March 20, 2017
As part of the mission of Ohio University Intercollegiate Athletics to celebrate the achievements of our students both in the classroom and on the field of play, OhioBobcats.com will honor the successes of both a male and female student-athlete with 'Ohio Scholar-Athletes of the Week.'
OHIO SCHOLAR-ATHLETES OF THE WEEK -- MARCH 20, 2017
MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Peyton White
Week’s Achievements: Ohio senior men’s golfer Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) won the 2017 Mission Inn Spring Spectacular on Sunday (March 19) with a score of 215 (-1) at the El Campeon Course of the Mission Inn Golf Resort in Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. -- his first collegiate victory. White totaled rounds of 72 (E), 70 (-2) and 73 (+1) en route to the first-place finish. He became the first Bobcat to earn individual medalist honors since then-junior Mark Cimarolli won the Big East/MAC Challenge in 2005. White tallied 37 pars and finished the event shooting -6 on the par 5s, which tied for the tournament lead. His performance helped Ohio place fifth with a total team score of 901 (+37). After shooting rounds of 296 (+8) and 302 (+14) on Saturday (March 18), the Bobcats combined for a final-round 303 (+15). Ohio shot -2 on the par 5s, which tied for third in the field. The Bobcats tallied 35 birdies -- good for fourth in the field.
FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Danielle Stiene
Major: Bios/Cell & Molecular Biology
Week’s Achievements: Junior pitcher Danielle Stiene (Loveland, Ohio) led the Ohio softball team (19-6) in the circle last weekend, helping guide the Bobcats to a perfect 5-0 finish and was a part of a pitching staff that only allowed three total runs over five games. Overall, Stiene started in two games -- both complete game shutouts, once of which was a five-inning perfect game. She did not allow a run over 19.0 innings and only allowed three total hits. Stiene struck out 20 batters and did not issue a walk. Opponents only hit .077 against Stiene and at one point she pitched 9.2 consecutive perfect innings of softball. On Saturday (March 18) against Lafayette in the first game of the College of Charleston Tournament, Stiene was masterful, pitching a five-inning perfect game for the Bobcats. She did not allow a hit, run or walk through her five innings of work in the Bobcats’ 8-0 run-rule victory. Stiene struck out eight batters while throwing only 67 total pitchers, 52 of them being strikes. The following day, Stiene got the start again against Western Carolina, where she took another perfect game into the fifth inning, before allowing a two-out single. Overall, Stiene against did not allow a run on three hits in 7.0 innings of work. She struck out 12 batters on her way to her sixth win of the year and pushed Ohio to a 2-0 win -- her second complete game shut out of the weekend.