May 11, 2020

Four Earn Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar Athlete Honors


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COLUMBUS, Ohio—Four members of the Ohio State men’s basketball program were named Academic-All-Big Ten by the conference office May 11.

The same four earned OSU Scholar-Athlete honors for the 2019-20 academic year, the Ohio State Department of Athletics announced May 13. The group was part of 647 Ohio State student-athletes recognized with the honor. To receive the distinction, student-athletes must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average.

Juniors Kyle Young (Sport Industry) and Musa Jallow (Exercise Science Education) along with graduate student Danny Hummer (Kinesiology) and sophomore Harrison Hookfin (Biology) made the list.

Young has played in 81 games as a Buckeye with 39 starts. He averaged 7.5 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Buckeyes in 2019-20.

Jallow sat out the 2019-20 season with ankle injuries. He played in 68 games with 23 starts in the previous two seasons.

Hummer played in 22 games as a Buckeye, including a start against Illinois in his final home game at Value City Arena this year.

Hookfin has appeared in nine games over the last two seasons, including eight in 2019-20.

The awards are the second for Hummer, Jallow and Young.

Chris Holtmann, head coach of the Buckeyes, has coached 11 academic All-Big Ten honorees in his three seasons in Columbus.