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May 1, 2012

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  • Sophomore goalie Greg Dutton made 11 saves as the Ohio State men's lacrosse team closed out the regular season with an 8-3 road win over No. 13/14 Fairfield April 28 in Fairfield, Conn. Dutton now has a 6.83 goals-against average and .581 save percentage. It was his seventh game this year with 10-plus saves.

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  • With a total of 807.75 points at the conclusion of the winter championships, Ohio State remains in second place in the 2011-12 Division I Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of America (NACDA) announced April 26.

    Baseball (24-20, 8-10 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State defeated Bowling Green, 8-4, on a damp April 25 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • A three-run top of the eighth propelled Ohio State to a 4-1 win over Penn State April 27 at Medlar Field.
  • Ohio State fell to Penn State, 5-4, April 28 at Medlar Field.
  • A walk-off home run by Sean Deegan with two down in the bottom of the 10th gave Penn State an 8-7 win over Ohio State April 29 at Medlar Field.

    Fencing
    Head coach: Vladimir Nazlymov

  • A trio of Buckeyes from the 2011-12 NCAA champion fencing team secured places at the 2012 Olympic Games in London at last-opportunity qualifying tournaments April 20-22. The brother-sister duo of Zain and Mona Shaito will each represent Lebanon in foil, while teammate Margarita Tschomakova will don Bulgarian colors in women's sabre.

    Football
    Head coach: Urban Meyer

  • Ohio State left tackle Mike Adams and wide receiver DeVier Posey were selected on day two of the 2012 NFL Draft, being held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Adams was the 24th pick (No. 56 overall) in the second round by the Pittsburgh Steelers while Posey went in the third round (No. 68 overall) to the Houston Texans.
  • Ohio State running back Dan "Boom" Herron and defensive back/special teams warrior Nate Ebner were each selected on Day 3 of the 2012 NFL Draft. Herron was taken in the sixth round by the Cincinnati Bengals and Ebner was taken six picks later in the sixth round - the 197th overall pick - by the New England Patriots.
  • Carding a final round of 301, Ohio State concluded the 2012 Big Ten Championships in ninth with a total of 1,220 on the par 72, 7,152-yard Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind.

    No. 22 Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Junior Rachel Rohanna was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week, the conference announced April 25. It is the first weekly honor of her career.
  • Totaling 898, Ohio State concluded the 2012 Big Ten Championships in third after a round three mark of 303 on the par 72, 6,156-yard Donald Ross Golf Course in French Lick, Ind.

    Men's Lacrosse (8-6, 5-1 ECAC)
    Head coach: Nick Myers

  • Keenan Ochwat, a senior defenseman, has been named the ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced April 23.
  • Ohio State closed out the regular season with an 8-3 road win over No. 13/14 Fairfield April 28 in Fairfield, Conn.

    No. 13 Women's Lacrosse (10-5, 1-4 ALC)
    Head coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Alayna Markwordt, a senior attacker, was named to the list of 25 Tewaaraton Award nominees, released April 25 by the Tewaaraton Foundation. The 12th annual Tewaaraton Award finalists (five women, five men) will be selected and honored May 31 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., with the winner being announced that evening.
  • 13th-ranked Ohio State dropped a 12-9 decision to No. 19 Johns Hopkins April 28 at Homewood Field in Baltimore, Md., to conclude the regular season for both teams.

    Rifle
    Head coach: Ryan Tanoue

  • Ryan Tanoue has been named head coach of the Ohio State rifle team, Chris Schneider, associate athletics director for sport administration, announced April 24. Tanoue, who has been a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater for the last six years while he returned to the University of Nevada to complete a master's degree in psychology, was a seven-time All-American from 2002-05.

    Rowing
    Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • No. 4 Ohio State won 10 out of 16 races against No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Harvard and No. 19 Clemson April 28 on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir.

    Softball (28-20, 7-10 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Linda Kalafatis

  • On a chilly day in Evanston, Ill., Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 6-2, April 28 at Sharon J. Drysdale Field. The Buckeyes claimed two runs in the first and four runs in the seventh vs. the Wildcats en route to their seventh conference win of 2012.
  • Ohio State fell in a doubleheader at Northwestern April 29 at Sharon J. Drysdale Field in Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes lost game one, 3-1, before dropping game two, 8-5, against the Wildcats.

    No. 3 Men's Tennis (31-3, 11-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Chase Buchanan, Peter Kobelt and Blaz Rola were named First Team All-Big Ten the conference announced April 26. Devin McCarthy and Ille Van Engelen earned second team honors and Ty Tucker was presented with head coach of the year accolades for the seventh-consecutive year.
  • Top-seeded Ohio State advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament April 27 after netting a 4-0 shutout victory over No. 9 seed Nebraska at the Combe Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill.
  • Top-seeded Ohio State advanced to the final of the 2012 Big Ten Tennis Tournament April 28after earning a 4-1 victory over No. 5 seed Indiana at the Combe Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill.
  • Top-seeded Ohio State fell to No. 3 seed Illinois 4-3 in the final of the 2012 Big Ten Tennis Tournament April 29 at the Vandy Christie Tennis Center in Evanston, Ill.

    Women's Tennis (9-15, 4-7 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • Ohio State advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, hosted by the Buckeyes, with a 4-2 victory over Penn State April 26 inside the OSU Varsity Tennis Center. All four first-round contests in the tournament were forced inside because of weather and court conditions.
  • Ohio State fell to 11th-ranked and No. 1-seed Northwestern, 4-0, April 27 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament, hosted by the Buckeyes at the OSU Varsity Outdoor Tennis Courts.

    Men's Track and Field
    Interim head coach: Ed Beathea

  • Demoye Bogle's third-place and personal-best time of 13.81 seconds in the 110m hurdle finals highlighted the final day of competition at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa, for the Ohio State men's track and field team. The sophomore's bronze medal-winning time is the fourth fastest in Ohio State history and ranks the Huber Heights, Ohio, native among the top-25 Division I athletes in the event this season. Indiana State's Greggmar Swift took the title in a time of 13.72, a top-15 mark nationally.

    No. 22 Women's Track and Field
    Head coach: Karen Dennis

  • Ohio State sprinter/hurdler Christina Manning was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week April 25 by the conference office after her top-notch performance at the Tom Jones Memorial Classic in Gainesville last weekend. This award is the second outdoor Athlete of the Week award for Manning this season and the third of her career.
  • No. 22 Ohio State concluded competition at the 118th Penn Relays April 28 as the last group of Buckeyes took to the track. The Scarlet and Gray wrapped up the three-day meet with performances in the 4x400m relay and 4x800m relay.

    No. 7/10 Men's Volleyball (21-9, 9-3 MIVA)
    Head coach: Pete Hanson

  • No. 7/10 Ohio State advanced to the MIVA Tournament Championship match with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-15) victory over Ball State April 25 in St. John Arena.
  • Shawn Sangrey was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America First Team April 26. The national recognition is the second of Sangrey's career as he was named to the second team in 2010.
  • No. 7/10 and top-seeded Ohio State fell to No. 2 seed and seventh-ranked Lewis in five sets (20-25, 25-17, 22-25, 27-25, 15-10) April 28 in the MIVA championship game inside St. John Arena. The Buckeyes took two of the first three sets, but could not keep the Flyers (26-6) at bay in the final two frames.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    April 30-May 13

    May 2
    Men's Lacrosse at ECAC Tournament Semifinals, TBA
    Denver, Colo.

    May 3
    Women's Lacrosse at TBA, TBA
    Gainesville, Fla.

    May 4
    Men's Lacrosse at ECAC Tournament Championship, 6 p.m.
    Denver, Colo.

    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Women's Lacrosse at TBA, TBA
    Gainesville, Fla.

    May 5
    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 3:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Softball vs. Iowa, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    Softball vs. Iowa, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    Women's Lacrosse at TBA, TBA
    Gainesville, Fla.

    Men's Track at Oregon Twilight, All Day
    Eugene, Ore.

    Men's Track at Akron Invitational, All Day
    Akron, Ohio

    May 6
    Baseball vs. Northwestern, 1:05 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium

    Softball vs. Iowa, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

    May 8
    Baseball at Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.
    Stillwater, Okla.

    May 9
    Baseball at Oklahoma State, 7:30 p.m.
    Stillwater, Okla.

    May 10
    Women's Golf NCAA Central Regional Round 1, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Scarlet Course

    May 11-13
    Men's Track at Big Ten Championships, All Day
    Madison, Wis.

    Women's Tennis NCAA Regionals, TBA
    Campus Sites

    Women's Track at Big Ten Championships, TBA
    Madison, Wis.

    Men's Tennis NCAA First & Second Rounds, TBA
    TBA

    May 11
    Softball at Penn State, 4 p.m.
    State College, PA

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

    Women's Golf NCAA Central Regional Round 2, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Scarlet Course

    May 12
    Softball at Penn State, 2 p.m.
    State College, PA

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

    Softball at Penn State, 4 p.m.
    State College, PA

    Women's Golf NCAA Central Regional Round 3, All Day
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Scarlet Course

    Women's Lacrosse TBA First Round, TBA
    TBA

    May 13
    Women's Rowing Big Ten Championships, 9 a.m.
    Indianapolis, Ind.

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

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