Four named academic all-districts – Ohio State Buckeyes

Columbus, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State women’s soccer team have received CSC Academic All-District Honors. Maddy Lowe, Emily Vatne, Kine Flotre and Kailyn Dudukovich all received the award for the first time.

To qualify for the award, the student-athlete must be a starter or major reserve with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50 (on a scale of 4.0) at her current institution. The student athlete must also have completed a full calendar year at her current institution and be at least a sophomore in academics and athletics.

Lion, who is in her sixth year with the program, is in the graduate program in kinesiology. One of four captains this season, Lowe has scored two of her three career goals this fall. She scored the winning goal against Missouri in the second game of the season and then scored one of three Buckeye goals in a 3-0 win over Big Ten tournament champion Penn State. A native of Webster, NY, he was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar last year and will likely be a four-time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree and a six-time OSU Scholar athlete.

Father, serving as captain for the second straight season, also participates in the graduate program in Kinesiology and is currently working with the Ohio State Human Performance Collaborative. Vatne is a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and will be named a four-time Academic All-Big Ten Honoree later this year. A native of Sterling Heights, Mich., she has played 78 games and scored four goals in her five seasons with the program.

Flotre, a junior from Fjellhamar, Norway, majors in psychology. She has played all 19 games from 18 starts this season. She has two goals and a team-high, five assists for a career-high nine points. That led to her receiving her first all-conference honor when she was named a third-team All-Big Ten. Her best game was a three-assist performance in the Buckeyes’ 4-0 win in Indiana, equaling the program’s single-game record. Flotre is a two-time OSU Scholar Athlete.

Dudukovitch is a sophomore in mathematics in Westchester, Ohio. She had an All-Big Ten freshman season and has had another solid season this year. Her seven goals match her total from last season and she also added an assist. She scored her first career hat-trick with three goals against Maryland and has also scored three game-winning goals this season. Dudukovich was named a third-team All-Big Ten a year ago and was also an OSU Scholar athlete.

The Buckeyes defeated Bucknell 1-0 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament last Friday night and will play Arkansas in the second round this Friday in Fayetteville, Ark.