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Highlighted by the Scarlet team’s season-high tying 97.333 for gold, the synchronized swimming team won its 25th U.S. Collegiate National championship at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas, March 28. The Scarlet and Gray scored an impressive 98 points, winning three of four events, to outdistance second-place finisher Stanford (80) by 18 points.

Sophomore Bo Hoag of the men’s golf team posted his third-consecutive Top 10 finish with a tie for fourth at the FAU Spring Break Championship, March 27-29 in Delray Beach, Fla. It was his fifth Top 10 finish out of seven stroke-play tournaments this season. The Upper Arlington, Ohio, native opened with a season-low score of 68 and followed with two rounds of 72 on the par 71, 6,722-yard Gleneagles Country Club. At 1-under, Hoag was one of just seven golfers in the 84-player field to finish below par. He led the Buckeyes to a fifth-place finish out of 14 teams.

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Ohio State had a Big Ten Conference-high 63 student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in seven sports during the 2008-09 winter quarter the conference office announced March 26. Senior gymnast Alyssa Meyer, an exercise science major and captain of the Buckeyes, is one of five Big Ten athletes to maintain a 4.0 GPA through her academic career.
In total, 519 winter sports athletes have been named to the Academic All-Conference Team. The list of honored student-athletes features 40 men’s and 46 women’s basketball players, 44 men’s and 52 women’s gymnasts, 113 men’s and 156 women’s swimming and diving athletes and 68 wrestlers.

No. 16 Baseball (20-4; 2-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Bob Todd
Ohio State had its nine-game winning streaked snapped, 4-1, against Rollins College March 23 in Orlando, Fla. The only Buckeye run scored was on a Dan Burkhart single in the fourth inning. Michael Stephens had two of the Buckeyes’ five hits. Both were doubles.
The Scarlet and Gray rebounded with a 7-1 win over No. 2 Miami the following day in Miami, Fla. Ohio State was led bystarter and winner Alex Wimmers to one-hit the Hurricanes at Alex Rodriguez Park March 24, while the Buckeye bats did more than enough to secure the victory. Wimmers, pitching on three days rest for the first time as a collegian, pitched 5.0 innings without allowing a base hit. He exited with the Buckeyes up, 6-1. Wimmers walked five and struck out two for the game. He was replaced in the sixth by Drew Rucinski, who worked 3.0 innings with his only base runners the result of a first-batter-faced single and a walk allowed in the seventh. Jake Hale then came in and slammed the door shut. He struck out two of the three batters he faced. In all, Hale and Rucinski faced 14 batters and allowed just one hit and one walk.
A five-run fifth inning erased a 2-0 deficit and carried Ohio State to an 8-3 win over Penn State March 27 in the Big Ten Conference opener for both schools.
Sophomore Dean Wolosiansky allowed just five hits and two runs through 7.0 innings to improve to 4-1 on the season. Wolosiansky walked two and struck out six before giving way to Rucinski in the eighth inning. Offensively, Zach Hurley had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI and Stephens and Justin Miller had two RBI apiece.
In game two vs. the Nittany Lions, Eric Best pitched a career-best 6.0 innings and Matt Streng hit two home runs in a game for the second time this season to lead Ohio State to a 12-2 win over Penn State at Medlar Field March 28. Ryan Dew had four singles and scored a run. Burkhart, Miller, Hurley and Stephens also had multi-hit games with two apiece.
Although Penn State won game 3, 15-11, March 29, the Buckeyes won the series, 2-1. The Nittany Lions countered a five-run Ohio State fifth inning, which gave OSU an 8-7 lead, with six runs in its half of the fifth and two more in the eighth. Ohio State, No. 16 nationally, had its three-game win streak snapped and drops to 20-4 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten.
Ohio State started two-time Big Ten pitcher of the week Wimmers, but the talented sophomore managed just 2.1 innings and was followed on the mound by Andrew Armstrong, Theron Minium, Rucinski and Hale.
Up Next: vs. Xavier, 2:05 p.m. March 31 in Bill Davis Stadium vs. Marshall, 2:05 p.m. April 1 in Bill Davis Stadium at Minnesota, 7:35 p.m. April 3 in Minneapolis, Minn. at Minnesota, 3:05 p.m. April 4 in Minneapolis, Minn. at Minnesota, 2:05 p.m. April 5 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Women’s Basketball (29-6; 15-3)
Head coach: Jim Foster
The No. 3 seed Buckeyes’ season came to an end March 28 when they dropped an 84-66 decision to No. 2 seed Stanford in the Berkeley Regional semifinal game of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. The Scarlet and Gray was playing in its second NCAA “Sweet 16” in four years.
Samantha Prahalis led the Buckeyes with 19 points and six assists while Jantel Lavender added 15 and six rebounds while sitting a majority of the second half in foul trouble.
Ohio State advanced to the “Sweet 16” following a 64-58 win over 11-seed Mississippi State in the round of 32 March 23 in Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes advanced to the “Sweet 16” for the first time since 2005 and for the eighth time in school history. Ohio State has made the “Sweet 16” in 2009, 2005, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986 and 1985.
Ohio State’s bench played a big role in the victory: Sarah Schulze finished with seven points, Ashlee Trebilcock added nine and Andrea Walker had seven boards, two blocks and a steal in 18 minutes.
Lavender is one of 12 finalists for The State Farm Wade Trophy. The Committee along with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) announced the 12 finalists in contention March 24.

Men’s Golf
Head coach: Jim Brown
Sophomore Bo Hoag recorded his third Top 10 finish in as many tournaments when he tied for fourth at the FAU Spring Break Championship in Delray Beach, Fla., March 29. Ohio State placed fifth out of 14 teams with a 54-hole total of 873 (+21) after concluding the event with a round of 294 on the par 71, 6,722-yard Gleneagles Country Club.
Hoag carded his second-consecutive round of 72 for a total score of 1-under 212. The Upper Arlington, Ohio, native was among the seven golfers who finished under par out of the field of 84. He has five Top 10 finishes this season in seven stroke-play events.
Two Buckeyes tied for 14th with scores of 218 in senior Vaughn Snyder and junior Brad Wright, who was competing as an individual. After opening with a 66, Snyder closed with two rounds of 76. He was 1-over until the last three holes when he double-bogeyed two of them. Wright had three birdies in his first seven holes Sunday, but stumbled on the 18th with a double-bogey and finished with a round of 72.
Up Next: hosting Quadrangular Golf Match, 8:30 a.m. April 4 on Scarlet Course hosting Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, TBA April 11-12 on Scarlet Course

Women’s Golf
Head coach: Therese Hession
After waiting through two days of rain delays, Ohio State played the first and final round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic March 29 and tied for fourth with a team score of 304 (+16) on the par 72, 6,335-yard University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
Leading for the Buckeyes, ranked 28th in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin standings, for the fourth-consecutive tournament was In Hong Lim. The sophomore made par on 14 holes and two birdies en route to a round 72 (E) and a career-best tie for third.
Two OSU golfers tied for 30th in senior co-captain Gemma Webster and freshman Vicky Villanueva. The duo notched one birdie a piece to finish the round with scores of 77.
Up Next: at Bryan National Collegiate, TBA April 3-5 in Greensboro, N.C. hosting Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational, TBA April 18-19 on Scarlet Course

No. 17 Women’s Gymnastics (6-7; 1-3 Big Ten)
Head coach: Carey Fagan
Ohio State was selected to compete in the NCAA Central Region Championships at 6 p.m. ET April 4, the NCAA announced March 23. Ohio State will host the regional meet which will take place in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes received their first Top 18 bid into the regional competition since 2003.
Ohio State is seeded third with its regional qualifying average of 195.735, which ranks fourth in the central region and Big Ten Conference. The 2009 regionals mark the fourth-consecutive year the Buckeyes have qualified for the event.
Up Next: hosting NCAA Regionals, 6 p.m. April 4 in St. John Arena at 2009 NCAA Championships, All Day, April 17-19 in Lincoln, Neb.

Men’s Hockey (23-15-4; 13-11-4 CCHA)
Head coach: John Markell
In the first NCAA tournament game for the Buckeyes since 2005, Ohio State fell behind 3-0 after the first period and could not recover, falling to No. 1 overall seed Boston University, 8-3, at Verizon Wireless Arena March 28. The No. 4 seed Buckeyes end the year 23-15-4 overall.
Against the Terriers, the Buckeyes scored three-consecutive goals to cut the score to 6-3 with less than nine minutes remaining in the third period. The Buckeyes pulled their goalie early for the extra attacker, but the Terriers scored twice to seal the win. Getting the Buckeyes on the board were Hunter Bishop, Zach Pelletier and Matt Bartkowski.
The 23 wins for the season were the most since 2005 and marked the seventh 20-win season under head coach John Markell.

Men’s Lacrosse (5-4; 1-0 GWLL)
Head coach: Nick Myers
Ohio State lost on the road at No. 17 Colgate, 9-4, at Andy Kerr Stadium in Hamilton, N.Y., March 24. Mario Ventiquattro scored two goals for the Buckeyes, with Mike Pires and Brian Lalley contributing a goal apiece. Pires also had an assist for two points on the evening. Joel Dalgarno and Jeff Ryan ended the game with a point apiece on assists.
The Buckeyes rebounded with an 8-2 win over Quinnipiac on Senior Day March 28 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. It was the Scarlet and Gray’s Great Western Lacrosse League debut.
Ventiquattro led the way for the Buckeyes with four points on a goal and three assists while Justin Hayes and Delgarno netted a goal and assist each. Junior goalie Brandon Freeman made eight saves and his two goals allowed were the fewest since holding Detroit Mercy to one in the season-opener.
Dalgarno was named one of 10 finalists for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior Class Award, the organization announced March 26. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: Classroom, Character, Community and Competition. Dalgarno and the nine other finalists were selected from a list of 30 candidates.
Up Next: at Bellarmine, 1 p.m. April 4 in Louisville, Ky. vs. North Carolina, 1 p.m. April 11 in Baltimore, Md. at Air Force, 3 p.m. April 17 at USAFA, Colo.

No. 16 Women’s Lacrosse (9-1; 1-0 ALC)
Head coach: Sue Stimmel
Ohio State topped California, 18-5, March 24 and Canisius, 15-9, March 29 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium en route to setting the best start in school history with a 9-1 record, passing the 2002 squad that opened the season 8-1. Ohio State has won seven-consecutive games.
The Buckeyes took a 9-3 lead over the Bears into halftime; Kelly Haggerty had five goals and Rachel Hawes scored three goals in the first half. Haggerty, a junior from West Chester, Pa., set the Ohio State single-game record with eight goals, her eighth multiple-goal game of the season. With two assists, she finished with nine points for the game.
Hawes finished with four goals. Jayme Beard, Laura Burke, Rachael Cornicello, Kristen Donahue, Gabby Capuzzi and Olivia Annalora each scored a goal for Ohio State. Columbus sophomore Annie Carruthers got the win in goal for the Buckeyes with seven saves.
Haggerty, who leads the Buckeyes in scoring, has been added to the watch list for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award, given to the nation’s top player.
Ohio State beat Canisius, 15-9, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium March 29 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Senior Kristen Gilwee, 8-1 on the season, set the Ohio State career record for wins by a goalie; her four-year mark is now 27-21. Gilwee, with 12 saves against Canisius, also has set an OSU career mark for most saves. The Hunt Valley, Md., native now has 453 career saves.
Alayna Markwordt with five goals and Beard with three goals and two assists led the Buckeyes with five points each. Other scorers for Ohio State were Haggerty (three goals, one assist), Maghan Beaudrault (two goals), Lauren Sterner (one goal, one assist) and Capuzzi (one goal).
Markwordt was featured in the Faces In the Crowd’ section of the March 30, 2009, edition of Sports Illustrated.
Up Next: vs. North Carolina, 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium vs. Maryland, 1:30 p.m. April 5 in Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Head coach: Jim Sweeney
Ohio State closed out the season with a fifth-place finish at the Collegiate Nationals in Ft. Benning, Ga., March 26. The Buckeyes posted a 6,076 three-event aggregate score. In the standard pistol event, the Scarlet and Gray finished second with a 2,083. Ohio State finished eighth in free pistol, shooting a 1,821.
Seth Berglee won the air pistol championship by edging Brad Collins of Utah by .6 in the finals. Both shooters tied for first at 555 in the preliminary round. Berglee shot a 94.30 in the finals to 93.70 for Collins to win the championship on the final shot of the 10-shot finals. In free pistol, Berglee finished fourth in the competition with a 590.20. Kelsey Imig placed fourth in the standard pistol with a 533. Berglee finished fifth at 531.
Berglee, Imig and Erin Meadows were named to the NRA Collegiate All-America Team. Berglee earned first-team recognition in the air, free and standard pistol. Imig received first-team honors in air and sport pistol, while Meadows was a second-team recipient in air and sport pistol. Berglee is now a six-time All-American for Ohio State as he received first-team honors in 2008 in free, standard and air pistol.

Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
The Buckeyes opened their 2009 spring campaign on the West Coast at the Pac-10 Challenge March 28-29 and the Second Varsity Eight had an impressive first outing, going 2-1 in its season debut.
The crew of Anniken Ellingsen, Farrah Edwards, Caroline McPherson, Ellen Heister, Erin Shropshire, Tess Prescott, Peta-Leigh Dakyns, Charlott Goldstein and Samantha Getz beat UCLA and Stanford by a combined time of 37 seconds, before losing to Cal by 3.4 seconds in its final race of the event.
Up Next: at ACC/Big Ten Duals, TBA April 4 in Charlottesville, Va. vs. Indiana//Notre Dame/Brown, 9 a.m. April 11 at Griggs Reservoir vs. Oregon State/Washington State, 9 a.m. April 18 at Griggs Reservoir vs. Bucknell, 9 a.m. April 19 at Griggs Reservoir

No. 15 Softball (24-6; 3-1 Big Ten)
Head coach: Linda Kalafatis
Kim Reeder pitched six innings of three-hit softball, but Ohio State dropped a 1-0 decision to No. 18 North Carolina at Williams Field March 24. The loss snaps an 11-game winning streak for the Buckeyes. Dee Dee Hillman tallied the only hit of the day for Ohio State, putting up a single back to the pitcher in the top of the third.
Ohio State split a doubleheader series with North Carolina State March 25 in Raleigh, N.C. The Buckeyes won the nightcap, 4-0. In the first at-bat of the game, Sam Marder belted her second homerun of the day to give Ohio State the early lead. Courtney Pruner added a three-run blast in the top half of the third, while Megan Miller held a no-hitter through five innings before giving up two hits on the day as the Buckeyes earned their 10th shutout of the season.
In game one against the Wolfpack, Marder hit her Big Ten-leading 11th homerun of the season, but the Scarlet and Gray lost, 2-1.
Ohio State scored three runs in the sixth inning and defeated Big Ten foe Iowa, 3-0, at New Buckeye Field March 28. In the circle, Reeder struck out six and threw her first complete one-hit game of the season. The senior from Salinas, Calif., also made two crucial outs in the field to limit the Iowa offense. The Buckeyes out-hit their opponent 6-1 on the day.
The Scarlet and Gray split its conference series with Iowa after losing, 12-4, March 29 in New Buckeye Field. Freshman Vanessa Spears hit her first career homerun and Whitney Cooper went 2-for-3 from the plate.
Up Next: vs. Ball State, 5 p.m. April 1 at New Buckeye Field vs. Ball State, 7:30 p.m. April 1 at New Buckeye Field at Minnesota, 1 p.m. April 4 in Minneapolis, Minn. at Minnesota, 1 p.m. April 5 in Minneapolis, Minn. at Indiana, 2 p.m. April 8 in Bloomington, Ind. at Indiana, 4:30 p.m. April 8 in Bloomington, Ind.

Men’s Swimming
Head coach: Bill Wadley
Ohio State finished 14th at the 2009 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving championships held in College Station, Texas.
Sophomore Sean Moore earned his second All-America honor of the meet after he took fourth on the 10-meter platform. The defending platform national champion from Englewood, Colo., finished the event with 443.00 points.
Earning Honorable Mention All-America honors on the one-meter springboard was junior Burkley Showe. The Columbus product finished ninth with a score of 376.70 points.
Showe and Moore earned their first All-America honors of the meet after excelling on the three-meter springboard. Showe took third with 447.25 points, while Moore was eighth with a score of 400.55.
The 400-yard medley relay team garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors with a 15th-place finish. The quartet of Andrew Elliott, Felipe Travesso, Andrew Bretscher and Joel Elber finished in a time of 3:11.37.

Synchronized Swimming
Head coach: Linda Lichter-Witter
Highlighted by the Scarlet team’s season-high tying 97.333 for gold, Ohio State won its 25th U.S. Collegiate National championship at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas, March 28. It had been five years since the Buckeyes had captured the coveted title after winning three of four events in the finals. The Scarlet and Gray scored an impressive 98 points to outdistance second-place finisher Stanford (80) by 18 points.
It is Linda Lichter-Witter’s eighth collegiate national title since becoming the Buckeyes’ head coach in 1996. Lichter-Witter concludes her 14th season at the helm of the Buckeyes with a career-record of 550-18-1 (.967). Following the championships, senior Becky Kim was named United States Synchronized Swimming Collegiate Athlete of the Year.
Team Scarlet won the team routine championship for the second-consecutive year with a season-high tying 97.333. The Gray team finished third with 95.333 points. In trio, the Buckeyes’ two routines tied for first with a 94.677. After the group of Barbara Nesbitt, Deborah Shim and Michelle Theriault performed, their teammates, Carmen Moraes, Caitlin Stewart and Meghan Kinney followed with an impressive routine of their own. In duet, Kim paired with Kinney and the two won gold with a mark of 95.333. Nesbitt earned a silver medal in the solo routine, tallying a 94.667.
Up Next: at U.S. Senior National Championships, All Day April 30-May 2 in Palo Alto, Calif.

No. 41 Women’s Tennis (11-6; 4-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Chuck Merzbacher
Despite battling desert winds exceeding 35 miles per hour at the Darling Tennis Center in Las Vegas, Nev., Ohio State was a 6-1 winner over 53rd-ranked Utah March 23 in the Buckeyes’ final non-conference dual match of the 2009 season.
Cami Hubbs and Julie Blackmore defeated Lisa Johnson and Anastasia Putilina, 8-3, to clinch the doubles point. With her 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over Lexi Provancha, Blackmore also secured the team victory at No. 5 singles.
Ohio State returned to Big Ten Conference action March 27 against Iowa in Iowa City and beat the Hawkeyes, 6-1. The Scarlet and Gray won the doubles point for the eighth-consecutive time with Blackmore and Hubbs once again clinching the point, 8-5, at No. 2 over Kelcie Klockenga and Lynne Poggensee-Wei. In singles play, the Buckeyes won five of six matches with Kirsten Flower defeating Sonja Molnar 6-3, 7-5 at No. 1 to secure the win.
Ohio State rallied from a doubles point loss to defeat No. 64 Minnesota, 5-2, at the Baseline Tennis Center in Minneapolis, Minn., March 29.
The bottom five spots of the singles lineup fueled the Buckeye rally. Hubbs dealt Alex Seaton a straight-set, 6-2, 6-3 loss at the No. 3 spot, while classmate Paloma Escobedo split the first two sets and claimed the third set super tiebreaker to dismiss Tijana Koprivica at No. 2, 3-6, 7-5, 1-0 (8). Christina Keesey kept her singles success rolling, taking a 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Magdalena Wiecha at No. 3 for her eighth win in a row. Angela DiPastina claimed her 13th singles win of the year against Peta Forsyth at No. 6 singles, taking a decisive 6-3, 6-1 win, while Blackmore battled to a 7-5 first-set win at No. 5 singles and took the match over Jackie Spurling, 7-5, 6-1.
Up Next: vs. Michigan, 3 p.m. April 3 in Columbus, Ohio vs. Michigan State, noon April 5 in Columbus, Ohio vs. Illinois, 3 p.m. April 10 in Columbus, Ohio vs. Indiana, 11 a.m. April 12 in Columbus, Ohio

No. 6 Men’s Tennis (20-1; 4-0 Big Ten)
Head coach: Ty Tucker
For the second time this season, Ohio State downed Pepperdine, this time by a 6-1 score at the Ralph-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif., March 23. Bryan Koniecko and Shuhei Uzawa defeated the Waves’ Mahmoud Kamel and Alex Moreno with an 8-5 victory at No. 3 doubles to clinch the point. Matt Allare secured the team victory with a straight-set win against Jenson Turner 6-3, 6-3.
The Buckeyes played their first home outdoor match of 2009 against No. 52 Iowa March 27 at the Stickney Tennis Center and handed the Hawkeyes a 7-0 loss. It was Ohio State’s 82nd-consecutive home win and 43rd victory against a Big Ten opponent.
With his 6-1, 6-1 win over Nikita Zotov at No. 3 singles, Steven Moneke won his 126th-career match, tying him for second in the program’s all-time records book. Moneke is seven wins away from breaking the Buckeye record.
Ohio State finished the last weekend of March winning, 7-0, over No. 28 Minnesota and, 4-0, against Toledo March 29 at The Ohio State University Varsity Indoor Tennis Center. The two victories improve the Buckeyes’ win streak to 84-consecutive matches at home, dating back to the 2003 season. The win against the Gophers moves the all-time series to, 38-24, in favor of Minnesota. However, the Buckeyes have claimed the last seven meetings and head coach Ty Tucker is 10-3 against the Gophers. Ohio State now leads the all-time series, 25-2, against Toledo and the Buckeyes are 9-0 against the Rockets under Tucker.
Up Next: at Kentucky, 3 p.m. April 1 in Lexington, Ky. at Michigan State, noon, April 4 in East Lansing, Mich. at Michigan, noon April 5 in Ann Arbor, Mich. at Indiana, 1:30 p.m. April 10 in Bloomington, Ind. at Illinois, noon April 12 in Champaign, Ill.

Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
John Ealy claimed first place in the 5000m run and Cory Leslie finished second in the 3000m steeplechase as Ohio State’s distance runners competed in the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival in San Francisco, Calif., March 27.
Ealy’s regional qualifying time of 14:09.41 was just enough to squeak by second-place finisher Kyle Leese, who completed the race right on his heels in 14:10.46. Leslie and Taylor Williams finished seventh and 11th in 14:34.83 and 14:40.41, respectively.
Leslie also ran the steeplechase, his first of his collegiate career and claimed second in the event with a time of 9:12.63. Taking fourth and fifth were sophomores Adam Green and Christopher Olinger. Green finished with a time of 9:17.23, while Olinger completed his run in 9:20.08.
Up Next: at Auburn Tiger Track Classic, TBA April 4 in Auburn, Ala. at Sea Ray Relays, TBA April 8-9 in Knoxville, Tenn. hosting The Dual vs. Michigan, TBA April 11 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

Women’s Track and Field
Head coach: Karen Dennis
The Buckeyes began their outdoor season at the Reebok Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C., March 27. Ellen Birmingham took second in the 5000m run and Ayrizanna Favours placed third in the 400m dash.
Birmingham, a sophomore from Worthington, Ohio, crossed the finish line in the second division final in 17:27.89, her top time of the year and three seconds behind the first-place pace. Favours, the senior leader from Eastmoor Academy in Columbus, ran a time of 54.94, just over a tenth of a second behind Jernail Hayes of Seton Hall. In the 5000m seeded competition, Sarah Foster placed 12th with a time of 16:52.27, a career best. Freshman Kelcey McKinney set a personal record in the long jump while taking third-place with a mark of 5.82m.
Jordan Jennewine claimed first-place in the 1500m run on the final day of the Reebok Raleigh Relays, putting the finishing touches on a solid opening to the outdoor season for Ohio State.
Jennewine, a sophomore out of Dayton, Ohio, crossed the finish line in a personal record time of 4:26.65. Junior Ashley Jones finished in fifth-place in the Section II finals of the 1500m in 4:46.87.
Freshman Maggie Mullen surprised the field in the javelin throw, claiming third-place in her first javelin competition at the collegiate level. Her mark of 44.15m was just over three meters off the winning throw. Letecia Wright placed third in the 100m hurdles in a career best time of 13.34. The pole vault saw a fifth-place finish from sophomore Ashley Bowden, who set a personal best mark of 3.50m. McKinney followed up her third-place long jump with a personal record in the triple jump. She finished 10th at 11.55m. The 4x100m relay team took fourth-place with a time of 46.03.
Up Next: at Texas Relays, TBA April 2-5 in Austin, Texas at Tiger Track Classic, TBA April 3-5 in Auburn, Ala. at Mt. Sac Invite, TBA April 15 at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

No. 14 Men’s Volleyball (10-9; 6-1 MIVA)
Head coach: Pete Hanson
Ohio State overcame a 2-0 deficit to Ball State for a come-from-behind 3-2 (27-30, 21-30, 30-26, 30-27, 15-10) victory over the 14th-ranked Cardinals in Worthen Arena March 27.
Ted Schoenfeldt posted a match-high 23 points in the victory with 21 kills, a solo block and two assist blocks. Robbie Klein added 21.5 points with 19 kills, a solo block and three assist blocks.
Up Next: at Loyola-Chicago, 7 p.m. April 3 in Chicago, Ill. at Lewis, 7 p.m. April 4 in Romeoville, Ill.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule
March 30-April 5

March 31
BSB vs. Xavier, 2:05 p.m. in Bill Davis Stadium

April 1
BSB vs. Marshall, 2:05 p.m. in Bill Davis Stadium
MTEN at Kentucky, 3 p.m. in Lexington, Ky.
SB vs. Ball State, 5 p.m. at New Buckeye Field
SB vs. Ball State, 7:30 p.m. at New Buckeye Field

April 2-5
WTRK at Texas Relays, TBA in Austin, Texas

April 3-4
MGYM at 2009 Big Ten Championships, 7 p.m. in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Television: Big Ten Network)

April 3-5
WGLF at Bryan National Collegiate, TBA in Greensboro, N.C.
WTRK at Tiger Track Classic, TBA in Auburn, Ala.

April 3
WTEN vs. Michigan, 3 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio
MVB at Loyola-Chicago, 7 p.m. in Chicago, Ill.
WLAX vs. North Carolina (ALC/ACC Challenge), 7:30 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
BSB vs. Minnesota, 7:35 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn.

April 4
MTRK at Auburn Tiger Track Classic, TBA in Auburn, Ala.
ROW at ACC/Big Ten Duals, TBA in Charlottesville, Va.
MGLF hosting Quadrangular Golf Match, 8:30 a.m. at Scarlet Course
MTEN at Michigan State, noon in East Lansing, Mich.
MLAX at Bellarmine, 1 p.m. in Louisville, Ky.
SB at Minnesota, 1 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn.
BSB at Minnesota, 3:05 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn.
WGYM hosting NCAA Regionals, 6 p.m. in St. John Arena
MVB at Lewis, 7 p.m. in Romeoville, Ill.

April 5
WTEN vs. Michigan State, noon in Columbus, Ohio
MTEN at Michigan, noon in Ann Arbor, Mich.
SB at Minnesota, 1 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn.
WLAX vs. Maryland (ALC/ACC Challenge), 1:30 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium
BSB at Minnesota, 2:05 p.m. in Minneapolis, Minn.