Michelle Williams leads the way with four first-place showings
Team kicks off competition with 180.5 points on the night
Buckeyes get contributions from veterans and newcomers alike
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
At a glance: Adds depth to the Ohio State backstroke and individual medley contingents.
As a junior (2014): Competed at the Big Ten championships, swimming the 200 backstroke, 400 individual medley and 100 backstroke events ... swam a personal best time of 55.43 in the 100 backstroke at Ohio State's Last Chance Qualifier ... posted the team's fifth-fastest time in the 100 backstroke (55.43) ... named a 2014 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
As a sophomore (2013): Set a personal-best time in the 400 individual medley (4:21.54) as well as the 200 individual medley (2:05.05) at the 2013 Big Ten Championships ... also qualified for the 200 backstroke at the conference meet ... earned another personal-best in the 100 backstroke with a time of 55.73 at the Northwestern Invitational (Feb. 1) ... posted the fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time for the Buckeyes (55.73) ... saw action in four events - 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM and 400 medley relay - at the central zone, sectional three leg of the USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series.
As a freshman (2012): Competed at the Big Ten championships during her rookie campaign ... swam two career fastest times at the conference meet - one in the 200 backstroke (1:58.94) and another in the 200 individual medley (2:05.43) ... recorded the team's fifth best 200 backstroke time for the season ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Lauren is a Senior National qualifier in the 200 backstroke ... was a Junior National finalist in the 200 backstroke at the winter nationals held at Ohio State ... a two-time scholastic All-American ... earned Texas all-state recognition in four events at the state high school championships both her junior and senior seasons ... the daughter of Robyn and Scott Davis ... she has a sister, Natalie.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist