COLUMBUS, Ohio – At The Ohio State University’s winter 2010 commencement ceremonies at 2 p.m. today (Sunday) in the Schottenstein Center, 24 current and former Buckeye student-athletes will receive bachelor’s degrees.

Among the graduates is P.J. Hill of the men’s basketball team, who will be competing in the NCAA tournament during the commencement ceremonies.

A number of athletic standouts are in the graduating class. Four-time All-American fencer Andras Horanyi, the 2007-08 Ohio State Athlete who capped his collegiate career with two NCAA foil titles, is earning his degree in marketing. Softball’s Kim Reeder was just the second Buckeye pitcher to earn All-America honors and she ended her career with the most wins (77) and strike outs (706) in Ohio State history. A four-time honorary All-American, Carmen Moraes was a four-time U.S. Collegiate Synchronized Swimming Champion, capturing the trio (2006 and 2009) and team (2008 and 2009) titles during her four-year career. Three-time All-American wrestler Mike Pucillo concluded his stellar Buckeye career with a 107-16 overall record, winning NCAA and Big Ten titles at 184 pounds in 2008 and finishing as the national runner-up in 2009.

Ohio State Winter 2010 Commencement Student-Athlete Graduates
MBKB P.J. Hill Economics
DIV Burkley Showe Family Resource Management
FB Nader Abdallah Family Resource Management
FB Joe Gantz Psychology
FB Larry Grant African-American and African Studies
FB John Kerr Family Resource Management
FB Phillip Martin Political Science
FENC Andras Horanyi Marketing
MGLF Dan Rush Family Resource Management
MSWM Stefan Sigrist Political Science
MT&F Adam Wilhelm Sport and Leisure Studies
MVB John Luhrsen History
WR Mike Pucillo Communication
WCC/WTR Haley Gasser Exercise Science
WCC/WTR Lydia Kern Health Sciences
ROW Zuzanna Trzcinska Biochemistry
DIV Natalia Diea Biology
WLAX Rachel Hawes Zoology
SB Kim Reeder Communication
WSOC Ashley Bowyer Health Sciences
WSOC Lauren Thomas Communication
SYNCH Liz Derr Linguistics
SYNCH Carmen Moraes Environmental policy and management
WTRK Eaisha Johnson Psychology