Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
March 21, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder, wrestling
    • Martin and Snyder became the 20th and 21st individual national champions in Ohio State history. Martin, the 11 seed at 174 pounds, won 11-9 over No. 1 seed Bo Nickal of Penn State, while Snyder, the No. 2 seed at 285 pounds, won one of the most highly-anticipated wrestling matchups of the modern era by a score of 7-5 in OT over No. 1 Nick Gwiazdowski of NC State, a two-time national champion who was previously unbeaten.

Wrestling

  • Ohio State earned a third-place team finish at the 2016 NCAA Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York City, its ninth top-10 showing in the last ten seasons.
  • Martin became the first 11-seed to win a national championship since 1979. He also became the first true freshman in program history to win a national title.
  • Snyder was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Championships, the second consecutive Buckeye to earn that honor (Logan Stieber, 2015). He snapped his opponent’s 88-match winning streak in the process.
  • Nathan Tomasello (125 lbs.) and Bo Jordan (165 lbs) earned third-place finishes and All-America honors for the Buckeyes.

Pistol

  • The Buckeyes captured their third consecutive national championship over the weekend, totaling 6294 points at the 2016 Intercollegiate Pistol Championships.
  • Individually, Irina Andrianova placed first in the women’s individual aggregate, scoring 561 in sport pistol and 371 in air pistol.
  • The free pistol team of Anthony McCollum, Seth Bearjar, Quentin Coffman, and Mike Soklaski also placed first in that event with 2019 points, the only foursome to score at least 2,000.

Women’s Swimming & Diving

  • Competing at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ohio State finished 14th overall, the best team finish in several years.
  • Lindsey Clary earned All-America honors in three separate events: 400 IM, 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle. She was the runner-up finisher in the 400 IM as well. Liz Li was also an All-American performer in the 50 freestyle.
  • Li, Rachael Dzierzak, Annie Jongekrijg, Macie McNichols and Camey Rabold also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in relay events.

Women’s Basketball (26-7)

  • After dispatching No. 14 seed Buffalo and No. 6 seed West Virginia in NCAA First and Second Round action at St. John Arena, Ohio State is heading to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.
  • Kelsey Mitchell had an historic performance in Sunday’s game against WVU. After scoring 27 points against Buffalo two days prior, Mitchell scored an Ohio State NCAA Tournament record 45 points against West Virginia, the most ever in a first or second round NCAA Tournament game. Mitchell is the first player to score at least 40 in the tournament since 2011.
  • In the win over the Mountaineers, OSU forced 27 turnovers which resulted in 40 points.

Men’s Basketball (21-14)

  • Ohio State won its first-round NIT game against Akron 72-63 in overtime on Tuesday thanks to 18 point efforts from JaQuan Lyle, Marc Loving and Kam Williams. Lyle and Loving also had career-high rebound outputs with 14 and 13, respectively.

No. 1 Men’s Volleyball (18-3)

  • For the first time since capturing the national championship in 2011, the Buckeyes are the No. 1- ranked team in the country.
  • Ohio State captured its second consecutive win in a road five-setter and 10th consecutive victory overall by overpowering No. 6 Penn State, 15-6, in the final frame. Miles Johnson racked up 25 points on 23 kills, two block assists and a solo stuff.
  • Nicolas Szerszen served as Johnson’s right-hand man offensively, putting away 16 kills at a .300 clip. The reigning National Player of the Week chipped in 12 digs as well to record a double-double.

No. 3 Men’s Gymnastics (12-3, 7-1 B1G)

  • Sean Melton and Alec Yoder once against swept the weekly Big Ten awards after helping the Buckeyes to a win over No. 14 William & Mary and No. 17 Temple to close out the regular season.
  • Ohio State won all six events at the tri meet, securing individual titles on each apparatus. The team highlight came on high bar, where the Buckeyes used three scores over 15.000 to total 75.500, the third-best performance in school history.

No. 18 Women’s Lacrosse (7-1)

  • The Buckeyes beat Canisius 10-4 on Saturday for their fifth consecutive win.
  • Kelsey Gallagher led all players with three goals while adding three draw controls and two groundballs. Paulina Constant and Cian Dabrowski also each scored a pair of goals.

Softball (15-7)

  • In its final regular-season tournament of the season, Ohio State took four out of five games from a group of California teams: San Diego State, San Jose State, Fresno State and Cal Poly.
  • Reigning National Player of the Week Cammi Prantl one again swung a hot bat, hitting .444 with eight RBI and four extra base hits. She also collected her 200th career hit.
  • In the circle, Ohio State's staff had a collective 2.47 ERA, allowing just 12 earned runs in 34 innings. Shelby Hursh went 2-0 with a 0.81 ERA and 16 strikeouts.

Women’s Gymnastics

  • With a team score of 195.875, Ohio State tied for fifth place with No. 18 Iowa at the 2016 Big Ten Championships.
  • Thanks in part to Kaitlyn Hofland’s season-best score of 9.900 and Rachel Abrams and Alexis Mattern’s scores of 9.825, the Buckeyes posted their highest mark of the year on the uneven bars (49.100).

No. 2 Women’s Tennis (17-2, 3-0 B1G)

  • The Buckeyes won a pair of matches against Big Ten opponents last week, taking down Wisconsin and Minnesota by a combined score of 14-0.
  • Ohio State swept its doubles matches in both contests and won 11 of 12 singles matches against the Badgers and Golden Gophers.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (16-2)

  • Ohio State defeated No. 16 USF 4-3 on Thursday in its first outdoor match of the spring.
  • After securing the doubles point, individual wins came from Mikael Torpegaard, Herkko Pollanen, and Martin Joyce.
  • Torpegaard continued his torrid spring in the Buckeyes’ matchup with No. 19 Georgia on Sunday, as he defeated No. 27 Austin Smith 6-4, 6-2.

Men’s Hockey (14-18-4, 8-8-4-2 B1G)

  • Mason Jobst’s overtime goal against Michigan State put the Buckeyes into the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament while extending their unbeaten streak to eight games, though they would fall to No. 1 seed Minnesota 4-2 the following day.

Baseball (11-6-1)

  • A perfect 4-0 record and a sweep in its home-opening series marked a great week for Ohio State baseball.
  • It closed out its series against UNLV on Tuesday with an 8-7 win. Tre’ Gantt and Troy Kuhn each tallied hits and runs, while Seth Kinker and Yianni Pavlopoulos both tossed four solid innings out of the bullpen.
  • In their series sweep over Hofstra, the Buckeyes outscored their opponent 18-4, including a 12-1 win in the 2016 home opener. Nick Sergakis went 4-for-5 and drove in three runs, while Ronnie Dawson was a perfect 3-for-3 with five RBI and his fifth home run of the season.

Track and Field

  • Ohio State was victorious in both the men’s and women’s 4x400-meter relays in its outdoor season opener at the Alabama Relays Saturday.
  • The women raced to a winning time of 3:36.31, the top time in the nation after the first week of the outdoor season and nearly four seconds faster than the runner-up Crimson Tide. The men’s 4x4 crossed the line in 3:08.69, the second-fastest outdoor time in Division I this season.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
3.21.16-3.27.16

Monday, March 21

  • Men’s Golf – Lone Star Invitational, All Day – San Antonio, Texas

Tuesday, March 22

  • Men’s Golf – Lone Star Invitational, All Day – San Antonio, Texas
  • Baseball vs. Xavier, 5:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, March 23

  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – NCAA Championships, All Day – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Synchronized Swimming – Collegiate National Championships, All Day – Gainesville, Fla.

Thursday, March 24

  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – NCAA Championships, All Day – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Synchronized Swimming – Collegiate National Championships, All Day – Gainesville, Fla.
  • Fencing – NCAA Championships, All Day – Waltham, Mass.

Friday, March 25

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Tennessee, TBA – Sioux Falls, S.D.
  • Women’s Lacrosse at Binghamton, 5 p.m. – Yorktown, N.Y.
  • Men’s Tennis at Michigan State, 6 p.m. – East Lansing, Mich.
  • Softball vs. Maryland, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 6:35 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Volleyball at Ball State, 7:30 p.m. – Muncie, Ind.
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – NCAA Championships, All Day – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Synchronized Swimming – Collegiate National Championships, All Day – Gainesville, Fla.
  • Fencing – NCAA Championships, All Day – Waltham, Mass.
  • Track & Field – Power 5 Cardinal and Gold Challenge, All Day – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Track & Field – Raleigh Relays, All Day – Raleigh, N.C.

Saturday, March 26

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Notre Dame, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball vs. Maryland, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Soccer at Cleveland State, 2 p.m. – Cleveland, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 3:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Volleyball at IPFW, 7 p.m. – Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Men’s Swimming & Diving – NCAA Championships, All Day – Atlanta, Ga.
  • Synchronized Swimming – Collegiate National Championships, All Day – Gainesville, Fla.
  • Fencing – NCAA Championships, All Day – Waltham, Mass.
  • Track & Field – Power 5 Cardinal and Gold Challenge, All Day – Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Track & Field – Raleigh Relays, All Day – Raleigh, N.C.
  • Rowing vs. Princeton/Brown, TBA – Princeton, N.J.

Sunday, March 27

  • Men’s Tennis vs. Michigan, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Lacrosse at Hofstra, 12 p.m. – Hempstead, N.Y.
  • Softball vs. Maryland, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Fencing – NCAA Championships, All Day – Waltham, Mass.

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