July 21, 2017
Columbus, Ohio— Nick Hogsed is the newest member of the Ohio State swimming team, director of swimming and diving Bill Dorenkott announced Friday.
Originally from Sharpsburg, Georgia, Hogsed will have two years of eligibility remaining after competing for two seasons at Arizona.
As a sophomore in 2015-16 he was among the fastest freestylers on the team, posting the second-fastest time on the Wildcats in the 500 free and the third-fastest in the 1,000 free. He had a pair of Top 10 finishes at Pac-12 Championships that year as well, doing so in the 500 and 1,650 free. Out of the pool he was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention honoree.
As a freshman Hogsed debuted as one of Arizona’s fastest in freestyle events. He had the third-fastest time on the team in three different events: the 500, 1,000, and 1,650 free. At his first appearance at Pac-12 Championships, he finished in the Top 10 of the 500 and 1,650 free, earning NCAA B cuts in both events. Prior to his arrival at Arizona he was an incredibly decorated swimmer at East Coweta High School, where he held several school records upon graduation. Last summer he participated in 2016 Olympic Trials, swimming in the 400 freestyle. He also swam at World Championship trials in the 400 and 800 free.
Currently swimming for Swim Atlanta under coach Chris Davis, Hogsed’s contribution is a strong addition to what should be a great crop of swimmers in 2017-18 for the Buckeyes.
Hogsed’s Top Times:
200 free- 1:37.6
500 free- 4:18.4
1650 free- 15:00.5
400 IM- 3:52.4
200 free (LCM)- 1:50.6
400 free (LCM- 3:52.3
800 free (LCM)- 8:04.8