McDonald sets school record in 200 backstroke
Ohio State set to host highly competitive field at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Virginia Tech, Cleveland State and Denison set to invade McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
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.