Buckeyes won eight of nine events on third night
Ohio State swimmers upholding the "Pay it Forward" tradition
Michelle Williams leads the way with four first-place showings
Buckeyes get contributions from veterans and newcomers alike
As a senior (2017): Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete … competed at Big Ten Championships for the fourth time, swimming in three events: 200 backstroke, 200 freestyle, and 500 freestyle … had Top 25 finishes at Big Tens in the 200 back (1:57.05) and the 500 free (4:47.48) … won a pair of events as a senior: the 200 backstroke against Kenyon (2:03.06) and the 100 backstroke against Cleveland State (57.49) … overall had 11 Top 3 event finishes as a senior … one of 12 Ohio State swimmers to compete at the FGCU Classic, where she swam in the 200 medley relay as well as the 100 and 200 backstroke
As a junior (2016): Swam at 2016 Big Ten Championships in the 200 and 500 freestyle as well as the 200 backstroke, finishing in the top-20 in the latter two events … posted a first place finish against Wright State on Feb. 5 in the 500 freestyle … second-fastest 500 free time on the team (4:46.66) and fifth-fastest in the 200 free (1:49.63) … third-best Buckeye time in the 200 backstroke (1:56.98) … Ohio State Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
As a freshman (2014): Made her collegiate debut on the road vs. Kentucky, swimming the 100 and 1000 freestyle ... competed at the Big Ten Championships ... suited up for finals in the 1650 freestyle at Big Tens, clocking in a 16:52.78 ... saw action in 11 meets throughout the season .. earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.
Prior to Ohio State: Team captain at St. Ursula Academy ... Ohio State High School Runner-up in 500 freestyle ... four-time state qualifier ... four-time All-State honoree ... four-time All-American ... Outstanding Senior Athlete Award ... coached by Ann Gartner at St. Ursula Academy ... also swam for the Cincinnati Marlins (2012-13) and the Anderson Barracudas (2003-2012) club teams ... junior national qualifier ... eight-time state finalist.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist