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Athletes of the Week
• Ted Schoenfeldt recorded a career-high 12 blocks (1-11) in the 3-2 come-from-behind win over Loyola-Chicago to win the MIVA Tournament and earn the automatic bid to the NCAA Championship semifinals. He added nine kills, hit .412 and had one ace serve and four digs. Trailing 2-1, Schoenfeldt contributed four assist blocks in game four to help tie the match at two games each. In the deciding fifth game he recorded four kills and four assist blocks. OSU’s final three points of the game came from Schoenfeldt kills to secure the victory. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Championship match and named to the all-tournament team. In the MIVA Tournament semifinals against Ball State, Schoenfeldt had eight kills while hitting .538. He added one dig and two assist blocks. For his efforts, he was named MIVA Player of the Week and AVCA National Player of the Week.

• Chase Buchanan, a sophomore on the No. 4 Ohio State men’s tennis team, was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year to become the first sophomore in Ohio State history to earn the conference’s top honor. Currently ranked ninth in the nation by the ITA, Buchanan was a perfect 10-0 in singles and 9-1 in doubles play during the Big Ten regular season. A native of New, Albany, Ohio, Buchanan was 26-4 overall, including a 21-1 mark at No. 1 singles. He posted a 15-4 record vs. nationally-ranked opponents during the 2010 spring season.

Athletics Good Stuff

Baseball (24-15, 8-7 Big Ten)
Head coach: Bob Todd
• Ohio State used a five-run first inning to down Marshall, 7-4, April 28 at Bill Davis Stadium. Ohio State starter Brett McKinney tossed five hitless, scoreless innings to pick up the win and even his record at 3-3 on the season.
• The Buckeyes dropped two of three games on the road at Michigan April 30-May 2. They opened with a 4-1 loss to the Wolverines Friday at Ray Fisher Stadium in Ann Arbor. Ohio State took game two, 3-2, in 10 innings Saturday in front of 2,263 fans, before a rally in game three fell short with a 6-5 loss Sunday.

Football
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• Three Buckeyes were named to the preliminary Watch List for the 41st Rotary Lombardi Award. Senior linebacker Ross Homan, senior defensive lineman Cameron Heyward and senior offensive guard Justin Boren all were named to the preseason list.

Men’s Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
• Bo Hoag, a junior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, posted his third-consecutive top-10 finish at the Big Ten championships as Ohio State concluded the league tournament in ninth place May 2 in Maple Plain, Minn. Hoag fired rounds of 69-69-76-76 for a total of 6-over 290.
• The Buckeyes finished with a three-day, 72-round total of 1,192 (+56) on the par 71, 7,152-yard course at Windsong Farm Golf Club. Ohio State was just two strokes back from host Minnesota in eighth and three shots away from Michigan State in seventh.

No. 23 Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Ohio State received the fourth seed in its 16th-consecutive bid to a regional when the NCAA selection committee announced the 72 team and nine individuals that comprise the 2010 NCAA Tournament field April 26. The Buckeyes will travel to Stanford, Calif., to compete in the West Regional May 6-8.
• Of the 24 teams competing out west, Ohio State has faced 13 of them previously this season and has a winning record against 10 of the squads. The top 8 teams and two individuals from each of the three regionals will advance to the 2010 NCAA Championships, held May 18-21 at the Country Club of Landfall and hosted by UNC-Wilmington.

Men’s Lacrosse (7-7, 3-4 ECAC)
Head coach: Nick Myers
• Ohio State freshman midfielder Logan Schuss was named the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week April 26. Schuss, from Ladner, British Columbia, had a team-best and game-high four points in the win against Air Force in the “Showdown in the Shoe” in front of more than 30,000 fans. He posted two goals and two assists in the contest.
• Despite four goals each from freshman Dominique Alexander and senior James Green and a five-point game from rookie Schuss, Ohio State lost to Bellarmine in overtime, 14-13, May 1 in Ohio Stadium.

No. 17 Women’s Lacrosse (9-7, 1-4 ALC)
Head coach: Sue Stimmel
• Brittney Zerhusen scored three goals and Kelly Haggerty led the Buckeyes to a first-half lead with two goals, but Ohio State dropped a 9-8 decision to Johns Hopkins May 2 on Homewood Field to close out the regular season.
• Ohio State is seeded fifth in the ALC Tournament and will kickoff action May 6 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the OSU campus. The Buckeyes will face fourth-seeded Penn State at 3 p.m. in the first of two quarterfinal games and will be followed by No. 3 Johns Hopkins vs. No. 6 Florida at approximately 5:30 p.m.

No. 15 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
• Ohio State earned a fourth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships in Laingsburg, Mich. While Wisconsin (148) was named the Big Ten Champion, the Scarlet and Gray beat out Minnesota, Iowa and Indiana for a total score of 105 points.
• Following the event, senior Charlott Goldstein was selected a First Team All-Big Ten honoree. Senior Sara Wallace and sophomore Claudia Herpertz earned Second Team All-Big Ten laurels.

No. 19 Softball (33-12, 12-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
• Facing the second-ranked team in the nation, Ohio State entered the April 28 doubleheader vs. Michigan as the underdogs and pulled off an upset, winning game one, 5-3, while flirting with a possible series sweep of the Big Ten-leading Wolverines before eventually falling, 4-3, in game two at Buckeye Field.
• The Buckeyes then swept a road series at Iowa May 1-2 in Iowa City. Ohio State edged Iowa, 4-3, in the first game at Pearl Field then overcame an early deficit and resisted Iowa’s continual charge to secure a 6-5 victory in nine innings.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (32-1, 13-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• Senior co-captain Justin Kronauge was named Big Ten Co-Athlete of the Week for the third time this season April 27.
• Sophomore Chase Buchanan was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while head coach Ty Tucker earned his fifth-consecutive Big Ten Coach of the Year laurel April 29 in Bloomington, Ind. Joining Buchanan on the 2010 All-Big Ten Team were Kronauge (unanimous) and freshman Dino Marcan. Senior co-captain Mike O’Connell received the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
• As the No. 1 seed, Ohio State won its fifth-consecutive Big Ten Tournament title May 2 after defeating No. 2-seed Illinois, 4-1, at the IU Tennis Center in Bloomington, Ind. The Buckeyes defeated Northwestern (4-0) and Wisconsin (4-0) on their way to the championship.

No. 35 Women’s Tennis (19-9, 5-5 Big Ten)
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
• Seventh-seeded Ohio State advanced into the quarterfinals of the 2010 Big Ten Tournament after defeating No. 10 seed Michigan State, 4-0, in the first round April 29 in Iowa City. The Buckeyes secured the doubles point and used singles victories from Kirsten Flower, Paloma Escobedo and Christina Keesey to earn the win over the Spartans. OSU was then eliminated from the league tournament April 30, falling to fifth-ranked Northwestern, the tournament’s second seed, in the quarterfinals, 4-1.
• Upper Arlington native and Ohio State senior Kirsten Flower garnered All-Big Ten honors April 29, becoming the first Buckeye to be named to the all-conference team in consecutive years since Monica Rincon did so from 2000-02.

Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
• All-American Jeff See was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week April 28 by the Big Ten Conference after his world-class performance last weekend at the Drake Relays. The honor by the conference office was the second major award of the week for the Middletown, Ohio native, who also earned Co-Outstanding Performer of the Drake Relays April 26.
• One of the more memorable editions of the Jesse Owens Track Classic went out in style May 1 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Among the highlights was a stadium record in the 4x400m relay, an exciting battle in the 400m and an unexpected upset in the 4x100m. Adam Green captured the 3000m steeplechase title April 30 with a Big Ten-best and personal record time of 8:48.18, also a Top 10 Division I performance.
• Three more Buckeyes competed out west at the annual Payton Jordan Invitational May 1 at Cobb Track and Angell Field on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. Running against some of the top athletes in the country, senior Jeff See took first place in section two of the men’s 5000m run with a time of 13:44.49, the second-best time in Ohio State history, the top run in the Big Ten this season and a Top 15 Division I performance. His teammate, Daniel White, took seventh in section two of the men’s 800m with a time of 1:49.84, a season-best and the sixth-fastest in the Big Ten.

Women’s Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
• Sprinter/hurdler Letecia Wright was named Track Athlete of the Week April 28 by the Big Ten, her second award in as many weeks. The junior’s first-place time of 13.07 in the 100m hurdles at the Drake Relays last weekend is currently the fifth-best NCAA Division I time this season, the top performance in the Big Ten and No. 5 all-time at Ohio State.
• The 25th edition of the Jesse Owens Track Classic is in the books after an electrifying final day of competition May 1 at Jesse Owen Memorial Stadium. Ohio State swept the Top 2 spots in the finals of the 100m hurdles, with sophomore All-American Christina Manning edging Wright at the finish line. Manning, Wright, Shaniqua McGinnis and Latoya Sanderson combined for a first-place finish in the 4x100m, crossing the finish line in a season-best time of 45.53, third-best in the Big Ten this season. Ohio State senior Katie Williams won the 5000m run in a time of 17:07.98 April 30.

No. 10 Men’s Volleyball (22-7, 11-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
• Top-seeded Ohio State won a 3-1 (30-24, 27-30, 30-28, 30-27) victory over 13th-ranked and No. 4 seed Ball State in a semifinal match of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament hosted at Ohio State April 28.
• The Buckeyes then overcame a 2-1 lead by 15th-ranked and No. 2 seed Loyola-Chicago to win 3-2 (30-28, 25-30, 26-30, 30-20, 15-11) in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament Championship match in St. John Arena May 1. The victory, OSU’s 12th-consecutive win, gives the Buckeyes the MIVA automatic bid to the NCAA Championship Semifinals May 6 at Stanford.
• Ohio State has been seeded fourth in the 2010 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship and will face top-seeded and host Stanford (22-6) in the semifinals at 11 p.m. ET May 6 at Maples Pavilion. The match will be carried live by ESPNU. This is Ohio State’s 17th NCAA appearance and the third-consecutive year the Buckeyes have received the MIVA automatic bid.
• The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced its 20th Annual AVCA Division I-II Men’s All-American Teams April 29. Ohio State setter Steven Kehoe and opposite Shawn Sangrey were named to the second team as part of the 20-man team.

Wrestling
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• Current and former Buckeyes wrestled April 24-25 in Cleveland, Ohio, and five finished in the Top 7 in their respective brackets at the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open and FILA Junior Nationals at the Wolstein Center. J.D. Bergman (2004-08) won the 96kg/211.5 pounds freestyle division. Bergman also won gold at the Cerro Pelado International in February and was named to the U.S. World Cup Team in January.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
May 3-16

May 4
Baseball vs. Louisville, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 5
Baseball vs. Louisville, 2:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 6-8
Women’s lacrosse ALC Tournament, TBA
Columbus, Ohio

Women’s golf at NCAA Regional, TBA
TBA

May 7
Men’s track at Billy Hayes Meet, TBA
Bloomington, Ind.

Baseball vs. Illinois, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 8
Men’s lacrosse at North Carolina, 12 p.m.
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Baseball vs. Illinois, 1:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

Softball at Penn State, 2 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

May 9
Softball at Penn State, 1 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Baseball vs. Illinois, 1:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 12
Baseball vs. Ball State, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 14-16
Men’s swimming McCorkle Grand Prix, TBA
Columbus, Ohio

Women’s swimming McCorkle Grand Prix, TBA
Columbus, Ohio

Men’s track at Big Ten Championships, TBA
Bloomington, Ind.

Women’s track at Big Ten Championships, TBA
Bloomington, Ind.

May 14
Softball vs. Northwestern, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Buckeye Field

Baseball at Iowa, 7 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

May 15
Baseball at Iowa, 2 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa

Softball vs. Northwestern, 3 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Buckeye Field

May 16
Baseball at Iowa, 2 p.m.
Iowa City, Iowa