Jody Victor: OSU welcomes Robert Redford

Jody Victor: One of the great things about going to a big school like OhioState is the advantages you get like having big name speakers share with the students. It has just been announced that Robert Redford will be speaking to the College of Arts & Sciences. What a treat! Here is more information if you’re interested. You can also find info on the website osu.edu. The general public is invited to join an open forum in the evening. Make sure you get your tickets asap!
Go Bucks!

Go Bucks!

Jody Victor

An Evening with Robert Redford

On May 2nd, 2005 The Ohio State University College of the Arts is honored to welcome Robert Redford – prominent actor, director and producer; environmental activist; and brilliant entrepreneur – to campus as a Barnett Distinguished Visiting Lecturer.

While at OhioState on Monday, May 2, Redford will present an afternoon workshop, engaging in an open panel discussion for invited students in the College of the Arts. He will address topics related to the business and entrepreneurial side of the arts and entertainment industry.

That evening, the public is invited to a forum with Redford in the Wexner Center’s Mershon Auditorium, where he and a moderator will discuss Redford’s career as an artist and entrepreneur, with film clips and photos from his various endeavors. The Forum will take place at 8pm and the topic will be Redford’s career as an artist and entrepreneur, with film clips and photos from his various endeavors.
Tickets are $20 and can be reserved through TicketMaster. Students tickets with IDs will be $10.

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Jody Victor: OSU Women's Softball Big Ten Home Opener

Jody Victor: The Ohio State Women are some superb athletes! The OSU women’s basketball TEAM had a great year and now the OSU women’s softball TEAM is off to another great start. You’ll want to keep abreast this TEAMs season as there are bound to be great things happening!

The OhioState softball team hosts Iowa and Illinois this weekend, it will not just be the Buckeyes' 2005 Big Ten home opener, but OSU's first home league games in nearly a year. The 20th-ranked Hawkeyes visit Buckeye Field for single games Fri. at 6 p.m. and Sat. at noon, while the Fighting Illini are in town for a Sunday double-header beginning at noon.

Ohio State's .325 batting average overall is best in the Big Ten and OSU ups that to .335 in league games, which is ranked No. 2. OSU opponents are hitting .257 overall and .289 in league play. In all games, the Buckeyes have more than twice as many doubles (48-22) and over three times as many triples (14-4). OSU has outscored its opponents by average of nearly two runs per game (4.7-3.0). Individually, Megan Schwab owns the Big Ten's No. 3 batting average (.420) and No. 3 slugging percentage (.773). She is tied for seventh in home runs (7) and her .490 on base percentage ranks fifth behind teammate Nycole Koyano (.491).

OhioState is 16-for-40 (.400) when the bases are loaded with three grand slams. In 197 innings played, the Buckeyes' leadoff batter has reached base 79 times (.401). OSU increases its batting average to .367 with runners in scoring position and to .500 (31-for-62) with a runner on third base and less than two outs. Buckeye pitchers have racked up 168 strikeouts, while OSU hitters have struck out only 119 times and have nearly twice as many walks (101 to 62).

The Buckeyes are 18-5 when scoring at least three runs and 12-2 when holding their opponents to two or fewer runs. OSU is 8-1 when scoring in the first inning and 17-4 when scoring first in the game. OhioState is 18-2 when outhitting or having the same number of hits as its opponent.

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Jody Victor

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Jody Victor: OSU Sports Collegiate, Intramural or Club

Jody Victor: As you know, The Ohio State University has tons of great athletic teams. Many that I follow very closely. Unfortunately not everyone is blessed with the ability and skill to be able to play on the college teams but there are tons of other opportunities made available for those who want to be part of an organized sport. There are intramural sports, sports club, fitness classes, etc. that students can join. Any sport or activity that you enjoy you can most probably find an organized team…and if there isn’t one then start one!

 

For example, the following are intramural sports that are happening this spring quarter: badminton, ice hockey, match play golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, table tennis, world team tennis and ultimate disc. This summer you can play softball, soccer, sand volleyball or 3-on-3 basketball.

If that doesn’t quench your thirst then join a club sport. The following are just a few club sports you can join: aikido yoshokai, all girl cheer, benchball, buckeye dance force, swimming, paintball, field hockey, crew, figure skating, martial arts, judo, kendo, rugby, water polo, scuba, ski, volleyball or wrestling…and there are tons more!

Although students are at the university to get a degree, there is much to be learned from being part of an organized sports team. My sons, Steve Victor and Joe Victor, both played sports in college. Steve played on the college’s football team and Joe played intramural sports.  They learned discipline, attitude and teamwork to name a few.

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Jody Victor

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Jody Victor: OSU women’s basketball player finalist for 2005 Honda Sports Award

Jody Victor: The Ohio State women’s basketball team had an outstanding 2004-05 season and Jessica Davenport was a main reason for their success. My boys, Steve Victor and Joe Victor, and I tried to watch as many games as we could this year and were amazed with the ladies ability and skill. The OSU ladies should be very proud of their accomplishments. Ms. Davenport is receiving lots of great recognition for her skills. It was announced today that she is a finalist for the 2005 Honda Sports Award. Here is so more information that was found on the official OSU athletics website.

Go Jessica!

Jody Victor

Jessica Davenport, a sophomore center on the Ohio State women’s basketball team, was named a finalist Wednesday for the 2005 Honda Sports Awards presented by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards. Davenport is joined by Seimone Augustus of Louisana State, who won the Naismith Award and the Wade Trophy last week, Jacqueline Batteast of Norte Dame and Duke’s Monique Currie. All four finalists are 2005 Kodak/WBCA All-Americans.

A ballot will be sent to all NCAA senior women administrators to determine the top women’s college basketball player. The winner of the Honda Sports Award for basketball will become eligible for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which recognizes the nation’s outstanding collegiate women athlete of the year in all NCAA Division I sports.

As a finalist for the Honda Sports Award, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women’s athletic fund for each nominee’s university. A $5,000 donation will be made by Honda to the winner’s institution.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Davenport led the Buckeyes in 2004-05 with an average of 19.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game. She recorded 14 double-doubles (at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in the same game), including the first triple-double in OhioState history with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 12 blocked shots at Michigan State Feb. 20. Additionally, Davenport became the third Buckeye to score 1,000 career points as a sophomore and set Ohio State single-season records with 325 rebounds and 116 blocked shots.

A finalist for the 2005 Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award, Davenport helped Ohio State to its first 30-win season in program history, finishing the year at 30-5. The Buckeyes shared the regular season Big Ten championship with Michigan State with a 14-2 league mark. Davenport and the Buckeyes reached the regional semifinals of the 2005 NCAA Tournament, marking the team’s first appearance in the “Sweet 16” since 1993.

Davenport will be in Los Angeles Saturday for the announcement of the 2005 Wooden Award.

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