One look at the Ohio State field hockey record book makes the greatness of Linda Haussener’s career evident.
More than 10 years after her playing days have ended, Haussener’s name is still No. 6 in both career points (121), goals scored (45) and assists (31). In the classroom, Haussener’s resume is equally impressive. She was Ohio State’s female recipient of the 2008 Big Ten Medal of Honor, which is the conference’s most exclusive award. Haussener was a three-time NFHCA National Scholar-Athlete, four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and graduated with degrees in political science and economics.
A native of Switzerland, Haussener’s first three seasons with the scarlet and gray set the stage for what was a noteworthy senior campaign in 2008. She earned All-America honors for the third straight season, this time being selected to the first team while also being named the Big Ten’s co-Offensive Player of the Year. She finished the season with 52 points – seventh highest in program history – on 20 goals and 12 assists. And, her play helped Ohio State to a 14-7 overall record.
Haussener’s Career by the Numbers
50: In her four years at Ohio State, Haussener helped the Buckeyes with 50 games
8th: Haussener is the eighth field hockey player to be inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame
20: The 20 goals that Haussener scored during her senior season rank as the ninth most in a single season
78: Haussener started 78 of 80 games from 2005-08
6: Haussener is one of six players to be a three-time first-team All-Region selection