Dec. 3, 2002

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Deanna Strunk (Fr., West Lawn, Pa./Wilson) has truly impacted the women’s swimming and diving program.

The freshman was a double-event winner over Cleveland State, finishing first in the 200-yard individual medley in a time of 2:12.93. She also placed first in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:11.39. In addition, she holds team’s season best times in the 200 and 400 IM with times of 2:08.38 and 4:29.27. In addition, she holds team’s best of the season in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.38.

Since the season started, Strunk has dominated, taking first place a total of 11 times in four different events. Strunk has definitely stepped up where Ohio State needed her most in the 200-yard butterfly, 200-yard individual medley and has given the Buckeyes depth in the backstroke. Strunk has guided the Buckeyes to a 6-1season record.