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Baseball Timeline
1912-37

  • Ohio State joins the Western Conference, a predecessor of the Big Ten Conference, and hires its first full-time coach, Lynn W. St. John in 1913
  • In 1917, baseball posts a 15-1 record and a 6-1 conference mark to win its first Western Conference championship

    1937-62

  • Baseball wins the Big Ten Conference title in Marty Karow's first season in 1951 and makes its first appearance at the NCAA tournament and College World Series
  • Baseball wins the 1955 Big Ten Conference championship in the season finale with a 7-2 win over Michigan

    1962-1987

  • The Buckeyes win the first of three consecutive Big Ten titles and advance to their second College World Series, earning runner-up honors in 1965
  • Ohio State wins first national title and Steve Arlin is the MVP of the 20th College World Series 1966
  • Dick Finn's Buckeyes score a then-school record 471 en route to an appearance at the Central Regional in Austin, Texas, in 1982, Ohio State's first NCAA since the 1967 season

    1987-2012

  • Ohio State records the best record in the nation - 49-9 in 1994. The Buckeyes earn the NCAA No. 1 seed after winning a record 25 Big Ten games
  • The Buckeyes' current home, Bill Davis Stadium, opens in 1997

    Men's Basketball Timeline
    1912-37

  • The Buckeyes join the Big Ten (Western) Conference in 1912
  • The following season in 1913 Ohio State plays in first Big Ten regular season
  • In 1925 Johnny Miner becomes Ohio State's first All-American; Ohio State wins first Big Ten title (11-1)

    1937-62

  • Ohio State plays in first NCAA Tournament and advances to Final Four in 1939
  • Ohio State plays in first of three-consecutive Final Fours starting in 1944
  • Frank Howard sets Ohio State record with 30 rebounds vs. BYU. Jerry Lucas tied that mark three times in 1956
  • In 1958, Fred Taylor hired as Ohio State head coach
  • Ohio State wins its first NCAA title in the first of three consecutive NCAA title appearances (1960-62) in 1960
  • Jerry Lucas sets Ohio State rebound record with 1,411 career boards over three seasons in 1962; Lucas earns second National Player of the Year award, third Big Ten Player of the Year honor and is named an All-American for the third time

    1962-1987

  • Ohio State wins fifth consecutive Big Ten title, a conference record in 1964; Gary Bradds scores Ohio State record 49 points vs. Illinois; Bradds later was named National Player of the Year
  • Ohio State wins first game vs. No. 1 opponent (93-85 vs. Michigan at St. John Arena) in 1965
  • In 1968 Ohio State earns trip to the Final Four; Bill Hosket is named an Academic All-American, Ohio State's first honoree
  • Fred Taylor's career comes to an end in 1976. He concludes his career with a school record 297 wins, 158 Big Ten victories, seven Big Ten titles, five NCAA appearances, four Final Four appearances, one national title
  • In 1987 Dennis Hopson becomes Ohio State's all-time leading scorer (2,096 pts.)

    1987-2012

  • Jim Jackson earns National Player of the Year in 1992
  • Value City Arena at the Jerome Schottenstein Center opens on the Ohio State campus in 1998
  • In 2001, Ken Johnson sets Ohio State and Big Ten record with 444 career blocked shots
  • Thad Matta is hired as Ohio State's head coach in 2004
  • In 2007, the Buckeyes play for the NCAA title in Thad Matta's third season; Greg Oden is picked No. 1 in the 2007 NBA Draft, the first Buckeye selected No. 1; three Ohio State freshmen selected in NBA First Round (Oden (1), Conley (4), Cook (21)
  • Michael Redd (1998-2000) earns Olympic Gold Media with Team USA in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
  • Evan Turner wins National Player of the Year honors in 2010
  • In 2011 David Lighty sets Ohio State record with 129 career wins; Jon Diebler becomes Ohio State and Big Ten's All-time 3-point leader (374) and Jared Sullinger earns NABC National Freshman of the Year in first year of award

    Football Timeline
    1912-37

  • Varsity manager William A. Dougherty writes the fight song "Across the Field" in 1915
  • Chic Harley is the school's first three-time All-American (1916-17-18)
  • In 1920, because of soaring interest in the football program and Chic Harley, L.W. St. John starts the football campaign to raise funds for Ohio Stadium
  • Ohio Stadium is dedicated Oct. 21, 1922 prior to the Michigan game

    1937-62

  • Ohio State captures its first football national championship in 1942 under coach Paul Brown
  • Ohio State and Michigan compete in the famous "snow bowl" in 1950 and Vic Janowicz wins the Heisman Trophy that year
  • Woody Hayes is named head coach in 1951
  • Hayes leads the Buckeyes to a 10-0 season and the 1954 national championship
  • Ohio State wins national championships in 1957 and 1961

    1962-87

  • Arguably the finest team in Ohio State history uses a 50-14 win over Michigan and a 27-16 Rose Bowl win over USC to win the school's fifth national championship in 1968
  • In 1972 freshmen are cleared to play intercollegiate sports, signaling the start of Archie Griffin's Buckeye career
  • Griffin wins Heisman Trophies in 1974 and 1975 to become the first and still only two-time Heisman Trophy winner

    1987-2012

  • Ohio State celebrates its 100th season of football in 1989
  • Ohio State captures its seventh national championship in 2002, and the Big Ten's first outright crown since 1968, by going 14-0 and defeating Miami in the 2003 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
  • Between 2004-2009 Ohio State wins a school-record six consecutive games over Michigan and wins or shares five consecutive Big Ten championships

    Men's Golf Timeline
    1912-1937

  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten Championship in 1928

    1937-1962

  • Robert Kepler named head coach of the Buckeyes in 1938
  • Billy Gilbert is first Buckeye golfer to win the Big Ten title in 1940
  • Buckeyes win their first NCAA championship, winning on the Scarlet Course in 1945. Howard Baker Saunders was the NCAA medalist and John Lorms wins the individual title
  • Tom Nieporte wins the NCAA individual title and OSU teammate Don Johnson is the runner-up in the first "same school" final match in the 45-year history of the NCAA championship in 1951.
  • In 1959 Jack Nicklaus wins the U.S. Amateur Championship. Mike Podolski is Ohio State's first All-American with a third-team selection
  • The Buckeyes capture the Big Ten championship in 1961 as Jack Nicklaus wins the individual title. He follows that performance by claiming the NCAA medalist and NCAA individual title. Mike Podolski is the runner-up in the second "same school" final match. Nicklaus becomes Ohio State's first First Team All-America selection and also wins his second U.S. Amateur Championship

    1962-1987

  • Steve Groves wins the Big Ten championship individual title in 1973. Groves is named First Team All-America for the second-consecutive year.
  • Jim Brown, a former Buckeye golfer and basketball player, is named head coach in 1974.
  • In 1979, Ohio State wins its second NCAA championship along with its fourth-consecutive Big Ten championship. John Cook and Rick Borg tie for medalist honors in the conference tournament. Cook collects his third-consecutive First Team All-America award and earns the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for the lowest stroke average in the conference.
  • The Buckeyes nab their fifth-consecutive conference championship in 1980. Rick Borg is the first Buckeye to be named All-Big Ten all four years
  • Chris Perry is the Big Ten medalist as the Buckeyes claim their third-consecutive conference championship in 1984. Perry concludes the season as the NCAA Collegiate Player of the Year and becomes just the second Buckeye to earn three First Team All-America selections. Perry also earns the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for lowest stroke average for the third-consecutive year.
  • In 1985 Clark Burroughs captures the NCAA championship after winning the Big Ten individual crown. Ohio State continues its Big Ten championship streak by winning its fourth-consecutive title. Burroughs is named First Team All-America
  • Robert Huxtable is the Big Ten medalist and Dennis Harrington is the runner-up as Ohio State nabs its sixth conference title in as many years in 1987. Huxtable finishes fourth at the NCAA championships and the team ties for fourth

    1987-2012

  • Ohio State wins its 13th Big Ten championship in 15 years in 1990. Chris Smith is victorious as the conference medalist and places 10th at the NCAA championships.
  • In 1995, the Buckeyes win their 20th Big Ten championship led by Chris Wollmann, who finishes runner-up in the individual standings. Ohio State finishes in the Top 10 at the NCAA championships with an eighth-place standing. Wollmann wins the U.S. PubLinks Championship.
  • Guided by Big Ten Coach of the Year Jim Brown, Ohio State wins back-to-back Big Ten championships in 1996. Chris Wollmann and Didier De Vooght tie for second at the conference tournament. Wollmann earns the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for the lowest stroke average in the conference. The Buckeyes would conclude the season finishing fourth at the NCAA championships.
  • In 1997, the Buckeyes win their third-consecutive Big Ten championship and Jim Brown collects his second coach of the year award in as many years. Chris Wollmann is named Second Team All-America after earning the Les Bolstad Award for the second-consecutive season. Ohio State finishes fourth at the NCAA championships.
  • Legendary coach Jim Brown announces his retirement at the end of the 2008-09 season

    Men's Gymnastics Timeline
    1912-37

  • Men's gymnastics finishes seventh in first conference season with a 2-1 record in 1924

    1937-62

  • After a break because of World War II, men's gymnastics returns to competition in 1949 under head coach Joseph M. Hewlett

    1962-1987

  • Men's gymnastics claims three-consecutive Top 3 finishes in the Big Ten conference for the first time in program history from 1979-1981
  • Ohio State captures first Top 5 finish in the NCAA championships under head coach Mike Wilson (36-8 overall record) in 1982

    1987-2012

  • Men's gymnastics wins first NCAA championship in program history and outright Big Ten title in 1985 under head coach Mike Wilson (32-0 record)
  • Men's gymnastics wins second NCAA championship and fifth Big Ten championship under head coach Peter Kormann. Olympic Gold Medalist Blaine Wilson claims the national title in the all-around in 1996

    Men's Hockey Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Men's hockey begins its first season as a varsity sport during the 1963-64 season
  • In 1972, the Buckeyes win the Central Collegiate Hockey Association regular-season and tournament titles

    1987-2012

  • The Buckeyes qualify for their first NCAA tournament and NCAA Frozen Four championships in 1998
  • On Jan. 2, 1999, Ohio State plays its first game in Value City Arena vs. Michigan. The Buckeyes defeat the Wolverines, 1-0
  • An VCA record crowd of 17,343 attend the Ohio State vs. Michigan game Jan. 21, 2000
  • Between 1999-2009, Ohio State has made five NCAA championships appearances - 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2009
  • In 2004, Ohio State is crowned CCHA Super Six champions after winning three games in three days at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

    Men's Lacrosse Timeline
    1937-62

  • 1953 is the first season of varsity men's lacrosse

    1962-1987

  • Between 1965-78, Ohio State wins three Midwest Lacrosse Association championships - 1965, 1966 and 1978
  • The Buckeyes become Great Lakes Conference champions in 1986 and 1988

    1987-2012

  • In 1999, the Scarlet and Gray capture the GWLL conference title
  • For the first time in program history, Ohio State qualifies for the NCAA tournament after winning the GWLL championships in 2003
  • The Buckeyes return to the NCAA tournament in 2004 after winning their second-consecutive GWLL title
  • The inaugural Showdown in the Shoe takes place in April of 2008. Nearly 30,000 (29,601) attend the game in Ohio Stadium
  • Ohio State advances to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in program history after winning the GWLL championship for the fourth time
  • In 2010, Showdown in the Shoe is televised by the Big Ten Network, marking the first men's lacrosse game televised live by BTN

    Men's Soccer Timeline
    1937-62

  • Ohio State completes its first season as a varsity team in 1953, going 3-6-1 under head coach Bruce Bennett.

    1962-87

  • Rich Castillo sets the program records for season goals (20) and points (42) in 1982 and would go on to hold the career records with 49 and 108, respectively, after playing 1980-83.
  • The 1983 squad produces the most goals in program history with 47

    1987-2012

  • The Buckeyes play their first season in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in 1999. Ohio State opens with a 1-0 win over Loyola Sept. 3
  • Ohio State wins the program's first of three Big Ten Tournament titles and made first appearance in NCAA Tournament in 2000
  • In 2003, two Buckeyes (Andy Rosenband, Jake Traeger) were drafted by Major League Soccer, the first of 14 under head coach John Bluem
  • The Scarlet and Gray captures their first Big Ten regular-season title after going 5-1 in the conference in 2004
  • Ohio State advanced to the 2007 College Cup to play for the NCAA Championship, falling to Wake Forest in the title game to end season with 17-4-5 record
  • In 2009, Ohio State earns both the Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships for the first time, securing a program-best No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament
  • A home-record 7,255 watched Ohio State snap Akron's NCAA record-tying shutout streak with a 2-2 draw in 2010. The Buckeyes qualify for a program-record fourth-consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament

    Men's Swimming and Diving Timeline
    1937-62

  • In 1931, Ohio State men's swimming and diving becomes a varsity sport and the Buckeyes earn their first NCAA title in 1936; Jim Patterson becomes the Buckeyes first Big Ten champion in Fancy Diving in 1936
  • In 1937, Jim Patterson becomes Ohio State's first NCAA champion in the 1-meter
  • Nine Buckeyes (swimmers and divers) qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team for the Helsinki Olympics in 1956

    1962-1987

  • In 1962, the Buckeyes capture their 11th NCAA team title. The 11 championships are still a tie for the most by any program in the nation
  • Ron O'Brien is named the Buckeyes' first diving coach
  • Vince Panzano becomes Ohio State's diving coach

    1987-2012

  • The Buckeyes secure their 13th Big Ten title in 2010

    Men's Tennis Timeline
    1912-37

  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten regular-season championship in 1915 (co-champions)
  • Charles Carren becomes Ohio State's first Big Ten singles champion in 1915

    1937-62

  • Charles Samson and Robert Wasserman become the Buckeyes' first Big Ten doubles championship team in 1943

    1962-1987

  • Francisco Gonzalez becomes Ohio State's first All-American in 1975 and 1976

    1987-2012

  • Current head coach Ty Tucker is hired in 2000. Tucker leads Buckeyes to program's first appearance in national championship match in 2009
  • The Buckeyes win six consecutive Big Ten regular-season and tournament championships between 2006-2011
  • Ohio State wins 128 consecutive home matches in Columbus

    Men's Track and Field/Cross Country Timeline
    1912-1937

  • Jesse Owens sets three world records and tied for fourth at the 1935 Big Ten championships May 25, 1935 in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games
  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten cross country title in 1923

    1937-1962

  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten indoor and outdoor championships under head coach Larry Snyder in 1942
  • Ohio State wins three Big Ten indoor championships and five overall from 1942-50

    1962-1987

  • Butch Reynolds becomes an NCAA Champion in the 400m dash in 1987

    1987-2012

  • Three different Buckeyes win five NCAA titles from 1988-1993
  • Ohio State wins back-to-back Big Ten outdoor championships in 1992 and 1993 under head coach Russ Rogers, including an indoor championship in 1993
  • Robert Gary is named 2002 NCAA Division I Coach of the Year in cross country
  • Dan Taylor wins two national titles in the weight throw and shot put at the 2004 NCAA Indoor Championships

    Men's Volleyball Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Ohio State opens its first season of men's volleyball in 1968
  • In 1977, Marc Waldie is named to his third-consecutive NCAA All-Tournament team and, along with Aldis Berzins, becomes the first first-team All-Americans in program history

    1987-2012

  • Head coach Pete Hanson earns his first of 11 Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Coach of the Year awards in 1988
  • Men's volleyball wins first of five consecutive MIVA championships beginning with the 2007 season
  • In 2011, Hanson is named Volleyball Magazine Coach of the Year after the Buckeyes top UC Santa Barbara to win their first NCAA championship in program history

    Wrestling Timeline

    1912-37

  • Harry Steele, a 1980 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee, wins the gold medal in the freestyle heavyweight division in the 1924 Olympics in Paris, France. Steele also won the 1924 heavyweight Big Ten championship
  • Parry Martter wins back-to-back Big Ten titles in 1921 and 1922 at 158 and 145 pounds, respectively.
  • Russ Fairall is Ohio State's first All-American after finishing third in the heavyweight division

    1937-62

  • George Downes becomes Ohio State's first individual national champion at heavyweight in 1940.
  • Wrestling wins their first Big Ten championship in 1951
  • Bill Miller was the heavyweight champion and voted the Big Ten Outstanding Wrestler by vote of the coaches in 1951
  • Dave Camaione was the 123-pound champion and voted the Big Ten Outstanding Wrestler by vote of the coaches in 1960.

    1962-1987

  • From 1966-1985, Ohio State has five Big Ten champions in Dave Reinbolt (1966), Roger Young (1968), Jim Humphrey (1972), Dave Ruckman (1982) and Don Moxley (1985)
  • Russ Hellickson, the all-time winningest coach in program history, is named head coach in 1987. Hellickson would coach the Buckeyes for 20 seasons and compile 272 wins
  • Roger Young was the 130-pound champion and voted the Big Ten Outstanding Wrestler by vote of the coaches in 1968

    1987-2012

  • Rex Holman in 1993 and Mitch Clark 1998 were NCAA champions, both were also two-time Big Ten Champions
  • Kevin Randleman becomes the Buckeyes first two-time individual national champion in 1992 and 1993 at 177 pounds and three-time Big Ten Champion
  • Tommy Rowlands and Lance Palmer become the only Buckeyes to earn four All-America honors
  • Lance Palmer was the 149-pound Champion and voted the Big Ten Outstanding Wrestler by vote of the coaches in 2010
  • Mike Pucillo won the 184-pound Big Ten and National Championships in 2008
  • J Jaggers won two NCAA Championships at 141 pounds in 2008, 2009


    WOMEN'S SPORTS

    Women's Basketball Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Phyllis Bailey becomes the women's basketball coach - women's basketball becomes a varsity sport in 1965
  • Ohio State wins five consecutive Big Ten championships from 1983-87

    1987-2012

  • Ohio State advances to the 1993 Final Four in Atlanta and finishes as national runner-up
  • The Buckeyes win six consecutive Big Ten titles from 2005-11
  • Ohio State qualifies for a school-record 10 consecutive NCAA tournaments under head coach Jim Foster.

    Field Hockey Timeline
    1962-1987

  • In 1971, field hockey officially becomes a varsity sport at Ohio State with Mary Raysa serving as the first head coach of the program. Raysa guides the Buckeyes to an 11-8-4 record in the first two seasons
  • Sue Marcellus becomes the first Buckeye to jump into the national spotlight, garnering First Team All-America awards in 1977, 1978 and 1979

    1987-2012

  • In 2001, head coach Anne Wilkinson leads the Scarlet and Gray to a 15-5 overall record and 5-1 mark in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes capture their first Big Ten regular-season championship and conference tournament title
  • Field hockey advances to program's first NCAA semifinals during 2011 NCAA Championships with a program-best 18 victories

    Women's Golf Timeline
    1937-1962

  • First Women's National Championship is played on Scarlet Course
  • Ohio State wins five Women's National Collegiate Championships in six years

    1962-1987

  • First Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational held in 1975
  • Buckeyes win first Big Ten championship in 1979
  • Ohio State wins its third-consecutive Big Ten title in 1981
  • Ohio State qualifies for first NCAA championships berth, finishing 14th in 1983
  • Cheryl Stacy becomes first Buckeye to be named First Team All-American in 1985

    1987-2012

  • Rosie Jones is the first women's golfer to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame (1994)
  • For the seventh time in program history, Ohio State wins both the team and individual Big Ten titles with Amy Langhals winning the crown in 1997
  • Jones is inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Player Hall of Fame in 1998
  • Buckeyes win their 10th Big Ten championship in 1999 and becomes the only team in the conference to own double-digit titles
  • Mollie Fankhauser wins her second-consecutive Big Ten title in 2002
  • Ohio State records its best finish at the NCAA championships in 2003, placing fourth in the field of 24 in West Lafayette, Ind. - 20 years after the school's first appearance in the tournament. The Buckeyes win the Big Ten championship, with Allison Hanna tying for the individual crown. Teammate Kristen White is named Big Ten Player of the Year and Therese Hession is named Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons
  • The team of Allison Hanna, Kristen White, Lindsay Knowlton, Dana Je and Allyson Harvie combine for a score of 1,187 at the NCAA Championships to finish eighth in 2004. The Buckeyes win their third-consecutive Big Ten title and Hanna is named Ohio State Female Athlete of the Year after receiving First Team All-America and Big Ten Player of the Year honors. Therese Hession is inducted into the National Golf Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Kristen White was honored with her fourth All-Big Ten selection in 2005, making her the first and only four-time honoree at Ohio State, after becoming the 12th Buckeye to win the Big Ten individual championship. White adds to that a First Team All-America honor following second-team selections in 2003 and '04. She also is the first Buckeye to be named Big Ten Player of the Year twice and the first to be a four-time NGCA Academic All-American. Ohio State wins a program-record fourth-consecutive conference title and ties for sixth at the NCAA championships. Therese Hession is named the league's coach of the year for the sixth time and receives the Founders Award from the National Golf Coaches Association

    Women's Gymnastics Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Women's gymnastics becomes a varsity program under head coach Kitty O'Brien in 1970
  • In 1982, Kathy Temple becomes Ohio State's first All-American gymnast when she earned the honor in the all-around
  • Ohio State wins its first of five consecutive Big Ten championships under head coach Larry Cox in 1983

    1987-2012

  • Susan Eckman posts the highest all-around score in program history, a 39.625, in a tri-meet against Kent State and Michigan State (1997)
  • Head coach Cary Fagan ties her predecessor, Larry Cox, with her second Big Ten Coach of the Year honor in 2011

    Women's Hockey Timeline
    1987-2012

  • Women's hockey becomes a varsity sport with its inaugural season taking place during the 1999-2000 season
  • Emma Laaksonen becomes Ohio State's first women's hockey Olympian in 2002, competing for her native Finland.
  • Laaksonen becomes Ohio State's first All-American - AHCA All-America Second Team in 2002
  • Tessa Bonhomme is named WCHA Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year in 2008; named AHCA All-America First Team

    Women's Lacrosse Timeline
    1987-2012

  • 1996 serves as the first season of varsity lacrosse
  • In 2002, Ohio State makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Megan Mirick is named program's first First Team All-American
  • The Scarlet and Gray captures their first ALC regular-season title with 5-1 record in 2003 and finishes with a program-best 14 wins and second-consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament
  • In 2010, Alexis Venechanos is named the second head coach in program history following the 2010 season
  • Ohio State wins first ALC Tournament game 2011, ending a four-year streak of first-round exits and earned double-digit wins for the sixth time in program history

    Rowing Timeline
    1987-2012

  • Just one year after becoming a varsity program, the Buckeyes qualify for the NCAA championships.
  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten championship in 2002. Head coach Andy Teitelbaum is named Big Ten Coach of the Year
  • Conny Kirsch becomes the first member of the rowing team to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007
  • Buckeyes win their second and third Big Ten championship in 2006 and 2011

    Women's Soccer Timeline
    1987-2012

  • Women's soccer becomes a varsity sport at Ohio State in 1993
  • In 2002, the Buckeyes capture their first Big Ten tournament title
  • For the first time in program history, Ohio State wins its first outright Big Ten regular-season title and advances to the women's soccer College Cup

    Softball Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Softball becomes a varsity sport at Ohio State in 1972
  • In 1982, the Buckeyes advance to the AIAW College World Series

    1987-2012

  • In 1990, the program wins its first Big Ten title
  • The Buckeyes are crowned Big Ten champions in 2007 and in 2009, qualify for program's first NCAA Super Regional

    Women's Swimming and Diving Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Ohio State women's swimming became a varsity sport in 1965
  • Carrie Irish-Finneran becomes Ohio State's first Big Ten women's diving champion in 1975
  • In 1979, Vince Panzano becomes Ohio State's head coach
  • Between 1982-86, the Buckeyes won five consecutive Big Ten championships
  • Janelle Bosse won the NCAA title in the 400 IM in 1987
  • Karen LaFace is Ohio State's first NCAA women's diving champion in the 1-meter in 1987

    Synchronized Swimming Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Mary Jo Ruggiei becomes head coach of Ohio State in 1977 and leads the Buckeyes to four consecutive U.S. Collegiate Championship titles
  • During the Buckeyes inaugural year in 1977, eight Buckeyes earned All-America honors - Joanmarie Barris, Heather Bruce, Donna Burian, Terri Edwards, Cory Lamb, Jane McGorum, Cindy Ott and Jill Vincent
  • Sarah Josephson is the first of 10 Buckeyes to earn USSSI (United States Synchronized Swimming) Collegiate Athlete of the Year honors

    1987-2012

  • Linda Lichter-Witter becomes head coach of the Buckeyes in 1999 and leads Ohio State to nine U.S. Collegiate Championship titles
  • After winning the U.S. Senior National Championship for the first time in program history in 2009, the Buckeyes collect their second senior national title in 2011

    Women's Tennis Timeline
    1962-1987

  • 1973-71 marked the first year of varsity women's tennis
  • Between 1974-79, the Buckeyes won the Big Ten championship each year (unofficial)
  • Maria Olazagasti wins the AIAW singles title in 1977 and 1978

    1987-2012

  • Between 1999-2004, the Scarlet and Gray qualifies for the NCAA tournament each year
  • For the first time in program history, Ohio State qualifies a singles and doubles team to the NCAA tournament
  • Ohio State qualifies for the NCAA tournament for three consecutive seasons
  • In 2001, Kristy Dascoli (a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year in 2000 and '01) and Monica Rincon become Ohio State's first women's tennis all-Americans.

    Women's Track and Field/Cross Country Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Stephanie Hightower earns six All-America honors and wins 14 Big Ten titles from 1977-80.

    1987-2012

  • Donica Merriman wins NCAA titles in the 60m hurdles and 100m hurdles at the 2001 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships
  • Ohio State wins its first Big Ten indoor and outdoor titles in 2011 under head coach Karen Dennis.
  • The women's cross country team makes history in 2009 by finishing second at the NCAA Regionals and qualifying for its first NCAA Championships

    Women's Volleyball Timeline
    1962-1987

  • Ohio State opens its first season of women's volleyball in 1971
  • The 1979 squad, under the direction of Sue Collins goes 37-14 to finish in first place in the region

    1987-2012

  • Jim Stone earns his first of four Big Ten Coach of the Year awards starting in 1989
  • In 1991, Ohio State posts a 30-4 record, reeling off a program-record 27 consecutive wins en route to its first of two national semifinals under Stone
  • Laura Davis earns the program's first AVCA Player of the Year award in 1994
  • Stacey Gordon earns her first of four AVCA All-America honors beginning in 2004


    CO-ED SPORTS

    Fencing Timeline
    1937-62

  • The first recorded season of fencing at Ohio State is in 1924
  • In 1926 and 1927, the men's fencing team captures back-to-back conference championships
  • Ohio State wins its first national championship in 1942. Ben Burt becomes the first OSU All-American in 1942 after winning the NCAA epee final

    1962-87

  • In 1978, Charlotte Remenyik comes to Ohio State to coach the women and in the fall of 1980 made OSU history by becoming the first woman to coach a men's varsity team-and as the first woman to coach both the men and the women concurrently
  • Between 1981-84, Remenyik coaches the women to four-consecutive Big Ten championships before the title was discontinued in 1987

    1987-2012

  • In 2004 and 2008, the Buckeyes win the team national titles

    Pistol Timeline
    1987-2012

  • Starting in 1988, Robert Welch earns his first of five first team All-America honors
  • Pistol wins its only Open and first of four Women's Collegiate National Championships in 2000
  • Pistol wins its second-consecutive Women's Collegiate National Championship in 2004
  • In 2008, Teresa Meyer garners a program-record 14th All-America honor

    Rifle Timeline
    1937-62

  • Rifle wins its first Russell Wiles Trophy, given to the highest-scoring team at the Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference championship in 1948
  • In 1950, George Martin earns his fourth All-America honor

    1962-1987

  • Rifle wins the first of seven Russell Wiles trophies in eight years starting in 1970
  • In 1987, rifle wins its seventh-consecutive Swanson Trophy, which is presented to the team with the highest aggregate score in preliminary matches

    1987-2012

  • In 1998, rifle wins its first of six consecutive Russell Wiles trophies

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