Celebrating Our Success 2019-20

The Ohio State University department of athletics takes a look back at the successes of our teams during the 2019-20 academic year before it was abruptly cut short.

Men's Basketball

The team went 4-0 vs. AP Top 25 teams this season, peaking at No. 2 during the season. Ohio State defeated three 2019-20 conference champions during non-conference play and another in league play this season.

𝗧𝗲𝗮𝗺𝟭𝟮𝟭 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿.#OneShiningMoment pic.twitter.com/snfJzT815Q

— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 19, 2020

Kaleb Wesson, a junior center, was named 2020 Second Team All-Big Ten by the league coaches and media Monday. Wesson lead the Buckeyes in both scoring (14.0 ppg.) and rebounding (9.3 rpg.) during his junior season.

Congratulations @Elite_Hooper99 on being named to the All @B1GMBBall Second Team‼️#Team121 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/zX1T5pgizr

— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 9, 2020

A simulated national championship by the Washington Post picked Ohio State to win the 2020 NCAA title.

🏆🎉 Make some room rafters.

A simulated national championship calls for a simulated national championship banner. https://t.co/iLtmXp27XJ pic.twitter.com/EgbVKKvB75

— Ohio State Hoops (@OhioStateHoops) March 17, 2020

Women's Basketball

🥈 Big Ten Tournament Runner-Up

The young, energetic Buckeyes made a statement, blowing out No. 19 Iowa and winning a gritty game over rival Michigan before falling to No. 6 Maryland.

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The Buckeyes developed a reputation of knocking off ranked opponents, starting with then-No. 2 Louisville back in December.

Upset Season! #THEBeginning #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/OCfcCTEf3Y

— Ohio State WBB (@OhioStateWBB) December 6, 2019

Sophomore forward Dorka Juhasz followed up her stellar freshman season with an even better sophomore campaign and was named first team All-Big Ten. Buckeye freshman Kierstan Bell was also named to the five member All-Freshmen Team and was an honorable mention selection.

The Buckeyes’ appearance in the Big Ten Tournament championship game was their 11th time, and just the second time it had played four games in the same tournament. They were exuberant in a blowout of No. 19 Iowa and resilient in a gritty six-point win over rival Michigan in the semifinals.

Next line!! #THEBeginning #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/sKvecjODsS

— Ohio State WBB (@OhioStateWBB) March 8, 2020

Dance Team

🏆 D1A Jazz National Champions

The Buckeye dance team won the 2020 D1A Jazz National Championship and claimed a silver medal in the Pom category.

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Congratulations Division 1A Jazz National Champions, The Ohio State University 🥇🏆 pic.twitter.com/341CncNCAn

— UDA (@UDAnews) January 19, 2020

🏆National Champs! So proud of you @OhioStateDT #GoBucks 🎉 pic.twitter.com/SS2epmLau2

— gene smith (@OSU_AD) January 20, 2020

Fencing

🏆 Midwest Fencing Conference Champions

The men’s squad swept the team competition to earn the MFC championship trophy, and the women’s squad avenged their 2019 MFC second-place finish by beating No. 9 Northwestern in the finals.

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You get a conference title, you get a conference title; everybody get a conference title! 🏆@OhioStateFEN joined the @OhioStSwimDive women in raising a trophy this weekend! #SlowMoMonday pic.twitter.com/HjCVWs1TjS

— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) February 24, 2020

21 Buckeyes at NCAA Regionals

Scenes from NCAA Regionals📸#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/PgrDvFPuJe

— Ohio State Fencing (@OhioStateFEN) March 8, 2020

12 NCAA Qualifiers

DYK🤔❔#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/7nVtvhTJJF

— Ohio State Fencing (@OhioStateFEN) March 11, 2020

Football

🏆 Big Ten Champions

After defeating Wisconsin in the B1G Championship, the Buckeyes fought valiantly in the College Football Playoff before falling to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.

Numerous student-athletes achieved recognition on the conference and national award circuits.

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Fought 'til the end. B1G Champions 3 years in a row‼️#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/BDvJ0joO5N

— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 13, 2019

✌️ Two Heisman Finalists

🏆#GoBucks #HeisMEN pic.twitter.com/E1Mdz7BxGo

— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 15, 2019

8-straight vs. TTUN

We live the rivalry year round for this day.#GoBucks #ToughLove pic.twitter.com/1kWNIwiMfn

— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 4, 2019

Men's Ice Hockey

Big Ten Tournament Semifinalist

The No. 10-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team completed a sweep of Wisconsin in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal best-of-three series, led by NCAA First Star of the Week Carson Meyer’s five-goal, six point weekend and Big Ten Goaltender of the Year finalist Tommy Nappier.

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Notable Home Series

Ohio State’s series on Nov. 1 and 2 opened B1G play. More importantly, it opened up the season series against TTUN, which ended with a sweep in favor of the Buckeyes.

2⃣ games, 2⃣ wins for the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines to open B1G play over the weekend! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/HuBqL8BX0F

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) November 5, 2019

Fast forward to a critical January series vs. Notre Dame. Down three goals in the third period of game one, Ohio State rattled off four goals in less than seven minutes to tie the game and give itself a league point. The Buckeyes won the following night to maintain an impressive home unbeaten streak.

A thread …

Recapping the Buckeyes’ 4️⃣-goal third period (with all four goals in a 6:56 span).

Goal 1️⃣ – Gordi Myer (from Preston and Laczynski) pic.twitter.com/j0UpAvEkil

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) January 18, 2020

ICYMI: The No. 9 Buckeyes downed No. 18 Notre Dame last night, extending their home unbeaten streak to 10.

📰 https://t.co/sCDPDyX6Wt#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/GNyCkEE2i8

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) January 19, 2020

In what would turn out to be the season’s final series, Ohio State saw some of its best offensive hockey all year. A Friday night blowout and an OT thriller Saturday sent the seniors out with a pair of home B1G wins.

Buckeyes WIN!

Ohio State takes a 1-0 lead in the B1G Tournament quarterfinal series. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/BX1cfTblfu

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) March 7, 2020

💥 Over. Time. Winner. 💥

OSU 2, UW 1 for a #sweep and B1G Tourney series win. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/lA47LAWTdw

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) March 8, 2020

My, Oh My, Carson Meyer!

Because the Wisconsin series became the final one this season, Meyer became the final NCAA First Star of the Week this season. The senior forward pitched in five points, four of which were goals, during the Buckeyes bashing of the Badgers. He scored another goal in the series-deciding bout, turning what is now the final weekend of his Buckeye career into a career weekend.

⭐⭐ After his 5 goal, 6 point weekend, Carson Meyer is the @NCAAIceHockey First Star of the Week!

Congrats @72cmeys!#GoBucks https://t.co/fVngT0OXVY

— Ohio State Men’s Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) March 10, 2020

He and Ohio State’s seven other seniors received a special shoutout on SportsCenter as well.

We’re saluting you on #SeniorNight 🙏

Time for @notthefakeSVP to celebrate @LULionsHockey, @OhioStateMHKY, @BadgerWHockey, @wrestlingbucks, @HopkinsRoyals, @ArmyWP_Baseball and @navymlax. pic.twitter.com/Pq2k7bWFv4

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 17, 2020

Women's Ice Hockey

🏆 WCHA Tournament Champions

After two overtime thrillers in as many days, Ohio State women’s ice hockey won the program’s first ever Western Collegiate Hockey Association Championship!

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Miss last nights OT game winner? Check it out 🚨💪 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/mMg0BtFFvD

— Ohio State Women’s Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) March 8, 2020

Thank you, Buckeye Nation for your love and support. ❤️ This is a special team and we couldn’t have done it without you. The WCHA trophy is in Columbus!!! 🏆 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/g2uIJZ1BRo

— Ohio State Women’s Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) March 9, 2020

ICYMI – “FINALLY.” Hear what Tatum and Andrea had to say after the big win!! pic.twitter.com/WJiMCNSKSR

— Ohio State Women’s Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) March 10, 2020

Even before the Final Faceoff, the Buckeyes earned yet another 20 win season…

20th win of the season!! That’s the third straight year the Bucks have posted 20 wins and the fourth time in program history!! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/Dpxejkr1Hi

— Ohio State Women’s Hockey (@OhioStateWHKY) February 22, 2020

…and won a whole lot of awards! Coach Nadine Muzerall earned the conference’s Coach of the Year. On top of her third-straight All-America nod, Jincy Dunne became the fourth defender in WCHA history to win Defensive Player of the Year in back-to-back seasons. After notching 59 points this season, setting a program record, Emma Maltais made her first All-America team, earned First-Team WCHA Honors, and finished Top-10 in the voting for the Patty Kazmaier Award honoring the country’s best player.

Men's Swimming & Diving

🥈 Big Ten Runners-Up

The Ohio State men’s swimming and diving program claimed the silver medal at the 2020 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship with 1,329 team points. The Buckeyes rode a number of impressive individual efforts to their 12th straight Top 3 finish at the Big Ten Championships.

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Andrew Loy is the 200 IM Big Ten Champion!!! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/OfVUC2472I

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 28, 2020

Lyle Yost is the platform diving Big Ten CHAMPION!!! 🥇 pic.twitter.com/SVZybEgey8

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) March 1, 2020

Andrew Loy is a two-time BIG TEN CHAMP!!! What a finish by the senior!! He sets a new pool record with a time of 1:31.88 #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/gf8dv4ui13

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 29, 2020

With 107 team points from the Buckeye divers, Ohio State has moved ahead of Indiana for second place! #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/yeoDvPwPrd

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) March 1, 2020

Women's Swimming & Diving

🏆 Big Ten Champions

The Ohio State women’s swimming and diving program claimed the 2020 Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship. The title marks the Buckeyes’ sixth in program history and the first since 1986.

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Jump on in, @OhioStSwimDive, you’re the B1G champs! 🏆@OhioStAthletics | #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/RsWWxcrWGJ

— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) February 23, 2020

No words, just pure joy cannon balls #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/iNkBxKe8QJ

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 23, 2020

WOMEN’S 200 MEDLEY RELAY TEAM OPENS BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH NEW SCHOOL RECORD

The Buckeyes have a flair for the dramatic. 😉@OhioStSwimDive wins a B1G title in the 200 Free relay with a 📸 finish in Iowa City!@OhioStAthletics | #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/J5mbGMtP0l

— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) February 22, 2020

Day 3 📸 pic.twitter.com/XszXW0Da0a

— Ohio State Swim/Dive (@OhioStSwimDive) February 22, 2020

 

OHIO STATE HAS 14 WOMEN’S SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

Women's Track & Field

🏆 Big Ten Champions

The Ohio State women’s track and field program claimed four Big Ten event titles and registered four top three finishes to capture their second consecutive Big Ten Title.

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School, National & World Records Set

World leading 200m earns Anavia Battle a pick for athlete of the week. pic.twitter.com/U4WnOdEBPP

— FloTrack (@FloTrack) February 26, 2019

🚨SCHOOL RECORD ALERT🚨

Senior Alexus Pyles takes the pentathlon title with 4️⃣0️⃣4️⃣0️⃣ points‼️

She broke her OWN school record and currently sits No. 2 in the nation 🤯

Teammate Emma Nwofor came in fourth with 3950 points, No. 2 in school history and No. 4 in the nation! pic.twitter.com/FGld04MATq

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) January 31, 2020

Women Go Back-to-Back at B1Gs

Back to Back to Back😤🏆⁣

Yeah.. we did THAT‼️⁣#GoBucks #WeNotMe #B1GTF pic.twitter.com/6YbZcZAG5J

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) March 1, 2020

ICYMI: Coach Dennis, Coach Brown and Anavia Battle won Great Lakes Regional Honors‼️‼️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/cnXMEeTF3O

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) March 8, 2020

More than a team🌰#ThankYouSeniors pic.twitter.com/HLI1AvBs8I

— Ohio State T&F/XC (@OhioStateTFXC) March 15, 2020

 

Wrestling

🏅 Senior Captains Crowned Big Ten Champions 🏅

Kollin Moore and Luke Pletcher secured Big Ten titles, bringing home the conference trophies.

🏆 Title Scenes 🏆 pic.twitter.com/rT0IRDLX38

— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 9, 2020

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Buckeyes Open Brand-New Home at the Covelli Center

Ohio State defeated Stanford, 29-6, on Opening Night last fall. There were several exciting moments throughout the 2019-20 season, including the rise in popularity of  heavyweight “Gas Tank” Gary Traub.

"Beyond The Block O" Rewind: @wrestlingbucks

👀Look back on Opening Night at the Covelli Center as the Buckeyes battled Stanford on the mat last fall. 🤼‍♂️#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/oOeR0JUXTW

— Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) March 21, 2020

Mini 🎞️ | vs. Arizona State#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/RsK8WWHP5Y

— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) January 8, 2020

Mini 🎞 | vs. Rutgers #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/Ox7WGq0qL6

— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) January 14, 2020

Mini 🎞️ | at Minnesota

𝓑𝓮𝓵𝓲𝓮𝓿𝓮 𝓲𝓷 𝓮𝓪𝓬𝓱 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻.#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/DbGlHd8Ei0

— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) January 28, 2020

Kollin Moore Named Finalist for Hodge Trophy

Hodge Trophy Fan Voting is now open. Go support @moore_of_kollin and give a click!

🔗 https://t.co/DHMvxZ3AWo#GoBucks pic.twitter.com/DtkC0qlZSJ

— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) March 23, 2020

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