April 15, 2014
This week marks the final home games for the 2014 Buckeye women’s lacrosse senior class as Ohio State hosts No. 8 Penn State Sunday and No. 9 Notre Dame Tuesday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.
Over the next few days, the four seniors will look back on their time wearing the Scarlet and Gray. Today’s featured senior is Tayler Kuzma, a native of Bel Air, Md. The senior Buckeye has only missed two games as a defender in four years at Ohio State, collecting 65 career starts. In her career, Kuzma has collected 118 groundballs and 62 caused turnovers – both ranked in the Top 10 in the OSU record book. This year, she is tied for third on the team with 19 groundballs and second with eight caused turnovers. A Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and three-time OSU Scholar Athlete, Kuzma will graduate this spring with a degree in sport and leisure studies.
What is one of your most memorable experiences as a Buckeye?
Tailgating outside the ‘Shoe before a football game and seeing LeBron James.
What are your plans after graduating?
I’m going back home to Maryland where I will be looking for a career in sport marketing as I am starting a women’s club lacrosse team in Pennsylvania.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Do you have any advice for incoming and younger athletes?
Stay determined, always give 100 percent and strive to be the best.
What is something your hometown is known for?
What do you love most about your sport?
Being part of a team.
How did the eye black start? What’s your favorite way to wear it?
The team decided to wear it one game where it then spread to more players on the team. The more eye black, the better!
If you have a free day, what are some of your favorite things to do away from lacrosse?
Going to the beach would be ideal.
Where do you see women’s lacrosse 10 years from now?
Becoming a dominate sport all across the country.