January 7, 2020

Jain, DeLuca Selected for Buckeye Leadership Fellows


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A pair of Ohio State student-athletes – Lauryn DeLuca of fencing and Shrenik Jain of pistol – have been chosen to participate in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows, a selective cohort that includes 25 of the university’s most high-achieving students. DeLuca and Jain will be a part of the program for the next two years.

Over the four semesters in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program, students engage in workshops, leadership and personality assessments, reading and personal reflection on topics such as:

  • Personal and professional development;
  • Leading teams and navigating change;
  • Culture, values and ethical leadership and
  • Leaving a legacy

The workshops are hosted and facilitated by Ohio State alumni, faculty, and Columbus community partners.

Jain, a sophomore from Ambala City, Haryana, is a data analytics, business specialization major. During the 2018-19 season, he was a first team All-American in open air and a second team All-American in standard. An OSU Scholar-Athlete and member of the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 1.0 class last summer, Jain’s career goals are to become an entrepreneur. To that end, his internship last summer was in entrepreneurship.

“I want to start my journey by getting the skills of data analysis through my degree to make better decisions and have an edge,” Jain said on his Buckeye Leadership Fellows profile page, which can be viewed by clicking here.

DeLuca hails from Parma, Ohio, and is a sophomore early childhood education major. Her top performance last season as a freshmen came at the January NAC where she took gold in the women’s  Parafencing epee and silver in the women’s Parafencing foil. She is a 2016 Paralympian and 2016 Pan American champion (category A epee) who was the No. 1-ranked wheelchair fencer while in high school.

Away from fencing, DeLuca is the communications chair for the Board of Activities for Mendoza, Norton and Scott Halls. Her career goal is to teach second or third grade math and science as well as spread awareness for adaptive sports. For more on Lauryn, see her Buckeye Leadership Fellows bio by clicking here.