Buckeyes will host the 2015 Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships
Ohio State swimmers upholding the "Pay it Forward" tradition
Norris, Clary finish 28th and 29th, respectively, in the 1650 freestyle
Norris 18th in the 500 freestyle prelims
Big Ten champion Ashley Vance returns to the pool with eight other Buckeyes at NCAAs
At a glance: Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in the 200 individual medley ... specializes in breaststroke and individual medley events for the Buckeyes.
As a junior (2014): Captured the 200 individual medley (1:56.91) title at the Big Ten championships with a time of 2:12.48 ... finished seventh overall in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.75) and 200 breaststroke (2:12.48) at the conference showcase ... earned a bid to the NCAA championships, swimming the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley events ... held the top time on the Buckeye depth chart for the 100 breaststroke (1:00.90) and second-fastest for the 200 breaststroke (2:12.48).
As a sophomore (2013): Swam in the 200 individual medley at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, competing in the B-Final and finishing with a time of 2:01.24 ... also broke the two-minute mark and set a personal best in the in prelims (1:59.52) ... Had a season-best time in the 50 freestyle (23.26) at the Ohio State Last Chance meet ... neuroscience major ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selection.
As a freshman (2012): Recorded three individual wins during the season ... first career win came at a home meet vs. Kenyon in the 100 butterfly ... also posted wins in the 200 butterfly and 400 individual medley ... qualified for the 2012 Big Ten championships, finishing eighth in the 100 butterfly ... academically, earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Background: Ashley, a breaststroke and individual medley specialist, is from Texas, but swam for the Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... was the 2010 Tennessee state swimmer of the year after leading Baylor to the team title ... Tennessee state champion in the 200 individual medley with a state-record time of 2:00.90 and in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.20, a time that is fifth-fastest nationally for 17-year-olds) ... also swam on state champion 200 free and 200 medley relay teams ... has long course bests of 2:22.44 and 4:21.83 in the 200 and 400 IMs, respectively, and 1:11.7 and 2:37.3 in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events ... a Swimming World four-star recruit, Vance is a two time National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American ... she competed in August at the ConocoPhillips U.S. National Championships in Irvine, Calif. ... the daughter of Joel and Terri Vance, Ashley has two sisters, Megan and Brooke.
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