This summer we are highlighting former Buckeye student-athletes who have returned to work in the athletics department
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
At a glance: A sprint freestyle specialist for the Buckeyes ... competed in her first Big Ten championship meet as a freshman.
As a sophomore (2013):Competed in nine regular season meets for the Buckeyes, including the Ohio State Last Chance meet in March ... dropped a personal-best time of 1:55.11 in the 200 freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational.
As a freshman (2012): Set three personal best times at the Pittsburgh Invitational: 50m freestyle (29.28), 100m freestyle (52.82) and 200m freestyle (2:17.71) ... opened Ohio State career at a home meet vs. Kenyon, competing in the 50m and 100m freestyle events ... qualfied and competed at the Big Ten championship meet ... earned a Varsity O letter ... academically, was recognized as an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Background: Makena was a three-time PIAA qualifier at Seneca Valley, winning four varsity letters ... an outstanding leader, she was a two-year team captain as well ... she was an eight-time WPIAL medalist during her prep career ... four-year Scholar-Athlete ... Makena is the daughter of Scott and Diane Lynch ... her older sister, Megan, is an Ohio State student ... favorite pro sports team is the Cleveland Browns ... plans to major in Business.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist