Columbus, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference announced a league-best 249 Ohio State student-athletes from spring and at-large sports have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten team. In all, 1,836 student-athletes from across the conference were recognized Wednesday.
This year, Ohio State totaled a Big Ten record 461 Academic All-Big Ten honorees, with 106 from both fall and winter sports, surpassing the record of 393 set by the Buckeyes last year.
Spring sports include baseball, golf, lacrosse, women’s rowing, softball, tennis and track and field and at-large sports for Ohio State include fencing, pistol, rifle, men’s volleyball, women’s ice hockey and women’s synchronized swimming.
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 as of May 1 for spring sports, 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.
Fencers Benjamin Marcus, a history major, and finance major Aleksandra Kolmykova led the Buckeyes with 4.0 cumulative grade-point averages.
Buckeyes excelled in the classroom throughout the year. At the annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner in April, 674 Buckeyes were recognized and 209 current and former student-athletes combined earned their Ohio State degrees at winter and spring commencement. The student-athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars will be announced later this summer.
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.