Dec. 14, 2015

Athletes of the Week

  • Nathan Tomasello, wrestling
    • The reigning national champion at 125 pounds ran his winning streak to 28 matches with a 10-1 major decision over eighth-ranked Barlow McGhee of Missouri on Saturday.
    • Tomasello took control in the second period and never looked back. Leading 7-1 late in the third, he scored a takedown and tacked on a riding time point for the key bonus points.
  • Kelsey Mitchell, women’s basketball
    • Mitchell scored 22 points, dished six assists and collected three steals – all without committing a single turnover – in No. 10 Ohio State’s 89-56 over North Carolina A&T on Sunday.

No. 10 Women’s Basketball (6-3)

  • Two Buckeyes scored 20 points in Ohio State’s 89-56 victory over NC A&T on Sunday: Mitchell and Ameryst Alston (20).
  • Alexa Hart notched the 14th double-double of her career; the sophomore scored 14 points while grabbing 11 rebounds.

Men’s Basketball (4-5)

  • Ohio State defeated Air Force 74-50 on Tuesday for its fourth win; all four victories for the Buckeyes this season have been by at least 20 points.
  • Jae’Sean Tate and Marc Loving reached double figures in scoring in both games last week, while Loving’s 18 points against Air Force led all scorers.


  • Three Ohio State football players (Vonn Bell, Joey Bosa, and Taylor Decker) have been named First Team All-Americans. Bosa and Decker were honored by the Walter Camp All-America team, the oldest such team in the country.

Men’s Soccer

  • Zach Mason was selected through nationwide balloting as the 2015 Senior CLASS Award® winner in NCAA Division I men’s soccer.
  • Mason became the second Buckeye men’s soccer player in as many years to win the award, marking the first time since the award’s inception that student-athletes from the same university have received the honor.
  • Liam Doyle was named a Third Team All-American by the NSCAA.

Field Hockey

  • Peanut Johnson was named a Third Team All-American, becoming the 14th student-athlete in program history to receive that distinction and the first since 2001.

No. 2 Men’s Gymnastics

  • No. 2 Ohio State was named the preseason favorite in the Big Ten Conference in a poll of league coaches released Thursday.
  • Ohio State returns three All-Americans and 16 letterwinners to its roster for the 2016 season, led by “Big Ten Gymnasts to Watch” Sean Melton and Jake Martin.

Ohio State Athletics Schedule

12.14.15 – 12.20.15

Wednesday, Dec. 16

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Northern Illinois, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio

Friday, Dec. 18

  • Women’s Basketball vs. Princeton, 7 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio
  • Wrestling at Northwestern, 8 p.m. – Evanston, Ill.

Saturday, Dec. 19

  • Men’s Basketball vs. Kentucky, 3:30 p.m. – Brooklyn, N.Y.

Sunday, Dec. 20

  • Men’s Gymnastics – Scarlet & Gray Exhibition, 2 p.m. – Columbus, Ohio