Buckeyes won eight of nine events on third night
Ohio State swimmers upholding the "Pay it Forward" tradition
Norris, Cater, Schmidtke, Luchansky swim to 13th place finish
Big Ten champion Ashley Vance returns to the pool with eight other Buckeyes at NCAAs
Senior Alex Norris invited for the fourth consecutive year
At a glance: Arrived at Ohio Stateas the fourth top recruit in the state of Connecticut by CollegeSwimming.com ... specializes in freestyle and butterfly events.
As a senior (2016): Swam in four events at the 2016 Big Ten Championships: 100, 200, and 500 freestyle as well as the 200 freestyle relay, in which she helped the team place seventh … had nine event wins this season, including two instances in which she won twice: Cleveland State on Nov. 12 and Eastern Michigan two days later … Ohio State Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
As a sophomore (2014): Dropped her fastest time of the season in the 100 freestyle (50.73) at the Big Ten championships ... placed 11th overall in the 200 freestyle at Big Tens ... competed in 10 meets during her sophomore campaign ... swam to a runner-up finish in both the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle against Big Ten foes Nebraska and Michigan ... named an Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipient.
As a freshman (2013): Competed at the Big Ten championships in three events - 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 individual medley ... dropped a personal-best time of 1:48.45 at the conference meet in the 200 freestyle ... touched in 2:02.89 at Big Tens in the 200 individual medley,another personal best ... posted the third-fastest 200 freestyle time for the Buckeyes (1:48.45).
Background: Captained high school team at St. Joseph's ... earned All-FCIAC and all-state recognition ... also captained club team, the Wilton YMCA Wahoos ... would like to attend graduate school and travel in the future ... enjoys hanging out with friends and family ... daughter of James and Margaret Luchansky ... has two older siblings, Kevin and Emily.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist