Buckeyes Give Back
The Buckeyes love to spend time connecting with the Columbus community! This spring the team participated in National Women in Sports Day, a Zero Waste initiative, the Buckeye Blanket Bash and Read Across America.
“I was fortunate enough to be one of the eight black student-athletes selected to attend the Black Student Athlete Summit at the University of Texas, Austin last January. Coaches, athletes, professors, administrators and athletic directors from different universities came together to discuss mental health, racial stereotypes in athletics, and our unique experiences as black student-athletes. I made new friends and got to know my fellow student-athletes a lot better during this trip. Next year, I hope I will have this opportunity again to bring back more ideas that can be implemented in our athletic department.”
Rising Senior Whitney Harris with Student-Athlete Career Management advisor LaToya Farris, and Women’s Soccer player, Courtney Gazmarian at the Black Student-Athlete Summit.
The team had 17 student-athletes named to the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. To receive the distinction, student-athletes must achieve a cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher through the first semester of the 2018-19 academic year. The group is made up of 10 freshmen, four sophomores, two juniors and one senior. Kelsey Nolan is one of 128 Division I seniors this year who have earned the distinction all four years of her career. The team was also recognized with the 2018 Zag Field Hockey/NFHCA Division I Academic Team Award for programs that earn a team grade-point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of the 2018-19 school year.
The team also had 23 members named as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes. To receive the distinction, a student-athlete must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average. The group was honored among a total of 674 Ohio State student-athletes who earned the recognition at the annual Scholar-Athlete dinner. Senior Courtney Daniels (accounting) is the team’s four-time Scholar-Athlete. She is the 44th student-athlete in program history to be a four-time honoree.
“I’ll be working as a Business Development Associate at NFM Lending. I’ll be assisting in analyzing real estate market, preparing formal loan submissions for lenders, processing from applications to closings and reviewing the real estate transactions. I will also assist with reviewing credit and financial reports.”
- Esther Clotet
“This summer I will be interning with L Brands working within the communications department focusing on external communications. L Brands is the parent company of Victoria’s Secret, PINK, and Bath and Body Works. I’m excited have this opportunity to work in a popular Ohio based company and in the fashion & retail industry. I hope to learn more about the role that external communications plays in brand development and identity.”
- Whitney Harris
Sina Schwinn will be heading home to Germany for the summer to participate in an internship opportunity.
“I am doing my internship in a large psychiatric hospital, which provides in- and outpatient care for patients with the whole spectrum of psychiatric disorders, where I will learn more about psychiatric and psychological examination, as well as differential diagnosis and disorder specific treatment. The hospital's name is "LVR-Klinik Bonn" and my supervisor is Dr. Schormann, who is one of the principal consultant in this department.”
- Sina Schwinn
Buckeyes Go International
This past December, senior Casey Cole traveled to Mexico for a service-learning experience. Casey performed maintenance and upkeep at local schools, facilitated sports lessons, and assisted at a veterinary clinic in the Playa del Carmen area. In addition to the service, the group participated in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.
“Serving the people of Playa del Carmen, Mexico was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Being able to see the impacts we made within the community and the gratitude that the community members showed us is something that I will never forget. If anyone gets the opportunity to help strengthen the global community, they definitely will not regret it!”
Aaliyah is participating in the Buckeyes Go International service-learning program to Costa Rica! Ohio State is partnering with Student-Athletes Abroad to travel to Playa Flamingo, where student-athletes will facilitate sports activities for local youth, serve at a local food bank, and participate in a beach clean-up. In addition to service, Buckeyes will participate in a variety of cultural immersion activities and educational opportunities.
Buckeyes Off the Field
The team also participated in many team building activities this spring by trying out some other sports and getting great use of the new video theater listening to different speakers on nutrition, social media, career management and more!