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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Student-Athlete Support Services Office released its 2008 Winter Quarter Academic Recap for Student-Athletes this week.

The report announced the collective grade-point average for Buckeye student-athletes at 3.1 and totaled 48 individuals with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Of the 892 student-athletes active on sport rosters, 519 (58 percent) held at least a 3.0 mark in the classroom.

The 3.1 GPA for student-athletes was a shade above the overall student body winter GPA of 2.95. Men’s diving (3.63) and women’s swimming (3.49) fronted 22 Ohio State teams that posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“Excluding the 2007 summer quarter when SASSO does not report an academic recap, Ohio State student-athletes have been above a collective 3.0 GPA for four consecutive quarters now,” David Graham, director of SASSO, said.

At winter graduation March 16, 30 Buckeyes received their degrees, including football’s Todd Boeckman, Steve Rehring and Tyler Whaley, women’s basketball’s Stephanie Blanton, Briana McCarthy from women’s volleyball and J.D. Bergman, the NCAA runner-up at heavyweight in wrestling. Marcus Green and Michael Wiley, both former football players, earned their degrees by finishing Ohio State’s Degree Completion Program.

A complete listing of student-athlete winter graduates is available at the link above.