Mikael Torpegaard

Mikael Torpegaard - Men's Tennis - Ohio State Buckeyes

position Volunteer Assistant Coach

Mikael Torpegaard returned to Columbus and is serving as the program’s volunteer assistant coach, beginning in the fall of 2022.

One of Ohio State’s most decorated players, Torpegaard was a five-time All-American for the Buckeyes from 2014-18. He helped lead the Buckeyes to 127 victories in his four seasons, including four Big Ten regular season titles and three tournaments.

Torpegaard and the Buckeyes had great postseason success during his time. In addition to the Big Ten titles, the Buckeyes made four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the championship match during Torpegaard’s senior season. Individually, the Denmark native also had runner-up finishes in both the singles and doubles NCAA Tournaments. The two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year is tied for the fourth-most singles wins in school history with 128 and his 232 combined wins are sixth-most in program history.

Following graduation, Torpegaard began playing professionally all over the world. He rose to as high as No. 166 in the world rankings and has five career singles titles to his credit. Torpegaard has competed in all four grand slams and made the main draw at the 2021 Australian Open.

Torpegaard’s list of career accomplishments while at Ohio State is staggering. He was a four-time All-Big Ten selection, including a three-time unanimous first team selection. He was the 2016 ITA National and Midwest Region Player to Watch and the 2018 ITA Midwest Region Senior Player of the Year. In 2017, he won all four of his singles matches at the ITA Indoor Team Championships, including a match-clinching win over No. 1 Petros Chrysochos of Wake Forest, and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. He was also the 2015 Big Ten and ITA Midwest Region Freshman of the Year. In the classroom, Torpegaard was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, a 2018 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete while earning his degree in strategic communications.