July 14, 2022

Buckeyes Lead Big Ten with 167 Distinguished Scholars


Ohio State 2021-22 B1G Distinguished Scholars

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State led the way for the Big Ten, with 167 student-athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for 2021-22. The total is the second-most in program history, behind only the 232 recognized in 2020-21. The previous high for Ohio State was 164 in 2019-20.

Ohio State, Penn State (135), Michigan State (126) and Nebraska (105) were the only conference schools with 100 or more honorees in 2021-22.

The complete list of Ohio State Big Ten Distinguished Scholars is available in PDF at the link above and in the table below.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for a student-athlete’s academic career.

The rowing team led Ohio State with 23 honorees, while women’s gymnastics (12), women’s ice hockey (11) and women’s lacrosse (10) also had double-digit selections. Fencing was first among men’s squads with eight honorees, followed by lacrosse with seven.

Forty Buckeyes were recognized for posting 4.0 grade-point averages in 2021-22:
• Sina Schwinn (field hockey)
• Harry Miller (football)
• Corey Rau (football)
• Kyle Young (men’s basketball)
• Zach Shultz (men’s cross country)
• Nick Regas (men’s cross country/track & field)
• Jake Wickert (men’s cross country/track & field)
• Andrew Brower (men’s gymnastics)
• Connor Mitchell (men’s lacrosse)
• Jay Johnson (men’s swimming & diving)
• David Palmer (men’s track & field)
• Emily Nothnagle (pistol)
• Niki Carver (softball)
• Victoria Carlson (synchronized swimming)
• Rose Homoelle (synchronized swimming)
• Laila Huric (synchronized swimming)
• Olivia Schafer (synchronized swimming)
• Caroline Walsh (synchronized swimming)
• Erica Francesconi (women’s cross country/track & field)
• Allie Guagenti (women’s cross country/track & field)
• Andrea Kuhn (women’s cross country/track & field)
• Hannah Moulton (women’s cross country/track & field)
• Suzanne Stein (women’s cross country/track & field)
• Claire Gagliardi (women’s gymnastics)
• Hannah Oliveros (women’s gymnastics)
• Zoe Schweitzer (women’s gymnastics)
• Jennifer Gardiner (women’s ice hockey)
• Paetyn Levis (women’s ice hockey)
• Sarah Johnson (women’s lacrosse)
• Cai Martin (women’s lacrosse)
• Leah Sax (women’s lacrosse)
• Katelyn Bartos (rowing)
• Allison Krish (rowing)
• Darby Pethrick (rowing)
• Tess Thompson (rowing)
• Amy Fulmer (women’s swimming & diving)
• Katherine Zenick (women’s swimming & diving)
• Aziza Ayoub (women’s track & field)
• Hanna Gruensfelder (women’s volleyball)
• Rocky Jordan (wrestling)

Ohio State 2021-22 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars  
Nolan CleggBaseballAir Transportation
Kade KernBaseballExploration
Mitchell OkuleyBaseballMechanical Engineering
Garrett PetersBaseballSport Industry
Sina SchwinnField HockeyPsychology
Sammy StoneField HockeyKinesiology
Harry MillerFootballMechanical Engineering
Corey RauFootballSports Coaching
Kyle YoungMen's BasketballKinesiology
Zach ShultzMen's Cross CountryCity and Regional Planning
Alex DediuMen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldMarketing
Nick RegasMen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldMarketing
Ivan SlyepkanMen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldHealth Sciences
Jake WickertMen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldMechanical Engineering
Bence BendeMen's FencingBiology
Matthew ComesMen's FencingMechanical Engineering
Will GazianoMen's FencingFinance
Vincent HaneyMen's FencingNeuroscience
Clark KokengeMen's FencingPolitical Science
Henry LangeMen's FencingLinguistics
Jack PriceMen's FencingInformation Systems
Nathan WriedtMen's FencingMaterials Sci and Engineering
Patrick SchmueckingMen's GolfFinance
Andrew BrowerMen's GymnasticsVeterinary Medicine
Donovan HewittMen's GymnasticsPolitical Science
Tyler RockwoodMen's GymnasticsFinance
Dexter RoettkerMen's GymnasticsFinance
Quinn PrestonMen's HockeySport Industry
Trent DiCiccoMen's LacrosseMechanical Engineering
Sam FaberMen's LacrosseHealth Sciences
Greg LangermeierMen's LacrosseBusiness
Connor MitchellMen's LacrosseFinance
Jack MyersMen's LacrosseFinance
Evan RissMen's LacrosseFinance
Mitchell SandbergMen's LacrosseHealth Sciences
Samuel BuzzasMen's SoccerKinesiology
Connor DesRochesMen's SoccerFinance
Devyn EtlingMen's SoccerKinesiology
Thomas GilejMen's SoccerEconomics
Tommy MarusicMen's SoccerFinance
Peter Van EuwenMen's SoccerFinance
Joseph CanovaMen's Swimming & DivingData Analytics
Lyle YostMen's Swimming & DivingSpanish
Jay JohnsonMen's Swimming & DivingPhilosophy, Politics, and Econ
Robert KondalskiMen's Swimming & DivingBiology
David PalmerMen's Track & FieldSports Coaching
Samuel ClarkMen's VolleyballMechanical Engineering
Luke LentinMen's VolleyballFinance
Parker MikeschMen's VolleyballSport Industry
Ethan TalleyMen's VolleyballFinance
Katelyn AbelnPistolPublic Health
Samuel GensPistolCivil Engineering
Cade HaibyPistolMechanical Engineering
Emily NothnaglePistolAnthropology
Ariel HallRifleHuman Nutrition
Joel PottsRifleFinance
Frank SteynRiflePublic Health - STEM
Niki CarverSoftballSpecial Education
Tegan CortellettiSoftballCriminology & Criminal Justice
Jessica RossSoftballEnglish
Victoria CarlsonSynchronized SwimmingLandscape Architecture
Rose HomoelleSynchronized SwimmingBiochemistry
Paige HopperSynchronized SwimmingAccounting
Laila HuricSynchronized SwimmingTranslational Pharmacology
Olivia MalloySynchronized SwimmingStudio Art
Reverie NeddeSynchronized SwimmingStudio Art
Olivia SchaferSynchronized SwimmingPsychology
Caroline WalshSynchronized SwimmingSport Industry
Haley WatsonSynchronized SwimmingPsychology
Madison GreeneWomen's BasketballSport Industry
Erica FrancesconiWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldNeuroscience
Allie GuagentiWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldArt Education
Alexa JankowskyWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldArchitecture
Andrea KuhnWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldMathematics
Mia MlynekWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldHealth Sciences
Hannah MoultonWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldMicrobiology
Suzanne SteinWomen’s Cross Country/Track & FieldDietetics and Nutrition
Lauryn DeLucaWomen's FencingChild and Youth Studies
Mika GuillenWomen's FencingFinance
Emma MontgomeryWomen's FencingPharmaceutical Sciences
Camilla RivanoWomen's FencingConsumer Sciences
Kristen RuscitelliWomen's FencingEvolution and Ecology
Zoe Shay-TannasWomen's FencingIndustrial Design
Jillian BourdageWomen's GolfAviation Management
Kristin JamiesonWomen's GolfFinance
Skylar ThompsonWomen's GolfSpeech and Hearing Science
Kailie VongsagaWomen's GolfSport Industry
Elexis EdwardsWomen's GymnasticsPsychology
Claire GagliardiWomen's GymnasticsPsychology
Ella HodgesWomen's GymnasticsAccounting
Sydney JenningsWomen's GymnasticsHealth Sciences
Raina MalasWomen's GymnasticsPolitical Science
Colby MillerWomen's GymnasticsAccounting
Hannah OliverosWomen's GymnasticsCommunication
Emma PritchardWomen's GymnasticsArts and Sciences-BA-Undecided
Nicole RiccardiWomen's GymnasticsEconomics - Business
Sarah RowlandWomen's GymnasticsHealth Sciences
Zoe SchweitzerWomen's GymnasticsSport Industry
Joselyn WargaWomen's GymnasticsFashion and Retail Studies
Madison BizalWomen's HockeySport Industry
Andrea BraendliWomen's HockeyPsychology
Riley BrengmanWomen's HockeySport Industry
Jenna BuglioniWomen's HockeySport Industry
Jennifer GardinerWomen's HockeySport Industry
Sophie JaquesWomen's HockeyCivil Engineering
Quinn KuntzWomen's HockeyHealth Sciences
Paetyn LevisWomen's HockeyHealth Sciences
Sara SaekkinenWomen's HockeySport Industry
Eve SavanderWomen's HockeySport Industry
Amanda ThieleWomen's HockeyCriminology & Criminal Justice
Sophie BaezWomen's LacrosseKinesiology
Lindsay EpsteinWomen's LacrosseKinesiology
Molly ErnestonWomen's LacrosseAgribusiness and Applied Econ
Nicole FerraraWomen's LacrosseCommunication
Sarah JohnsonWomen's LacrossePolitical Science
Ava KeethlerWomen's LacrosseHealth Sciences
Jamie LasdaWomen's LacrosseInternational Studies
Cai MartinWomen's LacrosseHealth Sciences
Leah SaxWomen's LacrosseHealth Sciences
Ashley TurnerWomen's LacrosseSport Industry
Katelyn BartosWomen's RowingMechanical Engineering
Maria BowmanWomen's RowingIndustrial Design
Natalie ChourovaWomen's RowingHuman Nutrition
Olivia ClottenWomen's RowingBiology
Kaitlyn ClouseWomen's RowingPsychology
Noah FletcherWomen's RowingEnvrnmnt,Ecnmy,Dvlpmnt&Stnblty
Alexandra GluntzWomen's RowingMechanical Engineering
Kira KatterleWomen's RowingBiomedical Engineering
Allison KrishWomen's RowingIndustrial Design
Megan McNuttWomen's RowingBiomedical Engineering
Alessandra MontesanoWomen's RowingCommunication
Mia MulhearnWomen's RowingNeuroscience
Lexie NothdurftWomen's RowingWorld Politics
Grace PabstWomen's RowingHuman Dvlpmt & Family Science
Kaitlin PangWomen's RowingEconomics
Darby PethrickWomen's RowingEnvrnmnt,Ecnmy,Dvlpmnt&Stnblty
Gabrielle SchmidtWomen's RowingPsychology
Tess ThompsonWomen's RowingSport Industry
Charline UlmerWomen's RowingArt
Jessy VermeerWomen's RowingSport Industry
Emma WalkerWomen's RowingPsychology
Grace WallaceWomen's RowingSpeech and Hearing Science
Oliver WilliamsWomen's RowingPublic Policy Analysis
Madison LoweWomen's SoccerKinesiology
Amy FulmerWomen's Swimming & DivingBiology
Maya GeringerWomen's Swimming & DivingEnvironmental Polcy&Decsn Mkng
Liberty GilbertWomen's Swimming & DivingPolitical Science
Amanda PalutsisWomen's Swimming & DivingBiomedical Engineering
Kristen RomanoWomen's Swimming & DivingAnthropology
Katherine TraceWomen's Swimming & DivingKinesiology
Sarah TurchanikWomen's Swimming & DivingPsychology
Brynna WolfeWomen's Swimming & DivingSpeech and Hearing Science
Katherine ZenickWomen's Swimming & DivingNeuroscience
Luna DormetWomen's TennisPublic Policy and Management
Aziza AyoubWomen's Track & FieldPublic Health (MPH)
Amelia FiglerWomen's Track & FieldHistory
Abbey KuhnWomen's Track & FieldMarketing
Amelia McCloyWomen's Track & FieldPhilosophy, Politics, and Econ
Jaydan WoodWomen's Track & FieldHealth Sciences
Gabby GonzalesWomen's VolleyballSport Industry
Hannah GruensfelderWomen's VolleyballBiomedical Engineering
Mia GrunzeWomen's VolleyballKinesiology
Emily LondotWomen's VolleyballSport Industry
Kylie MurrWomen's VolleyballSport Industry
Malik HeinselmanWrestlingFinance
Rocky JordanWrestlingSport Industry
Fritz SchierlWrestlingSports Coaching