Dec. 4, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jason Schnur, a senior on the No. 10 Ohio State men’s swimming and diving team, was named Big Ten Co-Swimmer of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. Schnur, who earns his second weekly conference award, shares the honor with Miguel Ortiz of Michigan.
Schnur, from Oak Hills High in Cincinnati, helped the Buckeyes to a fourth-consecutive OSU Invitational title over No. 5 Florida, No. 7 Indiana No. 17 North Carolina and Wisconsin last weekend after claiming five first place finishes and three NCAA automatic qualifying marks. Schnur, a two-time Big Ten champion, won the 100 freestyle (43.31) and was a part of four first-place relay teams including the 200 free (1:17.84), 400 free (2:53.15), 200 medley (1:26.79) and 400 medley (3:10.55), while also finishing second in the 50 free (19.93).
The Buckeyes won the invitational by a 300-point margin, winning 10 of the 18 swimming event during the three-day competition at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
Ohio State will now spend of the month December training in Columbus as well as traveling south to train during winter break Dec. 13-21 in Boca Rotan, Fla.