May 26, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Meghan Rowlands was among nine Ohio State softball student-athletes honored by the Ohio State Department of Athletics Wednesday night as OSU held its annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. A record 442 Buckeyes were named OSU Scholar-Athletes and a number of senior awards were given out.

Rowlands (Hilliard, Ohio/Bishop Ready) received the Leann Grimes-Davidge Award, which is a tribute to Grimes-Davidge’s contributions to athletics at Ohio State. The honor is given annually to a female athlete who reflects Grimes-Davidge’s outstanding qualities of athletic performance, scholarship, character, campus or community involvement and leadership. A member of the Ohio State women’s tennis team, Grimes-Davidge won four state and Big Ten titles. She graduated from OSU summa cum laude and received her master’s degree from Miami (Ohio) University where she served as the head women’s tennis coach.

Rowlands, who was Ohio State’s representative for the 2005 Big Ten Softball Sportsmanship Award, was a 2005 Buckeye tri-captain and an Academic All-Big Ten selection. An English major, she played in 189 games as a Buckeye, most among all players on the 2005 team, and ended her career with 33 stolen bases, 63 runs scored and 14 extra-base hits.

Rowlands was among nine Buckeye softball student-athletes to be named OSU Scholar-Athletes, listed below.

2005 Ohio State Softball Scholar-Athletes
Chelsea Baker, junior, Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd S-A Award
Ashley Cutcliff, senior, Education, 2nd S-A Award
Christina Douglas, sophomore, Allied Medical Professions, 2nd S-A Award
Karisa Evans, senior, Education, 4th S-A Award
Natalie Hales, senior, Human Ecology, 3rd S-A Award
Jennifer Johnson, senior, Humanities, 3rd S-A Award
Nicole Lancaster, junior, Arts & Sciences, 2nd S-A Award
Meghan Rowlands, senior, Humanities, 4th S-A Award
Andrea Tribuzi, junior, Pharmacy, 3rd S-A Award

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