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Buckeye briefs for Mar. 30

Ohio State swimming and diving exceeded its goals on the season by not only taking home the Big Ten Championship, but earning a ninth-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Championships. The Top 10 finish is the team’s best in 36 years. The Scarlet and Gray added 16 athletes to the school-record 29 All-America or honorable mention All-America honors. This included a fifth-place finish for senior Wes Wieser, who earned three All-America honors at the meet to contribute to his fifth career All-America honor.


Shortstop Alicia Herron earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors after a doubleheader sweep of Wisconsin made the No. 22 Buckeyes 2-0 in the conference. Herron batted .833 with five hits and four RBI. Herron’s two-out, two-run home run tied the first game at three. She then hit an RBI double in the fifth to seal the 6-4 win over the Badgers. This is the second conference award for Herron in her career and the second for the Buckeyes this season.


Buckeye men’s lacrosse added its sixth league Player of the Week award after a 10-8 win over Quinnipiac. For freshman Logan Schuss, the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week award is his third honor following two Rookie of the Week honors this season. Schuss scored four points with three goals and one assist against Fairfield and six points off of two goals and four assists against Quinnipiac. Schuss has a team-best 15 assists and 30 points. Senior goalie Brandon Freeman was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week after stopping 14 and a season-high 15 shots against Fairfield and Quinnipiac, respectively. Freeman has recorded double-digit stops in seven of eight games this season.


The No. 34 women’s gymnastics team will advance to the NCAA Regional Championships for its fifth consecutive year. The Buckeyes earned a No. 5 seed among six teams to compete at host site Penn State. The Buckeyes will be joined by No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Maryland and No. 6 New Hampshire. Rebecca Best and Hillary Dow lead the Buckeyes after earning second-team All-Conference laurels.


The Buckeye fencing team brought home a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Tournament in Boston last weekend. Foilist Ben Parkins and sabreist Bryan Cheney fell just short of the medal rounds, but earned second-team All-America honors. Joining the pair in epee was Igor Tolkachev, who finished sixth with 14 wins. In all, six All-America accolades were awarded to the Buckeyes. The team has finished in the Top 5 for eight consecutive seasons.


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