May 25, 2021

Jacob Wareti Named A.K. & Judith A. Pierce Phoenix Award Winner


Ohio State senior tennis player Jacob Wareti has been named the 2021 A.K. & Judith A. Pierce Phoenix Award Winner.

The scholarship is given to the student-athlete who has excelled both in their sport and in academics. But most importantly, the scholarship is awarded to someone who has seen personal growth attained through perseverance and hard work.

Wareti has been named Academic All-Big Ten three times and is a two-time ITA Scholastic Athlete. He received the Morrill Scholarship Program Excellence Award and was a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.

The Columbus, Ohio native has plans of becoming a doctor and will start medical school this fall.

On the court, Wareti has been one of the leaders on the team that has won four Big Ten regular season and tournament titles and was the Big Ten East Division champion this season. Wareti and the Buckeyes went to the NCAA Tournament in all five of his seasons and also won the 2019 ITA Indoor Team National Championship.