September 14, 2021

Hall of Fame Class of 2021 – Daren Lynch


The Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame gained 12 new members on Friday, Sept. 10 as the 2021 Induction Class was enshrined at a dinner in the Covelli Center. The class, selected in 2020, was introduced to the crowd at halftime of the Ohio State football game on Saturday.

Daren Lynch, a 2001 graduate and former Buckeye standout, was one of the individuals inducted.

Three-time All-American Daren Lynch enters the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame with an incredible legacy. Lynch, a Londonderry, N.H., native, wore the Scarlet and Gray from 1998-2001 and is one of only three Buckeyes to win the NCAA vault championship. Earning the title in 2001, Lynch also helped Ohio State capture its third NCAA team championship that same year.

A standout in the Big Ten, Lynch was the 2000 Big Ten vault champion and captained the squad to its eighth Big Ten team championship in 2001. Lynch was a Big Ten Medal of Honor finalist as well as a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-American.

After his standout career as a Buckeye, Lynch continued his education at Ohio State and received his master’s degree in physical therapy. He now has more than 15 years of professional experience as a physical therapist for Ohio State.

Daren Lynch gives his Hall of Fame Induction speech.