What a season for the Buckeyes
Day three begins at 9 a.m. ET
Liz Li accomplishes rare feat and dominated the Big Ten meet
Day four of Big Ten Championships begin on Saturday morning at 11 a.m. ET
Day three of Big Ten Championships begin on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. ET
As a sophomore (2016): Honorable mention All-American in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays … Big Ten Champion and First Team All-Big Ten after winning in the 200 freestyle relay … had the second-fastest 50 freestyle time on the team (22.48) and the third-fastest in the 100 freestyle (49.61) … helped set the school record in the 200 free relay (1:28.29) … placed fourth at the Big Ten Championships in the 50 free and also swam in the 100 free and 100 butterfly … Ohio State Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten
As a freshman (2015): Made her collegiate debut in the dual meet against Miami (OH), swimming in three events: 100 and 200 freestyle as well as the 100 butterfly … won the 100 free in her first collegiate meet (52.16) … swam at Big Ten Championships as a freshman, competing in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle … achieved a high finish of 13th at Big Tens, which she did in the 50 free (22.92).
Background: Swam for four years under the direction of head coach John Fagan at the Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills, Ohio ... regarded as the team's MVP four-consecutive seasons ... won state titles in the 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle during her junior campaign ... also conquered a state title as a sophomore in the 50 freestyle ... finished runner-up at the state championshipsfour times ... named a three-time scholastic All-American ... received All-Ohio honorsfour times ... an eight-time individual All-American ... the daughter of Tim McNichols and Leigh Owen ... has two siblings, Tyler and Riley.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist