COLUMBUS, Ohio – At summer commencement ceremonies in the Schottenstein Center today (Sunday), 27 current and former Ohio State student-athletes will receive their degrees. Among the standouts are All-Americans, leading scorers, team MVPs and record setters.
Kelsey Imig of the pistol team, who earned an extremely rare five first-team All-America honors at the 2010 Collegiate Nationals, received her degree in international studies. She is the first Buckeye to be named a first-team All-American in the open pistol, free pistol and standard pistol and in women’s air pistol and sport pistol in one season. As a freshman she nabbed first team All-America accolades in air and sport pistol, leading Ohio State to the Collegiate National women’s championship.
A two-time All-American and the 2010 Midwest Region Farnsworth/ITA Senior Player of the Year, Justin Kronauge concluded his historic Buckeye tennis career this past spring with a 36-4 overall ledger. The Centerville, Ohio, native owns multiple program records including most career singles wins (147), most career doubles wins (128) and most combined wins with 275 victories. Furthermore, Kronauge, a three-time unanimous All-Big Ten recipient, is just the third Buckeye to have at least 100 singles and 100 doubles wins. He also became just the sixth Ohio State men’s tennis player to reach 100 doubles wins.
Kelly Haggerty, a native of West Chester, Pa., wrapped up her lacrosse career as one of the most prolific scorers in program history. She holds the all-time records for career points and goals at Ohio State with 243 and 143, respectively. With 100 assists, the First Team All-ALC selection also is one of just two Buckeyes to eclipse the century mark in their career. This season, Haggerty’s 77 points off 38 goals and 39 assists placed her among the best in the nation. She was ranked sixth in the NCAA in assists per game (2.29), seventh in total assists and points per game (4.53) and No. 15 in total points
Brent Darby, a four-year letterwinner on the basketball team from 2000-03 and the squad’s captain and MVP as a senior, will earn his degree in sociology. He ended his career in the Top 25 in program history with 1,368 points and led Ohio State in scoring as a senior in 2003 with 18.3 points per game.
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