Ohio State Athletics Good Stuff
April 11, 2016

Athletes of the Week

  • Kyle Snyder, wrestling
    • The Big Ten, NCAA and World Champion became the first Ohio State wrestler to qualify for the Olympics since 1992. Snyder defeated 2012 Gold Medalist Jake Varner at 97 kg to punch his ticket to Rio.
  • Alex Bayne, softball
    • Bayne’s big week at the plate propelled the Buckeyes to five straight wins as she hit .579 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 10 runs scored and a 1.368 slugging percentage. The Manvel, Texas native hit a home run in all five contests, extending her school-record streak to six straight games with a home run.


  • Along with Snyder, Nathan Tomasello and former Buckeyes Logan Steiber, JD Bergman and Reece Humphrey represented the Scarlet and Gray at Olympic Trials this past weekend.
  • Snyder’s world championship placed him on a bye straight into the finals for his event. In the best-of-three match, he outscored Varner 10-1 over the final two bouts to take the victory.

No. 2 Men’s Volleyball (25-3, 15-1 MIVA)

  • Ohio State concluded its regular season with a 17-game winning streak and an MIVA championship. It defeated Penn State, Lindenwood and Quincy last week to close out the regular-season slate, clinching the top seed in the MIVA conference tournament.
  • This is the 25th MIVA regular season crown in school history and the first since 2012.
  • The current 17-match winning streak is the longest against Division I-II opponents since 1998.

No. 24 Softball (24-8-1, 9-1-1 B1G)

  • During its perfect 5-0 week, Ohio State scored 53 runs total against Big Ten foes Penn State and Rutgers. The week was bookended with a pair of shutouts: a 3-0 shutout of the Nittany Lions and a 10-0 shutout of the Scarlet Knights. Shelby Hursh tossed her second career no-hitter in the win over the Nittany Lions.
  • Cammi Prantl joined Bayne as a top performer at the place, hitting .474 with four extra-base hits and six RBI. As a team the Buckeyes hit .391 and clobbered 61 hits in their five games.

No. 12 Women’s Lacrosse (11-1, 2-0 B1G)

  • The wins keep coming for Ohio State, the latest being a 16-13 win over No. 9 Penn State on Senior Day.
  • Cian Dabrowski and Rainey Hodgson both had stellar performances. Dabrowski scored four goals and had three assists to tie her career high with seven points. Hodgson set a new career best with eight points (four goals, four assists).
  • The win is the 45th overall for the Ohio State senior class, tying the 2015 seniors for the most wins over a four-year span.

No. 3 Rowing

  • The Buckeyes won seven races against Big Ten rivals Michigan and Michigan State at the Big Ten Double Dual in Princeton, N.J. Saturday.
  • The 1V8 boat, the reigning Big Ten Boat of the Week, defeated its Michigan counterpart by eight seconds.
  • After dropping the Novice Eight race against MSU, the Scarlet and Gray reeled off four consecutive open-water victories against the Green and White to close the regatta. The 1V8 wrapped the day with a 23-second win over the Spartans to move to 5-1 on the season.

No. 3 Women’s Tennis (21-2, 7-0 B1G)

  • After a week in which it beat Iowa and Nebraska, Ohio State bumped its win total to 21, the most in program history.
  • OSU won the doubles point for the 16th match in a row when it claimed the point from Nebraska, thanks in large part to the No. 3-ranked tandem of Miho Kowase and Anna Sanford.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (23-2, 7-0 B1G)

  • Over halfway through the Big Ten season, the Buckeyes have yet to give up a point in conference play. Last week was highlighted by 4-0 wins over Purdue and Indiana, as well as a 4-2 non-conference win at No. 20 Kentucky.
  • Against the Boilermakers, the bottom half of the singles lineup - Ralf Steinbach, Martin Joyce, and Matt Mendez - all contributed wins to help boost Ohio State to another win.

Men’s Golf

  • Competing in the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, Ohio State placed fourth out of 16 teams while Josh Wick tied for fourth overall in the 84-player field.
  • Wick’s performance (72, +1) on the final day helped him move up four spots in the standings. His 27 total pars were the second most of any golfer over the weekend.

Women’s Golf

  • The Buckeyes teed off in the Silverado Showdown last week, finishing in the Top 5 for the third time in the last four tournaments.
  • Jaclyn Lee’s 70 (-2) helped pace Ohio State at the event and her three-round score of 221 (+5) was the best among OSU golfers.

Track & Field (No. 15 Men)

  • J.C. Murasky and Nick Gray had excellent performances at the Battle on the Bayou Saturday in Baton Rouge, La. Murasky won the shot put with an NCAA-leading mark of 20.02 meters, defeating the No. 4-ranked shot putter in the process. Gray won the 200-meter dash with a personal best time of 20.51, No. 3 in the NCAA season, and also set a new personal best in the 100-meter dash (10.36).
  • On the women’s side, SoSo Walker placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 52.56.

Women’s Swimming

  • Former Buckeye swimmer Michelle Williams earned a spot on the Canadian Olympic team in two separate events: the 50 freestyle and the 4x100 freestyle relay.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

Monday, April 11

  • Fencing – Division I National Championships, All Day – Richmond, Va.

Tuesday, April 12

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

Wednesday, April 13

  • Softball vs. Dayton, 6 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Morehead State, 6:35 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Friday, April 15

  • Men’s Gymnastics – NCAA Qualifying Session I, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Tennis at Minnesota, 4 p.m. – Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Women’s Tennis vs. Illinois, 4 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball at Michigan, 6 p.m. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Baseball vs. Rutgers, 6:35 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Gymnastics – NCAA Qualifying Session II, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, April 16

  • Men’s Lacrosse vs. Michigan, 11 a.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Lacrosse at Maryland, 12 p.m. – College Park, Md.
  • Football – 2016 Spring Game, 1:30 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Softball at Michigan, 2 p.m. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Baseball vs. Rutgers, 3:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Gymnastics – NCAA Championships, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Rowing – Clemson Invitational, TBA – Clemson, S.C.
  • Women’s Golf – Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, All Day – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Golf – Boilermaker Invitational, All Day – West Lafayette, Ind.

Sunday, April 17

  • Men’s Soccer vs. Columbus Crew SC, 11 a.m. – Obetz, Ohio
  • Women’s Tennis vs. Northwestern, 12 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Tennis at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. – Madison, Wisc.
  • Softball at Michigan, 1 p.m. – Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Women’s Soccer vs. Michigan, 1 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Baseball vs. Rutgers, 1:05 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Volleyball vs. IPFW, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Women’s Rowing – Clemson Invitational, TBA – Clemson, S.C.
  • Women’s Golf – Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, All Day – Columbus, Ohio
  • Men’s Golf – Boilermaker Invitational, All Day – West Lafayette, Ind.