Oops, they did it again. They swam with their hearts. They stayed in their lanes.
The Ohio State Women's Swim & Dive team entered today with a commanding 199-point lead over the rest of the conference and closed out the defense of their title.
Ohio State wins the 2021 Big Ten Swimming and Diving Championship and successfully defends its 2020 crown. Congratulations Ohio State!! pic.twitter.com/GfxaEJZyxg— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 28, 2021
The Buckeyes were absolutely dominant all season, led by 1st team All-B1G swimmers Amy Fulmer, Emily Crane, Freya Rayner, Hannah Bach, Katherine Zenick, Katie Trace, Kristen Romano, Taylor Petrak and Sally Tafuto.
If you're curious, proportionally the football team would need to have 20 players earn all-B1G honors to match what women's swim & dive pulled off this season. They were terrific individually, which made the team competition academic.
The 2021 Big Ten Conference Champion 200 Freestyle Relay team from Ohio State University. pic.twitter.com/g2R9kvBFmw— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 27, 2021
- Senior teammates Kristen Romano and Katy Trace finished one-two in the 400 individual medley.
- Taylor Petrak, Emily Crane, Katherine Zenick and Amy Fulmer won the 200 free relay, one of three relay wins for the Buckeyes.
- Emily Crane sets an Ohio State record in the 100 backstroke with a 51.38 to take 2nd place.
- Hannah Bach broke the Ohio State record twice (previously held by...Hannah Bach) and won the B1G championship in the 100 breaststroke with a record time of 58.29. Hanna Gresser and Leah Baker also made the finals and finished 6th and 7th, respectively.
- Ciara McGing placed 3rd on the platform and Lexie Barker finished 6th.
Full stats here.
The 2021 Big Ten Conference Champion Ohio State Buckeyes! pic.twitter.com/1SnvJKmCFe— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 28, 2021