November 29, 2022

Buckeye Spotlight – Nov. 29


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Week in and week out, Buckeye student-athletes raise the standard of excellence set at Ohio State, whether that be in competition, in the classroom, or in the community. ‘Buckeye Spotlight’ recognizes student-athletes who had noteworthy accomplishments both in contests and beyond the box score.

Throughout the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Ohio State Athletics continues to celebrate exceptional female student-athletes and women’s teams throughout history, highlighting a new moment or person every week. This week, rower Catherine Shields, part of three NCAA Championship squads, is highlighted. Visit to read more.

Each month, the SASSO staff recognizes its Student-Athletes of the Month. Honorees are selected based on work ethic, character in the classroom and community involvement. The November selections are Henry Leverett of the pistol team, women’s gymnast Jenn Hlavach and diver Kylie Flory.

Here are this week’s Buckeye Spotlight student-athletes:

Here are this week’s Buckeye Spotlight student-athletes:

Gabriel Feinberg | Fencing | So. | Lincoln, Mass.

  • Gabriel Feinberg, the 2022 NCAA epee champion, finished 15th at the Junior World Cup in Riga, Latvia.
  • He was the No. 6 seed through pool play.
  • Feinberg and the US squad captured the team gold medal at the event.

Cotie McMahon | Women’s Basketball | Fr. | Centerville, Ohio

  • Freshman forward Cotie McMahon had a career week in wins against Wright State and North Alabama as Ohio State scored more than 100 points in both games. McMahon averaged 18 points, 2.5 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game, despite averaging less than 20 mpg. She also shot 57.7 percent from the floor and 60.0 percent from behind the arc.
  • Against Wright State, McMahon scored a (then) career-high 16 points on 7-of-13 (.538) shooting and added a career-high five steals.
  • She turned around and scored a new career-high 20 points in the next game against North Alabama on 8-of-13 (.615) shooting, making more than one three-pointer in a game for the first time in her collegiate career.
  • This season, McMahon is averaging 9.3 points, 2.3 steals and 2.2 rebounds per game, shooting 50.0 percent from the floor and totaling three double-figure efforts.

Gabby Rosenthal | Women’s Hockey | Gr. | Blaire, Minn.

  • Rosenthal led the Buckeyes with three points (2G, 1A) in game one of the series against No. 6 Colgate.
  • Her performance came less than two days after she took the ice for Team USA for the first three games of the 2022-23 Rivalry Series vs. Canada.
  • Rosenthal was joined in making her national team debut by teammate Riley Brengman on Team USA while Emma Maltais also represented Ohio State on Team Canada.
  • She finished the series against Colgate with four points after adding an assist in the team’s 6-2 win over the Raiders.

Cam Thiesing | Men’s Hockey | So. | Nashville, Tenn.

  • Cam Thiesing scored a natural hat trick to lead Ohio State to a 4-1 win at LIU Saturday.
  • All three goals came in the second period, at 5:34 on the power play to tie the game, the eventual gamewinner at 11:44 and then the hat trick tally at 18:14, which was a highlight reel lacrosse goal.
  • It was the first multiple-goal game for Thiesing and the Buckeyes’ first hat trick since last January.