April 12, 2019

29 Buckeyes Honored as Scholar Athletes


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty nine members of the Ohio State fencing team were named Ohio State Scholar-Athletes on Wednesday night at the annual Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Dinner. Marc-Antoine Blais Belanger was also announced as a Big Ten Medal of Honor Finalist and Gabriella Leccese received two senior awards.

Seniors Jax Diaz-Miranda (marketing), James Hu (operations management) and Emma von Dadelszen (health sciences) have all earned the distinction in every year of their academic career at Ohio State. Seven fencers were named Scholar-Athletes for the first time: Henry Lange (linguistics), De Yang Ong (marketing), Nathan Wriedt (materials science and engineering), Ariel Gluck (mechanical engineering), Stephanie Miller (moving image production), Eva Patronchak (anthropological sciences) and Camilla Rivano (hospitality management).

A student-athlete must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average to receive the distinction of Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Gabriella Lecesse was awarded both the Leann Grimes-Davidge and John Dana Cole Awards. The Lean Grimes-Davidge Award is a tribute to Grimes-Davidge’s contributions to athletics at Ohio State. The award is awarded annually to an Ohio State female athlete who reflects Grimes-Davidge’s outstanding qualities of athletic performance, scholarship, character, campus or community involvement and leadership. Established in 1966 by a gift through the Development Fund from John D. Cole, the John Dana Cole Award is a one-time stipend for post-graduate studies at Ohio State. The recipient of the scholarship is a student-athlete who shows the promise of success in his/her chosen field and has demonstrated academic achievement (3.00 GPA minimum).


Ahmed Al-Tayeb
Leon Cao
Matthew Comes
John Culpepper
Jax Diaz-Miranda
Frank Ditullio
Ethan Edwards
William Gaziano
Matthew Hayes
James Hu
Domenik Koch
Henry Lange
Benjamin Marcus
De Yang Ong
Oliver Shindler
Liam Smith
Nathan Wriedt


Alexandria Alpy
Natalia Falkowski
Ariel Gluck
Aleksandra Kolmykova
Alexa Laskaris
Gabriella Leccese
Sarah Merza
Stephanie Miller
Gabriela Cecchini
Eva Petronchak
Camilla Rivano
Emma von Dadelszen