Day three of Big Ten Championships begin on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET
Honorees posted 3.7+ grade-point average in 2016-17
Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year
As a sophomore (2015-16): Ohio State’s B1G Sportsmanship Award recipient at the Big Ten Championships … sustained an injury that caused her to miss the second half of the season … still had seven top-three event finishes, including a win in the 50 freestyle against Denison on Nov. 6 … ranked seventh on the team in both the 50 and 100 free (23.39 and 50.92, respectively) … Ohio State Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
As a freshman (2014-15): Qualified for the Big Ten Championships in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle events... her time fastest times in the 50 and 100 freestyle both ranked in the top-10 on the team.
Background: A state medalist all four years at Port Clinton High School, swimming under the direction of head coach Dan Diaz ... a three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American ... three-time team MVP ... received All-Ohio honors all four seasons ... competed in cross country and track for the Redskins ... a two-time regional qualifier in cross country ... also achieved MVP and first team all-league honors ... the daughter of Brad and Christine Meek ... has two siblings, Shane and Christian.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist