Hudson McDaniel


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-2
  • Hometown Ashland, Ohio
  • Last School Ashland HS
  • Club Team OSSC

Career Bests

Career Honors

  • CSCAA First Team All-American
    • 100 Breast
    • 200 Medley Relay (2021)
  • CSCAA Second Team All-American
    • 100 Breast (2021)
  • Second Team All-Big Ten (2021)

2020-21 (Junior)

  • Member of the 200 and 400 Medley Relay that broke Ohio State school records at the NCAA Championships and Big Ten Championships, respectively
  • Raced and earned points for the Buckeyes in the 200 and 400 Medley Relays and 100 and 200 Breast at the conference championships
  • Posted a career-best 51.55 in the 100 Breast at the NCAA Championships
  • Swam a career-best 1:57.76 in the 200 Breast at the Big Ten Championships

2019-20 (Sophomore)

  • Swam at nine difference meets throughout the season
  • Was part of the 200 Medley Relay team that finished fourth at the Big Ten Championship with a time of 1:24.54
  • Swam a personal best 1:59.90 in the prelims of the 200 Breast at Big Tens
  • Qualified for the finals of the 100 Breast at the Big Ten Championships and finished sixth in a personal best 52.40

2018-19 (Freshman)

  • Won the 50 Breast at the CSCAA National Invitational Championship with a personal-best time of 24.22; also recorded a career-best 200 Breast time of 2:02.23
  • Earned a win in the 100 Breast at the Ohio State Winter Invitational after setting a personal record in the prelim with a time of 54.08; also recorded a 50 Free best time of 21.06 as part of the 200 Free Relay that finished second with a time of 1:23.87
  • Third in the 100 Breast at the Shamrock Invitational with a time of 55.12
  • No. 4 100 Breast time on the team for the season

Prior to Ohio State

  • Lettered all four years as a member of the swimming team under the direction of Krissy Geren
  • Two-time OHSAA State Champion in the 100 Breast
  • Swam on the Ohio State Swim Club for two years
  • Three-time All-American
  • OHSAA State Finalist in track & field; lettered all four years for Dan Fuller
  • Also a one-year letterwinner in football as a wide receiver


  • Son of Jamie and Jeff McDaniel
  • Has one older sibling and three younger siblings
  • Why he chose Ohio State: “Coach Dorenkott and his new staff are going to take the Buckeyes to the next level! They have top-notch facilities as well as everything I need to succeed in the classroom. Go Bucks!”