COLUMBUS, Ohio The Ohio State women’s swimming team and its coaches have selected three exceptional individuals to captain the team for the season: seniors Courtney Brayman and Griet Buelens and junior Jill Lockhart. Head coach Bill Dorenkott announced the captains Friday, Dec. 19.
“I am thrilled to have Griet, Courtney and Jill lead our program into the future,” Dorenkott, who is in his first year with the program, said. “All three represent all that is good in being a Buckeye. They consistently demonstrate attitude, effort and a willingness to make themselves and those around them better.”
Brayman, a butterfly specialist from Pittsford, N.Y., is a two-time Academic all-Big Ten Conference selection and a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. She is majoring in engineering/physics.
Buelens, a three-time NCAA qualifier and the 2005 Big Ten champion in the 200 butterfly, is a sports and leisure studies major from Kapelle-Op-Den-Bos, Belgium. She is a three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete as well as a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American honoree.
Lockhart is a junior individual medley specialist from Muncie, Ind. A 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier in the 200-meter backstroke, Lockhart is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference selection.
The Buckeyes, 3-0 in dual meets this season and coming off a fourth-place finish at the 15-team Ohio State Swimming and Diving Invite, resume dual meet competition at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, vs. Wright State at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.