August 6, 2017

Buckeye Student-Athletes Set to Graduate Sunday


Aug. 6, 2017

Watch Live Stream – Summer Commencement 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sunday, 18 current and former Ohio State student-athletes will receive their degree at summer semester commencement at 2 p.m. in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. The ceremony can be watched online HERE. Several student-athletes helped contribute to a second place finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the 2016-17 year.  

JT Blubaugh was a captain on the 2017 NCAA runner-up men’s lacrosse team. A Columbus native, he ended his career as the program’s all-time leader in games played (69) and did not miss a game in his four years with the squad. Gabriel Domecus was a three-year starter for men’s volleyball, including the back-to-back national championships and All-America recognition.

Nikki Walts will be a four-year letterwinner for the Ohio State women’s soccer team. Through her first three seasons, the 2016 assistant captain has started 63 career matches, scoring 11 goals and dishing out 13 assists. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native was a second team All-Big Ten pick in 2016 and a member of the Big Ten All-Freshman team in 2014.

George Reese was a member of two successful Ohio State basketball teams in 1999 and 2000. Reese came back to Columbus and will receive his degree in sociology as part of Ohio State’s degree completion program.

2017 Ohio State Summer Commencement
Student-Athlete Graduates
MBB – George Reese, Sociology
FB – Michael Hill, Sport Industry
FB – Cardale Jones, African-American & African Studies
MGYM – Andrew Rickly, Exercise Science
MHKY – Christian Frey, Communication
MHKY – Anthony Greco, Criminology
MHKY – Tyler Lundey, Family Resource Management
MLAX – JT Blubaugh, Communication
MTRK – Deshawn Marshall, Sport Industry
MVB – Gabriel Domecus, Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability
WR – Mark Martin, Sociology
WBB – Linnae Harper, Communication
WFH – Paige Hamilton, Psychology
WLAX – Alexandria Bulk, Communication
WLAX – Tess Solazzo, Sociology
WSO – Emma Firenze, Sport Industry
WSO – Nikki Walts, Sport Industry
WTRK – Khara Walker, Exercise Science