May 8, 2023

2023 Bucks Go Pro 1.0, 2.0 Classes Announced


COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State University Department of Athletics announced the 2023 Bucks Go Pro 1.0 and 2.0 classes for 2023. Bucks Go Pro 1.0 is comprised of a total of 38 student-athletes representing 19 sports programs, the group will be interning within the athletics department or on campus while Bucks Go Pro 2.0 will provide 56 student-athletes the opportunity to gain experience with companies throughout Columbus.

The Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute’s most tenured program, the Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Internship program, runs eight weeks over the summer and allows student-athletes to gain important hands-on professional experience. The program incorporates an educational curriculum focused on areas such as networking, leadership and personal finance.

The Bucks Go Pro 2.0 Internship program allows the 56 student-athletes this year (21 sports programs) to gain intensive internship experience in a multitude of roles with more than 30 companies. The Ohio State Athletics Department is incredibly grateful for our partners who have helped take this program to the next level.

Both internship programs strive to:

  1. Provide the student-athletes with meaningful work experience in a professional setting
  2. Help enhance student-athletes’ resumes
  3. Teach student-athletes how to develop a network of colleagues
  4. Expand our student-athletes’ reference beyond their professors and coaches
  5. Help our student-athletes be better prepared for life after college and represent Ohio State with class in their professional endeavors.”

The names of the student athletes who will be in the programs this year are listed below:

The 2023 Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Roster

First Name Last Name Placement Sport
Hamiska Arnipalli Buckeye Leadership Fellows Fencing
Stephanie Berger The Blackwell Women’s Gymnastics
Henry Blake Alumni Association Men’s Lacrosse
Sydney Browning Dodd Rehab Hospital Women’s Soccer
Sam Campbell Business Office Swimming and Diving
Justin Ciccone Compliance Men’s Gymnastics
Zoe Coleman Trademark & Licensing Women’s Lacrosse
Reese Dehen Buckeye Leadership Fellows Swimming and Diving
Mason Edmund Ticket Office Swimming and Diving
Blake Eiland Development Men’s Lacrosse
Bennet EspindaBanick Human Performance Collaboration Dance
Kalen Etzler Camps & Clinics Men’s Basketball
Danielle Gelin Affinity Group (Nike Partnership) Dance
Kristian Grahovski Keenan Center Men’s Gymnastics
Kaitlyn Grimes Digital Media Women’s Gymnastics
Jacob Harmon Athletic Training Men’s Gymnastics
Kaia Henderson Affinity Group Women’s Basketball
Sean Henderson HR Spirit Squad
Teresa Ivan LiFEsports Swimming and Diving
Donovan Jackson Marketing Football
Kami Kortokrax Athletic Communication Softball
Margret Lawler EDSLI Women’s Lacrosse
Sophia Louder Wexner Nutrition Women’s Soccer
Sloane Matthews OSU Physicians Women’s Ice Hockey
Yeva Mazur Nutrition (Athletic Department) Fencing
Zen Michalski Trademark & Licensing Football
Morgan Miller Sport Administration Rowing
Paul Page Center for Innovation Strategies Track and Field
Julia Paslawski Video & Photography Dance
Advaith Prasanna Information Technology Fencing
Danielle Schoenly SASSO Women’s Tennis
Lucy Scott Office of Compliance and Integrity Rowing
Lexington Secreto Dodd Rehab Hospital Women’s Ice Hockey
Lydia Stute Alumni Association Rowing
Claire Teresa Galavotti Wexner Nutrition Fencing
Taylor Theirry Event Management Women’s Basketball
Abby Thomas Sport Psychology Rowing
Olivia Wallace LiFEsports Field Hockey


The 2023 Bucks Go Pro 2.0 Roster

First Name Last Name Company Sport
Tatum Adamson Nationwide Children’s Hospital Women’s Soccer
Riley Alexander e-Cycle Women’s Lacrosse
Ari Allen Level-Collective Men’s Lacrosse
Annie Allen Thayer Power & Communication Cross Country
Marley Blanchard Lineage Dance Co. Dance
Joshua Bogniard Thrive Companies Swimming and Diving
Riley Brengman Special Olympics Ohio Women’s Ice Hockey
Jenna Buglioni Femergy Women’s Ice Hockey
McKenzie Bump Ohio State Sports Properties Softball
Josie Cahall Columbus Partnership & One Columbus Dance
Reid Carrico Thrive Companies Football
Hannah Church Upper Arlington High School Softball
Reed Davis Ticket Solutions/Tickets For Less Men’s Soccer
Taji Flynn Serif Creative Men’s Lacrosse
Maya Geringer Pelotonia Swimming and Diving
Ali Gordon Watershed Distillery Field Hockey
Alyssa Graves Simple Times Mixers Swimming and Diving
Patrick Gurd Reliant Staffing Football
Charles Gustafson RiteRug Swimming and Diving
Paige Hall Kayne Law Swimming and Diving
Alexis Hankins OhioHealth Women’s Gymnastics
Tyler Hanson Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Rifle
Jamie Harris Simple Times Mixers Rowing
Emily Hayward Wexner Medical Center – The James Spirit Squad
Hannah Heffernan RiteRug Synchronized Swimming
Derek Keiser Thayer Power & Communication Rifle
Aidan Kenley Ruscilli Men’s Lacrosse
Anitya Kumar RiteRug Fencing
Mia Lachey JPMorgan Chase & Co. Swimming and Diving
Trey Leroux JPMorgan Chase & Co. Football
Mason Maggs Reliant Staffing Football
Mitchell Melton Reliant Staffing Football
Ian Mikesell Rogue Swimming and Diving
Will Moddeman Pelotonia Spirit Squad
Mairin O’Brien Special Olympics Ohio Swimming and Diving
Erin O’Neil JPMorgan Chase & Co. Women’s Lacrosse
Josie Panitz Columbus Crew Swimming and Diving
Kiana Perez ScriptDrop Women’s Lacrosse
Svea Pichner JPMorgan Chase & Co. Rowing
Claire Pophal NetJets Swimming and Diving
Lindsey Potter Level-Collective Softball
Nicole Riccardi JPMorgan Chase & Co Women’s Gymnastics
Jadon Roberson JPMorgan Chase & Co. Men’s Gymnastics
Emily Ruck Muirfield Village Golf Club Softball
John Satterfield JPMorgan Chase & Co. Swimming and Diving
Leah Sax MB Leadership, LLC Women’s Lacrosse
Zoe Shay-Tannas Rogue Fencing
Cody Simon Thayer Power & Communication Football
Blake Skilken RiteRug Diving
Jacob Snyder JPMorgan Chase & Co. Men’s Lacrosse
Kyra Sommerstad Bridgeway Academy Swimming and Diving
Maria Tsarik Talent Share Pistol
Peter Van Euwen Equitable Advisors Men’s Soccer
Caroline Walsh Serif Creative Synchronized Swimming
Sydney Washington Nationwide Children’s Hospital Rowing
Katherine Zenick Mount Carmel Research Institute Swimming and Diving


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