Check out the championship highlights from Spring 2011, including Big Ten titles from rowing, men’s tennis, women’s track and field and the men’s track and field 4×400-meter relay squad as well as Buckeye men’s volleyball’s NCAA Championship.
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Men’s Volleyball – 2011 NCAA Champions
Head coach: Pete Hanson
- No. 3 seed Ohio State, for the third time in program history, has advanced to the NCAA Championship match with a 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-22, 25-23) victory over No. 2 seed and host Penn State May 5.
- Sangrey had a game-high 30 kills and the Buckeyes overcame a sloppy start to beat UC Santa Barbara 20-25, 25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 15-9 May 7 for their first men’s volleyball title.
Men’s Tennis – 2011 Big Ten Champions
Head coach: Ty Tucker
- Third-ranked and No. 1-seed Ohio State won its sixth-consecutive Big Ten tournament title with a 4-0 victory against No. 3-seed Minnesota in the final May 1 at Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison, Wis. With the win, the Scarlet and Gray earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA championships. The Buckeyes did not give up a point in their three tournament matches as they picked up three consecutive 4-0 wins en route to the crown.
Rowing – 2011 Big Ten Champs
Head coach: Andy Teitelbaum
- In a Big Ten championship that came down to the final race, 10th-ranked Ohio State captured the program’s third conference title May 15 at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis, Ind., thanks partly to the First Varsity Eight’s ability to hold off Michigan’s crew by .48 seconds.
Women’s Track and Field – 2011 Big Ten Champions
Head coach: Karen Dennis
- Six individual titles and 100 total points on the final day of competition helped Ohio State win its first conference outdoor title May 15 at the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships, hosted by the University of Iowa.
Men’s Track and Field
Head coach: Robert Gary
- Junior All-American Thomas Murdaugh won an individual title in the 400m dash and anchored the 4x400m relay team to a first-place finish May 15 at the 2011 Big Ten Outdoor Championships at the University of Iowa, helping the Ohio State men’s track and field team to a third place finish.