Athletics Good Stuff

May 22, 2012

  • The Ohio State Department of Athletics held the 45th-annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner May 16 in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union to honor its student-athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments. A record 548 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes were recognized at the event and a number of senior awards were given out.

  • Ohio State has placed four student-athletes on the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District At-Large teams for district five, CoSIDA announced. All three Buckeye men nominated earned a spot on the first team - gymnast Michael Newburger, swimmer Andrew Elliott and men's hockey defenseman Sean Duddy, while rower Ulrike Denker was honored on the women's side. All four move on to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

    Baseball (31-25, 11-13 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State defeated Toledo, 10-1, as head coach Greg Beals earned his 300th career win on Columbus City Schools Day May 15 at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium.
  • Ohio State baseball team dropped a 10-8 decision to Indiana May 17 at Sembower Field.
  • Ohio State fell to Indiana, 5-0, May 18 at Sembower Field.
  • Ohio State dropped its series finale to Indiana, 4-2, May 19 at Sembower Field. Despite the loss, the Buckeyes earned the No. 6 seed in the 2012 Big Ten tournament on a record against common opponents tiebreaker after Illinois fell to Minnesota in its series finale in Champaign.

    Men's Golf
    Head coach: Donnie Darr

  • Ohio State placed 12th at the NCAA Ann Arbor Regional tournament May 19 after recording a 9-over 293 in the final round of action. The Buckeyes carded an overall total of 43-over 895 on the par-71, 6,723-yard University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Softball (31-23, 10-13 Big Ten)

  • Ohio State senior shortstop Alicia Herron and freshman catcher Shelby Pickett were named third team All-Big Ten selections, the league office announced May 16. Herron, a native of Cypress, Calif., becomes the sixth Buckeye in Ohio State softball history to earn four-consecutive league honors, while Pickett claims her first career conference accolade.
  • Just one day after earning Third Team All-Big Ten honors, Herron was named a First Team NFCA All-Midwest selection, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced May 17.

    No. 3 Men's Tennis (34-4, 11-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Chase Buchanan, a senior on the Ohio State men's tennis team, was named Midwest Region Senior of the Year the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced. Justin Kronauge was lauded with regional assistant coach of the year honors.
  • No. 5 seed Ohio State improved to 34-3 on the season after beating No. 12 Florida 4-1 May 18 in an NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship Round of 16 match in Athens, Ga.
  • No. 5 seed Ohio State lost to No. 4 UCLA 4-2 May 20 in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Championship in Athens, Ga. The Buckeyes conclude the season with a 34-4 overall record after advancing to their seventh consecutive NCAA quarterfinal.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    May 21-June 3

    May 22-24
    Women's Golf at NCAA Championships, TBA
    Nashville, Tenn.

    May 23-28
    Men's Tennis at NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships, TBA
    Athens, Ga.

    May 23
    Baseball vs. Penn State at Big Ten Tournament, 3:35 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Huntington Park

    May 24
    Baseball vs. TBA at Big Ten Tournament, TBA
    Columbus, Ohio, Huntington Park

    May 24-26
    Men's and Women's Track and Field at NCAA East Prelims, TBA
    Jacksonville, Fla.

    May 25-27
    Rowing at NCAA Championships, TBA
    Mercer, N.J.