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Athletes of the Week
• Men’s lacrosse senior captain Jarred Bowman was named the ECAC Co-Offensive Player of the Week after playing a key role in the Buckeyes’ upset of No. 3-ranked North Carolina last Saturday. Bowman, a midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio, and Archbishop Moeller High School, had two goals and an assist for three points in the Buckeyes’ win. He scored the Buckeyes’ first goal on a rebound to cut an early UNC lead to 2-1. Bowman’s second goal again drew the Buckeyes within one (5-4) at 10:01 of the second quarter. He assisted on a Dan Wertz tally that put the Buckeyes ahead, 11-7, with 3:15 left in the third. Bowman’s two goals, three points and three shots all were career highs, to go along with a ground ball.

• Samantha Cheverton and Megan Detro each won a Big Ten championship this past weekend and in the process helped the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team to its best finish in 17 years at the championship with a third-place finish. Cheverton, a senior captain from Lachine, Quebec, won her title with a school-record swim of 1:44.56 in the 200 freestyle. Detro, a sophomore team captain from Carmel, Ind., set a school record in the prelims of the 100 freestyle (48.48) before coming home in first in the finals in 48.58. The duo represents Ohio State’s first swimming all-Big Ten performers in six years.

Baseball (1-2)
Head coach: Greg Beals
• Six former Ohio State baseball players opened their seasons at Major League spring training camps this past week. Matt Angle, Doug Deeds, Eric Fryer, Cory Luebke, J.B. Shuck and Nick Swisher each started their 2011 campaigns in big-league camps from Kissimmee, Fla., to Surprise, Ariz.
• Brian DeLucia and Dean Wolosiansky have been selected as captains of the 2011 Ohio State baseball team and will lead a young Buckeye team onto the field this weekend at the 2011 Big East/Big Ten Challenge in St. Petersburg, Fla.
• Ohio State jumped out to a 5-0 lead over Cincinnati after three innings in the opening game of the 2011 season, but the Bearcats clawed back with 11 unanswered runs to claim an 11-5 season-opening win in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge Feb. 18 at Al Lang Field.
• Against the No. 20 team in the nation that is coming off a 52-win season, the young and inexperienced Ohio State Buckeyes competed with poise, with skill and with tenacity…right to the last out. The end result wasn’t in Ohio State’s favor, a 2-0 loss to Louisville Feb. 19 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge, but this team with a first-year coach and a bunch of other first-year things – pitchers, starters, outfielders, trainers, routines, processes etc. – played one heck of a game against a Cardinals team that had scored 62 runs against Ohio State in five wins over the Buckeyes the last three years
• Buckeye nation is going to be mighty proud of this Ohio State baseball team. Feb. 20 against a St. John’s Red Storm team that has been the talk of this Big East/Big Ten Challenge, Ohio State rallied from six runs down to give Greg Beals and his staff their first win as Buckeye coaches, an 8-7 classic in 11 innings.

No. 3 Men’s Basketball (25-2, 12-2 Big Ten)
Head coach: Thad Matta
• William Buford scored 23 points and Aaron Craft had a hand in two critical plays down the stretch to lead the No. 2 Buckeyes to a 71-61 win over Michigan State on Feb. 15.
• Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and Jon Diebler added 11 but E’Twaun Moore scored a career-high 38 points to lead No. 11 Purdue past No. 2 Ohio State 76-63 Feb. 20 in West Lafayette, Ind.

Women’s Basketball (17-9, 8-6 Big Ten)
Head coach: Jim Foster
• Ohio State’s Jantel Lavender and Ashley Adams were named Big Ten co-player and freshman of the week, respectively, in recognition of their performances last week in wins over Purdue and Minnesota.
• Lavender had 23 points and 11 rebounds, Samantha Prahalis added 21 points and 11 assists, and Ohio State beat No. 23/25 Penn State 89-67 on Feb. 17 at Value City Arena.
• Ohio State erased a 10-point lead with less than eight minutes left to play and Brittany Johnson put the Buckeyes up for good with a three from the left corner with less than a second remaining for a 76-74 win at Purdue Feb. 20. Lavender scored 23 points while grabbing nine rebounds in the win.

Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Firing a final round of 315, Ohio State concluded the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in ninth place Feb. 16. In the first outing of their spring slate, the Buckeyes totaled 929 after 54 holes at the par 71, 5,912-yard Palos Verdes Golf Club in Palos Verdes, Calif.

No. 7 Men’s Gymnastics
Co-head coaches: Doug Stibel and Blaine Wilson
• Jeff Treleaven, a freshman on the Ohio State men’s gymnastics team, was named Big Ten Gymnast and Freshman of the Week, the conference announced Feb. 14. Treleaven, a native of Glen Ellyn, Ill., earns his first gymnast of the week honor, while claiming his second freshman of the week accolade.

No. 14 Women’s Gymnastics
Head coach: Carey Fagan
• Ohio State gymnast Melanie Shaffer was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference office announced Feb. 14. It is the second Freshman of the Week award for the Pittsburgh, Pa., native and the fifth for a Buckeye this season. Shaffer took first in the all-around with a career-high 39.325 while setting career highs to take first on vault (9.900) and floor exercise (9.875) as the No. 15 Buckeyes set a team season best in a 195.600-195.100 win Saturday against West Virginia.
• No. 14 Ohio State topped Michigan State, 195.200-192.675, Feb. 18 in St. John Arena.
• No. 14 Ohio State set a team season high in a 195.850-195.050 win over Kentucky Feb. 20 at St. John Arena.

Men’s Hockey (15-15-3, 10-13-3-2 CCHA)
Head coach: Mark Osiecki
• Ohio State tied Lake Superior State, 1-1, Feb. 18 in Value City Arena. The Lakers won the shootout, 1-0 in three rounds, to claim the extra point in the CCHA standings. John Albert had the goal for the Buckeyes, while Cal Heeter made 27 saves in the Ohio State net.
• With five unanswered goals, Ohio State defeated Lake Superior State, 5-2, on Senior Night Feb. 19 in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes trailed 2-0 just 1:07 into the game but cut the lead to one in the first period and scored twice in the second to tie the game and take the lead, adding two insurance goals in the third stanza.

Women’s Hockey (14-17-3, 8-17-3-3 WCHA)
Head coach: Jackie Barto
• Ohio State lost, 4-1, at Bemidji State Feb. 18 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Sanford Center.
• In the final regular season game of 2011, Ohio State rallied to tie the game, 1-1, in the third period and went on to win the shootout, 1-0, at Bemidji State Feb. 19 in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association series at the Sanford Center.

Men’s Lacrosse (3-0)
Head coach: Nick Myers
• Nick Myers, Ohio State men’s lacrosse head coach, has signed 10 outstanding players to enroll in Ohio State and play lacrosse for the Buckeyes beginning in Fall 2011. The group, comprised of a goalie, three defensemen, four midfielders and two attackmen, includes players from six states and British Columbia.
• Ohio State upset No. 3 North Carolina, 13-8, Feb. 19 in front of 2,695 fans on a beautiful day at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes trailed early but chipped away at the lead to go into halftime tied with UNC at 6-all. Ohio State took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Tar Heels, 5-1, with four goals in the first five minutes. The Buckeyes held North Carolina to just 11 shots and two goals in the game’s final 30 minutes.

Women’s Lacrosse (1-2)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
• Ohio State came up short in a tale of two halves, dropping a 9-8 decision to Navy Feb. 18 in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md. Senior Maghan Beaudrault led the Buckeyes with a pair of goals and junior Alayna Markwordt added three assists as they dropped to 0-2 on the season and the Mids improved to 2-0.
• Ohio State dominated American Feb. 20, defeating the Eagles 16-4 to give head coach Alexis Venechanos and her staff their first win as Buckeye coaches. Three OSU players – Markwordt, Brittney Zerhusen and Jayme Beard – scored three goals apiece as the Buckeyes improved to 1-2 on the season and American begins its year 0-1.

Pistol
Head coach: James Sweeney
• Ohio State hosted The Final Countdown match Feb. 19 with individuals from Michigan State and Purdue. The Buckeyes took first in all five individual events. OSU’s Aaron Tourigny finished first in free pistol (30-shot) with a 267. Blake Reburn was second at 254. Joe Totts, shooting a 550, won standard pistol with Bryan Basenback second at 545.

Rifle
Head coach: Patrick Cherry
• The Ohio State (14-5) rifle team shot an aggregate score of 4,619 last weekend in a NCAA Collegiate Sectional hosted by the Buckeyes at the Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range in Converse Hall. Also competing in the meet were Akron (4,562) and Purdue (3,886). OSU posted meet highs of 2,319 in air rifle and 2,300 in smallbore rifle. In the individual events, OSU’s Amanda Furrer was the top shooter in air rifle with a 584. Juan Gaucin was second at 583 with Daniel Chapman third at 579. In smallbore rifle, Furrer took first shooting a 585. Amanda Luoma was second at 576.

Women’s Soccer
Head coach: Lori Walker
• The defending Big Ten co-champion and NCAA semifinalist Ohio State women’s soccer team announced the signing of nine members to the 2011 recruiting class. The class includes one forward, four midfielders, a midfielder/forward, a defender/midfielder and two defenders. Meredith DeLong, Aubrey Fisher, Ashley Gruenbaum, Ellyn Gruber, Megan Scoliere and Chelsy Swackhamer all hail from Ohio. Madison Beckley comes to Buckeye state from California and Caroline Murray from Connecticut while Kiiri Kuld continues to build on the Ohio State pipeline from Canada.

Softball (4-6)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
• Ohio State lost two games at the South Alabama Invitational Feb. 18 in the squad’s second tournament of 2011 in Mobile, Ala. The Buckeyes were defeated, 11-7, against the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in game one and lost, 8-5, against tournament host South Alabama in game two at Jaguar Field.
• Ohio State defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 4-3, in the first game at the South Alabama Invitational Feb. 19, but the Buckeyes dropped a 7-6 decision in the nightcap to Tennessee-Martin at Jaguar Field in Mobile.
• With the bat of freshman catcher Melissa Rennie, Ohio State rallied to defeat Evansville, 12-4, in eight innings Feb. 20 to conclude play at the South Alabama Invitational at Jaguar Field in Mobile, Ala. Rennie, a native of Wellington, Ohio, hit two home runs with four RBI to help the Buckeyes claim the come-from-behind win vs. the Purple Aces.

No. 18 Women’s Swimming and Diving (11-1)
Head coach: Bill Dorenkott
• Samantha Cheverton won a Big Ten championship and 12 different Buckeyes scored points Feb. 18 in another total team effort for the women’s swimming and diving team at the Big Ten championships.
• Ohio State completed a 17-year-best run at the Big Ten Conference championships Feb. 19 by finishing in third place with 456 points. Indiana, competing at its home pool, the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, won its third consecutive championship with 821 points with Minnesota second with 578 points.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (11-0)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• No. 4 Ohio State captured a 6-1 victory over No. 19 North Carolina Feb. 15 in Chapel Hill and improved its record to an unblemished 9-0. The win marks the Buckeyes’ 48th-consecutive regular season road triumph. Additionally, Ohio State earned its fourth-straight win over a ranked opponent and moves to 6-0-1 all-time against the Tar Heels.
• No. 4 Ohio State concluded its first match at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in thrilling fashion, reeling off four-consecutive singles points to defeat 13th-seed Texas Tech, 4-1, at the Nordstrom Tennis Center Feb. 18 in Seattle, Wash. With the win, the Buckeyes moved to 10-0 on the season and advanced to their fifth-consecutive quarterfinal at the championship.
• No. 4 Ohio State downed No. 5 Texas, 4-1, in the quarterfinals of the 2011 ITA National Team Indoors Championship Feb. 19 at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle, Wash.

No. 16 Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
• Matt DeChant and the Ohio State throwers represented the men’s track and field team Feb. 19 at the Rick Meindl Last Call, hosted by Capital University.

No. 6 Men’s Volleyball (10-2, 4-0 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
• Ohio State’s libero/outside hitter Mik Berzins was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Defensive Player of the Week Feb. 14. He was the starting libero in the 3-0 win over ninth-ranked Penn State, recording nine digs and handling 15 of 16 serve receptions. Berzins was a starting outside hitter in both Quincy matches, both 3-0 Buckeye wins. In Thursday’s match, he tied the OSU match record for attack percentage with 13 kills in 13 attempts. Berzins added four digs, two assist blocks and handled 17 serve receptions without an error. Friday against Quincy, he posted eight kills (.500), five digs and two assist blocks while handling 16 serve receptions without an error. For the three matches, Berzins averaged 2.56 points, 2.33 kills, 2.00 digs and .44 blocks per set while having a .980 serve reception percentage handling 49 of 50 attempts.
• Sixth-ranked Ohio State won a 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 28-26) match at Ball State Feb. 18 in the John E. Worthen Arena. It was OSU’s 10th consecutive win. Buckeye Shawn Sangrey collected a match-high 20 points with 15 kills (.211), four ace serves and two assist blocks. John Klanac had 11.5 points with 11 kills (.292) and one assist block with Mik Berzins adding 11 points with seven kills (.091), one ace serve, a solo block and four assist blocks.

Wrestling (2-11, 1-7 Big Ten)
Head coach: Tom Ryan
• Four wins between the 165 and 197-pound weight classes gave the Ohio State wrestling team 13 points, but the Buckeyes could not overcome tough competition the rest of the way en route to dropping a 27-13 decision to No. 14 Northwestern in St. John Arena Feb. 19.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
Feb. 21-March 6

Feb. 21
Women’s Golf at Central District Invitational, All Day
Parrish, Fla.

Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic, All Day
Rio Grande, P.R.

Men’s Swimming at Missouri Grand Prix, TBA
Columbia, Mo.

Feb. 22
Women’s Golf at Central District Invitational, All Day
Parrish, Fla.

Men’s Golf at Puerto Rico Classic, All Day
Rio Grande, P.R.

Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois, 7 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Feb. 23
Men’s Swimming Big Ten Championships, 11 a.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Feb. 24
Men’s Swimming Big Ten Championships, 11 a.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Men’s Tennis vs. Cleveland State, 12 p.m.
Varsity Indoor Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Tennis vs. Wright State, 5 p.m.
Varsity Indoor Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Basketball at Michigan State, 6:30 p.m.
East Lansing, Mich.

Men’s Hockey vs. Ferris State, 7:05 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Feb. 26
Rifle at Western Intercollegiate Conference Championships, TBA
Lansing Michigan

Men’s Track at Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
Champaign, Ill.

Women’s Track at Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Swimming at Big Ten Championships, 11 a.m.
Minneapolis, Minn.

Baseball vs. Western Michigan, 12 p.m.
Port Charlotte, Fla.

Men’s Lacrosse at Massachusetts, 12 p.m.
Amherst, Mass.

Men’s Gymnastics at Penn State, 1 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Softball vs. BYU Cathedral City Classic, 1 p.m.
Cathedral City, Calif.

Softball vs. UC Santa Barbara Cathedral City Classic, 3:30 p.m.
Cathedral City, Calif.

Baseball vs. Western Michigan, 3:30 p.m.
Port Charlotte, Fla.

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
University Park, Pa.

Feb. 27
Women’s Hockey WCHA First Round Playoffs, TBA
TBA

Men’s Tennis vs. Louisville, 12 p.m.
Varsity Indoor Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Swimming Last Chance Meet, 12 p.m.
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Track Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
Champaign, Ill.

Women’s Track Big Ten Indoor Championships, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Baseball vs. Western Michigan, 12 p.m.
Port Charlotte, Fla.

Softball vs. Nebraska Cathedral City Classic, 12 p.m.
Cathedral City, Calif.

Women’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 12 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus Ohio

Softball vs. UCLA Cathedral City Classic, 2 p.m.
Cathedral City, Calif.

Women’s Lacrosse vs. St. Bonaventure, 2 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium or Woody Hayes Athletic Center, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Basketball vs. Indiana, 4 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus Ohio

Men’s Volleyball vs. Juniata, 4 p.m.
St John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

March 1
Men’s Basketball vs. Penn State, 9 p.m.
State College, Pa.

March 4
Pistol NRA Open Air Sectionals, 4 p.m.
Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Track Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Baseball vs. Army, 11 a.m.
Forest City, N.C.

Softball vs. North Dakota, 11 a.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Softball vs. Iowa State, 1:15 p.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Men’s Tennis vs. Penn State, 1:30 p.m.
State College, Pa.

Women’s Tennis vs. Louisville, 6 p.m.
Varsity Indoor Tennis Center, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Volleyball vs. Lewis, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma, Illinois, TWU, 8 p.m.
Norman, Okla.

March 5
Fencing Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
Notre Dame, Ind.

Synchronized Swimming North Regional Championships, 2 p.m.
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Track Alex Wilson Invitational, TBA
South Bend, Ind.

Pistol NRA Open Air Sectionals, 10 a.m.
Lt. Hugh W. Wylie Range, Columbus, Ohio

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Stanford, 1 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium or Woody Hayes Athletic Center, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Lacrosse vs. Penn State, 1:30 p.m.
State College, Pa.

Baseball vs. Western Carolina, 3 p.m.
Forest City, N.C.

Softball vs. Drake, 5:45 p.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Men’s Volleyball vs. Loyola-Chicago, 7 p.m.
St. John Arena, Columbus, Ohio

March 6
Fencing Midwest Conference Championships, All Day
Notre Dame, Ind.

Women’s Golf Rounds 1 & 2 SunTrust Gator Women’s Golf Invitational, All Day
Gainesville, Fla.

Synchronized Swimming North Regional Championships, 9 a.m.
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Basketball vs. Wisconsin, 4 p.m.
Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Men’s Swimming Last Ditch NCAA Qualifier, 12 p.m.
McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion, Columbus, Ohio

Softball vs. Tulsa, 1:15 p.m.
Tulsa, Okla.

Men’s Gymnastics vs. UIC, Air Force, Temple, 2 p.m.
Chicago, Ill.

Baseball vs. Akron, 3 p.m.
Forest City, N.C.