June 13, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It’s been a great start to the summer for former Buckeye All-American and Big Ten Medal of Honor Winner Saskia Müeller. The 2006 Big Ten Player of the Year, Müeller will be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame this fall as part of the 14-member 2013 class, becoming the seventh field hockey member to be added to the prestigious list.
“The Ohio State family is made up of so many excellent individuals and having the chance to become part of this family makes me very thankful. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame and forming part of such an exclusive group is a huge honor for me.”
The class will be inducted Sept. 27 at a dinner and will be introduced to the public at halftime of the Ohio State home football game against Wisconsin Sept. 28. To read more about the 2013 Ohio State Hall of Fame Class, click here.
But that’s not all. Müeller recently won the prestigious German club championship with Berlin Hockey Club as she helped guide the group to a 16-3-3 overall record as well as a first-place finish in the regular season. With the regular season title, the group claimed a spot at the European Club Championship next season. In the playoffs, Müeller and the group knocked off Munich, 7-6, in the semifinals following overtime and strokes. The team would then go on to defeat UHC Hamburg in thrilling fashion winning in overtime with 26 seconds left on the clock.
“I never would have thought that we'd be able to sweep the championships [indoor and outdoor] and finish first after the regular season,” Müeller said. "Being able to achieve this is a huge satisfaction and the three years that I’ve been in Berlin have definitely been way more successful than I could have ever imagined.”
The Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner, which will be a joint dinner for the men and women, will be held in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union Sept. 27.
Some Notes on Müeller:
Field Hockey 2003-06
Three-time All-American midfielder Saskia Müeller finished her career in the Top 5 in the Buckeye record books in career assists (45), game winning goals (8), games started (73) and single-season assists with 19 points as a junior. She also was a three-time All-Region honoree and All-Big Ten selection. During her senior year in 2006, Müeller was named the Big Ten Player of the Year, becoming the first Buckeye in program history to earn the top conference honor. During her senior season, Müeller was a four-time Big Ten Player of the Week honoree, finishing fourth in the conference in points, tying her career high with nine goals, including three of which were gamewinners. She guided the Scarlet and Gray to a Big Ten regular-season championship, while starting all 19 games.
Müeller also succeeded in the classroom, earning the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor during the 2006-07 season. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and four-time OSU Scholar Athlete.