Includes B1G Distinguished Scholars Jayla Saibene, Maddy McIntyre
Record number of athletes honored, including 16 with 4.0 grade-point averages for the year
Buckeyes make first NCAA appearance since 2010
Prantl, Bayne selected to first team
Ohio State routs Virginia Tech, Furman
2016 (Senior Season): Go-ahead RBI in a pinch-hitting opportunity vs. Fresno State (3/19) … drove in two runs in a 7-1 victory over Connecticut (2/13) … had pinch hit RBI in back to back games vs. Fresno State and Fresno State … had 31 at-bats on the year, 22 in pinch hitting situations … OSU Scholar-Athlete and Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
2015 (Junior Season): Hit a walk-off three-run home run in Ohio State's season-opener against Southern Illinois (2/6) ... finished the season hitting .280 with 17 RBI ... as a pinch-hitter, went 6-for-13 (.462) ... eight two-out RBI, the sixth most on the team ... in a 10-8 come-from-behind victory over UNLV (2/20), went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI ... also drove in multiple runs vs. Wright State (3/24) and Maryland (3/27) ... OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Played in 44 games, starting 24, primarily as the designated player ... hit her first career home run in a 5-1 victory over Cal Poly in the opening game of the Bulldog Classic at Fresno State (March 14) ... batted .247 on the season with 15 runs scored, six doubles and 10 RBI ... improved her batting average 33 points between her freshman and sophomore year ... hit .313 at a pinch hitter (5-for-16) ... Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete.
2013 (Freshman Season): Played in 26 games and made one start ... hit .214 with a double and five RBI ... went 2-for-2 with a RBI double against Stony Brook (Feb. 17) ... earned a start at second base against Michigan (April 7).
Prior to Ohio State: First-team all-league, second-team all-county, second-team all-district ... lists her greatest sports thrill as winning the 2010 State Championship at Perry High School. Personal: Daughter of Jason and Tammy Saibene ... currently undecided, but would like to major in something sports-related ... likes shopping, spending time with friends and giving help to others in her spare time ... uncle Marty Mull is a former Ohio State swimmer ... has three siblings: Nicole, Rocco and Lacey.
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