June 1, 2022

Buckeyes Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team


2022 Ohio State Spring/At-Large Academic All-Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Wednesday, the Big Ten announced the Academic All-Big Ten selections for spring and at-large sports, with 2,288 student-athletes from across the conference recognized. Ohio State led the way with 293 Buckeyes included.

A record 552 Ohio State student-athletes were named to the Academic All-Big Ten Team in 2021-22. The 293 honorees from spring and at-large sports join 140 from fall sports and 119 winter sport student-athletes. The previous high was set just a year ago (2020-21), when 527 Buckeyes were recognized (120 fall, 109 winter, 298 spring/at-large).

For Ohio State, spring and at-large sports include baseball, men’s and women’s fencing, men’s and women’s golf, women’s ice hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, pistol, rifle, women’s rowing, synchronized swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field and men’s volleyball. Ohio State led all Big Ten schools in spring and at-large honorees and had 69 more than second-place Penn State, with just five schools recording more than 200 selections.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list, who have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

David Palmer from men’s track and field, Emily Nothnagle of the pistol team, synchronized swimmer Olivia Schafer, Leah Sax from women’s lacrosse, rowers Margaret Livingston and Tess Thompson and Aziza Ayoub of the women’s track and field team were all recognized for carrying a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.

The complete list of Ohio State’s spring and at-large Academic All-Big Ten selections is available in the PDF at the top of the release. The rowing team led Ohio State with 53 honorees, with women’s track and field (29), men’s lacrosse (27), women’s lacrosse (25) and men’s track and field (20) also posting 20 or more. Men’s fencing had 17, followed by synchronized swimming (16), women’s ice hockey (15), baseball (15), men’s volleyball (13), women’s fencing (11), softball (11), rifle (9), women’s tennis (8), pistol (7), women’s golf (6), men’s golf (6) and men’s tennis (5).