Field Hockey

Nina Passen


Columbus, Ohio

High School:
Bishop Watterson



Nina Passen


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Buckeyes Selected to NFHCA National Academic Squad

Ohio State has had at least 10 selections for six-consecutive years

Ohio State Career Honors: OSU Scholar-Athlete (2010) ... 2010 NFHCA National Academic honoree.

2011 (Sophomore Season): Has played in 12 games, including three starts at forward for the Buckeyes this season ... made first career start against then-No. 15 Duke (Aug. 26) in Columbus ... had three shots on goal against New Hampshire (Aug. 27) ... tallied season-high 50 minutes in two games this year against the Blue Devils and Richmond (Sept. 3).

2010 (Freshman Season): Played in six games for the 2010 NCAA Final Four squad ... recorded first career assist in the 8-0 victory vs. Robert Morris (Sept. 29) ... played in the Buckeyes' season opener at Ohio (Aug. 31) ... recorded a season-high 46 minutes in the 5-0 victory vs. Ball State (Oct. 27) ... in six games in action, Buckeyes outscored their opponents 28-2.

Bishop Watterson:
Three-year starter at forward for Bishop Watterson's varsity squad ... led the Eagles in scoring with 45 goals and 41 assists for 131 points as a senior captain ... scored the gamewinner in the 2009 Ohio State championship game, taking home the state title as a senior after a runner-up finish in 2007 ... also scored the gamewinner in the state semifinal game, earning the team's MVP award in 2009 ... named First Team All-Conference three times and First Team All-Ohio in 2008 ... also a member of the basketball and track and field teams ... was an Academic All-Ohio and Scholar-Athlete honoree.

Personal: Daughter of Ron and Patti Passen ... has three siblings, John, Eddie and Fran ... joined the Ohio State field hockey team with her cousin, Maria Swartz ... comes from a large family ... enjoys working out and baking ... started playing field hockey at age 12 ... favorite pro athlete is LeBron James.

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