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March 27, 2012

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Athletes of the Week
  • The Ohio State fencing team captured the program's fourth NCAA Championship March 24 inside French Field House. Ohio State sophomore foilist Zain Shaito captured his first NCAA championship with a 15-11 win over Stanford's Turner Caldwell while sophomore epeeist Katarzyna Dabrowa also claimed her first NCAA championship.

    Baseball (12-10, 1-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State fell to No. 22 Louisville, 20-0, March 20 at Patterson Stadium.
  • Ohio State topped Dayton, 11-7, March 21 at Woerner Field.
  • Ohio State dropped both games of a doubleheader against No. 24 Purdue March 24 afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. The Boilermakers took Game 1, 8-5, before winning Game 2, 8-1.
  • Ohio State won a back and forth battle with No. 24 Purdue, 5-4, March 25 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.

    No. 7 Men's Basketball (31-7, 13-5 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • Jared Sullinger scored 23 points with 11 rebounds and Ohio State turned back Cincinnati's last charge with a 17-1 run to beat the Bearcats 81-66 March 22 and advance to the NCAA regional finals for the first time since 2007.
  • Sullinger recovered from first-half foul trouble to score 19 points and grab seven rebounds, helping Ohio State beat top-seeded Syracuse 77-70 March 24 to advance to the Final Four in New Orleans.

    Fencing
    Head coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

  • Katarzyna Dabrowa, a sophomore epeeist, claimed her first NCAA championship March 23 in St. John Arena on the Ohio State campus. Overall, the Buckeyes saw five fencers earn All-America accolades.
  • Building off a nearly flawless, 13-1 first day March 24, Ohio State redshirt junior Max Stearns cemented Ohio State's fourth fencing NCAA championship and sent the decibel levels soaring inside French Field House with his fifth and final touch against Yale's Nathaniel Benzimra in the seventh round at 11:08 a.m. March 25.
  • Ohio State sophomore foilist Zain Shaito captured his first NCAA championship with a 15-11 win over Stanford's Turner Caldwell in the final bout of the 2012 NCAA Fencing Championships March 25 in St. John Arena in Columbus.

    Men's Golf
    Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • With two top 5 individual finishes, Ohio State wrapped up play at the Florida Atlantic Spring Break Championship in second place. The Buckeyes, one of two teams to finish under par, recorded a 4-under 848 at the North Course at the Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla.

    Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Tying for the low team score of the day with a 284, Ohio State moved up three slots to conclude the Mountain View Collegiate in third. Totaling 871 at the par 72, 6,227-yard Mountain View Country Club, the squad's third round performance and total was its lowest of the season.

    No. 6 Men's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Rustam Sharipov

  • No. 6 Ohio State tallied a 344.500 team total to place third in a tri-meet against No. 1 Oklahoma (353.100) and No. 5 Minnesota (350.600) March 24 at the Sports Pavilion in Minneapolis, Minn.

    No. 13 Women's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Carey Fagan

  • No. 13 Ohio State finished second at the Big Ten Championships with a 196.225 March 24 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The second-place finish is the best for the Buckeyes since 1989.
  • Sophomore Sarah Miller earned first team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season.

    Men's Lacrosse (4-5, 2-0 ECAC)
    Head coach: Nick Myers

  • Turner Evans, a freshman midfielder on the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week March 19.
  • Ohio State fell to No. 6/7 Notre Dame, 8-7, March 21 after their rally came up short at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in front of 932 fans.
  • Behind seven points from Logan Schuss and 13 saves from Greg Dutton, Ohio State moved to 2-0 in the ECAC with a 13-2 victory over Bellarmine March 24 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The game marked Senior Night for the Buckeyes, who were closing out a six-game homestand.

    No. 12 Women's Lacrosse (7-2, 0-1 ALC)
    Head coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Paced by Alayna Markwordt's 10 points, No. 12 Ohio State downed St. Bonaventure 15-8 March 19 at McGraw-Jennings Field in St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
  • Kirsten Donahue tied her season high with four goals, including three in the second half, but No. 12 Ohio State dropped a 10-8 decision to fifth-ranked Florida March 24 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

    No. 13 Rowing
    Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • No. 13 Ohio State had an impressive performance winning all six races against Notre Dame March 24 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir.

    Softball (16-11, 2-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Linda Kalafatis

  • Alicia Herron was named Big Ten Player of the Week March 19 after leading the Ohio State softball team to a 3-0 mark at the TSU Classic over the weekend in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Ohio State dropped two games in a doubleheader at No. 13/14 Louisville March 20 at Ulmer Stadium to conclude its 2012 spring break trip. The Cardinals won the first game 7-0 before winning the second game 7-2.
  • In the 2012 home opener, Ohio State split a doubleheader against Indiana March 24 at Buckeye Field. The Buckeyes won, 4-3, in eight innings in game one before falling, 4-1, in game two against the Hoosiers.
  • Ohio State claimed its first series win of the season after defeating Indiana, 7-3, in game three March 25 at Buckeye Field.

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

  • Ohio State concluded its season March 24 with a 12th-place finish at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving championships held at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way, Wash. The Buckeyes, who earned a team total of 106 points, finished the weekend with 22 individual All-America recognitions.

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

  • Bianca Alvarez, a senior from Miami, Fla., was named 2012 Big Ten Diver of the Year award after her performance at the 2012 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, March 15-17.

    No. 2 Men's Tennis (19-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • In a match between Top 5 teams, No. 2 Ohio State lost 4-3 to fourth-ranked Georgia March 22 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
  • In a match between Top 25 teams, No. 2 Ohio State defeated 21st-ranked Indiana (13-4) 6-1 March 25 at Indiana University Varsity Courts in Bloomington. With the victory, the Buckeyes moved to 3-0 in the Big Ten this season, extending their conference win streak to 82 matches.

    Women's Tennis (5-11, 0-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • Despite a surge during singles to claim a 3-2 lead, the 66th-ranked Ohio State women's tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision at home to No. 27 Purdue March 23.
  • Ohio State lost to Indiana, 4-3, March 25 in Columbus in a Big Ten Conference matchup.

    No. 25 Men's Track and Field
    Head coach: Robert Gary

  • 25th-ranked Ohio State and the Big Ten Conference posted a convincing 400.5-314.5 victory over the Southeastern Conference in the second-annual Big Ten/SEC Challenge at Carl Maddox Track in Starkville, Miss.

    Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State opened competition at the UCF Invitational March 23 at the UCF Track and Field Complex in Orlando, Fla. Alexis Thomas turned in a first-place mark of 57.46m (188-6) in the hammer throw to lead the Buckeyes on day one. Teammate Maggie Mullen was fourth at 55.65m (182-7).

    Men's Volleyball (14-8, 4-3 MIVA)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • Ohio State fell 3-1 (25-21, 14-25, 25-23, 25-21) at Quincy March 23 in a MIVA match.
  • After dropping the series opener March 23, No. 9/10 Ohio State rebounded with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) win at Quincy in a MIVA match March 24.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    March 26-April 8

    March 27
    Baseball vs. Eastern Michigan, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    March 28
    Softball vs. Wright State, 5/7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    March 28-31
    Men's Track at Texas Relays
    Austin, Texas

    March 29
    Women's Lacrosse at Hofstra, 4 p.m.
    Long Island, N.Y.

    March 30
    Baseball at Michigan State, 3:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Tennis at Nebraska, 5 p.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Men's Tennis vs. Nebraska, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Men's Volleyball vs. Loyola Chicago, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    March 31
    Women's Rowing vs. Michigan State/Yale, 7:30/10:20 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Griggs Reservoir

    Men's Lacrosse vs. Loyola Maryland, 1 p.m.
    Baltimore, Md.

    Softball at Michigan State (DH), 1/3 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Baseball at Michigan State, 1:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Northwestern, 2 p.m.
    Foxborough, Mass.

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

    Men's Basketball vs. Kansas, 8:49 p.m.
    Final Four - New Orleans, La.

    Women's and Men's Track at Jim Click Shootout, All Day
    Tucson, Ariz.

    April 1
    Women's Tennis at Iowa, 11 a.m
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Men's Tennis vs. Iowa/Youngstown State, 12/5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Softball at Michigan State, 1 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    Baseball vs. Michigan State, 1:05 p.m.
    East Lansing, Mich.

    April 2
    Men's Golf at Villanova Wildcat Invitational, All Day
    Rounds 1 and 2, Malvern, Pa.

    April 3
    Men's Golf at Villanova Wildcat Invitational, Al Day
    Round 3, Malvern, Pa.

    April 4
    Softball vs. Buffalo, 3/5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    Baseball at Miami (OH), 6:30 p.m.
    Oxford, Ohio

    April 5
    Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    April 6
    Men's Tennis at Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
    Madison, Wis.

    Women's Tennis vs. Wisconsin, 3 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis courts

    Softball vs. Michigan, 5:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Volleyball vs. Grand Canyon, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Golf at Bryan National Collegiate Round 1, All Day
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Men's Gymnastics at Team Finals, TBA
    Iowa City, Iowa

    April 7
    Women's Soccer vs. Grand Valley State, 9 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Men's Lacrosse at Hobart, 12 p.m.
    Geneva, N.Y.

    Softball vs. Michigan, 2/4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Women's Gymnastics at NCAA Regionals, 6 p.m.
    TBD

    Women's Rowing vs. Minnesota/Wisconsin, TBA
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Women's Golf at Bryan National Collegiate Round 2, All Day
    Greensboro, N.C.

    Men's Gymnastics, Individual Event Finals, TBA
    Iowa City, Iowa

    April 8
    Women's Tennis vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Baseball vs. Minnesota, 12:00 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Men's Tennis at Minnesota, 1 p.m.
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    Women's Lacrosse at Vanderbilt, 2 p.m.
    Nashville, Tenn.

    Women's Golf at Bryan National Collegiate Round 3, All Day
    Greensboro, N.C.

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