Freshman Taylor Vargo earns a Top 3 finish for the Scarlet and Gray
Team kicks off competition with 180.5 points on the night
Ohio State welcomes solid field this weekend to McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
Buckeyes get contributions from veterans and newcomers alike
Four Buckeyes earn multiple individual wins for the Scarlet and Gray
At a glance: Currently holds an Ohio State varsity record along with her teammates in the 200 freestyle relay (1:29.96) ... specializes in freestyle and butterfly events ... has scored points for the Buckeyes at three-consecutive Big Ten championship meets.
As a Junior (2013): Participated in four individual events at the 2013 Big Ten Championships - 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 100 butterfly ... earned a personal-best time of 50.06 in the 100 freestyle at the conference showcase ... also dropped personal-bests in the 200 butterfly (2:02.77) at the Ohio State Invitational, 200 individual medley (2:08.84) during a dual with Wright State and the 200 butterfly (2:02.77) at the Ohio State Invitational.
As a sophomore (2012): A member of two Big Ten relay teams and two NCAA Championship relay teams ... placed seventh at the Big Ten championships in the 200 freestyle (1:47.34) ... finished the 400 freestyle relay in a time of 3:17.20 at Big Tens ... also dropped a school record at the NCAA championships with the 200 freestyle relay in 1:29.96 ... recorded three personal best times at Big Tens: 50m freestyle (23.40); 100 freestyle (50.18); 200 freestyle (1:47.23) ... second-team All-Big Ten ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
As a freshman (2011): Member of the relay that broke Ohio State school-record in the 200 medley at the 2011 Big Ten Championships (1:39.43) ... touched first twice in her first meet as a Buckeye vs. Kenyon, once in the 100 freestyle and again in the 100 butterfly (Oct. 30) ... had multiple first place finishes in the 100 butterfly, three total (Kenyon, Wright St., Toledo).
Background: Phoebe attended Wenona School in Sydney, Australia and is a freestyler and butterflyer ... won a silver and two bronze medals for the Australian Youth Olympic Team ... has won seven individual national age medals, including one gold and one silver medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games ... awarded the Australian Sportsmanship Award ... voted team captain as a senior ... the daughter of Rupert and Catrina Cater ... has one sister, Skye, and one brother, Sam ... plans to major in visual communications ... enjoys movies, going to the beach, and spending time with friends.