COLUMBUS, Ohio Eleven Ohio State women’s soccer team student-athletes, who are at least sophomores academically and carry at least a 3.0 grade point average, have been named to the Big Ten Conference’s Academic All-Big Ten team. The total number represents the second-most honorees in one year for coach Lori Walker’s team, trailing only 2003 when 12 Buckeyes were academic all-conference selections.

Among Ohio State’s honorees are four individuals Caitlin Colfer, Amy Graeff, Amanda Bowyer and Lauren Steuer who have been named Academic All-Big Ten for a second time. The Academic All-Big Ten Buckeyes include:

Name             Cl. Major             Hometown
Lauren Beachy    So. Human Resources   Loveland, Ohio
Ashley Bowyer    Jr. Health Sciences   Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Genna Brand      So. Communications    Virginia Beach, Va.
Alex Burzynski   So. Exploring Majors  Naperville, Ill.
Caitlin Colfer   Sr. Human Development Albany, N.Y.
                     & Family Studies  
Cassie Dickerson Jr. Animal Sciences   Kalamazoo, Mich.
Amy Graeff       Sr. Psychology        Westerville, Ohio
Courtney Jenkins So. Health Sciences   Dublin, Ohio
Laura Roberts    So. Exploring Majors  New Britain, Pa.
Ali Schwach      Jr. Biology           Mendota Heights, Minn.
Lauren Steuer    Jr. Human Resources   Cincinnati, Ohio

The 11 soccer players honored helped carry Ohio State to the highest total of Academic All-Big Ten picks this fall with 80. Indiana was second with 77 honorees and Northwestern was third with 75. A total of 682 fall sports student-athletes were named to their respective sports’ Academic All-Conference Team this fall.

Since the 1994-95 season when the Big Ten started recognizing its all-academic teams, Ohio State has had 62 different women’s soccer players honored a total of 123 times.