May 14, 2020

Four Baseball Buckeyes Earn Degrees at Spring Commencement


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four members of the Ohio State baseball program received their degrees in a virtual commencement ceremony May 3. The quartet combined to appear in 355 career games in a Buckeye uniform.

Brett McKinney, a right-handed pitcher, was a four-year letterwinner for the Buckeyes from 2010 through 2013. Selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft, McKinney sits in the Top 25 on the Ohio State career lists for appearances (77), innings pitched (243.0) and strikeouts (201). A native of Hamilton, Ohio, McKinney earned his degree in sport and leisure studies.

Scottie Seymour, who’s played in 27 games over the last three season, received a business degree in finance and economics. The outfielder has been named a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete. A member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 Big Ten Tournament championship team, Seymour, from Maumee, Ohio, also earned 2019 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades.

Jalen Washington, from Twinsburg, Ohio, was a four-year letterwinner from 2014 through 2017 and two-time team captain, earned his degree in operations management. A 2017 Major League Baseball Draft pick by the San Diego Padres, Washington, who spent the 2019 season as a student assistant coach for the Buckeyes, was named a member of the 2016 Big Ten All-Tournament team for Tournament champion Ohio State.

Noah West, a native of Westerville, Ohio, received his degree in logistics management. A veteran of 110 career games, West is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, a 2018 Academic All-Big Ten selection and a member of the Buckeyes’ 2019 Big Ten Tournament championship team.