COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State University finished in 22nd place at the 2010 NCAA championships that concluded Saturday at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center. Florida won the team championship by 2.5 points over Stanford with California, Arizona and Georgia in third-place through fifth, respectively, and all within 40 points of Florida’s 382 points.

Ohio State’s three swimmers were each in the pool to complete their 2010 NCAA experiences Saturday. Senior Megan Alexander, from Worthington, Ohio, closed out her collegiate career by finishing 28th in the 200 breaststroke in the time of 2:12.91.

Two swimmers who will look to return to NCAAs next year accompanied by more of their teammates also wrapped up with their third and second swims of the meet. Junior Samantha Cheverton, from Lachine, Quebec, was 25th in the 200 backstroke in 1:55.66.

And freshman Shannon Draves, from Gilbertsville, Pa., capped a terrific freshman campaign by placing 23rd in the 200 butterfly in 1:57.55. Her NCAA swims are on top of her swimming in two finals at the Big Ten championships and setting school records in both butterfly events, including a record-setting 53.54 time in the 100 fly in the Friday preliminaries here at the NCAA championships.

2010 NCAA Championships – Ohio State Recap

Team Finish – 22nd

All-American Honors – Three

School Records – Two

Competitors – Five

  • Sr. Megan Alexander – 27th in 100 breaststroke; 28th in 200 breaststroke;
  • So. Bianca Alvarez – 9th on both 1- and 3-meter springboards; twice named honorable mention All-American;
  • Jr. Samantha Cheverton – 17th in 500 free in school record 4:42.64; 18th in 200 free and 25th in 200 backstroke;
  • Sr. Chelsea Davis – 7th on 1-meter springboard; All-American; and
  • Fr. Shannon Draves – 26th in 100 butterfly in school record 53.54; 23rd in 200 fly.