Aug. 4, 2000


Former Ohio State student-athletes Jason Fox and Tarin Forbes have been awarded 2000 NCAA postgraduate scholarships. The $5000 scholarships are given to student-athletes who maintain a cumulative 3.000 grade-point average (4.000 scale) or above and performed with distinction in their respective sports.

Fox, a two-time OSU scholar-athlete, GTE Academic All-America second-team selection and a U.S. Swimming All-America on the men’s swimming team, posted individual-best times of 2:00.61 in the 200-breastroke and 1:48.79 in the 200-individual medley last season. In the 1998-99 season, he placed 22nd at the 1999 World Swimming Championships after taking a sixth-place finish in the 200-yard medley and helping the 400-medley relay team to a fifth-place finish at the 1999 Big Ten Championships. A native of Goshen, Ind., he majored in biology while at OSU.

Forbes, a former member of the synchronized swimming team, had an outstanding year as a junior after taking first place in the duet and trio competitions in a dual meet with Michigan and Miami (Ohio). She went on to take first place in the solo, duet and team competitions at the North Zone Championships. She also was a member of the second place and fourth place teams at the U.S. Collegiate Nationals. While at OSU, she was named an Academic All-America, Academic All-Big Ten and received a U.S. Collegiate Academic Excellence Award. Forbes, of Carrieri, Costa Rica, majored in biology at OSU.