Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
April 4, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Sean Melton, gymnastics
    • The redshirt sophomore and Big Ten Gymnast of the Year helped the Buckeyes to their first Big Ten team championship since 2007 while also winning gold in the all-around and individual titles on parallel bars (NCAA record 16.175) and floor exercise.
  • Craig Nennig, baseball
    • The senior shortstop was an offensive force during Ohio State's 5-0 week, hitting .438 and belting a pair of homeruns while driving in a team-leading eight runs.

Athletics

  • A record 561 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes were honored at the annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner. The Big Ten Medal of Honor was awarded to Jacoby Boren (football) and Catherine Shields (rowing).

No. 3 Men's Gymnastics (18-3)

  • Ohio State dominated the Big Ten championships at St. John Arena, taking home the 13th title in team history. While Melton was the biggest individual performer for OSU, Alec Yoder also had an outstanding weekend, taking home Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors and a gold medal on pommel horse.
  • Seth Delbridge and Alex Johnson earned silver medals on the vault and high bar, respectively. Melton also added a silver medal on rings.
  • Head coach Rustam Sharipov was named Big Ten Coach of the Year, the fourth in program history to earn the award and the first since 2007.

Baseball (19-7-1, 2-1 B1G)

  • The Buckeyes have now won seven games in a row after going a perfect 5-0 last week against Ohio, Toledo, and Bethune Cookman, outscoring their opponents 45-20. They've also won 12 of their last 13 games.
  • While Nennig was the star at the plate, a few other Buckeyes had good weeks as well. Jacob Bosiokovic launched three long balls last week while hitting .389 and Nick Sergakis led the team with six extra base hits
  • On the mound, OSU tallied 41 strikeouts and performed to the tune of a 3.40 ERA. Tanner Tully tossed eight solid innings on Friday night to open up the series against Bethune Cookman.
  • As a team, Ohio State was a perfect 13 for 13 on stolen base attempts.

No. 15/18 Women's Lacrosse (10-1, 1-0 B1G)

  • A 10-9 win over Michigan proved to be historic as the Buckeyes set a program record with their eighth consecutive win and a 10-1 start to the season.
  • Multi-goal performances were had by Cian Dabrowski, Paulina Constant and Molly Wood, with Dabrowski leading the way with three goals.

No. 24 Softball (19-8-1, 4-1-1 B1G)

  • Visiting Big Ten foe Wisconsin, Ohio State went an even 1-1-1 on the weekend, including a wild 10-8 comeback win in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader.
  • Taylor White's seventh inning home run tied the game up for the Scarlet & Gray, while Maddy McIntyre drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly. Alex Bayne added an insurance run with an RBI single.
  • Both White and Emily Clark had great performances during the doubleheader, going a combined 11-for-15 with three extra base hits.

No. 2 Men's Volleyball (22-3, 13-1 MIVA)

  • The Buckeyes hit the road for a pair of games against McKendree University and came back home with two victories.
  • In both games Ohio State blasted more than 50 kills and six service aces. It also had attacking percentages of .430 in game one and .478 in game two.
  • Miles Johnson racked up 33 kills between the two games and Nicolas Szerszen was right behind him with 28. Szerszen also added 19 digs over the weekend to help the cause.

No. 3 Rowing

  • Against No. 4 Virginia and Clemson, Ohio State earned six total victories in its first home competition of the season.
  • The First Varsity Eight finished a perfect 2-0 on the day.

No. 2 Women's Tennis (19-2, 5-0 B1G)

No. 4 Men's Tennis (20-2, 5-0 B1G)

  • The Buckeyes kept rolling with two 4-0 sweeps of Big Ten opponents Iowa and Nebraska.
  • Ohio State has yet to surrender a single point in conference play this season. This is the longest streak in head coach Ty Tucker's tenure at Ohio State, dating back to 1999. The previous high was four-consecutive sweeps to start Big Ten play in 2009.
  • Mikael Torpegaard is now a team-best 16-0 in dual matches this season.

Men's Golf

  • Competing at the Aggie Invitational, Clark Engle earned his ninth career Top-10 finish after shooting even par for the week (72-73-71).
  • As a team the Buckeyes placed sixth in the 15-team field, finishing ahead of three ranked teams as well as Michigan.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
4.4.16-4.10.16

Monday, April 4

  • Women's Golf -- Silverado Showdown, All Day -- Napa, Calif.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France

Tuesday, April 5

  • Baseball at Kent State, 6 p.m. -- Kent, Ohio
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 8 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Women's Golf -- Silverado Showdown, All Day -- Napa, Calif.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France

Wednesday, April 6

  • Men's Tennis at Kentucky, 3 p.m. -- Lexington, Ky.
  • Softball vs. Penn State, 4 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball vs. Penn State, 6:30 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Synchronized Swimming -- US National Championships, All Day -- Mesa, Ariz.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France

Thursday, April 7

  • Synchronized Swimming -- US National Championships, All Day -- Mesa, Ariz.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France

Friday, April 8

  • Softball at Rutgers, 3 p.m. -- Piscataway, N.J.
  • Women's Tennis vs. Iowa, 4 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball at Maryland, 5:30 p.m. -- College Park, Md.
  • Men's Tennis at Indiana, 6 p.m. -- Bloomington, Ind.
  • Synchronized Swimming -- US National Championships, All Day -- Mesa, Ariz.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France
  • Fencing -- Division I National Championships, All Day -- Richmond, Va.

Saturday, April 9

  • Softball at Rutgers, 1 p.m. -- Piscataway, N.J.
  • Baseball at Maryland, 2 p.m. -- College Park, Md.
  • Men's Lacrosse at Johns Hopkins, 2 p.m. -- Baltimore, Md.
  • Women's Soccer at Louisville, 2 p.m. -- Louisville, Ky.
  • Women's Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 4 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Lindenwood, 7 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Rowing vs. Michigan/Michigan State, TBD -- Princeton, N.J.
  • Track & Field -- Battle On the Bayou, TBD -- Baton Rouge, La.
  • Men's Golf -- Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, All Day -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Synchronized Swimming -- US National Championships, All Day -- Mesa, Ariz.
  • Fencing -- Junior World Championships, All Day -- Bourges, France
  • Fencing -- Division I National Championships, All Day -- Richmond, Va.

Sunday, April 10

  • Softball at Rutgers, 12 p.m. -- Piscataway, N.J.
  • Men's Tennis at Purdue, 12 p.m. -- West Lafayette, Ind.
  • Women's Tennis vs. Nebraska, 12 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Men's Soccer at FC Cincinnati, 1 p.m. -- Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Baseball at Maryland, 1 p.m. -- College Park, Md.
  • Men's Volleyball vs. Quincy, 5 p.m. -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Men's Golf -- Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, All Day -- Columbus, Ohio
  • Fencing -- Division I National Championships, All Day -- Richmond, Va.