March 8, 2012
Ten Ohio State swimmers have received invitations to compete in the NCAA men's swimming and diving championships March 22-24 in Seattle. Ohio State is 9th in the latest CSCAA rankings and posted a 9-1 dual-meet record before finishing second at the Big Ten championships.
Among the 42 schools sending swimmers to the NCAA competition, Ohio State stands among the Top 10 in the number of participants with 10 competing. With 18 invitees, California has the most swimmers competing.
"We are so thrilled for those young men who have an opportunity to represent Ohio State at the NCAAs," says Ohio State head coach Bill Wadley. "This group is an exceptional group of guys who have been a pleasure to work with this season.
"We have qualifiers in nearly every event, which is fantastic, and our relays are as good as they come, which should allow us to be very competitive in Seattle."
Representing the Buckeyes will be:
Zach Birnbrich: 200 free relay; 200 medley relay
Andrew Elliott: 100 back; 200 back; 200 medley relay; 400 medley relay
Lincoln Fahrbach: 200 free; 200 free relay; 400 medley relay
Brent Hitchcock: 1650 free
Zach Holmes: 200 free relay
Alex Miller: 1650 free
Jason Schnur: 50 free; 100 free; 200 free relay; 200 medley relay; 400 medley relay
Markus Sievers: 200 back
Keanu Stevenson: 200 medley relay; 400 medley relay
Luke Stirton: 200 butterfly
Ohio State's divers compete at the NCAA Zone Meet this weekend for the opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Championships.