COLUMBUS, Ohio – A pair of Ohio State football players – offensive lineman Gavin Cupp and linebacker Logan Hittle – are members of this summer’s Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 intern class. Cupp will work in the Student-Athlete Support Service office while Hittle will be a coaching intern, assisting a variety of coaches and administrators from various sports.
Overall, the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 class is comprised of a program-record 46 student athletes representing 24 different Ohio State sports programs. The group will be interning within the Athletics Department, on campus and with organizations off campus.
Cupp is a fourth-year junior who is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection. From Leipsic, Ohio, Cupp is majoring in human development and family science. His long term career goal is to “work with collegiate athletes on the academic level, either as an academic counselor or a learning specialist.”
Hittle, who joined the football program in the winter of 2018, is a native of Zanesville, Ohio and graduate of Tri Valley High School. He is majoring in sport industry with goals of eventually becoming a director of player personnel or football operations. This summer, he hopes to “network with athletes and coaches from various sports, gain a different perspective and build my knowledge about the business side of sports.”
The Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 Internship program runs eight weeks over the summer and allows student-athletes to gain important hands-on professional experience. The program incorporates an educational curriculum focused on areas such as networking, leadership and personal finance. Furthermore, the program expands student-athletes’ scope by participating in site visits with local Columbus employers. It is the most tenured program in the Eugene D. Smith Leadership Institute.