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 defeat Wildcats, fall to Purdue in Big Ten Opener
Four Buckeyes earn multiple individual wins for the Scarlet and Gray
At a glance:Will swim primarily breaststroke events for the Buckeyes.
As a freshman (2013): Recordedthe second-fastest time in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.55) and fifth-fastest in the 200 breaststroke (2:20.78) ... competed at the 2013 Big Ten Championships in the 100 breaststroke, where she claimed 16th with a time of 1:03.35, a personal best ... also participated in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley at the conference showcase ... opened Buckeye career in a home tri-meet with Kenyon and Cleveland State ... gained experience at thecentral zone, sectional three leg of the USA Swimming Speedo Champions Series over the summer, competing in the 200 individual medley and 100 breaststroke.
Background: Rachael earned all-league, all-city and all-state recognition each of her four years at Notre Dame Academy ... captained the team as a senior ... voted as the team's most valuable swimmer ... was named TRAC Swimmer of the Year in 2012 ... led the team to district championships all four years ... also lettered in softball under head coach Al Beale ... would like to become a registered architect following graduation from Ohio State ... daughter of Betty and Bob Dzierzak ... has two siblings, Ellen and Tommy.