May 16, 2018

2017-18 Academic Success


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Both on the field and in the classroom, it’s a great time to be a Buckeye. Ohio State’s competitive success is matched by its academic work, as the Buckeyes once again raised the bar with their overall grade-point average and number of scholar-athletes. Consider:

– For the sixth straight semester, Ohio State achieved a grade-point average higher than the previous semester.

– A staggering 34 student-athletes had a 3.0 or better grade-point average in the spring, which is 75 percent of the total roster.

– Leading the way was this foursome of seniors Freddy FreibottColin Chell and John Kelly along with freshman Jackson Smith who had a perfect 4.0 GPA this spring.

– Erik Evans (sport industry), Colin Chell (logistics management), Matthew Smidt (biology), Freddy Freibott (history), Bo Lori (sport industry), Trevor Hodgins (operations management), Brendan Barger (marketing), Alex Burgdorf (health sciences) and Austin Seiple (marketing) received their degrees at this month’s commencement ceremony in Ohio Stadium.

– In April, a program record 36 student-athletes were honored at the annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet. That represents 80 percent of the total roster. At the banquet, Freddy Freibott earned two major awards: the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award and 2018 Varsity O Bill Wentz Post-Graduate Scholarship Award.