Jan. 24, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team concludes the home dual schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday in a matchup vs. Cincinnati at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The 15th-ranked Buckeyes (6-2, 0-1 Big Ten) will look to continue the winning trend at home today as they head into the meet vs. the Bearcats with a 5-0 home dual record in Columbus.
LIVE MEET SCORING
Can’t make it to the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion to see the meets live? Visit the home page for the Ohio State women’s swimming and diving team at OhioStateBuckeyes.com for a link to the live results. Admission, as always, is free if interested in attending the meets.
THE BUCKEYE SENIORS
Ohio State will honor its seven seniors before competition vs. the Bearcats today. These seven seniors have been a part of the rise of the Ohio State program during the past four years and have been labeled as “the most improved senior group” in Bill Dorenkott’s coaching career. Here is a look at the 2013 seniors:
In its last meet in Columbus, the Buckeyes defeated Toledo, 189-104, Jan. 12 at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. Ohio State was led by its senior class, which combined for nine individual wins and 15 Top 3 finishes. Angela Severn, Megan Detro, Shannon Draves and Emily Creran each had two event wins, respectively.
“I think there are two types of seniors,” Dorenkott said. “There are those that count down the days because they are ready to be done and there are those that are really going to miss the sport. I think this group falls into the second category and I’ve enjoyed coaching a class that in my opinion has improved the most since I’ve been coaching swimming.”
COUSINEAU CLAIMS FOURTH WEEKLY AWARD
Redshirt sophomore Ohio State diver Cheyenne Cousineau earned the Big Ten Conference’s Diver of the Week Award for the fourth time in 2012-13, the conference office announced Tuesday. The award also is Cousineau’s fourth of her career.
Cousineau, a native of Temperance, Mich., claimed first-place finishes in Ohio State’s dual meet at Michigan last weekend. She won the one-meter springboard with a total score of 318.60, while earning first on the three-meter with 304.05 total points. Cousineau becomes the first women’s diver to earn four weekly honors in a single season since Maggie Keefer of Minnesota claimed four laurels in 2011-12.
Buckeye fans, log on to OhioStateBuckeyes.com to read a Q&A story featuring Cousineau.
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BUCKEYES LEND A HAND
Members of the team spent time over winter break helping out and cheering on competitors at the Special Olympics State Aquatics Meet at McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. More than 500 athletes from around Ohio competed in both tradition and unified events on the campus of The Ohio State University.
“It’s amazing to see these athletes compete,” senior Lauren Massey said. “It’s great to see the joy they get out of swimming and it makes me more excited to swim every day. This is a great event to be part of because you get to interact with the people you are helping out.”
Ohio State hits the road to compete at the Northwestern Invitational Feb. 1-2 in Evanston, Ill.