Peanut Johnson named Ohio State Rookie of the Year
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Pifer will travel to Jerusalem, Israel, as part of Ohio State Study Abroad Program
Ohio State had had at least 10 selections for seven-consecutive years
Junior transfer Sophia Pifer will look to help guide the OSU backfield this upcoming season.
Ohio State Career Honors: 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHA Division I Scholars of Distinction ... NFHCA National Academic Squad (2012) ... two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete (2011-12).
2012 (Junior Season): Played in nine contests in first season at Ohio State ... collected 35 minutes in 2012 opener vs. Massachusetts (Aug. 25) ... collected a season-high 42 minutes in 1-0 shutout win at Ohio (Sept. 12) ... received 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHA Division I Scholars of Distinction after achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester.
High School: Pifer, an eight-time letterwinner, competed four years in both field hockey and lacrosse ... selected second team Pennsylvania All-State AA and first team Colonial League in 2008 ... helped Southern Lehigh earn Colonial League championships from 2006-08 ... helped her team to a District 11 Championship in 2008 ... was a member of the Futures Elite 5A for four years ... helped earn a Futures National Championship in 2007.