COLUMBUS, Ohio - In the final set of winter Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, Ohio State sits second behind Stanford and ahead of Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State.
The Buckeye fencing team placed second and earned six medals to finish in the Top 5 at the NCAA Championships for the 15th consecutive year. Maximilien Chastanet won the men's foil title Eleanor Harvey placed first in women's foil. Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger claimed second place in epee competition and Lewis Weiss finished in third place. In addition, Eugenia Falqui earned a third-place finish in women's epee while Alanna Goldie placed third in women's foil.
Paced by national championships from Kyle Snyder and Myles Martin, the wrestling Buckeyes third-place finish marked the program's fifth Top 5 finish in the past 10 years. Snyder was named the championships' Most Outstanding Wrestler as the duo won the 20th and 21st individual titles in program history.
The Buckeye men's gymnastics team also tallied a third-place finish at the NCAA Championships. Alex Johnson earned a national championship on high bars and six Buckeyes were named All-Americans as the team tallied its best finish since 2005.
The Ohio State rifle team also tallied a seventh-place finish led by All-Americans Drew Cheezum and Remington Lyman. The Buckeyes had the best season in program history, setting the air rifle record four times and tallying a program-high smallbore record in October.
The Ohio State women's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 paced by first team All-American Kelsey Mitchell, who averaged 26.1 points per game and broke her own single-season scoring record with 889 points.
In addition, the women's swimming team earned 61.5 points with a 14th-place finish and men's swimming tallied 60 points with a 15th-place finish.
The Learfield Sports Directors' Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 20 sports -- 10 women's and 10 men's.
The first Division I spring standings will be released June 2.
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