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Oct. 26, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State senior Jeni Creary was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week for leading the Buckeyes in their series split with then-No. 4 Wisconsin last weekend the league announced Monday.

The Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, native scored two goals in Ohio State’s come-from-behind 3-1 victory over then-No. 4 Wisconsin Saturday. The win marked the Buckeyes first over the Badgers in Columbus. Creary’s power-play goal tied the game at 1-all early in the second period. The senior capped off the win with an empty net goal in the third period.

In addition to her two goals, Creary played a vital role on the Buckeye power play, which posted its best performance all season, scoring on 2-of-4 opportunities.

Last week, Creary received USCHO.com Offensive Player of the Week accolades for scoring two third period goals to lead Ohio State to a sweep over Minnesota State Oct. 15 and 16 in Mankato, Minn. This season, Creary is tied for first on the squad with six goals, three power-play goals and two game-winning goals.

Creary is Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer with 107 points and 63 goals.

The award marks the first league award of the season for Ohio State and Creary’s third of her career. She was previously received awards Oct. 13, 2002 and Oct. 23, 2001.

Ohio State is off to its best start in program history with a 4-2-0 overall and WCHA record. The Buckeyes travel Grand Forks, N.D., to face the North Dakota Fighting Sioux at 8:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Ralph Engelstad Arena.