Updated Thu, Sep 6, 2012 2:57 pm
“It’s a great time to be an Ohio University Bobcat,” said Ohio Athletic Director Jim Schaus in the first line of this year’s Annual Report.
Ohio Athletics released its Annual Report for the 2011-12 season Tuesday. The report recaps the successes of all Ohio varsity sports programs while highlighting the accomplishments of Ohio academics, sponsorships, marketing, compliance, ticket sales and media.
“The past year was one of the finest seasons in Ohio University Athletics history,” said Schaus. “I couldn’t be prouder of our student-athletes, coaches, support staff and administrators for their hard work over the past 12 months.”
Some of the notable athletic accomplishments mentioned in the report are as follows:
- Ohio Baseball celebrated the final season of head coach Joe Carbone’s 24-year career
- Ohio Men’s Basketball made a historic run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 after defeating Michigan and USF and finished No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll
- Juli Accurso earned All-America honors in cross country, and track and field
- Ohio Field Hockey’s Louzeth Schutte was named MAC Player of the Year and Neil Macmillan was named MAC Coach of the Year
- Ohio Football set 47 school records and won the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl to earn its first ever bowl win
- Ohio Swimming and Diving was named Mid-Major NCAA Division I National Champions by Collegeswimming.com
- Jeremy Johnson earned All-America honors for wrestling
The report also mentions academic successes for each varsity program as well as accomplishments in marketing, ticket sales, attendance and media coverage among other achievements.
“Celebrating success is something we have done before and it is something that we will continue to do as we strive for excellence,” said Schaus. “We look forward to celebrating more success with [Ohio University supporters] as we embrace the challenge of the upcoming season.”