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 Curlyne Wynn was named 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

Buckeye field hockey sophomore Curlyne Wynn will be accepting and answering questions from fans in an online chat session at noon Friday at ohiostatebuckeyes.com. Fans may submit questions before and/or during the chat session.

Wynn was named the 2003 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, marking a first for the Buckeye program, in addition to capturing NFHCA First Team All-West Region honors. As a freshman, she finished third on the team with 21 points (seven goals, seven assists).

The Buckeyes are five games into their season and Wynn has started every game and compiled three goals. The Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago, native earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Monday for leading OSU to victories over Kent State and Miami (Ohio). Wynn scored the Buckeyes’ final goal in the 3-1 victory over Kent State. After scoring her first goal of the 2004 season against KSU, Wynn followed with a two-goal performance against Miami (Ohio), marking the second-consecutive year she has netted two goals against the RedHawks.

Prior to Ohio State, Wynn played for the Notre Dame hockey club team in the Championship Division of the National League. She was the youngest female player to compete in the Championship Division at the age of 12. Wynn competed in several tournaments as member of the Trinidad and Tobago National Team. She is the third person in her family to play on the national team.

Wynn is a pre-veterinary studies major and plans to pursue a career in a veterinary clinic.

Curlyne: hello everyone i’m here we could go ahead and get started with the live chat
Anna (Delaware): Your back has to hurt after a game from running around bent over the whole time! Does it? And is that the toughest part of field hockey?
Curlyne: that’s a good question , not really for me i’m used to it now, i’ve been playing since i was 11
Katherine: How did you become interested in the vetnerinary profession?
Curlyne: i’m a big lover of animals. We have a farm back at home, so I have been around animals all of my life.
Drew: What is your favorite thing about game day at Ohio State?
Curlyne: My favorite thing about field hockey game days are getting excited with my teammates for the game and playing my best.
Sekayi (NY): Hi Curlyne! I’m soo pleased to hear how well you’re doing (Not that I had expected any less from you). Are you happy with Ohio’s performance this fall?
Curlyne: Hi Trini, Yeah I am excited about the season, the team is great and we are expecting to have a great season. I hope to see you at NCAA’s.
Lauren: What is your favorite thing about being a Buckeye? Your favorite part of campus? The best thing about Columbus?
Curlyne: My favorite thing about being a Buckeye is all of the pride and tradition at Ohio State. My favorite part of campus is Mirror Lake because I like being around water. The best thing about Columbus is that it is not a fast paced city, which is good when I need to relax.
Madison (Harrisonburg, Va.): Because your family had others play on your country’s national team, did you feel pressure to play field hockey?
Curlyne: Actually, there was no pressure it was more of me wanting to play for enjoyment. I was really happy because it was a great opportunity to represent my country.
Saskia (Zurich, Switzerland): What do you like most about playing in the US? and what are the bigest differences from playing in Trinidad? I wish you the best for this season, and keep scoring!!!
Curlyne: Hi Swiss Cheese, I like playing because it is more professional here than playing for a club team in Trinidad. The biggest difference is that in Trinidad it is more for recreation than competition.
Jennifer (Upper Arlington): My daughter has just started playing field hockey … do you have any advice for her on skills she should work on at an early age?
Curlyne: It is good that she is starting at a young age. She should work on her basic ball handling skills and a positive attitude. She should come out and watch Ohio State play this season to get some tips.
Tom (Columbus): Why do they wet down the astroturf for your games? what does all the water do?
Curlyne: That is a good question. The water is good for the movement of the ball along the turf. If the turf is dry the ball movement is not as effective. The water also prevents in getting turf burns.
garth: what are your most memorable accomplishments since you have been at OSU and being a Buckeye?
Curlyne: My most memorable being Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the first person from Ohio State to recieve the award.
Jill (Dublin): What is different about your team this year from last year?
Curlyne: It is kind of early in the season to say, but I think the team this year knows how close the team was last year and all of them know the expectations of not just the coaches but the fans too. We are ready to deliver. I am really excited about this season.
Tiffany (liberty): I’m sorry i have never been to a game, but was wondering if you are one of the faster players on the team? if so, how do you work on your speed?
Curlyne: I work on my speed by basically by conditioning in the winter doing agility drills and shuttles. You should come out to our game on Sunday and watch us play.
Irina Zuerich Switzerland: Hi Curleen, I heard you have a little dog. What does he do when you practice with the hockey team? Irina
Curlyne: I do have a dog, her name is Lola and she is a Pug. She stays at home during practice, but when I get home she doesn’t give me a break.
Curlyne: Thanks for all of your great questions. I have to go to practice now. We have a home game this Sunday vs. Ball State beginning at 2 p.m. hope to see you there.