2010 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame: Jamie Natalie
This week we will take a moment to individually recognize each member of the 2010 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame class on Ohiostatebuckeyes.com. The nine members will be inducted Friday at the reception at the Ohio Union and recognized during the Ohio State-Eastern Michigan football game Saturday afternoon. Today we look at the distinguished career of gymnast Jamie Natalie.
Two-time Ohio State Athlete of the Year, Jamie Natalie won three NCAA titles, claiming the all-around and floor exercise in 2000 and repeating in the all-around in 2001 and earned seven career All-America accolades. The 2001 Big Ten Gymnast of the Year was a three-time All-Big Ten choice and a three-time Big Ten champion (2000 - floor exercise, 2001 - all-around and horizontal bar). He won the Nissen-Emery Award as a senior on the 2001 NCAA and Big Ten championship teams. Natalie won the U.S. national high bar title in 1999 and 2000. The 2001 Big Ten Medal of Honor winner was an OSU and GCA Academic All-American Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.