Freshman Taylor Vargo earns a Top 3 finish for the Scarlet and Gray
Team kicks off competition with 180.5 points on the night
Ohio State welcomes solid field this weekend to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Buckeyes get contributions from veterans and newcomers alike
Buckeyes defeat Wildcats, fall to Purdue in Big Ten Opener
At a glance: Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200 individual medley ... specializes in breaststroke and individual medley events for the Buckeyes.
As a freshman (2012): Recorded three individual wins during the season ... first career win came at a home meet vs. Kenyon in the 100 butterfly ... also posted wins in the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley ... qualified for the 2012 Big Ten championships, finishing eighth in the 100 butterfly ... academically, earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Ashley, a breaststroke and individual medley specialist, is from Texas, but swam for the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... was the 2010 Tennessee state swimmer of the year after leading Baylor to the team title ... Tennessee state champion in the 200 individual medley with a state-record time of 2:00.90 and in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.20, a time that is fifth-fastest nationally for 17-year-olds) ... also swam on state champion 200 free and 200 medley relay teams ... has long course bests of 2:22.44 and 4:21.83 in the 200 and 400 IMs, respectively, and 1:11.7 and 2:37.3 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events ... a Swimming World four-star recruit, Vance is a two time National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American ... she competed in August at the ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif. ... the daughter of Joel and Terri Vance, Ashley has two sisters, Megan and Brooke.