Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
March 28, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Colin Zeng/Maximilien Chastanet, diving/fencing
    • Zeng capped his remarkable season with a national championship in platform diving, the first men’s diver to win an individual national title since 2008.
    • Chastanet took the gold medal and an NCAA Championship in the men’s foil after winning 18 of his 23 bouts.
  • Emma Baranski/Eleanor Harvey, synchronized swimming/fencing
    • The junior claimed her first national title on Saturday, winning the solo championship in the finals of the U.S. Collegiate Championships. She’s the first Buckeye soloist to win an individual championship since 2012.
    • Harvey won the gold in the women’s foil, winning 21 of her 23 bouts and becoming just the third Buckeye to win a women’s title in program history.

Men’s Swimming & Diving

  • Competing at the 2016 NCAA Championships in Atlanta, Ohio State finished in 15th-place, the team’s 10th consecutive Top-20 finish at the national championships.
  • Zeng’s national title capped the four-day long meet for the Buckeyes. He entered the final dive trailing the leader by a tenth of a point but scored a 90 on his final dive to take the lead and the title.
  • The night before, Matt McHugh had another outstanding accomplishment: he became the first Buckeye swimmer to earn All-America honors in two different individual events (100 backstroke and 100 butterfly) in the same season since 1971. What made it more remarkable was the fact the junior did it on the same night about an hour apart.

Synchronized Swimming


  • Ohio State placed second at the NCAA Championships with 167 team points, registering 1,014 touches and a +243 touch differential.
  • Aside from their two national champions, Marc-Antoine Blaise Belanger and Lewis Weiss took second and third, respectively, in the men’s epee competition.

No. 1 Men’s Volleyball (20-3, 11-1 MIVA)

  • A pair of games against Indiana schools- Ball State and IPFW- ended victoriously for Ohio State, extending the team’s winning streak to 12 matches.
  • Earlier in the week, Ohio State received its first No. 1 ranking since winning the 2011 NCAA Championship.

Baseball (13-7-1)

  • Ohio State took two out of three from Northwestern in its first Big Ten series of the season.
  • The program earned its 2,500th win in a 5-2 victory on Saturday, the fourth Big Ten school to reach that plateau. At the plate, Troy Kuhn led the way with three hits while Adam Neimeyer had another solid day on the mound. The sophomore tossed eight K’s in seven innings of work while allowing just two runs.
  • Thanks to Jacob Bosiokovic’s two-out, two-run walk-off home run on Sunday, OSU was able to come away with a 5-4 win and clinch the series. Kuhn also added another multi-hit performance.

No. 18 Women’s Lacrosse (9-1)

  • OSU’s trip to the Empire State to battle Binghamton and Hofstra ended with two wins by scores of 10-5 and 18-8, respectively. The 9-1 record is tied for the best start in team history.
  • In the game against Binghamton, Ohio State outshot its opponent 32-15 and was led by Molly Wood, who scored four goals, as well as Cian Dambrowski who tallied five points (two goals, three assists).
  • Dambrowski erupted for six goals against Hofstra, the last of which gave her 100 for her career. Wood added four goals and tied her career high with 13 draw controls. Softball (18-7)
  • After sweeping conference foe Maryland over the weekend the Buckeyes have now won six games in a row.
  • The combined score over the weekend was 29-9. Alex Bayne drove in six runs on Friday while Erika Leonard drove in seven on Sunday.
  • Head coach Kelly Kovach Schoenly won her 300th career game over the weekend, with 112 of those coming in just three and a half years at the helm of Ohio State.

No. 13/16 Track & Field

  • The men’s track & field team took down three of the top teams in the country – No. 3 Florida, No. 7 Texas and No. 16 USC – at the Power Conference Cardinal and Gold Challenge.
  • J.C. Murasky (shot put), Jared Fleming (800-meter run), and Kevin Blank (1500-meter run) were among the individual winners at the event and helped the Buckeyes to their strong performance.
  • On the women’s side, Tammy Berger won the 1500-meter run with a season-best time of 4:27.83 and Mikaela Seibert cleared 12.28 meters in the triple jump to take first place.

No. 1 Women’s Rowing

  • In their season-opening contest, the Buckeyes finished 8-5 combined against Ivy League foes Brown, Princeton, and Yale. All three opponents are ranked inside the Top 11.
  • OSU had a perfect 4-0 record against the Princeton Tigers, while the Second Varsity Four finished the day unbeaten (5-0 overall, 2-0 in races).

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (18-2, 3-0 B1G)

  • It was two matches, two wins for the Buckeyes last week against both Michigan State and Michigan by a combined score of 8-0. They’ve now recorded 13 sweeps this season.
  • The duo of Mikael Torpegaard and Martin Joyce was able to defeat Michigan’s No. 39-ranked doubles team 6-4 to help propel OSU to victory over the Wolverines.

Men’s Golf

  • Tee-k Kelly took first place at the Lone Star Invitational, shooting rounds of 68, 72, and 71 on his way to a tournament mark of -5. Kelly becomes the 46th different Buckeye to win an individual tournament crown since 1974.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

Tuesday, March 29

  • Baseball at Ohio, 6 p.m. – Athens, Ohio

Wednesday, March 30

  • Baseball vs. Toledo, 6:35 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Friday, April 1

  • Softball at Wisconsin, 4 p.m. – Madison, Wisc.
  • Men’s Tennis vs. Iowa, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Bethune Cookman, 6:35 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Gymnastics – B1G Championships, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Volleyball at McKendree, 8 p.m. – Lebanon, Ill.
  • Fencing – Junior World Championships, All Day – Bourges, France
  • Track & Field – Florida Relays, TBA – Gainesville, Fla.

Saturday, April 2

  • Rowing vs. Virginia, 9 a.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Tennis at Rutgers, 12 p.m. – New Brunswick, N.J.
  • Rowing vs. Clemson, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. – Madison, Wisc.
  • Women’s Lacrosse at Michigan, 3 p.m. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Baseball vs. Bethune Cookman, 3:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Gymnastics – NCAA Regional, 5 p.m. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Men’s Gymnastics – B1G Championships, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Fencing – Junior World Championships, All Day – Bourges, France
  • Track & Field – Florida Relays, TBA – Gainesville, Fla.
  • Men’s Golf – Aggie Invitational, All Day – Bryan, Texas

Sunday, April 3

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Tennis vs. Nebraska, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Tennis at Maryland, 12 p.m. – College Park, Md.
  • Softball at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. – Madison, Wisc.
  • Men’s Soccer vs. Rio Grande, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Bethune Cookman, 1:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Fencing – Junior World Championships, All Day – Bourges, France
  • Men’s Golf – Aggie Invitational, All Day – Bryan, Texas
  • Women’s Golf – Silverado Showdown, All Day – Napa, Calif.