Cody Bybee has announced his plans to stay at Arizona State for his fifth year of eligibility, and Max McCusker has announced that he will transfer into Arizona State for his fifth year of eligibility.
“Just a kid from Ohio🙏🏽
Blessed to have received my B.S in Business Management here at ASU! Happy to announce I’ll be pursuing a Masters in Applied Leadership & Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management during my 5th year of eligibility!
Thanks to my friends, family, & coaches for some of the best years of my life thus far🍾
Bybee spent his first four years at Arizona State. He was technically listed as a redshirt junior this past season as Arizona State redshirted their whole roster during the 2020-2021 season.
This season, Bybee helped Arizona State to a third place finish at the 2022 Men’s Pac-12 Championships as he scored 37 individual points, the fifth most on the team. Bybee finished third in the 100 fly (45.32), fourth in the 50 free (19.17), and 11th in the 100 free (42.78). He also was on the Sun Devils second place 200 medley relay swimming the butterfly leg. He also swam on their runner up finishing 200 freestyle relay as the anchor.
Bybee went on to compete at the 2022 NCAA Championships. There he swam in prelims of the 50 free (19.23, 20th), 100 free (42.48, 30th), and 100 fly (45.53, 25th). He also swam on both their 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay. Both relays finished sixth.
Bybee’s best SCY times:
- 50 free: 19.17
- 100 free: 42.36
- 200 free: 1:33.46
- 100 fly: 45.19
McCusker arrives at Arizona State after spending his undergraduate career at Florida State. McCusker told SwimSwam that he will be pursuing a master’s in Sports Law.
He also told SwimSwam that he transferred to ASU because of the “high level coaching staff alongside the world class sprint program that has been developing. I want to push myself against the best in college and win national titles.”
McCusker made the B final in all three of his individual events at the 2022 ACC Championship. There he finished ninth in the 100 fly (45.74), 10th in the 100 free (42.57), and 13th in the 50 free (19.48). He went on to swim at NCAAs where he finished 42nd in the 100 fly (47.02) and 50th in the 50 free (19.85).
His best SCY times are:
- 50 free: 19.28
- 100 free: 42.57
- 200 free: 1:35.94
- 100 fly: 45.74
McCusker’s best times have the potential to make an immediate impact for the Sun Devils at both the conference and national level. His best time in the 50 free would have finished fifth at the 2022 Pac-12 Championships, his best 100 free would have finished fifth, and his best 100 fly would have finished sixth. In total, McCusker’s best times would have brought an additional 41 individual points to ASU at the Pac-12 Championships. The Sun Devil men finished 108 points behind second place Stanford.
McCusker’s best 50 freestyle time is 0.01 faster than what Jack Dolan swam to leadoff the team’s 200 freestyle relay at the 2022 NCAA Championships. That relay was made up of Dolan (redshirt sophomore), Grant House (redshirt senior), Leon Marchand (freshman), and Bybee.
The Sun Devil men finished sixth at the 2022 NCAA Championships with a total of 236 points.