Athletics Good Stuff

Feb. 7, 2012

Athletes of the Week
  • Senior captain Laura McIntosh put her name at the top of another Ohio State women's hockey record list as she became the program's all-time career points leader following the team's series split at Minnesota Duluth this weekend. She entered the series tied for first with former Buckeye Jana Harrigan (2003-06) with 160 career points

    In the team's 4-3 win Saturday versus the No. 9 Bulldogs, the Waterloo, Ontario, product broke the Buckeye record with a power-play goal at 10:42 in the second period. The goal was the game-tying goal to lock the score at 2-2. She then dished out back-to-back assists to lead the team to a one-goal victory.

    With the three points, McIntosh leads all current and former Buckeyes with 163 career points. The three points also adds to a trio of other records held by McIntosh; career assists (119), career points in WCHA games (130) and career assists in WCHA games (94). The two assists move McIntosh's season total to 23 to lead the team.

  • Senior assistant captain Natalie Spooner had another stellar weekend for the Buckeyes, totaling six points on three goals and three assists. The forward opened with a pair of assists in the team's 4-2 loss at No. 9 Minnesota Duluth Friday.

    On Saturday, Spooner opened the scoring flood gate and notched her third hat trick of the season, tallying three of the team's four goals in a 4-3 upset. The hat trick also marked the sixth of her career. After being down 2-0 early, Spooner began the scoring at 2:18 in the second on even strength. With the game locked at 2-2, the Scarborough, Ontario, native notched her fourth game-winning goal of the season at 18:19 in the second.

    Spooner tallied her eighth power-play goal of the year at 1:25 in the third, securing the team win and the hat trick. She also tallied an assist on teammate Laura McIntosh's goal in the second period.

    The six points moves her to a team-best 43 on the season and 156 in her career. That mark is third all time in Ohio State history. Her 27 goals are second in most goals scored in a season at Ohio State and she is three goals away from breaking Jeni Creary's (2004-05) season record of 29 goals scored.

    No. 3 Men's Basketball (20-3, 8-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • Jared Sullinger scored 24 points and William Buford hit a critical 3-pointer down the stretch, helping Ohio State beat Wisconsin 58-52 Feb. 4 in Madison.

    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • By 10:45 a.m. Feb. 1 it was already official: 18 student-athletes had signed and faxed in their National Letters of Intent (NLI) to attend The Ohio State University. One more NLI in the afternoon followed and this group of 19 joins the six student-athletes who were already enrolled and attending classes at Ohio State to give head coach Urban Meyer a 2012 class of recruits totaling 25 in number.

    Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Former Buckeye standout (1982-85) and LPGA professional Meg Mallon has been selected as the U.S. captain of The Solheim Cup to be held Aug. 13-18, 2013 at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo.

    No. 4 Men's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • Former Buckeye Brandon Wynn (2008-11), a two-time NCAA rings champion, was selected to the U.S. Senior Men's National Team following his performance in the finals at the 2012 Winter Cup Challenge Feb. 4 at the LV Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-time defending U.S. rings champion, Wynn notched a 175.000 two-day all-around total, including an 88.000 in the finals for third overall at the elite national event.

    No. 11 Women's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Carey Fagan

  • No. 11 Ohio State fell to No. 19 Illinois, 195.700-195.575, Feb. 4 in front of a crowd of 1,321 people at Huff Hall in Champaign.

    No. 10 Men's Ice Hockey (14-8-5, 10-7-5-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Defenseman Sean Duddy has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
  • In Value City Arena Feb. 3, No. 10 Ohio State lost to Michigan State, 6-3, in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association matchup.
  • Two Tanner Fritz second-period goals drew Ohio State within one but the Buckeyes could not get the equalizer and lost to Michigan State, 3-2, Feb. 4 in Value City Arena.

    Women's Ice Hockey (15-11-4, 12-11-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State opened its series with No. 9 Minnesota Duluth Feb. 3 and dropped a 4-2 decision to the Bulldogs at the AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn.
  • Led by seniors Laura McIntosh and Natalie Spooner, Ohio State picked up a 4-3 upset over No. 9 Minnesota Duluth Feb. 4 at the AMSOIL Arena in Duluth, Minn. McIntosh broke the Ohio State career-points record with three points in the win, while Spooner finished with a hat trick for the Buckeyes.

    Women's Soccer
    Head coach: Lori Walker

  • Following a second-consecutive trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2011, the Ohio State women's soccer team announced the signing of seven members to the 2012 recruiting class Feb. 1. Michela Paradiso, Morgan Wolcott and Marisa Wolf all hail from Ohio. Kaitlyn Kraft and Jillian McVicker come to Columbus from New Jersey while Carson Dukes is from California and Shelby Soldat is from Texas.

    Men's Swimming and Diving
    Head coach: Bill Wadley and Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State sophomore Shane Miszkiel was been named Big Ten men's diver of the week for his performance in last weekend's meet against Michigan and Penn State.

    Synchronized Swimming
    Head coach: Linda Lichter-Witter

  • Ohio State captured the Jessica Beck Memorial Meet at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion Feb. 4 with a total score of 91 points. The Buckeyes defeated Incarnate Word, William & Mary, Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Ball State in the meet honoring former Buckeye synchronized swimmer Jessica Beck.

    No. 3 Men's Tennis (6-0)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Third-ranked Ohio State remained unbeaten after defeating No. 12 Pepperdine 4-1 Feb. 3 at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.

    Women's Tennis (3-3)
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • Ohio State picked up its third win of the season with a 5-2 victory against Syracuse Feb. 4 in the Ohio State University Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes claimed the doubles point and took four singles matches in the win.

    Men's Track and Field
    Head coach: Robert Gary

  • Heath Nickles broke his own school record in the heptathlon Feb. 4 at the Akron Combined Events in Akron, Ohio, on his way to a first-place finish at Stile Field House.

    No. 15 Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State sprinter/hurdler Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week Jan. 30 by the conference office after a noteworthy performance at the Rod McCravy Memorial Meet in Lexington last weekend. This award is the third indoor Athlete of the Week award for the senior this season and the fourth of her career.
  • No. 15 Ohio State finished the weekend on top with outstanding performances at the Orange and Blue Open and the Meyo Invitational Feb. 4. Senior Christina Manning claimed two first-place finishes at the University of Illinois' Orange and Blue Open. In the 60m hurdles invitational division, Manning ran the best race of her career after crossing the line in 7.99 to tie the facility record at the U of I Track & Floor, set a PR and record the nation's top time this season and the second-best time in Ohio State history. The All-American also led a sweep of the top 3 spots in the 60m dash where she placed first in 7.37.

    No. 9 Men's Volleyball (8-4)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • Senior co-captain Shawn Sangrey was named MIVA Offensive Player of Week for the second-consecutive week, the league announced Jan. 31. The honor is the second of the season for Sangrey and the 10th of his career.
  • After dropping the first set, ninth-ranked Ohio State defeated Cal-Baptist, 3-1 (23-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-21), Feb. 3 in the Penn State Invitational at Rec Hall.
  • Ninth-ranked Ohio State men's volleyball team swept Mount Olive, 3-0 (25-16, 25-17, 26-24), Feb. 4 in the Penn State Invitational at Rec Hall.

    No. 6 Wrestling (11-3, 5-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • Six wins, including a pair of falls, by No. 6 Ohio State lifted the squad to a 24-13 victory over No. 12 Michigan Feb. 3 in St. John Arena. A crowd of 5,012 watched the Buckeyes improve to 10-3 overall and 4-3 in the Big Ten.
  • No. 6 Ohio State downed Michigan State, 24-13, Feb. 5 at Jenison Field House in East Lansing, Mich.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Feb. 6-Feb. 19

    Feb. 6
    Women's Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 7:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 7
    Men's Tennis at Penn State, 3 p.m.
    University Park, Pa.

    Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 9
    Men's Tennis at Louisville, 4 p.m.
    Louisville, Ky.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Detroit, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Men's Basketball at Illinois, 8 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

    Feb. 10-11
    Men's Golf at Big Ten Match Play, TBA

    Feb. 10
    Women's Gymnastics vs. Iowa, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Volleyball at IPFW, 7 p.m.
    Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
    Kalamazoo, Mich.

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

    Men's Track at New Mexico Invite, All Day
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Washington Invite, All Day
    Seattle, Wash.

    Feb. 11
    Rifle vs. Akron/Rose-Hulman, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Softball vs. North Carolina, 11 a.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

    Men's Lacrosse at Mercer, 1 p.m.
    Macon, Ga.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. San Diego State, 3 p.m.
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Softball vs. North Florida, 3 p.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

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

    Men's Basketball vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's and Women's Swimming OSU Winter Invite, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion

    Men's Ice Hockey at Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
    Kalamazoo, Mich.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    Men's Track at Washington Invite, All Day
    Seattle, Wash.

    Pistol at Akron, TBA
    Akron, Ohio

    Synchronized Swimming at Richmond, TBA
    Richmond, Va.

    Synchronized Swimming at Wheaton Invitational, TBA
    Norton, Mass.

    Feb. 11-12
    Men's and Women's Swimming OSU Winter Invite, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, McCorkle Aquatic Pavillion

    Feb. 12
    Softball vs. Florida A&M, 10 a.m.
    Clermont, Fla.

    Men's Tennis at Michigan State, 12 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Gymnastics at West Virginia, 2 p.m.
    Morgantown, W.Va.

    Women's Basketball vs. Purdue, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Lacrosse at Stanford, 6 p.m.
    Palo Alto, Calif.

    Wrestling at NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals, TBA
    Stillwater, Okla.

    Feb. 13-15
    Women's Golf at Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge, All Day
    Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

    Feb. 14
    Men's Basketball at Minnesota, 9 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Feb. 15-18
    Women's Swimming and Diving at Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Feb. 16-19
    Men's Tennis at National Team Indoor Championships, All Day
    Chicago, Ill.

    Feb. 16
    Women's Basketball vs. Indiana, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Feb. 17-19
    Men's Swimming and Diving at Missouri Grand Prix, All Day
    Columbia, Mo.

    Feb. 17
    Baseball vs. USF, 10 a.m.
    St. Petersburg, Fla.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Robert Morris, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Softball vs. Texas Tech, 2:15 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Softball vs. San Jose State, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Women's Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 3:07 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

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

    Men's and Women's Track and Field OSU Tune-Up, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, French Field House

    Feb. 18
    Rifle NCAA Qualifier and Collegiate Sectional, 8 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range

    Women's Ice Hockey at Wisconsin, 1:30 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

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

    Softball at UNLV, 4:30 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Men's Gymnastics at Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Baseball vs. Seton Hall, 7:30 p.m.
    Clearwater, Fla.

    Softball vs. Long Beach St., 9 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Synchronized Swimming at Florida, TBA
    Gainesville, Fla.

    Feb. 19
    Softball vs. Iowa State, 12 p.m.
    Las Vegas, Nev.

    Women's Tennis vs. Tennessee, 12 p.m.
    Columbus Ohio, Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Louisville, 1 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Woody Hayes Athletic Center

    Baseball vs. Connecticut, 1 p.m.
    Clearwater, Fla.

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Denver, 2 p.m.
    Jacksonville, Fla.

    Men's Volleyball vs. Carthage, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena