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May 29, 2012

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  • Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola made history May 28 when they beat Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech 7-6(4), 6-3 in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Doubles Championship match. With the victory, Buchanan and Rola became the first tandem in history to win all three major collegiate championships in one season - D'Novo/ITA All-America Championships, USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships and NCAA Championships.

  • No. 4 Ohio State's First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight earned a gold and silver medal, respectively, to lift the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish (67 points) at the 2012 NCAA Division I Championships May 27 on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J. With a time of 7:13.09 the 1V4 won the program's first national title as it beat Virginia by 2.09 seconds. The First Varsity Four was led by coxswain Alexandra Sawatzki, Taylore Urban, Katie King, Stephanie Johnson and Emily Ralph. Previously the Buckeye 1V4 had placed as high as third at the NCAA Championships in 2006 in West Windsor, N.J.

    Baseball (33-27, 11-13 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State sophomore right-hander Jaron Long garnered first team All-Big Ten honors, the conference office announced May 22. In addition, senior outfielder David Corna was named the Buckeyes' sportsmanship award honoree.
  • No. 6 seed Ohio State plated nine runs in the final two innings to defeat No. 3 seed Penn State, 12-5, on the opening day of the Big Ten tournament May 23 at Huntington Park.
  • No. 6 seed Ohio State battled but fell to top-seeded and 18th-ranked Purdue, 5-4, May 24 at Huntington Park.
  • No. 6 seed Ohio State topped No. 4 seed Nebraska, 6-2, in the first game of the day but fell to No. 5 seed Michigan State, 6-2, in an elimination game May 25 at Huntington Park. The second game Friday was the Buckeyes' third game in 24 hours as Ohio State concluded its season with a 33-27 overall record.
  • Ohio State junior shortstop Kirby Pellant was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team, the conference office announced May 26.

    No. 20 Women's Golf
    Head coach: Therese Hession

  • Notching its lowest round of the tournament by seven strokes, No. 20 Ohio State carded a fourth round score of 296 to move up one slot and conclude the 2012 NCAA Championship in 22nd. Competing at the par 72, 6,377/6,264-yard Vanderbilt legends Golf Club in Franklin, Tenn., the Buckeye totaled 1,211 at the 72-hole event to close the 2011-12 season.

    Men's Lacrosse
    Head coach: Nick Myers

  • Keenan Ochwat, a senior defenseman on the Ohio State men's lacrosse team, was chosen to participate in the USILA/LaxWorld Division I-II North/South Game May 25 at Harvard Stadium in Boston.
  • Ohio State senior defenseman Joe Bonanni and junior attackman Logan Schuss have been named third team All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), the organization announced May 24. Both were first team All-ECAC honorees in 2012, with Schuss picking up league offensive player of the year accolades.
  • Ohio State senior Matt Kawamoto was named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American May 26.

    Women's Lacrosse
    Head coach: Alexis Venechanos

  • Gabby Capuzzi and Alayna Markwordt, both senior captains on the 13th-ranked Ohio State women's lacrosse team, were named First Team All-West/Mid-West Region selections by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), the organization announced May 24. In addition, fellow senior Kirsten Donahue and sophomore Tayler Kuzma each garnered second-team recognition.
  • Capuzzi and Markwordt were named Second Team All-Americans by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) in conjunction with the national championship festivities over Memorial Day weekend in Stony Brook, N.Y. This is the fourth time in program history Ohio State has had multiple selections, while Markwordt becomes the third two-time recipient among the Buckeyes' 12 overall selections.

    No. 4 Rowing
    Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum

  • Ulrike Denker and Emily Walsh, seniors on the No. 4 Ohio State rowing team, were named First Team All Central Region by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA). Sophomore Claire-Louise Bode and junior Allison Elber were second-team recipients.
  • No. 4 Ohio State's First Varsity Four and Second Varsity Eight earned a gold and silver medal, respectively, to lift the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish (67 points) at the 2012 NCAA Division I Championships May 27 on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, N.J. With a time of 7:13.09 the 1V4 won the program's first national title as it beat Virginia by 2.09 seconds. The First Varsity Four was led by coxswain Alexandra Sawatzki, Taylore Urban, Katie King, Stephanie Johnson and Emily Ralph. Previously the Buckeye 1V4 had placed as high as third at the NCAA Championships in 2006 in West Windsor, N.J.

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

  • Alicia Herron, a senior captain on the Ohio State softball team, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Softball Division I First Team May 24. A speech and hearing science major, Herron becomes the first Buckeye in program history to be named an Academic All-American.

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

  • Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola continued their postseason run following opening-round wins in the NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Singles Championship May 23 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
  • The Buckeye duo of Buchanan and Rola, which is ranked No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) polls, opened its NCAA doubles run with a hard-fought 7-6, 7-6 victory over North Carolina's Joey Burkhardt and Jose Hernandez May 24.
  • Buchanan and Rola advanced to the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Doubles Championship May 26 at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
  • Buchanan and Rola took a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 win vs. Oklahoma's Costin Paval and Dane Webb in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Doubles Championship May 27.
  • Buchanan and Rola made history May 28 when they beat Raony Carvalho and Gonzalo Escobar of Texas Tech 7-6(4), 6-3 in the 2012 NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Doubles Championship match. With the victory, Buchanan and Rola became the first tandem in history to win all three major collegiate championships in one season - D'Novo/ITA All-America Championships, USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships and NCAA Championships.

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

  • Michael Hartfield booked his ticket to the NCAA championships with a sixth-place finish in the long jump May 24 at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla. The 2012 Big Ten champion in the long jump, Hartfield cleared 7.62m (25-0) to advance alongside 11 other competitors to the national championships, set for June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Cory Leslie, Adam Green and Antonio Blanks advanced to the NCAA championships with impressive performances May 25 at the NCAA East Regional Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla., highlighting day two at Hodges Stadium for the Ohio State men's track and field team.
  • Ohio State concluded competition at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, Fla., May 26. Demoye Bogle (110m hurdles) and Matt DeChant (shot put) earned national championship berths in their respective events, while the 4x400m relay team of Blanks, Korbin Smith, Marvel Brooks and Thomas Murdaugh also secured a ticket to next month's NCAA outdoor championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

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

  • No. 22 Ohio State wrapped up day two of the 2012 NCAA East Regional Prelims with Shaniqua McGinnis and Nyjah Cousar both qualifying for nationals.
  • No. 22 Ohio State saw much success on the final day of the 2012 NCAA East Regional prelims in Jacksonville. Both relays advanced to the NCAA championship meet along with Christina Manning, Alexis Thomas and Maggie Mullen to bring Ohio State's total to eight qualified Buckeyes.


    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    May 28-June 10

    June 6-9 Men's and Women's Track at NCAA Championships, All Day
    Des Moines, Iowa

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