April 4, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s track and field team returns to action this Saturday, April 6, at the Jim Click Shootout in Tucson, Ariz.
Competition is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET at Roy P. Drachman Stadium on the campus of the University of Arizona. Live results are available at http://athletics.arizona.edu/tfstats/tf , and a complete recap will be featured at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com Saturday evening.
No. 5 Arizona
No. 9 Stanford
Former Buckeye Kelcey McKinney Honored at Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Kelcey McKinney, a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University, was presented the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award at the Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Dinner April 1 at the Ohio Union.
Fergus scholars are male or female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, achieved academically (3.00 GPA minimum), demonstrated positive qualities of character and citizenship and shown potential for success in a graduate or professional program. Established in 1967, the award is given in memory of Corwin A. Fergus, a member of the Ohio State football team (1912-14), a graduate of the Ohio State School of Law and later a successful businessman. The award reflects his strong commitment to the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence and his positive contributions to society. The $5,000 postgraduate scholarships, which each are renewable for up to three years, can be utilized for graduate study or professional programs at Ohio State.
McKinney is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, as well as the 2011 Big Ten champion in the triple jump and a two-time All-Big Ten performer.
As a team, Ohio State had a total of 28 student-athletes honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.
Buckeyes Ranked No. 46 in USTFCCCA Week Two Rankings
Ohio State checked-in at No. 46 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) team rankings for Division I, released April 1.
Seven Big Ten teams are featured in the Top 50: No. 16 Illinois, No. 21 Nebraska, No. 27 Michigan State, No. 30 Penn State, No. 41 Michigan, No. 45 Wisconsin and the Buckeyes. Kansas is the No. 1-ranked team in the country, followed by No. 2 Oregon and third-ranked Texas A&M.
In the Great Lakes regional rankings, Ohio State sits at No. 7. Notre Dame is the top-ranked team in the region followed by Michigan and Michigan State.
For more information on the USTFCCCA rankings, visit www.ustfccca.org.
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Last Time Out
The Ohio State women’s track and field team enjoyed warm weather and challenging competition at the UCF Invitational in Orlando, Fla., March 22-23.
Ohio State’s sprinters and hurdlers turned in solid times and performances for the second week in a row, while field athletes posted improved marks across the board. Highlights included a 2-3 finish in both the 100m dash and 100m hurdles, and a third-place finish by the 4x400m relay team of Alexandria Johnson, SoSo Walker, Bri Neitzel and Janel Olberding.
The Buckeyes travel to Athens, Ohio, for the 2013 All-Ohio Championships April 12.
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