NCAA Qualifier Hunter Armstrong to Transfer From West Virginia to Ohio State

Ohio State is likely cheering after receiving a transfer verbal from Hunter Armstrong. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

After just one season at West Virginia, NCAA qualifier Hunter Armstrong will transfer from Morgantown to Columbus, Ohio and will join the Ohio State Buckeyes this fall. Armstrong was one of the last qualifiers into the NCAA Championships this year that ultimately did not happen, having been seeded 29th in the 100 backstroke (46.22). He will be alongside fellow sophomore Jonah Cooper at Ohio State next year who was a 46.16 this fall in also qualifying for NCAAs.


Photo Courtesy: Hunter Armstrong (@hunterarmstrong_)

Armstrong was also seeded to swim the 50 (19.75) and 100 free (42.78) at NCAAs this season as he was one of two swimmers from West Virginia qualified to swim at the meet. Ohio State had seven total swimmers qualified for the meet and they finished second at Big Tens this past season. They are only losing two NCAA qualifiers on their team for next season as the Buckeyes were scored to finish 11th based on the psych sheet.

“I just didn’t fit in at WVU,” admitted Armstrong according to The Times Reporter. “And my top two choices initially were OSU and WVU so it was an easy decision. It was tough still because every program in the top 10 reached out so the school choice was still very difficult.”

“I have full faith in (OSU) Coach (Bill) Dorenkott and his absolutely amazing staff,” added Armstrong. “I think I finally found my home.”

While at West Virginia, Armstrong was a three-time finalist at the Big XII Championships. He finished as high as third in the 100 backstroke and was fourth in both the 50 and 100 freestyle.

A Dover, Ohio native, Armstrong will be joining a Buckeyes team as a rapidly improving sprinter who will be valuable on all of the relays. After just one year in Morgantown, he improved dramatically. Ohio State swimming fans have to be celebrating after getting such a huge pick-up in the transfer market from Armstrong. He also was the long course junior national champion in the 50 (22.57) & 100 free (49.80) and the 100 backstroke (54.97) last summer while representing Canton City Schools.

Hunter Armstrong’s Time Improvement From High School to College:

  • 50 free: 20.12 — 19.78
  • 100 free: 44.27 — 42.78
  • 100 back: 49.22 — 46.25
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