Men's Swimming

Class of 2016: Meet the Sophomores

DJ MacDonald
DJ MacDonald

June 20, 2014

Keeler Callahan
Columbus, Ohio
Major: Physical Education

  • A legacy swimmer at Ohio State as his father, Jim, swam for the Buckeyes
  • Key events are the 100 and 200 freestyle
  • In 2013-14, had a season-best time of 46.08 in the 100 free (at Big Ten Championships) and 1:40.41 in the 200 free (at Ohio State Invitational)
  • As a freshman, kicked off Buckeye career by swimming the 200 freestyle at a home meet vs. Kenyon and Cleveland State
  • Both parents were student-athletes at Ohio State - dad was a swimmer, while mom played tennis
  • Siblings Kendal and Mackenzie both attended Ohio State
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten

Jovan Mitrovic
Lugano, Switzerland
Major: Finance

  • Arrived at OSU mid-season in 2012-13, bringing the Buckeyes immediate depth in distance freestyle events
  • Last season, had three Top 10 times on the team - 500 freestyle (4:28.93), 1000 freestyle (9:18.11) and 1650 freestyle (15:31.35).
  • His time of 9:18.11 in the 1000 free came in the season-opener against Kentucky and was the Buckeyes' second fastest time in the event during the 2013-14 campaign
  • 18th in the 1650 freestyle at the 2014 Big Ten Championships
  • Placed 14th at the 2013 Big Ten's in the 1650 freestyle with a personal-best time of 15:16.48
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete honoree

Dan DiSalle
Toledo, Ohio
Major: Marketing

  • One of four swimmers on the roster from St. Francis de Sales High School
  • Specializes in sprint freestyle events
  • Season-best time in both the 50 freestyle (20.76) and 100 freestyle (45.16) at the 2014 Big Ten Championships
  • His times in the 50 free and 100 free were along the Top 10 on the team in 2013-14
  • Also clocked a 1:42.57 in the 200 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational
  • Six-time state champion and 11-time All-American under head coach Keith Kennedy at St. Francis de Sales
  • Is one of five children
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

 

 

Chris DePietro
Lancaster, Ohio
Major: Biology

  • Adds depth to the Buckeye roster in individual medley, backstroke and butterfly events
  • Season-best times of 49.72 (100 backstroke), 1:47.64 (200 backstroke), 1:48.17 (200 individual medley), 1:52.66 (200 butterfly) and 3:52.07 (400 individual medley)
  • 400 IM time, which occurred at the Big Ten Championships, was the third-fastest on the squad in 2013-14. 200 IM time was fifth-fastest.
  • Won the 200 IM vs. West Virginia (1:52.24) and the 200 butterfly vs. Wright State (1:53.76)
  • Three-time All-Ohio honoree at Lancaster High School
  • Finished first at the YMCA Long Course National Championships in the 200 individual medley event (2012)
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

Sam Decker
Canal Winchester, Ohio
Major: Chemistry

  • Competes primarily as a sprint freestyle specialist for the Buckeyes
  • Second in the 100 backstroke vs. Wright State (52.35)
  • First in the 400 freestyle relay vs. West Virginia (3:05.29)
  • Season-best times in the 50 freestyle (20.88) and 100 freestyle (46.12) both occurred at the 2014 Big Ten Championships
  • Swam a 51.79 in the 100 butterfly at the Ohio State Invitational
  • Won the state championship in the 100 freestyle in 2011 at Canal Winchester

Alex Hutchinson
Harrison, Ohio
Major: Biology

  • Primarily a sprinter, Alex brings depth to the Buckeyes in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle events
  • Had a season-best time in the 50 freestyle (20.95) at the 2014 Big Ten Championships and also clocked a season-best 55.78 in the 100 breaststroke at the championships.
  • Earned All-America status in the 50 freestyle in high school at William Henry Harrison
  • Plans to one day attend medical school
  • Competed with the Cincinnati Marlins Aquatic Club from 2007-12

Josh Fleagle
St. Mary's, Ohio
Major: Human Development and Family Science

  • Member of two school-record setting relay teams in 2013-14 - 400 freestyle (2:51.26) and 800 freestyle (6:19.28)
  • Big Ten champion in the 200 freestyle relay (1:17.93)
  • First team All-Big Ten selection
  • Also swam on the 200 medley relay (3rd, 1:24.90) at the Big Ten Championships
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in five events - 200 freestyle, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, 800 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay
  • Honorable mention All-America in the 200 free relay (season-best time of 1:17.89), 800 freestyle relay (16th, 6:23.42) and 400 freestyle relay (9th, 2:51.26)
  • Season-best times of 19.87 (50 free, Big Ten Championships), 43.19 (100 freestyle, Big Ten Championships) 1:34.14 (200 free, Big Ten Championships).
  • Sixth in the 100 free, 14th in the 50 free and seventh in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships
  • Ranked as Ohio's No. 1 prospect in the class of 2012 by SwimmingWorld.com
  • Won multiple events at the YMCA National Championships: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 200 freestyle
  • Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle

Peter Lyon
Zionsville, Ind.
Major: Molecular Genetics

  • Competes in butterfly and backstroke events for the Buckeyes
  • Season-best times in 2013-14: 51.36 (100 backstroke), 1:48.01 (200 backstroke), 48.50 (100 butterfly), 1:48.01 (200 butterfly)
  • The butterfly times were both personal-bests
  • Arrived at Ohio State as the third-ranked recruit from the state of Indiana, according to CollegeSwimming.com
  • Twin sister Elizabeth swims at Purdue
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

DJ MacDonald
Toledo, Ohio
Major: Finance

  • Member of the school record-setting 400 medley relay (3:06.63), set at the 2014 Big Ten Championships
  • Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 breaststroke
  • NCAA qualifier in the 400 medley relay
  • Had the Buckeyes' top times in both the 100 breaststroke (53:43) and 200 breaststroke (1:56.98)
  • Finished 11th at the Big Ten Championships in the 100 breaststroke and eighth in the 200 breaststroke
  • Earned All-America and Academic All-America status as a junior and senior at St. Francis de Sales
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

Gunnar Wolfe
Phoenix, Ariz.
Major: Business Administration

  • Specializes in sprint freestyle events
  • 2013-14 top times: 20.69 (50 freestyle), 45.78 (100 freestyle)
  • 50 free time occurred at the Ohio State Invitational; 100 freestyle at the Big Ten Championships
  • Was on the winning 400 freestyle relay team vs. West Virginia (3:05.29)
  • Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete

Andrew Brower
Cincinnati, Ohio
Major: Civil Engineering

  • A versatile swimmer who adds depth for the Buckeyes, predominately in freestyle, breaststroke and individual medley events
  • Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 100 breaststroke
  • Arrived at Ohio State as the fifth-ranked swimmer from Ohio in his recruiting class by CollegeSwimming.com
  • Won a state championship all four years of high school

David Morgan
Oldsmar, Fla.
Major: Psychology

  • Specializes in individual medley and breaststroke events
  • Swam a season-best 59.41 in the 100 breaststroke Feb. 7 vs. Wright State
  • Clocked a 1:50.04 in the 200 IM at the 2014 Big Ten Championships
  • Father and uncle both played football at the University of Kansas
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