Mario McDonald


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 6-4
  • Hometown Farmington Hills, Mich.
  • Last School Detroit Catholic High School
  • Club Drop Aquatics

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Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022)

2021-22 (Sophomore)

  • Raced NCAA B cuts in the 50 free (19.90) and 100 free (43.69)
  • Competed in six regular season meets for Ohio State

2020-21 (Freshman)

  • Competed in the Buckeyes’ three regular season meets of the year

Prior to Ohio State

  • Swam for Jessica Stoddard at Detroit Catholic High School where he was a Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and NISCA All-American as well as NISCA Academic All-American
  • He was a nine-time All-State honoree and an eight-time All-American
  • Member of the DROP Aquatics club program, swimming under Drew Hansz
  • Son of Maria and Dale McDonald