Hunter Armstrong


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-6
  • Hometown Dover, Ohio
  • Last School Dover High School

Ohio State Overview

  • Hunter was a true sophomore at Ohio State in 202o-21 and was an OSU Scholar-Athlete who is majoring in sport industry.
  • He is a member of Team U.S.A. for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • Took runner-up honors at the Olympic Trials to 2016 Olympic champion and Ryan Murphy in the 100 backstroke with a personal best swim of 52.48 in the finals.
  • He qualified second overall for the finals with a then-personal best – LCM – in the 100 back of 52.67.
  • Was a points scoring force for the Buckeyes at the 2021 Big Ten championships by scoring in seven events for the third-place Buckeyes.
  • Top finishes at Big Tens included a runner-up in the 100 backstroke, third in the 100 free and fourth in the 50 free.
  • Earned four All-America honors at the NCAA championships, including honorable mention honors in the 100 backstroke after finishing 13th.
  • Part of the first-team All-America 200 medley relay team that finished fourth at the NCAA championships.
  • Helped Ohio State to a seventh-place finish at NCAAs that, coupled with its ninth-place finish in 2019, represented the highest back-to-back national finishes for the program in 58 years.

Prior to Ohio State

  • Hunter transferred to Ohio State from West Virginia University in time for the 2020-21 season.
  • He was a member of the Big 12 Conference commissioner’s honor roll and the WVU Garrett Ford honor roll while competing for the Mountaineers.
  • He swam at Dover (Ohio) High for coach Brenda Wherley.
  • He was an eight-time all-state swimmer and two-time state runner-up.
  • Two-time All-American
  • 2019 Phillips 66 U.S. Nationals qualifier
  • 2018-19 Speedo Junior Nationals qualifier
  • The 2019 Junior Nationals champion in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back, setting a meet record in the 100 back
  • Ranked No. 8 in the 50 free and 50 back, No. 13 in the 100 back and No. 14 in the 100 free in the 2019 FINA 18U World Rankings
  • Earned an Olympic Trials cut in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back