Celebrating Women's History Month

The Ohio State Department of Athletics joins with the rest of the country to honor its past and present female student-athletes, coaches and staff members in honor of Women’s History Month and the broader movement dedicated to the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.


Natalie Spooner

Women’s Hockey, 2009-12

The only 100-goal scorer in OSU history, helped Canada to the 2022 Olympic gold medal. She was a 2012 All-American and has medaled a total of nine times internationally.

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Christina Manning

Track and Field, 2009-12

11-time All-American, 10-time B1G and two-time national champion, Manning earned a spot on Team USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 110-meter hurdles.

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Kristy Dascoli

Tennis, 1997-01

The first Buckeye to be named All-American, Dascoli rewrote the Ohio State record books and was a two-time B1G Player of the Year. She set the season record with 31 singles wins in 2001.

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Tracey Hall

Basketball, 1985-88

Two-time B1G player of the year and a two-time All-American while at Ohio State, Hall helped lead the Buckeyes to three Big Ten Championships and four consecutive NCAA appearances.

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Linda Haussener

Field Hockey, 2005-08

A three-time All-American, Haussener helped the Buckeyes win the B1G in 2006 and led the conference in scoring in 2008 en route to sharing conference player of the year honors.

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Yelena Kalkina

Fencing, 1997-99

Made Ohio State fencing history in 1997, becoming the first woman to win a foil national championship for the Buckeyes. Kalkina was 69-0 that year and was named first team All-American, one of three All-America accolades in her career.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month:

Senior Deputy Director of Athletics, Janine Oman and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Kim Dally-Badgeley

Annette Kraml

Rifle, 1984-87

Kraml was a three-time recipient of the Lake Erie Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (LEIRC) Nancy Worsencroft High Woman Award, competed in the NCAA championships twice and claimed LEIRC air rifle smallbore and air rifle championships as a Buckeye. She was part of four WIRC “Big Ten Championship” squads.

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Maria Giusti

Synchronized Swimming, 1989-91

A four-time All-American for Ohio State, Giusti helped the Buckeyes to four collegiate national team championships and six collegiate national event championships. She was a member of the 1997 U.S. National Team.

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Lindsey Vagedes

Gymnastics, 1998-01

An All-American on both vault and all-around in 1999, Vagedes was the first Buckeye to earn national honors in two events. She won B1G titles on vault in ’98 and ’99 and claimed the championship on beam in ’99.

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Chelsea Davis

Diving, 2007-08, 2010

A national champion in 2008, Davis had a phenomenal career at Ohio State. She was an All-American diver in 2008 as well as 2010, the same year she was awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month: Bucks on Bucks

Karen Dennis, track and field head coach, and Nadine Muzeral, women’s hockey

Anna Smith

Softball, 1999-2002

The first softball Buckeye to earn First Team All-America honors, Smith was second in the nation with a .507 batting average in 2002. She is Ohio State’s career leader in stolen bases (108) and runs scored (166) and is second in hits (243)

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Kristen White

Golf 2002-05

A three-time All-American, White concluded her collegiate career as one of the most decorated players in women’s golf. She is the only Buckeye to be a two-time B1G Player of the Year (2003, 2005) and a four-time First Team All-Big Ten honoree.

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Laura Murray

Pistol, 1997-00

A three-time All-American, Murray was a two-time individual and national champion and Big Ten Medal of Honor winner. She claimed five Top 3  finishes at the 1999 NRA National Championships and won two national titles the following year.

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Annabelle Fago

Rowing 2004-07

Fago was a four-time All-American and the 2004 B1G Freshman of the Year. She also was a First Team All-American in 2007 and helped the Buckeyes to two B1G Championships.

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Stacey Gordon

Volleyball, 2001-2004

A four-time All-American, Gordon was named 2004 AVCA Co-National Player of the Year and 2004 ASICS/Volleyball Player of the Year. She still holds Ohio State career records for kills, kills per game, digs, points and points per game. She was also a member of the Canadian National Team from 2004-2008.

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Cassie Dickerson

Soccer, 2008-10

Dickerson garnered NSCAA First Team All-America and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year laurels in 2010, when she started all 24 matches, anchoring a defense that recorded 12 shutouts, while helping the Buckeyes to a Big Ten Championship and the NCAA College Cup for the first time in program history. She was named First Team All-Big Ten and NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region in 2009 and 2010 and was a 2010 semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and won the 2010 Big Ten Medal of Honor.

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Megan Mirick

Lacrosse, 1999-02

One of the most decorated players in the program’s history, Mirick was the program’s first All-American and was conference player of the year in 2002. She ended her career with the most goals in team history with 143.

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Buckeye Inclusion

The athletics department supports The Ohio State University mission by providing quality programs that facilitate inclusive and shared experiences of all those participating, engaging and assisting in athletics programs.

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