Four members of the Ohio State men’s tennis team were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars on Wednesday. That total is tied for the second-most in the conference.
Kyle Seelig and Jacob Wareti each earned the award for the third-consecutive season while Andrew Lutschaunig and Tim Seibert claim the distinction for the first time. To be eligible for the honor, Big Ten student-athletes must have a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher the previous academic year.
Seelig graduated this spring with his degree in Child and Youth Studies. He is planning to use the waiver granted by the NCAA to spring sport athletes and will compete again for the Buckeyes in 2020-21. Wareti is a Health Sciences major and is entering his fifth season with the team as a redshirt-senior.
Lutschaunig just completed his redshirt-freshman season and is majoring in Management & Industry Exploring. Seibert will be one of four seniors on the roster in 2020-21. The Pulheim, Germany native is a finance major and now a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree in addition to his latest accolade.
The Buckeyes had a great season off the court as an entire team. OSU received an NCAA Public Recognition Award this year which is given to teams scoring in the Top 10 percent in each sport based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). This was the third year in a row that the program has been recognized and the seventh time overall. The team also claimed the Varsity O Small Roster GPA award.