COLUMBUS, Ohio Ashley Bowyer, a junior co-captain this season for the Ohio State Buckeyes, was selected to the Big Ten Conference all-tournament team at the conclusion of the event, won by Penn State. The Buckeyes, playing in this tournament for the 13th time, were eliminated in the first round by Purdue, 2-1. The University of Iowa hosted the event.
Bowyer, a midfielder, had four of the team’s 13 shots toward Purdue keeper Jenny Bradfisch. Bowyer also had three of the team’s six shots on goal in the game.
Ohio State’s season ended in the Big Ten Tournament. Bowyer was a leader on the field as well as on the score sheet for the 8-10-2 Buckeyes. She started all 20 games and has now started 63 consecutive games since arriving on Ohio State’s campus in 2006. She led the team with seven assists and scored two goals for 11 points, good for third on the team. Her 43 shots also led the team and her 19 shots on goal tied for the team lead.
Bowyer has also been honored off the field. The Aliso Viejo, Calif., native was named to the CoSIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic all-District 4 soccer third team this fall. She is a health sciences major with plans on becoming a physical therapist. In order to be nominated for academic all-district awardes, the student-athlete must have a minimum GPA of 3.30 and be a starter or major reserve player.