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Athletes of the Week
• Ohio State freshman Logan Schuss, coming off a seven-goal and eight-point game vs. No. 4 North Carolina, was named both the ECAC Co-Offensive Player and the ECAC Rookie of the Week, the conference announced May 10. Schuss earned six league weekly awards this season, with two offensive player accolades and four rookie of the week honors

• Melanie Nichols, a freshman pitcher on the softball team, recorded her 10th-consecutive win and 21st victory of the season as the Buckeyes downed Penn State, 3-1. Ohio State scattered six hits and allowed one run while fanning six batters. The rookie leads Ohio State with 21 wins, 128 strikeouts and an 1.89 ERA while rewriting the OSU freshman pitching records. The native of San Jacinto, Calif., already owns the all-time wins record for a freshman with 21 victories and ties for sixth overall. Nichols’ 10-game win streak is good for fifth overall in the program record book for consecutive wins.

Athletics
• The “SafeAuto, Michael Redd and the Student-Athlete Advisory Board present Buckeyes Got Talent” will be held at 7 p.m. May 11 in St. John Arena on the Ohio State University campus. “Buckeyes Got Talent,” is just one of many community service initiatives OSU student-athletes include in their already busy schedule. All ticket proceeds will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for youth and children 6 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at OhioStateBuckeyes.com, at the Ohio State athletics ticket box office at the Schottenstein Center or at the door the night of the event.

Baseball (25-19, 9-9 Big Ten)
Head coach: Bob Todd
• 39 years as a baseball coach, including 37 years on the Division I collegiate level, Ohio State head baseball coach Bob Todd will end his coaching career at the conclusion of the 2010 season he announced May 5.
• Steve Arlin, the great Ohio State pitcher of the 1960s who led the Buckeyes to two College World Series and to the 1966 CWS championship, has been named to the College World Series Legends Team as part of the commemoration of the final Series in Omaha’s Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium.
• Alex Wimmers, Ohio State’s talented junior pitcher from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Archbishop Moeller High School, was named May 8 by the College Baseball Foundation one of 25 quarterfinalists for the 2010 Pitcher of the Year Award.
• Ohio State and Louisville played a two-game non-conference series May 4-5 at Bill Davis Stadium. The Cardinals took game 1 by a score of 6-0 before a season’s-best crowd of 2,033 fans. The Buckeyes also fell, 10-8, in game 2.
• The Buckeyes continued their homestand with a three-game Big Ten series against Illinois May 8-10. In the first game, Illinois scored three runs in the ninth inning to break-open a tie game and went on to record a 6-3 win. Ohio State then dropped a 5-2 decision to Illinois in the middle game before bouncing back from a four-run deficit to gain a much-needed, 8-4, win over Illinois in the third game of the series at Bill Davis Stadium.

Football
Head coach: Jim Tressel
• The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced May 4 the members of the 2010 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a 3.2 GPA or better. A total of 620 players from 246 schools qualified for membership in the society’s fourth year, including Ohio State’s Jim Cordle, Todd Denlinger, Andrew Moses, Aaron Pettrey, Austin Spitler and Marcus Williams.
• NationalChamps.net has officially released its 11th annual Preseason All-American Team for the upcoming 2010 season. Three Buckeyes have been selected All-Americans by the website. Senior offensive lineman Justin Boren and senior linebacker Ross Homan have been chosen as second team honorees. Senior defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has been chosen as a third team honoree. Receiving honorable mention status is quarterback Terrelle Pryor.

No. 23 Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Fourth-seeded Ohio State danced along the cut for most of the final round, but picked up nine shots on the back nine at the NCAA West Regional May 8 to move out of contention for the NCAA championships. The Buckeyes finished in 12th place out of 24 teams at the three-day, 54-hole tournament with a total of 910 (+58) on the par 71, 6,115-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Men’s Hockey
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• Head coach Mark Osiecki will be joined behind the bench by Steve Rohlik and Steve Brent as he opens his tenure with the Buckeyes. Osiecki, who was named head coach April 24, has named Rohlik, who spent the last 10 years at Minnesota Duluth, his associate head coach, with Brent, a Buckeye captain and member of the Ohio State coaching staff for more than 10 years, returning as an assistant coach.
• Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced April 29 that the club has signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to an entry-level contract.

Men’s Lacrosse (7-8, 3-4 ECAC)
Head coach: Nick Myers
• Midfielder Dominique Alexander was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week May 3. Alexander, from Baldwin, N.Y., shared the Buckeye lead with four goals against Bellarmine last week.
• Despite seven goals and eight points from leading scorer freshman Logan Schuss, Ohio State dropped a 19-13 game to No. 4 North Carolina May 8 in Chapel Hill, N.C., to close out the regular season.

No. 17 Women’s Lacrosse (9-8, 1-4 ALC)
Head coach: Sue Stimmel
• Annie Carruthers headlined the list of Ohio State award winners as the 2010 American Lacrosse Conference Goalie of the Year, announced May 4 by the league. Carruthers joins senior Kelly Haggerty as members of the All-ALC First Team, while sophomore Alayna Markwordt earned second-team recognition.
• A late-game comeback fell short as Ohio State scored the final four goals of the game against Penn State but fell 14-12 May 6 in the quarterfinals of the American Lacrosse Conference (ALC) Tournament at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. With two goals, Kelly Haggerty, a member of the First Team All-ALC, wrapped up her career by tying Ohio State’s all-time record for career goals with 143 over the last four years, a feat she now shares with Megan Mirick who scored 143 during the 1999-2003 seasons.

Men’s Soccer
Head coach: John Bluem
• The Columbus Crew defeated defending Big Ten champion Ohio State, 4-0, May 4 in the ninth annual Connor Senn Memorial Game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in front of 1,507 fans. With the monies raised from ticket sales and silent auction items, the Connor Senn Memorial Fund surpassed the $170,000 mark after nine years and is now a fully-endowed scholarship at The Ohio State University.

No. 19 Softball (35-12, 14-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
• Sophomore Alicia Herron was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team for the first time in her career May 7.
• Ohio State defeated Penn State twice in a Big Ten road series May 8-9. The Buckeyes used a three-run home run from senior Courtney Pruner and a six strikeout performance from freshman pitcher Melanie Nichols for a 3-1 victory over the Nittany Lions in a very windy and chilly game 1. Scoring four runs off of three hits in the top of the third, Ohio State completed the sweep with a 5-0 shutout in game 2. Senior pitcher Megan Miller went the distance for her 11th victory of the season and eighth complete game.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (32-1, 13-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• For the fifth-consecutive season, Ohio State will play host to the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Division I Championships, it was announced May 4. Among the field of 64, the Buckeyes earned the fourth-seed and will welcome Michigan, Denver and Western Michigan to Stickney Tennis Center May 15-16.
• Three Buckeyes were selected to the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Singles and Doubles Championships the NCAA subcommittee announced May 5. Sophomore Chase Buchanan and senior co-captain Justin Kronauge earned selections in singles, while Buchanan and freshman Dino Marcan received an automatic bid in the doubles championship. The individual championships will begin May 26 following the conclusion of the team tournament at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.

Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Ohio State wrapped up final preparations for next weekend’s Big Ten championships May 7 at the Billy Hayes Invitational in Bloomington, Ind. Senior Elon Simms captured first-place with a time of 52.13, the seventh-best performance in the Big Ten season. Teammate Aaron Roberts finished third in 53.06, just behind second-place finisher Sutton Coleman of Rose-Hulman.

No. 10 Men’s Volleyball (22-8, 11-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
• Ohio State middle hitter Ted Schoenfeldt and libero Mik Berzins were honored for their play last week in the MIVA Tournament. Schoenfeldt was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Div. I-II National Player of the Week and the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Offensive Player of the Week.
• No. 4 seed Ohio State lost 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-17) to top-ranked and No. 1 seed Stanford in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship in Maples Pavilion on the campus of Stanford May 6. Ohio State’s Shawn Sangrey posted a team-high 12.5 points in the match with 12 kills and one assist block.

Wrestling
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• Three Buckeyes in C.J. Magrum, Corey Morrison and Colt Sponseller were named to the 2010 NWCA All-Academic Team May 5.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
May 10-23

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, All Day
Bloomington, Ind.

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

May 14-15
Women’s tennis NCAA first and second rounds vs. DePaul, 11 a.m.; 1 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

May 15-16
Men’s tennis NCAA first and second rounds vs. Western Michigan, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio

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

May 18
Baseball vs. Pittsburgh, 12:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 20-31
Men’s tennis at NCAA Championships, TBA
Athens, Ga.

May 20
Baseball vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 21
Baseball vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium

May 22
Baseball vs. Minnesota, 1:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio
Bill Davis Stadium