As a junior (2017): OSU Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten … swam at Big Ten Championships for the first time in her career, competing in three events: 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke, and 200 IM … her best finish at Big Tens came in the 100 breaststroke, where she finished in 27th … her season-best time of 1:02.10 in the 100 breast came at the OSU Invite and was the second-best time on the team …third-fastest time in the 200 breast (2:17.43).
As a sophomore (2016): Won the 50 (31.11) and 100 breaststroke (1:09.17) against Michigan State … took first place in the 100 breaststroke against Wright State (1:04.12)
As a freshman (2015): Debuted for Ohio State in the dual meet against Miami (OH) on Oct. 23, swimming in the 100 and 200 breaststroke … swam primarily breaststroke as a freshman
Background: Set five school records at Strongsville High School, swimming under the direction of head coach Tom Stacy ... an 11-time high school All-American ... named the team's MVP three-consecutive seasons ... placed third at the state championships in the 100 breaststroke, as well as fifth in the 50 freestyle during her senior campaign ... named the Northwest Conference MVP (2014) ... qualified for the state meet all four years .. the daughter of Tom and Rita Washko ... has two siblings, Allison and Michael.
Liz Li: Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist