Athletics Good Stuff

Nov. 15, 2011

Athlete of the Week

  • Ohio State women's soccer junior forward Tiffany Cameron tallied two goals in the Buckeyes' 3-0 victory at Tennessee in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 12. The first goal marked Cameron's fifth game-winner of the season as she tallied her third and fourth goals in the seventh NCAA Tournament contest of her career.

    Head coach: Greg Beals

  • Ohio State has signed eight recruits for the 2013 season, head coach Greg Beals announced Nov. 9. The class features five players from Ohio, two from Indiana and one from Wisconsin. The Buckeyes welcome Jacob Bosiokovic, Logan Bowles, Troy Kuhn, Luke McGee, Craig Nennig, Jacob Post, Zach Ratliff and Joey Stoll.

    No. 3/3 Men's Basketball (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Thad Matta

  • William Buford, Aaron Craft and Jared Sullinger are among the list of 50 men's basketball players named to the Naismith Preseason Top 50 announced Nov. 7 by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. This year's list includes the top men's college basketball players from 34 schools around the country.
  • Preseason All-America Sullinger had 19 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3/3 Ohio State to a 73-42 victory over Wright State Nov. 11 in the Global Sports Shootout. Buford had nine of his 13 points to lead a second-half charge for the Buckeyes. Point guard Craft had 10 points and just one turnover in 28 minutes in the opener.

    Women's Basketball (1-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Jim Foster

  • Samantha Prahalis and Tayler Hill paced the Buckeyes with 17 points apiece to lead the Buckeyes to a 78-51 season-opening win over the Tennessee State Lady Tigers Nov. 13 at Value City Arena.

    No. 15 Field Hockey (12-9, 4-2 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Anne Wilkinson

  • Jenn Sciulli, a tri-captain, and Paula Pastor-Pitarque a second team All-Big Ten selection, were named to the 2011 All-Big Ten Tournament Team, the conference office announced Nov. 6.
  • Ohio State received an at-large bid to the 2011 NCAA Tournament when the field of 16 was announced Nov. 8. The 2011 NCAA berth marked the first time in program history the Buckeyes have made the NCAA Tournament in three-consecutive seasons.
  • The Buckeyes traveled to No. 2 seed Old Dominion (21-2) for an opening round NCAA game Nov. 12 in Norfolk, Va., where they fell 5-0 to the Lady Monarchs. The Buckeyes conclude the 2011 campaign with a 12-9 overall record and a 4-2 mark in Big Ten play.

    Football (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Luke Fickell

  • Ohio State junior punter Ben Buchanan has been named a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is presented by the All Sports Association of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The award is presented to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
  • The Buckeyes fell 26-23 to Purdue (5-5, 3-3) in overtime Nov. 12. Junior running back Jordan Hall hauled in a career-long 38-yard pass for a TD in the first quarter. He then caught a second TD pass with 13 seconds left in regulation. He finished with three catches for 58 yards and two TDs. Freshman quarterback Braxton Miller tied his career high with two TD passes in the game. He accounted for three scores on the day with a 6-yard TD run in the third quarter.

    Men's Ice Hockey (8-3-1, 5-2-1-1 CCHA)
    Head coach: Mark Osiecki

  • Ohio State posted its second-consecutive 4-1 victory over No. 14/15 Northern Michigan to record a two-game sweep of the Wildcats (4-5-3, 1-4-3-2 CCHA) and extend its unbeaten streak to seven. The Buckeyes tie for first place in the CCHA with Lake Superior and Notre Dame.
  • In Game Two of the series, sophomore defenseman Curtis Gedig posted his first career goal.

    Women's Ice Hockey (5-4-1, 5-4-1-1 WCHA)
    Head coach: Nate Handrahan

  • Ohio State senior forward Natalie Spooner and junior forward Minttu Tuominen, along with former Buckeye Lisa Chesson, will represent their respective countries at the 2011 Four Nations Cup in Nyköping, Sweden, Nov. 9-14. Spooner is skating with Team Canada, Tuominen with Team Finland and Chesson with Team USA. The Four Nations Cup brings together the top four women's hockey countries in the world - Canada, Finland, Sweden and the United States - for the international tournament.

    Men's Soccer (10-7-2, 4-2-0 Big Ten)
    Head coach: John Bluem

  • Second-seeded Ohio State's quest for a fourth Big Ten Tournament title ended in the quarterfinal round to No. 7 seed Penn State, 2-0, Nov. 9 at U-M Soccer Complex in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Chris Hegngi and David Tiemstra led the list of eight Ohio State men's soccer award winners at the Big Ten Tournament banquet Nov. 10, earning the conference's offensive and defensive, respectively, player of the year awards. Hegngi earns recognition as the conference's top offensive player after racking up 18 points on nine goals in 18 matches this season.
  • Both Hegngi and Tiemstra also earned a spot on the All-Big Ten First Team, while Parnell Hegngi, Austin McAnena and Matt Lampson each garnered second-team accolades. A pair of rookies - Kenny Cunningham and Brady Wahl - was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team after successful first seasons. Finally, Sage Gardner was awarded the Buckeye recipient of the Sportsmanship Award, given to a student-athlete from each team who has distinguished himself through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.
  • Ohio State now awaits its fate in the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on

    Women's Soccer (11-8-2, 5-5-1 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Lori Walker

  • Two Ohio State seniors, goalkeeper Katie Baumgardner and defender Liz Sullivan, were selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA academic all-district teams for District 5 Nov. 7.
  • Ohio State defeated No. 23 Tennessee 3-0 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Nov. 12 at Regal Stadium in Knoxville, Tenn. With the win, Ohio State (11-8-2) advances to face the Illinois St./Milwaukee winner Friday in Durham, N.C. For the game, Ohio State held a 20-10 advantage in shots, including 9-3 on goal. Goalkeeper Baumgardner made three saves to pick up her seventh shutout of the season and fourth shutout in six NCAA tournament contests.

    No. 11 Men's Swimming & Diving
    Head coaches: Bill Wadley & Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State posted the fastest time in every swimming event en route to a 149-122 victory at Miami University Nov. 11.
  • The Buckeyes had 10 different swimmers post the fastest time in an individual event. Alex Miller continued his dominance of the distance races, winning the 1000 free in 9:21.29, and swimming the fastest race in the 500 free (4:35.82). Zach Holmes was the fastest in the 100 free (46.33) and 200 free (1:40.82).
  • In the diving competition, Christian Holstein placed second in the 3-meter competition with a score of 371.40 and Shane Miszkiel was second in the 1-meter diving (333.30).
  • The Buckeyes are 5-0 in dual meets this season, and they next face Iowa Nov. 18. They are home again Dec. 2-4 hosting the OSU Invite.

    No. 13 Women's Swimming & Diving
    Head coaches: Bill Dorenkott & Vince Panzano

  • Ohio State won a spirited dual meet with Ohio 203-97 Nov. 12 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Seven different Buckeyes won at least one individual race. Duplicate winners were Shannon Draves, winning the 500 free (5:01.28), 1000 free (10:16.50) and 200 butterfly (2:03.46); Kelly Ann Baird, posting top times in the 200 free (1:52.12) and 200 backstroke (2:03.33).
  • Ohio State swept the 3-meter diving. Bianca Alvarez placed first (400.80), followed by Cheyenne Cousineau (294.90) and Kristin Asman (278.40). In the 1-meter competition, Cousineau was first with a score of 315.45 and Asman finished second with 301.05.

    Men's Tennis
    Head coach: Ty Tucker

  • Chase Buchanan and Blaz Rola earned Co-Big Ten Athlete of the Week honors the conference announced Nov. 9. It is the second time this season the Buckeye duo has shared the conference honor. They also split the award Oct. 12. The award is Buchanan's 12th and Rola's fourth of their careers.

    Women's Tennis
    Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher

  • Ohio State completed its fall schedule Nov. 6 as the team played its final matches at the Arizona State Thunderbird Invitational. The Buckeye duo of Kelsey Haviland and Kara Cecil took its match against Arizona State's Leighann Sahagun and Sianna Simmons, 9-7. Fidan Manashirova and Gabby Steele followed suit for the Buckeyes, taking an 8-2 decision against Anastasia Putilina and Callie Craig of Utah. In auxiliary matches, Manashirova picked up a win against California's Stephanie Chang, 6-0, 6-2. Haviland found herself on the short end of a 7-5, 6-0 decision against Michigan's Kristin Dodge, while Kelsey Becker fell to ASU's Joanna Smith, 6-0, 6-2. Steele dropped her second-round consolation match to Karla Bonacic of Kansas State, 6-2, 6-1. Ohio State finished the tournament with six singles victories and four doubles wins.

    No. 22 Women's Volleyball (17-12, 7-9 Big Ten)
    Head coach: Geoff Carlston

  • The 22nd-ranked Buckeyes lost a 3-2 (25-22, 21-25, 25-22, 25-27, 15-13) decision at Northwestern (15-11, 6-9) Nov. 11 in Welsh-Ryan Arena. Ohio State was also defeated 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 26-24, 25-17) by No. 7 Illinois Nov. 12.

    No. 13 Wrestling
    Head coach: Tom Ryan

  • Logan Stieber was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Nov. 8.
  • Nick Heflin, a 174-pound redshirt sophomore, has been selected to compete in the 46th Annual NWCA All-Star Classic Presented by the Marines, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Nov. 10.
  • The 13th-ranked Buckeyes began the 2011-12 season 3-0 Nov. 12 after completing action at the Second Annual Wrestle for a Cure Duals in Harrisburg, Pa. In a span of six hours, the Buckeyes defeated Utah Valley (36-0), Old Dominion (30-3) and North Carolina (36-6) at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.

    Ohio State Athletics Schedule
    Nov. 14- Nov. 27

    Nov. 14
    Fencing at Junior NAC, TBA
    Daytona, Fla.

    Nov. 15
    Men's Basketball vs. Florida, 8 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Nov. 18
    Women's Soccer vs. Milwaukee (NCAA Second Round), 5 p.m.
    Durham, N.C.

    Men's Swimming at Iowa with Purdue, 6 p.m.
    Iowa City, Iowa

    Women's Basketball vs. Temple, 6 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Volleyball vs. Purdue, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Women's Ice Hockey at Syracuse, 7 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Men's Basketball vs. Jackson State, 9 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Nov. 19
    Rifle at Nebraska, 8 a.m.
    Lincoln, Neb.

    Women's Ice Hockey at Syracuse, 4 p.m.
    Syracuse, N.Y.

    Men's Ice Hockey at Michigan, 7:35 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Football vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Stadium

    Fencing at Penn State Open, TBA
    University Park, Pa.

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Nov. 20
    Women's Volleyball vs. Indiana, 12 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Wrestling vs. Virginia Tech, 4 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Field Hockey vs. TBA, TBA
    Louisville, Ky.

    Women's Swimming at Pittsburgh, ALL DAY
    Pittsburgh, Pa.

    Fencing at Penn State Open, TBA
    University Park, Pa.

    Nov. 21
    Men's Basketball vs. North Florida, 8:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Cross Country, NCAA Championships
    All Day
    Terre Haute, Ind.

    Women's Cross Country, NCAA Championships
    All Day
    Terre Haute, Ind.

    Nov. 22
    Women's Basketball vs. Howard, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Nov. 23
    Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

    Men's Basketball vs. VMI, 7 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Nov. 25
    Women's Basketball vs. Stony Brook, 2 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Men's Basketball vs. Valparaiso, 6:30 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena

    Women's Volleyball vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth 7:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Nov. 26
    Women's Ice Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth, 4:07 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, OSU Ice Rink

    Football vs. Michigan, TBA
    Ann Arbor, Mich.

    Nov. 27
    Women's Basketball vs. LSU, 5 p.m.
    Columbus, Ohio, Value City Arena