Former Buckeye All-American Katie Bell sits in second place on 10-meter platform
174 current and former Buckeyes earned degrees in 2011-12
123 current and former student-athletes receive degrees at Ohio Stadium
Twenty-five members named Scholar-Athletes in 2012
Alvarez and Elliott named Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor winners
The Big Picture: Bianca is majoring in neuroscience and psychology ... she is a six-time NCAA diving All-American, a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... she was NCAA runner-up as a freshman in 2008 on the 3-meter and finished fourth on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the 2010 NCAA championships , respectively ... Bianca has two seconds and two thirds at Big Ten championship meets ... last summer (2010), she was runner-up on the 3-meter springboard at the AT&T National Diving Championships held at Texas A&M University, which ties her best finish in a senior national event (2009 USA Diving Spring Nationals) ... she is a five-time Big Ten Diver of the Week honoree. 2010-11: Tallied her fifth and sixth All-America recognitions as a junior ... had a fourth place finish on the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at the NCAA championships ... completed an unbeaten streak of eight consecutive competitions during the regular season ... climbed from seventh-place in the prelims of NCAA qualifying to take the runner-up spot on the 3-meter board, marking her third NCAA appearance ... earned a fourth-place finish on the 3-meter at the 2011 Big Ten championships. 2009-10: Bianca returned to the pool after sitting out the 2008-09 season as a redshirt and captured honorable mention All-American honors on both the 1- and 3-meter springboard events with ninth-place finishes at the NCAA championships, respectively ... she was second on 1-meter and third on 3-meter at the 2010 Big Ten championships . 2008-09: Sat out the season as a redshirt. 2007-08: Earned All-America honors as a freshman on the 1- and 3-meter springboard ... was runner-up to teammate Chelsea Davis on the 3-meter springboard at the 2008 NCAA Championships ... captured fifth on the 1-meter at the national meet ... named to the All-Big Ten second team after finishing second on the 3-meter board at the 2008 Big Ten championships ... earned a third-place finish on the 1-meter in the conference championships ... named Ohio State co-Rookie of the Year.
Background:Member of the 2006 Junior World Team ... finished sixth at the Junior World Championships ... owns/held five Junior National titles ... a two-time Florida state champion and four-year letter winner ... nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman award ... served as president of National Honor Society ... a scholar-athlete ... daughter of Jorge and Sallie Alvarez... has one brother, Eric.
Buckeyes Making Waves at Olympic Trials