May 22, 2001

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Two Ohio State athletes, senior volleyball player Greg Lehman (Galena, Ohio) and sophomore tennis player Vincent Ng (Broadview Heights, Ohio), were recently selected as members of the Verizon Academic All-District IV Second Team. The awards, as voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), were given to student-athletes that are starters or important reserve players for their respective teams and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20 or higher. District IV is composed of universities in Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Lehman, a fifth-year outside hitter, has maintained a 3.54 GPA in his international business studies while attending OSU. A five-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Lehman also was selected to the All-MIVA Tournament Team and Third Team All-MIVA in the 2001 season. He was second on the team in service aces and third-overall in kills per game while helping lead the Buckeyes to a 21-7 record and a berth in the semifinals of the NCAA Championship for the second-consecutive year. His .349 hitting percentage ranks ninth all-time at OSU.

Ng, playing in the No. 6 singles position, carries a 3.95 GPA in his Arts and Sciences studies and holds the highest GPA of the second team selections. Ng was an OSU Scholar-Athlete, Academic All-Big Ten selection and an OSU presidential scholar after his first campaign with the Buckeyes. After finishing his first year on the team with an 18-20 record (0-6 Big Ten), Ng had a break-out year posting a 33-11 record and securing big wins for the Buckeyes. Ng’s victories at No. 6 against Wisconsin and Illinois in the Big Ten tournament as well as his win in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Virginia Commonwealth this year clinched the fourth and final team point OSU needed to secure the match. His win against the Illini gave the Buckeyes the 2001 Big Ten tournament championship.

Lehman and Ng join fellow Buckeyes Jamie Natalie (Sr., Hockissen, Del.), 3.57 in exercise science and a two-time men’s gymnastics all around champion , and cross country’s Derek Butler (So., Cincinnati, Ohio), a 3.95 in chemical engineering, both selected to the District IV fall/winter second team, and women’s basketball player Lauren Shenk (Jr., Minster, Ohio), a first team selection in District IV with a 3.94 in molecular genetics.

Verizon Academic Second Team All-District IV Selections

Name School Year Sport Hometown Major Fernando Garcia Western Michigan Sr. Tennis Cali, Columbia Electrical Engineering Gabor Mate Auburn Jr. Track Bekescsaba, Hungary Business Greg Lehman Ohio State Sr. Volleyball Galena, Ohio International Business Paul Terek Michigan State Sr. Track Livonia, Mich. Mechanical Engineering Jan Are Larsen Alabama Jr. Golf Sarpsborg, Norway Business Management Vincent Ng Ohio State So. Tennis Broadview Hieghts, Ohio Arts and Sciences Ben Howell Western Michigan Sr. Track West Branch, Mich. Biology Education Julien Raynal South Alabama Sr. Tennis Paris, France Psychology Matt Ingram Michigan State Sr. Track Lyons, Mich. Environmental Biology Brain Godsey Miami (Ohio) So. Track West Chester, Ohio Math & Statistics