten… Competed at both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships for the Buckeyes… Swam in the inaugural USA College Challenge… Placed first in the 200 Back at the Dual meets against Kenyon, Denison, and Wright State… Recorded a first place finish in the 200 Back at the Ohio State Invitational… Finished first in the 200 Back at the meet against Pittsburgh and Akron… Tallied a third place finish in the 200 Back at the Dual meet against Michigan… Placed fourth in the 100 Back and second in the 200 Back at the Big Ten Championships… Swam the 50 Back at the NCAA Championships for the Bucks… Recorded the second fastest 100 Back time on the Buckeyes with a time of 46.53… Tallied the fastest 200 Back time for the Buckeyes with a time of 1:41.92

As a sophomore (2016):  Swam at Big Ten Championships in three events: 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and 200 backstroke … finished third in the 200 (1:42.09) and ninth in the 100 (47.19) … swam the fastest 200 back time on the team and the third-fastest 100 back time on the team, as well as the fourth-fastest 50 free time (20.04) … 14 top-three event finishes during the season, including his stellar 200 backstroke performance at Big Tens … qualified for 2016 Olympic Trials

As a freshman (2015): Made his collegiate debut on Oct. 24 in the first meet of the season, competing in the 100 and 200 backstroke … swam at Big Ten Championships as a freshman, competing in the 50 freestyle as well as the 100 and 200 backstroke … achieved a high finish of 11th in the 100 back with a time of 47.62 … fastest backstroker on the team as a freshman … eight Top 3 event finishes