April 17, 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.'
MALE SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Peyton White
Week's Achievements: Senior Peyton White (Huntersville, N.C.) secured his second tournament win in the Ohio men's golf team's last three events, tallying a final-round 72 (+1) to finish with a total score of 209 (-4) and securing a three-stroke victory at the Rutherford Intercollegiate on Sunday (April 16) at the Blue Course. White followed up a first-round 69 (-2) with a 68 (-3) in the second, with the latter matching his best round score of 2016-17 campaign. He finished the weekend with a tournament-high 16 birdies and shot -4 on both the par 4s and 5s -- both of which were tops in the field. His score of 209 matched his effort at the EKU Intercollegiate for the eighth-best three-round total in program history. As a team, Ohio took eighth place with a total score of 885 (+33). After combining to card a 294 (+10) in the first round, the Bobcats moved up a spot on the leaderboard into second place with a 286 (+2) on Saturday (April 15). The Bobcats carded a final-round 303 (+19) on Sunday.
FEMALE SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Name: Emma Ryan
Sport: Track & Field
Week's Achievements: Senior Emma Ryan (Vincent, Ohio) put together a strong weekend (April 14-15) at the 2017 Charlotte Invitational for the Ohio track & field team, accounting for three of the Bobcats' 12 top-10 finishes. Ryan won the javelin throw with a toss of 41.50 meters. She also placed fourth in the discus throw with a mark of 42.28 meters and seventh in the hammer throw with a toss of 41.50 meters.