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Athletes of the Week
• Steven Kehoe was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches. It marks the second consecutive year he has earned player of the year honors. Kehoe was the MIVA statistical champion in conference play with an 11.08 assists per set average. He ranked 12th in digs (1.56) and second in aces (.46) per set. Kehoe averaged 1.15 points, .74 blocks, .38 aces and .36 kills per set. The 2010 Player of the Year, Kehoe is a three-time first-team all-conference selection (2009-10-11).

• The fourth-ranked men’s tennis team defeated Purdue, 7-0, on Senior Day April 24 at the Varsity Tennis Center for its sixth-consecutive Big Ten crown. It also is the sixth year in a row the Buckeyes have finished their regular-season conference schedule 10-0. The Scarlet and Gray have now been victorious in 76-consecutive Big Ten contests, dating back to the 2002-03 season.

Athletics
• With 44 of its members volunteering at 5th Avenue Elementary, the men’s track and field team led the charge in March with 106 service hours. In total, 10 teams clocked service hours throughout the month en route to a sum of 245. To date, Ohio State student-athletes have notched 4,750 service hours during the 2010-11 school year.

Baseball (16-18, 6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach: Greg Beals
• Josh Dezse has garnered Big Ten Player of the Week and co-Freshman of the Week honors, the conference office announced April 18. The awards are the third and fourth Big Ten weekly awards for the Powell, Ohio, native after earning Freshman of the Week honors twice earlier this season.
• Bowling Green had lost eight consecutive games to Ohio State dating back to the 1987, but on a nippy night at Bill Davis Stadium the Falcons collected 11 hits and played nearly flawless defense on the way to a 5-4 win April 20 in front of 582 fans.
• Ohio State split a doubleheader with Penn State, winning game one 5-1 and dropping the second game 5-2, April 23 at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
• Ohio State battled to the last out but dropped a 10-9 decision to Penn State in a back-and-forth game April 24 at Medlar Field.

Field Hockey
Head coach: Anne Wilkinson
• Ohio State secured its second-straight Longstreth Midwest Spring League title with victories over Louisville and Miami (OH) April 16 at the Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes concluded the spring season with a 6-0 mark.

Men’s Golf
Head coach: Donnie Darr
• After an opening day that included weather delays after already-soaked conditions, overcast skies and cool temperatures were a welcome sight during the final round of the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate April 24. Ohio State posted an even-par 284 to finish in third place on the par 71, 7,455-yard Scarlet Course at The Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus.

Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
• Carding a 72-hole sum of 1,200, Ohio State concluded the Big Ten Championships in fifth April 24. The Buckeyes fired a final round of 300 at the par 72, 6,303-yard Lake Shore Country Club in Chicago, Ill. For the third-consecutive day, Michigan State remained in first to clinch the league crown with a total of 1,180. Purdue’s Numa Gulyanamitta took medalist honors with a 1-under 287.

Men’s Lacrosse (7-7, 2-3 ECAC)
Head coach: Nick Myers
• In the fourth edition of the Showdown in the Shoe, Ohio State lost to ECAC foe Fairfield, 11-9, April 23 in Ohio Stadium. The game drew 12,317 at halftime, with nearly 21,000 in the stands by the end of the lacrosse game. The Ohio State football team played its annual spring game following the lacrosse contest.

No. 20 Women’s Lacrosse (8-6, 1-3 ALC)
Head coach: Alexis Venechanos
• No. 20-ranked Ohio State led three times throughout the game, but a four-goal, second-half Northwestern run eventually gave the fifth-ranked Wildcats a 14-11 win after a 99-minute delay because of thunderstorms over Lakeside Field April 22 in Evanston, Ill.

No. 11 Rowing
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
• 11th-ranked Ohio State faced Big Ten foes No. 15 Michigan and No.7 Michigan State on the Scioto River at Griggs Reservoir April 23. The Buckeyes won six races on the day, including a sweep by the First Varsity Eight.

Softball (11-29, 2-10 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
• With the bat of sophomore Megan Coletta, Ohio State won, 2-1, in eight innings against Youngstown State April 21 at Buckeye Field. Coletta, a native of Fullerton, Calif., blasted a two-out RBI double to right center , scoring freshman Evelyn Carrillo to give the Scarlet and Gray the extra inning victory vs. the Penguins.
• Ohio State fell, 14-0, in five innings at Northwestern April 23 at Sharon J. Drysdale Field in Evanston, Ill.
• Ohio State fell, 12-2, in five innings at Northwestern April 24 at Drysdale Field in Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes battled back to make it 3-2 in the third inning, however, the Wildcats rallied with an eight-run fourth inning to claim the early victory.

No. 4 Men’s Tennis (27-2, 10-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
• Fourth-ranked Ohio State defeated No. 24 Indiana, 5-2, April 22 in a battle of the Big Ten’s Top 2 teams in front of 253 fans looking similar to Buckeye head coach Ty Tucker for “Dress Like Coach Tucker Day” at the Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. Both teams entered the match undefeated in the conference and were looking to take sole possession of first place in the league standings.
• Fourth-ranked Ohio State defeated Purdue, 7-0, on Senior Day April 24 at the Varsity Tennis Center for its sixth-consecutive Big Ten crown. It also is the sixth year in a row the Buckeyes have finished their regular-season conference schedule 10-0. The Scarlet and Gray have now been victorious in 76-consecutive Big Ten contests, dating back to the 2002-03 season.

Women’s Tennis (14-10, 7-3 Big Ten)
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
• Ohio State improved to 7-2 in Big Ten play with a 5-2 victory against Indiana April 23. The Buckeyes used the doubles point and four singles victories to power past the Hoosiers on the road in Bloomington, Ind.
• Ohio State lost its regular-season finale on the road to No. 68 Purdue, 4-3, April 24 in West Lafayette, Ind. Ohio State jumped out to a 3-0 lead with the doubles point and wins on courts four and five, but the Black and Gold rallied to win the last four singles matches on court, including two three-set victories.

Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
• The 26th Jesse Owens Track Classic and 75th anniversary celebration of Owens’ historic 1936 Berlin Olympic performance came to a close April 24 at a surprisingly rain-free Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Despite the Easter holiday and threat of bad weather, fans turned out in droves to celebrate Owens’ legacy and enjoy one of the Midwest’s top collegiate track meets. Host Ohio State entertained its supporters by posting four wins on the day, including a meet-closing victory in the 4x400m relay.

Women’s Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
• The Jesse Owens Track Classic has come to an end after two days of exciting competition at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Several members of Jesse Owens’ family were on hand today to witness the action on the track. The Buckeyes collected three victories on April 24. Leading off a 1-2-3-4 sweep in the 100m dash, knocking off two-time defending Big Ten champion Shavon Greaves of Penn State in the process, was All-American Christina Manning. Manning posted the fastest time in the Big Ten and the fifth-best in school history, crossing the finish line in 11.58 for first place.

No. 9 Men’s Volleyball (22-6, 11-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
• Steven Kehoe was named the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Player of the Year by a vote of the conference coaches. It marks the second consecutive year he has earned player of the year honors. Joining Kehoe as a MIVA first-team All-Conference selection were Kevin Heine, John Klanac and Shawn Sangrey. OSU head coach Pete Hanson was honored as the MIVA Coach of Year for the fifth consecutive season.

 

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
April 25-May 8

April 26
Baseball vs. Marshall, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

April 27
Softball vs. Penn State, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

Baseball at Ohio, 6:05 p.m.
Athens, Ohio

Men’s Volleyball vs. MIVA Tournament Semifinals, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Softball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Varsity Field

April 28 – 30
Women’s Track at Drake Relays, TBA
Des Moines, Iowa

Men’s Track at Drake Relays, TBA
Des Moines, Iowa

April 28 – May 1
Men’s Tennis at Big Ten Championships, TBA
Madison, Wis.

Women’s Tennis at Big Ten Championships, TBA
Madison, Wis.

April 29 – May 1
Men’s Golf at Big Ten Championships, TBA
West Lafayette, Ind.

Men’s Track at Payton Jordan Invitational, TBA
Palo Alto, Calif.

April 29
Softball vs. Morehead State, 5 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Softball vs. Morehead State, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Baseball vs. Michigan, 7:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

April 30
Men’s Volleyball vs. MIVA Tournament Championship, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, St. John Arena

Women’s Lacrosse vs. Johns Hopkins, 1 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Men’s Lacrosse at Bellarmine, 3 p.m.
Louisville, Ky.

Baseball vs. Michigan, 3:05 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

May 1
Women’s Soccer at West Virginia (exh.), 1 p.m.
Morgantown, W.V.

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

May 3
Baseball vs. North Florida, 6:35 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Bill Davis Stadium

Men’s Soccer Connor Senn Game vs. Dayton Dutch Dragons, 7 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

May 4
Softball at Michigan (DH), 5 p.m.
Ann Arbor, Mich.

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

May 6
Baseball at Illinois, 7:05 p.m.
Champaign, Ill.

May 7
Baseball at Illinois, 4:05 p.m.
Champaign, Ill.

Softball vs. Michigan State, 6 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

May 8
Softball vs. Michigan State, Noon
Columbus, Ohio, Buckeye Field

Baseball at Illinois, 2:05 p.m.
Champaign, Ill.