COLUMBUS – Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse program was well represented when the Big Ten announced its At-Large and Spring Academic All-Conference honorees today. The Buckeyes had 24 players – tied for the most of any men’s lacrosse program in the conference – make the list.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. The 24 players on the men’s lacrosse team who met that criteria represents 80 percent of those eligible.
Among the student-athletes who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for multiple times in their careers are Matt Borges, (finance), Jeff Henrick (sport industry) Lukas Buckley (finance), Ryan Terefenko (sport industry), Jack Jasinski (exercise science education), Josh Kirson (finance), Chase Bunce (accounting), Logan Maccani (accounting), Caleb Mahoney (civil engineering), Nick Musci (finance), Joey Salisbury (accounting), Cullen Sowder (finance) and Brendan Wallace (political science).
All five of the Buckeyes’ USILA All-Americans also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors: Terefenko, Borges, Jasinski, Justin Inacio (biology) and Tre Leclaire (sport industry).
The Buckeyes’ 24 scholar-athletes caps off what was a stellar year in the classroom for the Scarlet and Gray. They finished the spring semester with a team grade-point average of 3.26. A staggering 78 percent of the roster – 33 out of 42 players – had a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the semester. At April’s Scholar-Athlete Dinner, 36 men’s lacrosse players were honored – the most ever in program history – for having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Ohio State has achieved a higher GPA than the semester preceding it in seven of the last eight semesters and has had a 3.20 or better term GPA for six consecutive semesters.
MEN’S LACROSSE ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES
Colby Barker • Sophomore • Pittsford, N.Y. • Sport Industry
Matt Borges • Senior • Garden City, N.Y. • Finance
Lukas Buckley • Rs.-Junior • Walpole, Mass. • Finance
JT Bugliosi • Sophomore • Forest Hill, Md. • Finance
Chase Bunce • Senior • San Jose, Calif. • Accounting
Omari DeBerry • Sophomore • Woodstock, Md. • Sport Industry
Jeff Henrick • Junior • Orangeville, Ontario • Sport Industry
Griffin Hughes • Sophomore • Powell, Ohio • Communication
Justin Inacio • Sophomore • Oakville, Ontario • Biology
Jack Jasinski • Senior Birmingham, Ala. • Exercise Science Education
Josh Kirson • Rs.-Sophomore • Newton, Mass. • Finance
Tre Leclaire • Junior • Surrey, British Columbia • Sport Industry
Logan Maccani • Senior • Shoreview, Minn. • Accounting
Caleb Mahoney • Junior • Holliston, Mass. • Civil Engineering
Jed Manning • Sophomore • Cockeysville, Md. • Finance
Nick Musci • Junior • Westerville, Ohio • Finance
Jack Rennillo • Sophomore • Westlake, Ohio • International Business
Evan Riss • Sophomore • Columbia, Md. • Finance
Joey Salisbury • Junior • Demascus, Md. • Accounting
Colby Smith • Sophomore • Lancaster, Pa. • Biology
Jackson Smith • Sophomore • Ashburn, Va. • Finance
Cullen Sowder • Rs.-Junior • Savage, Minn. • Finance
Ryan Terefenko • Junior • Sinking Spring, Pa. • Sport Industry
Brendan Wallace • Junior • Herndon, Va. • Political Science