Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
The men's swimming and diving team led the way with 28 honorees
February 5 - February 11, 2013
Ohio State will now prepare for 2013 Big Ten Championships Feb. 20-23
Freshman Sara Craft and junior Mary Sarah Cruzan each earn wins for Ohio State
At a glance: Specializes in backstroke events for the Buckeyes ... qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 backstroke.
As a junior (2013): Competed in three events at the 2013 Big Ten Championships ... earned two personal-best times at the conference meet - one in the 200 backstroke (1:58.43) and another in the 200 individual medley (2:05.32) ... set six personal-best times over the course of the season, including two at the NCAA Last Chance Meet in March: 100 freestyle (52.05), 200 freestyle (1:50.89).
As a sophomore (2012): Posted a personal best time in three events at the Big Ten championship meet: 100 backstroke; 200 backstroke; 200 individual medley ... qualified for the C-final in the 200 backstroke at Big Tens, finishing in 18th-place overall ... also dropped a personal best time in the 50 backstroke at the Ohio State Invitational ... holds the team's fourth best 100 backstroke time (56.49) ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2011): Recorded the fifth best time in the 200 backstroke while gaining experience with the Scarlet and Gray (1:59.48).
Background: Mary Sarah attended Southridge High School and was a high school All-American as a freestyler ... a four-year letter winner, was the Oregon state champion in the 500 freestyle in 2009 and 2010 ... voted as the team's most valuable wwimmer in 2009 ... voted "Outstanding Senior Athlete" by her high school ... qualified for both the U.S. Nationals and the U.S. Open ... the daughter of Carol and Mitch Cruzan ... has one sister, Beth ... plans to become a nurse and work in surgery ... a National Honor Society member and a USA Scholastic All-American ... enjoys blogging, running, and reading.