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April 3, 2012

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Athletes of the Week
  • Shawn Sangrey was named MIVA Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Buckeyes to a pair of three-set sweeps over the weekend. In a crucial MIVA weekend, Sangrey helped guide the Buckeyes from fourth in the conference to first with sweeps of conference-title contenders Loyola-Chicago and then-No. 6 Lewis in St. John Arena, March 30-31. On the weekend, Sangrey averaged 5.50 kills per set and 6.25 points per set. He continues to lead the nation with a 4.85 kills per set average and a 5.48 points per set average on the season. Sangrey is tied for first versus MIVA opponents with a 4.69 kills per set average and is first overall with a 5.38 points per set average.

  • Evelyn Carrillo, a sophomore on the Ohio State softball team, helped the Buckeyes to a 5-0 mark last week, posting a .722 average with 13 hits, 13 RBI, two doubles and two home runs at the plate. Carrillo, who is now second on the team with 26 RBI, went an impressive 11-for-12 with eight RBI, a double and a home run and three runs scored in a series sweep at Michigan State over the weekend.

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  • Fifty-nine Ohio State student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten, the conference office announced March 28. In all, 615 conference student-athletes from seven sports were honored.

    Baseball (14-11, 2-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State baseball team topped Eastern Michigan, 13-4, March 27 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Jaron Long came out on top in a pitcher's duel with Michigan State's Tony Bucciferro as Ohio State nipped the Spartans, 1-0, in Game 1 of a three-game set March 31 at McLane Stadium.
  • Ohio State dropped a 2-1 decision to Michigan State April 1 at McLane Stadium.

    No. 7 Men's Basketball (31-8, 13-5 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • Aaron Craft is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. The Elite 89 award, founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's championships.
  • Ohio State sophomore forward Jared Sullinger is the only player returning from last year's Wooden Award All American Team. Sullinger also was named as a repeat selection to the AP All-America team.
  • Kansas rallied from 13 down to end Ohio State's season, 64-62, March 31 at the Superdome in New Orleans. Tyshawn Taylor made two big free throws late, and Thomas Robinson finished with 19 points and eight rebounds for Kansas, who led for a grand total of 3 minutes, 48 seconds. Senior William Buford led Ohio State with 19 points in his final game as a Buckeye.

    Women's Basketball
    Head coach: Jim Foster

  • Ohio State senior point guard Samantha Prahalis was named to the Associated Press All-America second team March 27 while junior guard Tayler Hill picked up honorable mention honors.
  • Prahalis was named to the 2011-12 United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Women's All-America Team March 28. The honor is the first of her career and the seventh for the Buckeyes in the past eight years under head coach Jim Foster.

    No. 12 Women's Gymnastics
    Head coach: Carey Fagan

  • Ohio State was selected March 26 to compete as the No. 2 seed at the 2012 NCAA Regional Championships in Raleigh, N.C., hosted by North Carolina State at 4 p.m. April 7.
  • Ohio State sophomore Sarah Miller has been named to the Big Ten All-Championship team, the conference office announced. At the Big Ten Championships March 24 in Iowa City, Iowa, Miller posted a 9.850 to tie for third on balance beam and added a 9.875 to tie for fourth on floor exercise. The Collegeville, Pa., native tied for 10th on vault with a 9.875 as the Buckeyes finished second at the meet, Ohio State's highest finish since 1989.

    Men's Lacrosse (4-6, 2-1 ECAC)
    Head coach: Nick Myers

  • Ohio State dropped its first ECAC Lacrosse League game of the season, falling to No. 4/5 Loyola, 8-7, March 31 at Ridley Athletic Complex in Baltimore.

    No. 14 Women's Lacrosse (7-3, 0-2 ALC)
    Head coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • With six points, including four goals, from senior Alayna Markwordt and a hat trick and four-point game from freshman Jackie Cifarelli, No. 14-ranked Ohio State posted a 15-9 road win at Hofstra March 29 in Hempstead, N.Y.
  • No. 14-ranked Ohio State lost to No. 1 Northwestern in overtime, 13-12, March 31 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., in an ALC matchup.

    Softball (21-11, 5-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Linda Kalafatis

  • Ohio State swept a doubleheader against Wright State March 28 at Buckeye Field. On a warm, but windy evening in Columbus, the Buckeyes defeated the Raiders, 6-0, in game one, before winning, 6-2, in game two.
  • Ohio State swept a doubleheader at Michigan State March 31 at Secchia Stadium in East Lansing, Mich.
  • Ohio State claimed its first series sweep April 1 after defeating Michigan State, 6-4, at Secchia Stadium.

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

  • Samantha Cheverton, a former member of the Ohio State women's swimming team, secured a spot on the Canadian Olympic team with a second-place finish in the 200m free March 28 at the 2012 Canadian Olympic Trials held in Montreal. Cheverton and Team Canada will compete at the 2012 London Olympics, July 27-August 12.

    No. 2 Men's Tennis (23-2, 5-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Blaz Rola was named the Big Ten Conference Athlete of the Week, the league announced March 27. Rola, a native of Slovenia, has now earned seven conference weekly honors, including six laurels during the 2011-12 season.
  • The six-time defending Big Ten champion and No. 2 Ohio State men's tennis team defeated Nebraska 6-1 March 29 at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.
  • No. 2 Ohio State won both of its matches April 1 as part of a doubleheader. In the first match, the Buckeyes downed Iowa 7-0 in their first match at the new outdoor Varsity Tennis Courts to move to 5-0 in the Big Ten. The team also was victorious in its second match of the day against Youngstown State 6-0 at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center.

    Women's Tennis (6-12, 1-4 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • Ohio State dropped the opening match of its Big Ten Conference weekend road trip, falling to No. 18-ranked Nebraska, 4-0, in Lincoln, Neb., March 29.
  • Ohio State nabbed a Big Ten road win with a 4-3 victory over Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, April 1.

    Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State sprinter Chesna Sykes was named Big Ten co-Track Athlete of the Week March 28 by the conference office after turning in two of the nation's best times in Orlando last weekend at the UCF Invitational.

    No. 10 Men's Volleyball (16-8, 6-3 MIVA)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • No. 10 Ohio State opened the weekend with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-23) sweep of MIVA rival Loyola-Chicago March 30 in St. John Arena.
  • In front of a handful of alumni, No. 10 Ohio State overpowered MIVA rival No. 6/7 Lewis, 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-22), March 31 in St. John Arena.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    April 2-15

    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.

    April 10
    Baseball vs. Ohio, 6:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    April 11
    Softball vs. Dayton, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

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

    April 13
    Women's Tennis at Illinois, 4 p.m.
    Champaign, Ill.

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

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

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

    April 13-14
    Men's and Women's Track and Field Jesse Owens Track Classic, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    April 14
    Softball at Purdue, 1/3 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Men's Lacrosse at Michigan, 2:30 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

    April 14-15
    Men's Golf Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Scarlet Course

    April 15
    Women's Rowing at Michigan/Tennessee/Oklahoma/Oregon State, 9 a.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Women's Tennis at Northwestern, 11 a.m.
    Evanston, Ill.

    Men's Tennis vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Varsity Tennis Courts

    Women's Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

    Baseball vs. Nebraska, 1:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Softball at Purdue, 2 p.m.
    West Lafayette, Ind.

    Men's Volleyball at George Mason, 3 p.m.
    Fairfax, Va.

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