May 13, 2020

40 Earn Ohio State Scholar-Athlete Honors


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A program-record 40 student-athletes from the men’s lacrosse team earned scholar-athlete honors for the 2019-20 academic year. In order to qualify, a student-athlete must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average. The number tops the previous high of 36, set each of the last two years, and represents 85 percent of the total roster.

Lukas Buckley, who recently signed a contact with his hometown Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse, is a five-time scholar-athlete. Among the Buckeyes’ four-time scholar-athletes are Josh Kirson (finance) and Joey Salisbury (accounting).

Twelve members of the Buckeyes’ freshmen class earned their first scholar-athlete distinction: James Cipolla (health sciences), Sam Faber (management and industry exploration), Gabe Galbraith (finance), Carter Hilleary (management and industry exploration), James Hogan (management and industry exploration), Connor Mitchell (finance), Grant Mitchell (finance), Garrett Nilsen (management and industry exploration), Mitchell Pehlke (management and industry exploration), Carson Raney (finance), Jacob Snyder (business) and Stephen Zupicich (freshman).

In the last two years, the men’s lacrosse team set program records for the number of OSU Scholar-Athletes (42), Academic All-Big Ten honorees (25) and Big Ten Distinguished Scholars (eight). It also had three USILA Scholar-All Americans in 2018-19, bringing its overall total to 17 since 2012. Since 2015, the Buckeyes lead all Big Ten men’s lacrosse programs with 21 Distinguished Scholars (3.7 or better grade-point average in a given academic year) and 97 Academic All-Conference honorees.

2019-20 Ohio State Men’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athletes
Anthony Ameo, So., Marketing
Colby Barker, Jr., Sport Industry
Lukas Buckley, Gr., Finance
J.T. Bugliosi, Jr., Finance
Alec Cerasoli, So., Psychology
James Cipolla, Fr., Health Sciences
Matthew Clibanoff, So., Sport Industry
Michael Clibanoff, So., Sport Industry
Omari DeBerry, Jr., Sport Industry
Sam Faber, Fr., Management & Industry Exploration
Christian Feliziani, Sr., Sport Industry
Brandon Fisher, So., Management & Industry Exploration
Gabe Galbraith, Fr., Finance
T.J. Hendricks, So., Sport Industry
Jeff Henrick, Sr., Sport Industry
Carter Hilleary, Fr., Management & Industry Exploration
James Hogan, Fr., Management & Industry Exploration
Griffin Hughes, Jr., Communication
Justin Inacio, Jr., Biology
Josh Kirson, Sr., Finance
Tre Leclaire, Sr., Sport Industry
Zachary Ludd, So., Finance
Caleb Mahoney, Sr., Civil Engineering
Jed Manning, Jr., Finance
Connor Mitchell, Fr., Finance
Grant Mitchell, Fr., Finance
Nicholas Musci, Sr., Finance
Jack Myers, So., Finance
Garrett Nilsen, Fr., Management & Industry Exploration
Mitchell Pehlke, Fr., Management & Industry Exploration
Carson Raney, Fr., Finance
Evan Riss, Jr., Finance
Joey Salisbury, Sr., Accounting
Colby Smith, Jr., Biology
Jacob Snyder, Fr., Business
Ryan Terefenko, Sr., Sport Industry
Skylar Wahlund, So., Accounting
George Walsh, So., Exploration
Johnny Wiseman, So., Management & Industry Exploration
Stephen Zupicich, Fr., Finance