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Jan. 10, 2012

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Athletes of the Week
  • Senior Natalie Spooner had a record-breaking weekend in the women's hockey team's series split at St. Cloud State, Jan. 6-7. The assistant captain finished with three goals and one assist for the Buckeyes in route to become Ohio State's all-time leading goal scorer. With the three goals, Spooner leads all current and former Buckeyes with 87 goals in her career and also has 140 career points. That mark is fourth-best in the program's history and is six points shy of tying Jeni Creary career point total of 146 for third.

  • Sophomore Michelle Williams of the women's swimming and diving team won two individual races and part of two winning relays at Toledo: 50 free (23.72), 100 free (51.59), 200 medley relay (1:42.40) and 400 free relay (3:28.18). Ohio State won the meet against Toledo 201-99 to move to 6-0 in dual meets on the season and has won both the Pitt and OSU invitationals.

    No. 6 Men's Basketball (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Ohio State shook off its most recent loss with a 71-40 victory over Nebraska Jan. 3.
  • Sophomore guard Aaron Craft was named one of 20 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award Jan. 4.
  • Sullinger scored a season-high 28 points and sixth-ranked Ohio State pounded Iowa 76-47 Jan. 7.

    No. 12 Women's Basketball (15-1, 2-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Jim Foster

  • Samantha Prahalis scored 30 points and Tayler Hill added 28 to rally Ohio State from a 15-point first-half deficit for an 84-71 victory over Iowa Jan. 2.
  • Courtney Boylan scored 19 points to help Michigan give Ohio State its first loss of the season, a 73-62 decision, Jan. 7.

    Field Hockey
    Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • Ohio State has added Andy Smith to its staff as an assistant coach, head coach Anne Wilkinson announced Jan. 3.

    Football
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Braxton Miller was honored Jan. 7 by the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) as its 2011 National Freshman Performer of the Year. Recipients of the CFPA awards are chosen based on the extent they increase the overall effectiveness of their team.

    Women's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State opened the 2012 campaign with a 195.375-195.075 victory over Minnesota Jan. 7 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis.

    No. 2 Men's Ice Hockey (14-4-3, 10-3-3-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Nick Oddo, a forward on the No. 2-ranked Ohio State men's hockey team, has been named the CCHA Gongshow Rookie of the Week, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Jan. 2.
  • Oddo has been selected as the CCHA Gongshow Rookie of the Month, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Jan. 4. Oddo, from Omaha, Neb., averaged a point a game during December as the Buckeyes went 4-1 en route to a No. 2 national ranking.
  • With goals from freshmen Al McLean and Max McCormick in the final 3:48 of regulation, along with 35 saves from senior Cal Heeter, No. 2-ranked Ohio State camee from behind for a 2-2 overtime tie at Bowling Green Jan. 7 in the BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio.
  • No. 2-ranked Ohio State skated to a 1-1 tie at Bowling Green and then dropped the shootout, 2-1 in five rounds, Jan. 8 at BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio. Heeter had a season-best 38 saves in the game, with McCormick recording the Ohio State goal.

    Women's Ice Hockey (10-8-4, 7-8-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Senior forward Natalie Spooner scored a pair of goals to lead Ohio State to a 2-0 win over St. Cloud State at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn., Jan. 6.
  • Spooner scored the game-tying goal early in the third, but a late St. Cloud State score gave the Huskies a 4-3 win over Ohio State Jan. 7 at the National Hockey Center in St. Cloud, Minn.

    Pistol
    Head coach: James Sweeney

  • Ohio State defeated Michigan State 5,420-4,543 Jan. 7 at the MSU Demmer Shooting Sports Center. The Buckeyes won all five events and took first place individually in each event.

    Women's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Dorenkott and Vince Panzano

  • In its first competition of the new year, Ohio State posted a 201-99 victory at Toledo in a dual meet Jan. 7. The Buckeyes won both relays, and Ohio State had all but four of the individual winners in the meet.

    Men's Tennis
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Ohio State will begin its spring schedule in the same position in the ITA standings as it finished the 2011 campaign. The Buckeyes open their season Jan. 18th with a doubleheader against Butler and Wright State as the No .3 ranked team in the nation in the inaugural 2012 Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings.

    Men's Track and Field
    Head coach: Robert Gary

  • Ohio State opened the 2012 season with a clean sweep of the 14-event Buckeye Classic Jan. 6 at French Field House.

    Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State officially opened its season Jan. 6 with the Buckeye Classic. The Buckeyes started the season strong with 11 first-place finishes in front of a hometown crowd at French Field House competing against runners from Wright State, Ohio University, the NAIA's Shorter, and several unattached athletes from the area.

    No. 8 Men's Volleyball (1-2)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • No. 8 Ohio State opened the 2012 season with a come-from-behind, 3-2 (19-25, 18-25, 25-19, 28-26, 15-9), victory over No. 14 UC Santa Barbara in the first round of the UC Santa Barbara Invitational Dec. 6.
  • No. 8 Ohio State finished fourth at the UCSB/asics Collegiate Invitational after falling 3-0 to No. 3 UCLA late Jan. 6 and then 3-2 to No. 6 Long Beach State Jan. 7. The two-day, eight-team invitational was held at UC Santa Barbara, Jan. 6-7.

    Women's Volleyball
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • Ohio State has added three recruits for the 2012 season, Ohio State head coach Geoff Carlston announced Jan. 3. Middle blockers Alex Heyn and Andrea Kacsits and outside hitter Katie Mitchell will join a team that finished 2011 with a 21-15 record, reached the Sweet Sixteen for the second-consecutive season and notched its third-straight season with 20-plus wins.

    No. 6 Wrestling (7-0, 1-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • Despite splitting wins with No. 14 Nebraska, sixth-ranked Ohio State was edged by the Huskers, 18-16, Jan. 6 at NU Coliseum in Lincoln.
  • No. 6 Ohio State lost, 24-13, to No. 3 Minnesota Jan. 8 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn. A trio of freshmen in Hunter Stieber, Cam Tessari and Josh Demas garnered wins for the Buckeyes.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Jan. 9-22

    Jan. 10
    Men's Basketball at Illinois, 9 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Jan. 12
    Women's Basketball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Wrestling vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Jan. 13
    Women's Gymnastics at Michigan, 6 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Lees-McRae, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey at Bemidji St., 8:07 p.m.
    Bemidji, Minn.

    Jan. 13-14
    Pistol at Camp Perry Air Pistol Match, TBA
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Fencing at Division 1 NAC, TBA
    Portland, Ore.

    Jan. 14
    Rifle at Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Women's Track vs. Michigan, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

    Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Gymnastics at Windy City Invitational, 7 p.m.
    Chicago, Ill.

    Women's Ice Hockey at Bemidji St., 8:07 p.m.
    Bemidji, Minn.

    Men's Track at Michigan, All Day
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Fencing at Division 1 NAC, TBA
    Portland, Ore.

    Jan. 15
    Rifle at Camp Perry Open, 8 a.m.
    Camp Perry, Ohio

    Women's Tennis at USF, 10 a.m.
    Tampa, Fla.

    Women's Basketball at Michigan State, 4 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Men's Basketball vs. Indiana, 4:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Michigan, 5:05 p.m.
    Cleveland Ohio, Progressive Field

    Fencing at Division 1 NAC, TBA
    Portland, Ore.

    Jan. 16
    Fencing at Division 1 NAC, TBA
    Portland, Ore.

    Jan. 17
    Men's Volleyball vs. Sacred Heart, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Jan. 18
    Men's Tennis vs. Butler, 10 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Tennis vs. Xavier, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Jan. 19
    Women's Basketball vs. Nebraska, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Volleyball vs. George Mason, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Jan. 20
    Women's Swimming and Diving at Michigan State, 5 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Wrestling vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Pistol at Navy, TBA
    Annapolis, Md.

    Jan. 21
    Rifle vs. Army, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Swimming and Diving vs. Harvard, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Swimming and Diving vs. Michigan, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Women's Gymnastics vs. George Washington, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota State, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Women's Tennis vs. Dayton, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Men's Ice Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Basketball at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Pistol at Navy, TBA
    Annapolis, Md.

    Synchronized Swimming at OSU Tri-Meet, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Fencing at NYU Duals, TBA
    New York, N.Y.

    Jan. 22
    Rifle vs. West Virginia, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Men's Tennis vs. Mississippi State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Basketball vs. Illinois, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Volleyball vs. St. Francis (Pa.), 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Synchronized Swimming at OSU Tri-Meet, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

    Fencing at NYU Duals, TBA
    New York, N.Y.

    Pistol at Navy, TBA
    Annapolis, Md.

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