Sophomore Ashley Dow became the first Penguin swimmer in school history to win two individual titles at the Horizon League Championships, which is the No. 7 story in Youngstown State athletics in 2012-13.
Dow swept the backstroke events in dominating fashion at the league meet on the first two days of March. She also became the first YSU swimmer to defend an event title after winning the 100-yard backstroke crown in 2012.
Dow set a new conference record with a time of 54.40 seconds in the 100 back, surpassing the mark she set as a freshman in 2012. A day later, she won the 200 back by two-and-a-half seconds with another conference-record time of 1:58.68.
Dow also set a school record in the 200-yard individual medley at the conference meet with a mark of 2:07.10. That is more than three-and-a-half seconds faster than any other Penguin in school history. Dow holds the school record in the 100 back by 3.8 seconds and the record in the 200 back by 7.4 seconds.
#8: Dosch Repeats as Second-Team Academic All-American, Gets Drafted By Orioles
In a span of eight days, Youngstown State baseball player Drew Dosch repeated as a Second-Team Academic All-American and was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh round. Dosch's successes earned him eighth place on the list of top 10 moments and storylines of YSU athletics in 2012-13. [ Read More ]
#9: Farmers National Bank Field Built for YSU Soccer
Youngstown State added a new facility gem on its campus, and the Penguins soccer team will play its inaugural season at Farmers National Bank Field this fall. The construction of the new soccer field and softball complex along Fifth Avenue is the No. 9 story in YSU athletics in 2012-13. [ Read More ]
#10: Allison Mitzel Takes Medalist Honors at Horizon League Golf Championship
Youngstown State sophomore women's golfer Allison Mitzel shot 71 and 73 in the final two days of the Horizon League Championship to win the conference title by seven strokes, earning her the No. 10 spot in the top 10 moments and storylines of Penguins athletics in 2012-13. [ Read More ]