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  Ariel Hodges

Ariel Hodges

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Warren, Mich.

High School:
Kolbe Academy Homeschool

Height:
5-9

Event:
IM, BR, Fly

Birthdate:
10/21/1994

02/08/2013

Six in a Row: `Cats Race Past Penguins, 164-126

Bobcats remain unbeaten in 2013 ahead of Senior Day showdown with Miami Saturday

10/11/2012

Swimming and Diving Hosts Annual Intrasquad Meet Friday

Bobcats begin season with Friday exhibition

2012-13: Swam a wide variety of events for the Bobcats, ranging from the 50 Breaststroke to the 1650 Freestyle ... Earned two first-place finishes throughout the season for Ohio, first in the 200 Fly (2:09.61) Jan. 22 in a dual-meet victory at Marshall and next in the 500 Free (5:16.03) in a Feb. 8 dual-meet victory over Youngstown State ... Earned 19 top-five finishes throughout the season.

Prior to Ohio: Swam for club team Oakland Live Y'ers ... 2012 NCSA Junior National qualifier ... 2012 Indy Grand Prix qualifier ... 2012 top eight finalist in multiple events at the STAR Invitational ... Three-time State Champion (100 BR, 200 Fly, 400 Free) ... Two-time Scholastic All-American ... 2009 Central Zone Select Camp qualifier ... Top times: 400 IM - 4:27.67, 100 BR - 1:05.62, 200 Fly - 2:06.10.

Personal: Born Oct. 21, 1994 ... Has one brother, Josh .... Daughter of William and Lora ... When not swimming, enjoys reading and playing on the computer ... Majoring in Biological Sciences.

Chose Ohio because: "When I took my recruiting trip here the girls were very welcoming and I felt like I fit. I love the campus and the academics. Ohio offers me both the best of academics and swimming."