Dec. 13, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State football program placed 19 of its student-athletes on the Academic All-Big Ten Conference football team this fall. A total of 73 Ohio State student-athletes from the fall sports season made the all-academic team for having an overall grade point average of at least a 3.00.

Four Buckeyes – offensive linemen Darryl Baldwin and Ivon Blackman, safety Ron Tanner and long snapper Bryce Haynes – are Academic All-Big Ten for the second time.

Two starters – viper/defensive end Noah Spence and right tackle Taylor Decker – were among the 15 other Buckeyes named to the team for the first time.

2013 Academic All-Big Ten Buckeyes
Class indicates academic eligibility
OL Darryl Baldwin – Sr./Marketing/Solon, Ohio
RB Warren Ball – So./Pre?Economics/Columbus, Ohio
OL Ivon Blackman – Sr./Political Science/Bedford, Ohio
OL Jacoby Boren – So./Agricultural Systems Management/Pickerington, Ohio
LB Joe Burger – So./Pre?Engineering/Cincinnati, Ohio
OL Taylor Decker – So./Zoology/Vandalia, Ohio
OL Kyle Dodson – So./Pre?Criminology/Cleveland, Ohio
OL Pat Elflein – So./Exploring/Pickerington, Ohio
WR Frank Epitropoulos/So./Biology/Upper Arlington, Ohio
LB Craig Fada – So./Biology/Columbus, Ohio
WR Peter Gwilym – Jr./Finance/Freeport, Maine
LS Bryce Haynes – Jr./Biology/Cumming, Ga.
TE Cameron Kinzig – Jr./Marketing/Gates Mills, Ohio
DL Chris Rock – Jr./Consumer And Family Financial Services/Columbus, Ohio
DB Nik Sarac – Jr./Exercise Science/Cleveland, Ohio
DL Noah Spence – So./Pre?Sociology/Harrisburg, Pa.
OL Ben St. John – Jr./Exercise Science/Elmore, Ohio
DB Ron Tanner – Jr./Operations Management/Columbus, Ohio
LB Cam Williams – So./Communications/West Roxbury, Mass

For Ohio State, the football team led all sports with 19 honorees while women’s cross country was second with 14 selections and 12 women’s soccer student-athletes were honored. The field hockey team placed 10 on the list, with nine men’s soccer players lauded, followed by men’s cross country (5) and women’s volleyball (4).