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Athletes of the Week
Kevin Heine, a sophomore on the men’s volleyball team, posted career-highs of 17.5 points and 14 kills in the 0-3 (28-30, 26-30, 34-36) loss to No. 4 Stanford. He hit .423 (14-3-26) and collected one assist, one dig and a match-high six blocks (one solo, five assists). In the 3-0 (30-23, 30-24, 30-25) win over Div. III #4 Juniata, Heine had seven kills while hitting .400 (7-1-15) to help snap a four-match losing streak. He added a dig and five assist blocks for his 9.5 points in the match.

In the two matches, Heine averaged team highs of 4.50 points and 1.83 blocks per game. He hit a team-high .415 (21-4-41) and was co-team leader in kills per game at 3.50.

Seth Berglee, a senior on the pistol team, swept all three open events, scoring 572 in air, 550 in standard and 526 in free pistol as the Buckeyes dropped a close match to the U.S. Naval Academy, 6,270 to 6,220, last weekend at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in the Ohio State ROTC Building.

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The Ohio State University cheerleading squad placed sixth Jan. 18 at the 2009 UCA College Cheerleading National Championship at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.
The Buckeyes placed higher than any other Big Ten school and finished above other notable schools, including Tennessee, Cincinnati, Oklahoma and Florida State. The sixth-place finish is the highest since 2005 when the Buckeyes also placed sixth. The Buckeyes won the national championship in 1993 and placed second in 2001.

Men’s Basketball (13-3; 3-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Thad Matta
Ohio State downed Indiana, 77-53, Jan. 13 in Value City Arena before travelling to Ann Arbor, Mich., where the squad beat No. 25 Michigan, 65-58, Jan. 17.
Against the Hoosiers, the Buckeyes combined for 11 three-pointers in the first half, an OSU record for 3-pointers made in a half. Ohio State had five players score in double figures for the first time since Feb. 5, 2008 (Jeremie Simmons 12, Evan Turner 13, B.J. Mullens 14, Jon Diebler 17 and William Buford 19). In the game, the squad handed out a team total of 23 assists.
Buford tied a career high with 19 points against Indiana and reached double figures in eight of the last nine games
Simmons went 3-for-7 from the 3-point line, tying a career high. He has made a 3-point basket in 14-of-15 games this season. In addition, Simmons dished out a career-high 8 assists.
On the road, Turner scored 19 points while Buford and Mullens each added 15 to help the Buckeyes down the Wolverines.
Buford earned his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor after leading the Buckeyes to a pair of victories last week over Indiana at home and No. 25 Michigan on the road. In the two wins, Buford averaged 17 points, six rebounds and went 13-of-25 (.520) from the field. The Toledo, Ohio, native also recorded four assists and two steals while averaging 36.5 minutes per game.
This is the second weekly honor for Ohio State this season. Turner was named the conference player of the week on Dec. 8 after leading the Buckeyes to wins over No. 21 Miami and No. 7 Notre Dame.
Up Next: at Illinois, 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in Champaign, Ill. (ESPN)
vs. Michigan State, 3:45 p.m. Jan. 25 in Value City Arena (CBS)

No. 19 Women’s Basketball (14-3; 5-1 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Jim Foster
Ohio State recorded a 67-35 victory at Illinois Jan. 13 before dropping a 56-59 decision to Minnesota Jan. 15 at home.
The win over Illinois was the squad’s eighth consecutive and the 11th in the last 12 games before Minnesota snapped the Buckeyes’ streak.
Jantel Lavender recorded her 13th double-double of the season already matching her total from last season and the 26th of her career with 14 points and 14 rebounds against the Fighting Illini. The sophomore has scored in double figures in all 48 career games. That streak is currently the sixth-longest in the country.
Lavender now 906 career points in only 48 games and is on pace to become the second-fastest player in Ohio State history to eclipse 1,000 points. Katie Smith was the fastest at 52 games while Frani Washington did it in 56.
Senior Star Allen recorded her third-consecutive double-double and the ninth of her career vs. Illinois with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Freshman Samantha Prahalis finished with a game-high nine assists against the Illini and has dished out four or more in all but one game this season.
In the loss to the Golden Gophers, Prahalis finished with 16 points with four assists and went 9-of-9 from the free throw line. In total, Ohio State shot 20-of-22 from the free throw line as a team (90.9 percent)
Up Next: vs. Illinois, 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Value City Arena
at Purdue, 5 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind. (ESPN 2)

Football
Head Coach: Jim Tressel
Ohio State linebacker Marcus Freeman and receiver Brian Robiskie are among the players working out this week in Mobile, Ala., for the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl coming up Jan. 24. The game kicks off at 6 p.m. on the NFL Network. Freeman and Robiskie are on the North squad, coached by the staff of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Both Buckeyes ended their careers in 2008 with 43 wins against just eight losses. Robiskie, Ohio State’s leading receiver the last two seasons, closed his Buckeye career with 127 catches for 1,866 yards and 24 touchdowns. Freeman totaled 268 tackles in his career, including 21.5 for loss.

No. 3 Men’s Gymnastics (2-3; 1-3 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Miles Avery
Ohio State placed fourth with a team total of 337.65 at the 39th-annual Windy City Invitational Jan. 17 in the Physical and Education Building in Chicago. Michigan was the victor at the meet with a score of 346.1, while Illinois (342.25) and Minnesota (341.4) finished second and third, respectively. Meet host UIC was fifth with a score of 327.7 and Iowa was last with a 325.9.
Senior captain Jake Bateman and junior captain Tai Lee nabbed second and third, respectively, in the all-around. Bateman, a native of Kingsport, Tenn., tallied an 87.55 in the all-around, scoring a first-place finish on vault with a 15.6. Lee, a native of Orlando, Fla., tied for first on rings with a 14.8 en route to his 84.15 score in the all-around. Michigan sophomore Chris Cameron won the all-around with an 88.1.
Up Next: at Illinois, 8 p.m. Jan. 24 in Champaign, Ill.

No. 15 Women’s Gymnastics (1-1; 0-0 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Carey Fagan
Senior Kiki Holman won the all-around competition to lead Ohio State over Maryland, 194.750-190.525, Jan. 17 in St. John Arena.
For the second-consecutive meet, Ohio State was led by a different gymnast in each event as it captured first place in three of the four. The highest score of the night was earned by Alyssa Meyer on the uneven bars with a season-high 9.825.
Holman led all scorers on the beam by tallying a season-high 9.775. The Greenfield, Minn., native also finished tied for second on vault (9.725), third on bars (9.775) and fifth on floor (9.700) for her 38.975 all-around total.
Junior Hillary Dow captured first place on floor with a career-high tying 9.800. The co-captain from Yorktown, Va., finished fourth in the all-around competition with a 38.725 after tying Holman for third on the bars and teammate Rebecca Best for third on the beam (9.725).
Up Next: at Illinois-Chicago, 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in Chicago, Ill.

No. 11/12 Men’s Hockey (16-6-2; 9-5-2-2 CCHA)
Head Coach: John Markell
Behind three assists from Shane Sims and a goal and an assist from both Corey Elkins and John Albert, Ohio State downed Ferris State, 6-2, Jan. 16 in Ewigleben Ice Arena. Ohio State trailed in the first period 1-0 and 2-1 but scored five unanswered for the win. In all, 12 Buckeyes had at least a point. The win ended a six-game losing streak for the Buckeyes vs. Ferris State and a four-game losing streak in Big Rapids.
Sims’ three assists and points notched a career-high and tied the team’s season-best for assists. He is on a nine-game point streak (3-11-14). He has multiple points in four of his last six games.
In the first game, Elkins posted his sixth multiple-point game of the season with a goal and as assist while he tallied his 10th goal of the season in game two. The senior will host a live online chat on OhioStateBuckeyes.com at 2:30 p.m. Jan. 22.
In the second game, Ohio State skated to a 2-2 overtime tie with Ferris State and then won the shootout, 1-0, to earn two conference points against the Bulldogs Jan. 17. The Buckeyes’ 11-game winning streak comes to an end but the team extends its unbeaten streak to 12.
The Buckeyes led 2-1 at the end of the second period on goals from Elkins and Matt Bartkowski.
Buckeye goalie Dustin Carlson made a career-best 47 saves in 65 minutes, along with a stop on a penalty shot and two saves in the shootout. Sophomore Peter Boyd had the lone goal in the shootout.
Elkins and Bartkowski were named CCHA Offensive Player and Rookie of the Week Jan. 19. The duo helped the Buckeyes to a 1-0-1 weekend at Ferris State, with a 6-2 victory Jan. 16 and a 2-2 tie (shootout win) Jan. 17, extending the team’s unbeaten streak to 12.
Elkins, from West Bloomfield, Mich., had three points, with two goals and an assist, and was +4 in the series with Ferris State. He leads the Buckeyes with 26 points, including 16 assists, and is +18 on the year, all career highs.
Pittsburgh, Pa., native Bartkowski also was named CCHA Rookie of the Week Oct. 27. Against Ferris State he had a goal and an assist and a +1 mark, along with two blocked shots. This season Bartkowski has three goals, eight assists and 11 points, with a +11 mark.
The Buckeyes have picked up nine league player of the week accolades this season. In addition to Bartkowski’s two honors, forward Zac Dalpe has two rookie of the week accolades, Corey Toy has been named defenseman of the week and Dustin Carlson is a two-time goalie of the week.
Up Next: vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m. Jan. 23 at Value City Arena
vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m. Jan. 24 at Value City Arena

Women’s Hockey (6-16-2; 4-13-1-1 WCHA)
Head Coach: Jackie Barto
Ohio State dropped two games to St. Cloud State, falling, 3-2, Jan. 16 and, 4-3, Jan. 17 at the OSU Ice Rink. Senior captain Morgan Marziali ended the weekend with four points, scoring three goals and adding an assist.
With two assists in the series, Laura McIntosh increased her team-leading point total to 29 with a Buckeye-best 22 assists. Teal Bishop posted an assist in each of the Buckeyes’ two games.
In game two, Ohio State cut the lead to 2-1 heading into the first intermission with a goal by senior captain Hayley Klassen at 13:12. The Buckeyes next tallied with a power-play goal at 9:25 to move the score to 3-2. Bishop fired a shot from the top of the left circle and Marziali tipped it into the goal. The Buckeyes had several scoring opportunities in the third but were only able to score once for the 4-3 final.
In game one, the Buckeyes built a 2-0 lead in the first period on a goal by junior Raelyn LaRocque score at 12:19. Marziali and freshman Melissa Feste recorded the assists. The squad added another goal at 14:40 as Marziali tucked the puck just under the crossbar for her sixth goal of the season..
Senior goaltender Liana Bonanno made 37 saves in the opening game of the series her second highest total this season.
Up Next: Bemidji State, 2:07 p.m. Jan. 23 in Bemidji, Minn.
at Bemidji State, 2:07 p.m. Jan. 24 in Bemidji, Minn.

Pistol
Head Coach: Jim Sweeney
Ohio State lost to the U.S. Naval Academy, 6,270 to 6,220 in a meet held Jan. 16-17 at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in the Ohio State ROTC Building. The Buckeyes won the open air event, 1,992 to 1,956 while Navy won open standard, 2,219 to 2,048 and open free 2,185 to 2,180.
Buckeye Seth Berglee took first in all three open events scoring 572 in air, 550 in standard and 526 in free pistol.
The women’s team defeated Navy, 2,669 to 2,657. OSU won women’s sport pistol, 1,617 to 1,577 while Navy won the air event, 1,080 to 1,052. OSU’s Kelsey Imig finished first in air pistol with a 365.
Up Next: at The Citadel, All Day Jan. 23-24 in Charleston, S.C.

Rifle (7-4)
Head Coach: Pat Cherry
Ohio State returned to action with a 4,590 to 4,520 loss to the U.S. Military Academy Jan. 17. The competition was held at the Palmyra Invitational in Palmyra, Pa. Ohio State’s James Clark finished first in smallbore rifle with a 577 while Buckeye Nick Novello was OSU’s top scorer in air rifle with a 578.
Up Next: vs. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, TBA Jan. 25 at Lt. Hugh Wylie Range in Converse Hall

No. 10 Men’s Swimming and Diving (7-1; 0-1 Big Ten)
Head Coaches: Bill Wadley and Vince Panzano
Ohio State topped No. 22 Missouri but lost to No. 14 Indiana in a tri-meet in Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 17. The Buckeyes defeated the Tigers, 246-54, and fell to the Hoosiers, 163-137.
The Buckeyes opened the meet with a second-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. The quartet of Andrew Elliott, Felipe Travesso, Andrew Bretscher and Joel Elber finished in 1:28.31 and were just edged out of first by Indiana’s squad that finished in 1:28.18.
Juniors Stefan Sigrist and Andrew Olson followed with second places in their respective events. Sigrist was runner-up in the 1,650 freestyle in 15:21.08, while Olson was second in the 200 freestyle in 1:37.34.
A pair of sophomores earned Top 3 finishes in the 100 backstroke. Itai Chammah took second in 49.68, while Phil Seleskie was third in 49.71.
Travesso picked up the Buckeyes first individual win of the meet. The senior took first in the 100 breaststroke in 53.79 and remains undefeated in the event during dual competition.
Sophomore Quincy Lee led a 1-2-3 finish for Ohio State with a win in the 200 butterfly (1:47.45). Matthias Sigrist took second (1:47.48) and Austin Mudd finished third (1:48.13).
Sophomore Elliott Keefer captured his third win of the season in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 1:58.27, while Farra led another Buckeye 1-2-3 finish in the 400 individual medley, taking first in 3:54.61. Niksa Roki finished second (3:54.73) and Mudd took third (3:55.69).
Buckeye divers were led by junior Burkley Showe and sophomore Sean Moore on the springboard events. Showe was second on the one-meter with a score of 346.30 and Moore was third on the three-meter with 335.00 points.
Showe earned the Big Ten Conference’s co-Diver of the Week award after his performance in No. 10 Ohio State’s 186.5-99.5 win over Wright State Jan. 9. The award is Showe’s second of his career. Showe, from Columbus and Worthington High School, tallied 399.23 points off the one-meter board against Wright State, finishing over 70 points ahead of the second-place finisher. Showe completed the springboard sweep after totaling 429.23 points on the three-meter. Both scores qualify him for the NCAA Zone Meet.
Up Next: vs. Penn State, Michigan and Northwestern, 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion
vs. Penn State, Michigan and Northwestern, Noon Jan. 31 at Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Women’s Swimming and Diving (4-2; 0-1 Big Ten)
Head Coaches: Bill Dorenkott and Vince Panzano
Ohio State dropped a pair of duals to No. 11 Indiana and No. 23 Missouri in Bloomington, Ind., Jan. 17. Buckeyes lost to the Hoosiers, 215-84, and the Tigers, 207-93.
The team of Samantha Cheverton, Catherine Eitel, Courtney Brayman and Lisa Narum opened the meet with a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay (1:46.71). Freshman Natalie Nichols followed with a second-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle in a career-best time of 16:56.66.
Cheverton, the sophomore from Lachine, Quebec, tallied three runner-up finishes during the meet. Cheverton earned second in the 100 and 200 backstrokes in 56.03 and 1:58.73, respectively. In her final race of the day, Cheverton recorded a time of 55.34 in the 100 butterfly to place second.
Freshman Catherine Eitel of Upper Arlington earned third in the 100 breaststroke in a time of 1:06.13, while senior Griet Buelens took fifth in the 200 butterfly in 2:03.37.
Sophomore Kristen Asman tallied a third-place finish on the three-meter springboard in 297.05 points.
Up Next: at Michigan, 7 p.m. Jan. 23 in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Synchronized Swimming
Head Coach: Linda Litcher-Witter
Nine Ohio State student-athletes and one former Buckeye made it past USA Synchronized Swimming’s first cut for the U.S. National Team Jan. 18 in Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Jayme DeLancy, Katherine Green, Meghan Kinney, Barbara Nesbitt, Jillian Penner, Lauren Robinson, Deborah Shim, Hannah Shively, Michelle Theriault and former Ohio State synchronized swimmer Leah Pinette (2005-08).
Three captured Top 10 finishes with Nesbitt leading the way in third (89.563), Pinette was fourth (89.439) and Theriault tallied an 85.516 to take 10th. Ohio State had four more Buckeyes finish in the Top 20 with Shively (82.903), DeLancy (82.381), Shim (82.189) and Robinson (82.033) taking the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th places, respectively.
Penner and Kinney automatically advanced to phase two for team trials, having competed for the team USA in the 2008 Olympics.
Up Next: hosting OSU Tri-Meet, All Day at Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

No. 1 Men’s Tennis
Head Coach: Ty Tucker
Ty Tucker, Ohio State head coach, announced the selection of seniors Bryan Koniecko, Steven Moneke and Ty Schaub as captains for the 2009 Buckeyes Friday. This season, the trio will look to lead Ohio State to its fourth-consecutive Big Ten title.
Up Next: vs. Butler, Noon Jan. 21 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center
vs. Xavier, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center
at Washington, 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in Seattle, Wash.

No. 32 Women’s Tennis
Head Coach: Chuck Merzbacher
Junior Kirsten Flower finished up action at the National Collegiate Tennis Championship (NCTC) in Indian Wells, Calif. Flower won her opening round match on Jan. 16 against Veronica Li of Stanford, 6-2, 6-4. In the second round she faced the sixth-seeded Andrea Remynse of UCLA. Flower battled hard through the first set, but lost the opening frame, 7-5. From there, Remynse was too much, taking the second set and the match, 7-5, 6-1.
On Jan. 17, Flower squared off with Lynn Blau of Georgia Tech, winning 6-4, 6-1. She was unable to overcome her second opponent on Saturday, Christy Striplin of Georgia Tech, falling 7-5, 6-2. The lone match Flower played Jan. 18 came against Carolina Filipiak of Baylor, winning 6-2, 6-2. Flower teamed up with UCLA freshman Jordan Dockendorf for two doubles matches this weekend. The pair fell in both, losing 8-7 (8-6) to Secerbegovic and Siwosz of Baylor and 8-3 to Li and Yen of Stanford.
Up Next: vs. Missouri, Noon Jan. 24 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center
vs. Notre Dame, Noon Jan. 25 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center
vs. Eastern Kentucky, 6 p.m. Jan. 25 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

Men’s Track and Field
Head Coach: Robert Gary
Ohio State defeated its rival and 17th-ranked Michigan, 85-77, Jan. 17 at the U-M Indoor Track Building in Ann Arbor, Mich. With the victory, the Buckeyes take a 2-1 lead in the series with three meetings remaining in the three-year agreement.
Notable performances included Jeff See’s double win in the mile (4:06.39) and 3000m (8:11.39) runs, Stephen Robinson’s upset of All-American Adam Harris in the 200m (21.68), Brandon Woodard’s win in the 600m, Patrick Whalen’s win in the shot put (17.36m) and second-place finish in the weight throw (18.62m) and freshman Thomas Murdaugh’s win in the 400m (48.84).
In the pole vault, Bryan Chard set a Dual meet record, clearing 5.00m and breaking Kyle Burns old record of 4.9m set last season.
Robinson and Harris had quite an afternoon, battling neck and neck in the 60 and 200m dashes. Harris would edge Robinson in the 60m by .02 seconds, but Robinson rebounded in the 200m to upset the All-American and tied the 16-year-old Dual meet record in the process with a time of 21.68. Harris came in at 21.69.
Topping off an impressive afternoon for the Buckeyes was the winning 4x400m relay team (3:17.10) of Woodard, Elon Simms, Robinson and Murdaugh.
Up Next: at Penn State National Invitational, TBA Jan. 30-31 in State College, Pa.

Women’s Track and Field
Head Coach: Karen Dennis
Freshman Alison Roquet finished third in the triple jump with a leap of 12.18m. Jan. 16 at the 2009 Kentucky Invitational in Lexington, Ky. Roquet tied Marshall’s Andrea Jackson, but since Roquet fouled on her second attempt, she placed third instead of tying for second with Jackson. Sarah Nambawa from Middle Tennessee State won the event by more than a foot at 13.19m.
Ohio State closed out action at the 2009 Kentucky Invitational Jan. 17 with several Top 5 finishes against some of the top teams in the country. The Buckeyes went up against the likes of No. 4 Tennessee, No. 13 Florida, No. 16 South Carolina, No. 20 Miami, Fl., and No. 25 Louisville. Other notable schools include Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech.
In the high jump, Ashley Galbraith tied for fourth place with a leap of 1.66m (5-05.25).
Another Top 5 finish was turned in by senior Ayrizanna Favours in the 400m dash, finishing fifth at 55.62. Favours also took eighth in the 200m run in a time of 24.57.
In the mile run, Ohio State had two runners finish in the Top 10. Emily Thompson took sixth with a time of 4:54:03 while Jordan Jennewine came in ninth at 4:58.22.
The 4×400 relay team of Ashley Caldwell, Shaniqua McGinnis, Wright and Favours closed out the night with a fifth-place showing out of 22 teams in a time of 3:45.06.
Up Next: at Indiana Relays, TBA Jan. 30-31 in Bloomington, Ind.

No. 14 Men’s Volleyball (1-4; 0-0 MIVA)
Head Coach: Pete Hanson
Ohio State fell, 3-0 (30-28, 30-26, 36-34) to fourth-ranked Stanford Jan. 16 in St. John Arena. Buckeye Kevin Heine posted a team-high 17.5 points with 14 kills, a solo block and five assist blocks. Robbie Klein contributed 14 points and Shawn Sangrey 10. Klein had 13 kills and two assist blocks while Sangrey had eight kills, an ace serve and two assist blocks.
The Buckeyes bounced back with a 3-0 (30-23, 30-24, 30-25) victory over fourth-ranked (Division III) Juniata (0-1) Jan. 18 in St. John Arena. OSU’s John Klanac scored a career-high 13 points for the Buckeyes with a match-high 11 kills, a solo block and two assist blocks.
Up Next: at St. Francis, 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in Loretto, Pa.

No. 5 Wrestling (8-1; 0-0 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Tom Ryan
Competing at the 2009 Kent State Open, freshman Sean Nemec and junior AJ Agazarm collected a pair of titles at the individual tournament, winning the 157 and 165 weight classes Sunday in Kent, Ohio. Six other Buckeyes earned Top 6 finishes at the individual tournament.
Wrestling at 157 pounds, Nemec recorded a perfect 5-0 ledger on the day. En route to the bout for first place, the rookie defeated AJ Johnson of Virginia Tech (2-0), scored a major decision against Clarion’s Justin McCrillis (17-2), posted a 4-2 win over Brantley Hooks of Bucknell and advanced to the 157 final after downing Penn State’s Tim Darling, 9-3. Nemec won the title match by a score of 8-1 over Eastern Michigan’s Aaron Sulzer. The first-year student-athlete now owns an 18-2 record.
Agazarm was victorious at 165 pounds, winning the title without letting his opponents score any points against him. After a bye in the first round, the junior won a 2-0 match against Kent State’s Sli Bostelman and advanced to the championship round on a 5-0 victory over Clarion’s Steven Cressley. Agazarm tallied his first pin (2:06) of the season, making quick work of Indiana’s Cooper Samuels in the final bout of the day, improving his 2008-09 record to 6-4.
J Jaggers earned his first Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honor of the 2008-09 season and the second of his career, the conference announced Tuesday. Jaggers went undefeated at the 2009 National Duals Jan. 10-11 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, helping the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish.
The reigning NCAA champion at 141 pounds recorded a perfect 5-0 ledger, including two upsets over No. 8 Mike Thorn of conference rival Minnesota and No. 10 Marcus Hoehn of Missouri. Ranked 14th in the national polls, the Northfield, Ohio, native secured a 7-2 decision over Thorn, recording a take down, two escapes and a three-point nearfall. Against Hoehn, Jaggers helped the sixth-ranked Buckeyes down No. 5 Missouri, battling to an 8-6 sudden victory.
Against No. 3 Cornell, the senior’s win tied the Buckeyes and Big Red at 13-all, earning an 11-2 major decision over Corey Manson. Jaggers opened the weekend with a 4-3 decision over Trent Washington of host Northern Iowa and added a 3-1 decision over Boise State’s Cory Fish.
This is the fourth Big Ten weekly honor for the Buckeyes this season and second consecutive for the team. Junior Mike Pucillo, the 2008 NCAA Champion at 184, earned his first honor of the season Jan. 6 while junior Reece Humphrey was named wrestler of the week Nov. 4 and senior Corey Morrison picked up his first career honor Dec. 16.
Up Next: at Hofstra, 1 p.m. Jan. 25 in Hempstead, N.Y.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Jan. 20-25

Jan. 20
MBKB at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Champaign, Ill. (ESPN)

Jan. 21
MTEN vs. Butler, Noon
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

MTEN vs. Xavier, 5:30 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

Jan. 22
WBKB vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Jan. 23-24
PISTOL at The Citadel, All Day
Charleston, S.C.

Jan. 23
WHKY at Bemidji State, 2:07 p.m.
Bemidji, Minn.

WSWM at Michigan, 7 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

MHKY vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

Jan. 24
FEN at St. John’s Duals, All Day
New York, N.Y.

SYNCH hosting OSU Tri-Meet, All Day
Columbus, Ohio
Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

WTEN vs. Missouri, Noon
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

WHKY at Bemidji State, 2:07 p.m.
Bemidji, Minn.

WGYM at Illinois-Chicago, 6 p.m.
Chicago, Ill.

MHKY vs. Western Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena

MGYM at Illinois, 8 p.m.
Champaign, Ill.

Jan. 25
RIFLE vs. Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, TBA
Columbus, Ohio
Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall

WGLF at Fort Myers Challenge, TBA
Fort Myers, Fla. TBA

FEN at NYU Duals, All Day
New York, N.Y.

WTEN vs. Notre Dame, Noon
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center

WR at Hofstra, 1 p.m.
Hempstead, N.Y.

MTEN at Washington, 3 p.m.
Seattle, Wash.

MBKB vs. Michigan State, 3:45 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Value City Arena (CBS)

MVB at St. Francis, 4 p.m.
Loretto, Pa.

WBKB at Purdue, 5 p.m.
West Lafayette, Ind. (ESPN 2)

WTEN vs. Eastern Kentucky, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center