July 5, 2021

13 Named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A total of 21 student-athletes from the Ohio State University men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs have been named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars for having an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.70 for the 2020-21 academic year.

The impressive total for the swimming and diving programs includes 13 individuals from the women’s teams and an additional eight from the men’s teams. Seven student-athletes recorded perfect, 4.00 grade point averages this past year: Alex House (zoology), Laura Banks (biology), Joey Canova (data analytics), Jay Johnson (philosophy, politics, and economics), Evan McFadden (aerospace engineering), Evan Stapp (sport industry) and Lyle Yost (Spanish).

2020-21 Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars

Women’s Swimming & Diving (13)

Lexie Barker, Sr. – Zoology (Larkspur, Colo.)

*Alex House, Jr. – Health Sciences (Newark, N.Y.)

*Laura Banks, Sr. – Biology (Rocky River, Ohio)

Kendyl Ferrara, Sr. – Communication (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Amy Fulmer, So. – Biology (Bellefontaine, Ohio)

Nicole Fye, Sr. – Microbiology (Ashburn, Va.)

Brooke Glesenkamp, Sr. – Health Sciences (Delaware, Ohio)

Hanna Gresser  Ohio, Sr. – Biology (Akron, Ohio)

Georgia Mosher, Jr. – Psychology (Ypsilanti, Mich.)

Amanda Palutsis, Jr. – Biomedical Engineering (Louisville, Ohio)

Taylor Petrak, Sr. – Marketing (Ellwood City, Pa.)

Sarah Turchanik, So. – Psychology (North Royalton, Ohio)

Brynna Wolfe, So. – Speech and Hearing Science (Maineville, Ohio)

2020-21 Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars

Men’s Swimming & Diving (8)

Carson Burt, Sr. – Finance (Cincinnati, Ohio)

*Joey Canova, Sr. – Data Analytics (Gaithersburg, Md.)

Paul DeLakis, Sr. – Biology (Eau Claire, Wisc.)

Connor Isings, Sr. – Mechanical Engineering (Beaconsfield, Quebec)

*Jay Johnson, So. – Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Hudson, Ohio)

*Evan McFadden, Sr. – Aerospace Engineering (Oreland, Pa.)

*Evan Stapp, Sr. – Sport Industry (Scottsdale, Ariz.)

*Lyle Yost, So. – Spanish (Shaker Heights, Ohio)

*4.00 GPA