Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Junior Alex Norris drops personal best time in 500 freestyle (4:41.30) for fourth.
Day two of conference championships begin at 11 a.m. Thursday with prelims
No. 20 Buckeyes travel to Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 20-23 at 2013 Big Ten championships
Buckeyes welcome members from eight teams to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion this weekend
At a glance: Arrives at Ohio State after an impressive freshman campaign at New Mexico State ... specializes in freestyle and butterfly events.
As a freshman (2012): Attended New Mexico State ... became the second swimmer in school history to compete at the NCAA championships ... qualified for the 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle and 50 freestyle events at NCAAs ... won the 200 freestyle at the WAC championships with a New Mexico State varsity record of 1:46.38 ... also took runner-up honors in the 50 freestyle (22.82) and 100 freestyle (49.28) ... picked up WAC Freshman of the Year honors ... also set school records in the 50 and 100 freestyle events, as well as the 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay.
Background: Swam with Magdeburg Swim Club from 2005-11 ... earned several Top 3 finishes in freestyle and butterfly events at the German Nationals ... also posted several A-final qualifications at the German Nationals ...away from the pool, enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends ... lists the atmosphere at the WAC championships as her greatest sports experience to date ... daughter of Michael and Carola Schmidtke ... has two brothers, Tim and Niels.