COLUMBUS, Ohio – Five members of the Ohio State women’s lacrosse team have earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar status for the 2018-19 season, the conference announced on Tuesday (July 9). Junior Kimberly Apuzzo, junior Sarah George, sophomore Carli Mager, senior Mackenzie Maring and junior Emily Skrzypczak were named to the list.
In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must be in at least her second year on campus and earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average during the 2018-19 academic year. A total of 131 student-athletes were recognized from OSU, surpassing last year’s record total of 129. This is also the fourth consecutive year in which Ohio State has led the Big Ten in total recipients.
Skrzypczak is one of 16 student-athletes from Ohio State to register a perfect 4.0 GPA for the academic year, as well as one of six out of conference women’s lacrosse players.
Maring recently graduated with a degree in accounting, while Apuzzo (speech and hearing science), George (strategic communiction and child & youth studies), Skrzypczak (health science) and Mager (biochemistry) return to the team for the upcoming season.