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Aug. 27, 2005

COLUMBUS, Ohio – At summer commencement ceremonies, 23 current or former Ohio State student-athletes will receive undergraduate degrees, six will receive graduate degrees. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Jerome Schottenstein Center on the OSU campus.

Among the honorees are two-time men’s hockey captain JB Bittner, OSU women’s soccer defender Paige Harrison, a member of two Big Ten championship teams, and 2002 track and field All-American Dalanda Jackson. Also receiving his degree is 2002 football national championship team member Bobby Britton, who played for OSU from 2000-03.

Senior Josh Huston and junior Brandon Mitchell of the football team also will be receiving undergraduate degrees. Huston will be enrolling in a second undergraduate degree program, majoring in psychology. Mitchell will begin graduate school, working toward a master’s degree in communication.

STUDENT-ATHLETE GRADUATES
Summer Quarter 2005

NAME SPORT COLLEGE MAJOR
Undergraduate Degrees
Bencharski, Daymen Men’s Hockey HEC Family Resource Management
Bittner, JB Men’s Hockey EDU Sport & Leisure Studies
Britton, Bobby Football HEC Family Resource Management
Brown, Tamecia Women’s Track & Field BUS Finance
Carty, Andrea Cheerleading SBS Psychology
Creary, Jennifer Women’s Hockey SBS Criminology
Davis, Corey Cheerleading AGR Agriculture
Desson, Jennifer Women’s Hockey EDU Sport & Leisure Studies
Greicius, Andrew Men’s Track & Field SBS Geology
Hanudel, Christopher Cheerleading EDU Sport & Leisure Studies
Harpster, Nick Men’s Wrestling BUS Finance
Harrison, Paige Women’s Soccer EDU Exercise Science
Henry, Pannsy Women’s Track & Field BUS Marketing
Huston, Joshua Football BUS Real Estate & Urban Development
Jackson, Dalanda Women’s Track & Field SBS Criminology
Kuhn, Alicia Women’s Track & Field HEC Textile & Clothing
Larson, Shelaine Women’s Track & Field SBS Criminology
McCauley, Jacob Men’s Track & Field SBS Psychology
Mitchell, Brandon Football SBS Political Science
Schmehling, Elizabeth Women’s Lacrosse SBS Communications
Sciortino, Ryan Men’s Swimming SBS Political Science
Weir, Nathan Men’s Fencing BIO Molecular Genetics
Welsh, Thomas Men’s Hockey EDU Exercise Science
Graduate Degrees
Brandes, Matthew Men’s Lacrosse
Draeger, Michelle Women’s Volleyball
Glaser, Melissa Women’s Ice Hockey
Heintz, Rebecca Women’s Track and Field
Reynolds, Didi Women’s Basketball
Walsh, Devin Women’s Rowing