Peanut Johnson named Ohio State Rookie of the Year
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Danica Deckard selected to first team
Buckeye captains will play in event hosted at Old Dominion Nov. 17
Pastor-Pitarque named first team All-Big Ten selection
Ohio State Career Honors: 2011 Second Team All-Big Ten ... 2011 Second Team All-Region ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2010 and 2011) ... 2010 NFHCA National Academic honoree ... three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2009, 2010 and 2011).
2011 (Junior Season): Started 20 games for the Buckeyes ... tallied a career-high 24 points on a team-best 11 goals and two assists ... ranked in the Top 10 in multiple offensive categories in the Big Ten, including tied for second in game-winning goals (5), third in shots per game (4.80), fourth in shots (96), tied for sixth in goals (11), tied for seventh in goals per game (0.55) and tied for ninth in points per game (1.20) ... scored first goal of season against second-ranked New Hampshire (Aug. 27) ... notched a three-point performance at James Madison (Sept. 4) with a goal and assist on a team-high six shots on goal ... notched a team-high eight multi-point performances ... played all 70 minutes against No. 5 Syracuse (Sept. 9), Kent State (Sept. 18), Michigan (Sept. 23), Indiana (Sept. 30), Louisville (Oct.4), Iowa (Oct. 8), Miami (Oct.18) and twice vs. Penn State (Oct. 22 and Nov.4) ... had two goals, including the gamewinner, in a win vs. Michigan (Sept. 23) to be named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27) ... led the Buckeyes to a 5-0 victory vs. Ball State with her first career hat trick for a career-high seven point performance ... recorded a goal wins over Indiana and Louisville, marking a streak of four games with at least one goal earned ... scored a goal in a 2-1 victory over Miami, a game which she recorded five shots on goal ... scored one of three Buckeye goals vs. Northwestern (Oct. 28).
2009 (Freshman Season): Played in 14 games, starting one ... first-career start came in the first round NCAA tournament game vs. North Carolina (Nov. 14) ... scored in first-career game vs. Saint Louis (Aug. 30) ... took a season-high three shots at Ball State (Sept. 22) ... played in four Big Ten games, facing Indiana (Sept. 27), Penn State (Oct. 2), Iowa (Oct. 11) and Michigan (Oct. 17) ... saw time in seven-consecutive games between Aug. 29-Sept. 18.
Selinsgrove High School: A two-year starter at forward for the field hockey team ... named the team's best offensive player as a senior while serving as captain ... earned Second Team All-State honors and was named a First Team Daily Item All-Star, as well as a First Team All-Star by the Heartland Athletic Conference ... helped Selinsgrove win the District IV Championship, Susquehanna Valley League Championship and HAC Championship every season from 2005-08to total28 goals and eight assists in that span ... also was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track and field ... was a guard on the basketball team and selected league MVP three times after graduating as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,742 points.
Personal: Greatest sports thrill was making a 3/4 court buzzer-beater in basketball (available to view on youtube.com) ... daughter of Steve and Kathi Deckard ... has an older brother, Eric, and younger sister, Nicole.