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National recognition bestowed on bevy of Buckeyes players

 

Ohio State women’s soccer senior forward Tiffany Cameron shattered another program record and received recognition from the Big Ten Conference. She was one of several players across OSU athletics to be honored for their performances this past weekend.

Cameron was named Big Ten Player of the Week Monday for the second consecutive week after scoring twice in a 5-0 win against Indiana to become OSU’s all-time leading goal scorer. She led a parade of Buckeye athletes, including four members of the No. 9-ranked football team, in receiving national recognition. 

After entering the match against the Hoosiers tied with former Buckeyes Lisa Collison and Lara Dickenmann for the all-time goals lead with 35, Cameron grabbed the record herself with a 38th-minute goal. Cameron then padded her record when she added goal No. 37 in 55th minute. The goals helped OSU advance to 13-4-1 on the season and clinch the No. 2-seed in the Big Ten Tournament, which the Buckeyes kickoff Wednesday with a match against No. 7-seeded Nebraska. 

Women’s volleyball senior setter Amanda Peterson also had success against Nebraska, and for her effort, won Big Ten Setter of the Week honors after helping the Buckeyes to a 2-0 record this past weekend. Peterson notched a double-double, tallying 46 assists and a career-high 16 digs, against No. 4-ranked Nebraska Friday to help OSU to its first win against the Cornhuskers since 1991.

Peterson also helped guide OSU past Iowa on Saturday with another double-double, which included 46 additional assists and 11 digs. 

OSU women’s volleyball (17-7, 8-4 Big Ten) will continue regular season play with weekend matches against Wisconsin and Minnesota on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

The Central Collegiate Hockey Association named OSU men’s ice hockey senior goalie Brady Hjelle Goaltender of the Week after stopping 25 shots in a 1-0 win at Bowling Green on Friday. The shutout was the third of Hjelle’s career and helped the Buckeyes (2-2-2, 1-0-1-0 CCHA) claim their second win of the young 2012-13 season.

OSU men’s ice hockey will continue play Nov. 9 in it’s series against visiting Alaska. 

On the gridiron, OSU sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier received the Big Ten’s co-Defensive Player of the Week award for his effort in the Buckeyes’ 35-23 win at Penn State. 

Shazier had eight tackles, two quarterback sacks, a forced fumble and an interception that was returned 17 yards for a touchdown against the Nittany Lions. 

Three other Buckeyes – sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller, junior defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby – also advanced to the next stage of consideration for national end-of-year awards. 

Miller was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year as he has the Buckeyes aimed at a 10-0 start after helping lead the team to nine wins to start the season. Miller has 1,093 rushing yards and 12 rushing scores to go along with 1,526 passing yards and 12 scores through the air. 

Hankins has been named one of 16 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, given to the Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year. Hankins has 46 tackles and a sack in 2012. 

Roby was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award, which is presented annually to the nation’s outstanding defensive back. Roby leads the nation in passes defended with 18, four of which came in the Buckeyes’ 35-23 win against Penn State on Saturday.  

Kickoff for the Buckeyes’ game against the Fighting Illini (2-6, 0-4 Big Ten) is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. 

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