Dec. 13, 2004

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty-six Ohio State student-athletes received their bachelor’s degrees during autumn commencement ceremonies Sunday. Among those graduating were All-Big Ten men’s golf honoree Zachary Doran, women’s soccer co-captain Emily Haynam, field hockey All-American Vanessa Immordino and All-Big Ten pitcher Josh Newman.

Doran, (Dublin, Ohio/Columbus Academy) a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, played a key role in the Buckeyes’ three-round record of 845 in the 2004 Big Ten Championship and helped Ohio State secure the conference title. During the 2002-03 campaign, Doran was named PING All-America Honorable Mention, PING All-Region Midwest Team and first team All-Big Ten for his consistent play throughout the season.

A native of Westerville, Ohio, Haynam (Westerville South) was a two-sport student-athlete, competing on the women’s soccer and basketball squads. During the team’s 2004 campaign, Haynam was the goalie on a squad that compiled a program-best 19 wins and advanced to the NCAA round of 8. Haynam ended her career second in the Buckeye record books in goals against average with 0.76 and is third in career shutouts with 13. Haynam also is fourth in career saves with 169. During her tenure with the Ohio State women’s basketball team (2000-2004), Haynam helped lead the squad to two-consecutive NCAA appearances in 2003 and 2004. Academically, Haynam is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection for three-consecutive seasons.

Immordino, (Roseland, N.J./West Essex) is third and fourth all-time in the Buckeye career record books in points and goals with 127 and 52, respectively. During Immordino’s senior campaign in 2003 she earned All-America honors for the third-consecutive year. She concluded the season as the team leader in goals (22) and points (54). Immordino also was named an All-Big Ten and All-Region selection and was a nominee for the Honda-Broderick award, which salutes female student-athletes for their efforts in their respective sports.

Newman (Wheelersburg, Ohio/Wheelersburg) is No. 3 in the Buckeye record books in career strikeouts, compiling 291 between the years of 2001-2004. The first team All Big Ten selection and co-captain also is third on the list in career wins (32) and career innings pitched (369). During the 2004 campaign Newman made 15 starts and tallied a 4.01 ERA in 103.1 innings. An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection, Newman was drafted in the 19th round by the Colorado Rockies.

Culver, Bryce MFB BUS Transportation & Logistics
Davis, Tiffany WTR AMP Occupational Therapy
Doran, Zachary MGO BUS Marketing
Fisk, Erica WTE EDU Exercise Science
Fresch, Michael CHR AGR Agri & Construction Mgt
Galanter, Craig MFE SBS Criminology
Gilardi, Anthony MLA HUM History
Haynam, Emily WSO/WBB JUR Journalism
Hollins, John MFB SBS Communication
Immordino, Vanessa WFH HEC Human Dev & Family Sci
Jackson, Dalanda WTR SBS Psychology
Kinnear, Derek MBA ENG Civil Engineer
Laffey, Ryan MLA BUS Economics
Leng, Jesse MWR EDU Sport & Leisure
Levi, Julie WGY SBS Communication
Mills, William MTR HUM English
Newman, Joshua MBA HUM History
Nicolazzo, Jonathon RIF ENG Mechanical Engineering
Parker, Roshawn MFB SBS Communication
Pedersen, Adam MVB HEC Family Resource Mgt
Ryan, Jason MSO EDU Sport & Leisure
Seidelmann, Mark PIS ENG Civil Engineering
Steblen, Lindsey WIH BIO Biology
Stoneking, Amanda CHR SBS Sociology
Tulk, Amy WLA MPS Chemistry
Weatherill, Caroline WLA HEC Family Resource Mgt