December 13, 2017

Hites and McNutt Headed to Dominican Republic for Service Trip


Dec. 13, 2017

Columbus, Ohio Hannah Hites and Catherine McNutt, members of the Ohio State women’s rowing team, are two of 12 Ohio State student-athletes scheduled to travel to the Dominican Republic from Dec. 15-19 for an international service-learning experience. The Department of Athletics, SASSO and Buckeyes Go International are partnering with Soles4Souls for the fifth time.

“I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in another culture and serving the community,” Hites said. “It’ll be really cool to be able to represent our sport and school in such a special way.”

“I’m grateful for the chance to work alongside other Ohio State student-athletes in this wonderful international opportunity,” McNutt mentioned. “Soles4Souls does amazing things and I’m looking forward to helping them.”

Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing. More information on Soles4Souls can be found at This marks the first winter trip for OSU Athletics and two new sports programs will partake in the adventure as cross county and wrestling are sending their first representatives on a service-learning experience. 

You can follow along with Hannah’s and Catherine’s trip at