COLUMBUS, Ohio – In 2013, Saskia Mueller put the cap on one of the most successful careers in Ohio State field hockey history when she was formally inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame. A three-time All-American, her resume made her an easy choice.
Mueller finished her career ranked in the top five in the Buckeye record books in career assists (45), game-winning goals (eight), games started (73) and single-season assists (19 in 2005). During her senior year, she did something no other player had accomplished: she was named the Big Ten’s Player of the Year.
That same season, Mueller was a four-time Big Ten Player of the Week and finished fourth in the conference in total points while tying her career-high with nine goals. And most importantly, her play made Ohio State a winner: the Buckeyes were 15-4 overall, 5-1 in the Big Ten and won the conference regular season title outright.
A stellar student as well, Mueller was Ohio State’s recipient of the 2006-07 Big Ten Medal of Honor, which is the highest academic/athletic award a student-athlete can receive.