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COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the second-consecutive year, Ohio State led the way with 67 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients, the conference announced Thursday. The award is given to student-athletes who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 or above for the previous academic year. Recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second year at their institution.

The rowing team ranked first with nine honorees for the second-consecutive year, followed by the women’s swimming and diving team with seven and the women’s soccer team with five. The women’s cross country, field hockey and men’s swimming and diving teams each had four recipients. In all, 14 women’s teams and 10 men’s teams had student-athletes recognized.

Five Buckeyes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs – Carolin Helmholz (rowing), Christina Keesey (women’s tennis), Lauren Kohls (women’s cross country), Lindsay Quintiliani (field hockey), Maxwell Stearns (men’s fencing).

Ohio State also led the conference in academic All-Big Ten selections, with 347 honorees, breaking its own mark of 306 set last season and marking the seventh-consecutive year the Buckeyes ranked first.

See the PDF above for the complete list of Ohio State’s Big Ten Distinguished Scholars.