DJ MacDonald and Peter Lyon among multi-event winners
Group includes six NCAA qualifiers
The Scarlet and Gray will suit up this week for the national championships in Austin, Texas
Miller improves on season-best time in 500 freestyle by two seconds
Follow along with @OhioState_MSwim as Coach Dave Rollins live tweets from the 2014 Big Ten Championships
At a glance: Earned the Mike Cochran Award, given to the team's most promising freshman, at the season ending awards banquet (2012) ... specializes in backstroke and individual medley events for the Buckeyes.
As a junior (2014): Posted Ohio State's season-best time in the 200 individual medley (1:45.84) at the Ohio State Invitational ... qualified for the NCAA championships in the 200 backstroke with a season-best time of 1:41.66 at the Georgia Tech Last Chance Meet ... placed 26th at the NCAA championships in the 200 backstroke ... swam in three events - 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley - at the Big Ten championships.
As a sophomore (2013):Qualified for three individual events at the NCAA championships, including the 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley ... dropped a personal-best time in the 100 backstroke at NCAAs with a time of 47.39 ... earned a second-consecutive trip to the Big Ten championships ... placed seventh at the conference meet in the 200 backstroke in 1:42.95 ... finished in 12th-place in the 200 and 400 individual medley with times of 1:46.63 and 3:50.52, respectively ... recorded nine wins over the course of the season, including one vs. rival Michigan in the 200 backstroke ... ranks as OSU's second-fastest 100 backstroke and 400 individual medley swimmer.
As a freshman (2012): Competed at the 2012 Big Ten Championships in three events: 200 backstroke, 400 backstroke and 200 individual medley ... posted three personal best times - 50 backstroke (22.65), 200 individual medley (1:47.36) and 400 individual medley (3:49.78) - at the Ohio State Invitational ... captured first win as a Buckeye in the 200 backstroke vs. Miami ... ranked third on the team in the 200 backstroke and 200 individual medley, as well as second in the 400 individual medley ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Steven attended Little Miami High School in Morrow, Ohio ... was a four-time state champion (200 IM and 100 backstroke, junior and senior year) ... two-time "performance of the state meet" winner (junior and senior year) swam for the Countryside YMCA Torpedoes club team ... will major in exercise science at Ohio State.
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