Once again, it has been far too long since I have posted on here, but at least today’s post is filled with good news. I am happy to announce that I will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill starting this fall as part of their Master’s of Sport Administration program. I am beyond excited to be back in the ACC and on the East Coast at an institution I respect. To be able to work with the Tar Heel athletic department is another privilege that I am very much looking forward to.
Now back to Ohio State and my wonderful Buckeyes. It has been a very busy winter here in Columbus. Men’s and women’s basketball enjoyed great home records and I really loved working music and promotions at both sports. Wrestling finished undefeated at home and we ended up breaking four school attendance records this season, including:
- 1st time ever over 3,000 average (at 3,126/dual)
- All-time high for total attendance (15,631 in 5 duals)
- Top crowd (5,684 for Iowa)
- Drawing two crowds over 5,000 in one year (Iowa and Michigan)
Women’s ice hockey was a great learning experience as well and I was able to be creative with new promotional ideas. Working with the team and coaching staff was a lot of fun and I have a new-found appreciation for the sport. Our biggest game was Senior Day against Minnesota, where the pep band came to support the team. We had our highest attendance of the season and also gave away promotional hockey pucks with the seniors on them – the fans seemed to really like those.
I am now working on hosting the 2012 NCAA Fencing National Championships here on campus and my spring sport, women’s lacrosse. The coaching staff is phenomenal to work with (the head coach is a Terp!) and the team is off to a fantastic start. We had a chance to play inside historic Ohio Stadium for the first time, a true signature moment for the program. I am interested to see how our next two games, against ranked conference opponents Florida and Penn State, go as we are trying to create a strong home-field advantage for the team. Look for an update soon with how our busy March ended up!