May 25, 2021

Kwiecinski Named The John Dana Cole Award Recipient


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COLUMBUS, Ohio –The 2021 John Dana Cole Award recipient is women’s rower Olivia Kwiecinski (Environment & Natural Resources major).

The John Dana Cole Award, established in 1966 by a gift through the Development Fund from John D. Cole, provides a one-time stipend for post-graduate studies at Ohio State. The recipient of the scholarship is a student-athlete who shows the promise of success in his/her chosen field and has demonstrated academic achievement (3.00 GPA minimum).

Kwiecinski (Kwiz-in-ski) earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award in 2019, has been named Academic All-Big Ten two times (2018, 2019) and is a five-time OSU Scholar Athlete (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021).

The Cincinnati, Ohio, native has helped the Buckeyes to four NCAA Tournament appearances (1V4) during her career.

Earlier Monday the Ohio State women’s rowing team placed 65 student-athletes on the 2020-21 OSU Scholar Athlete list.

The group was part of 799 Ohio State student-athletes recognized with the honor Monday.

The Buckeyes are heading to Sarasota, Florida, this week to participate in the 2021 NCAA Championships Friday through Sunday. Ohio State will be making its 21st appearance in the NCAA Championship. For more click HERE.

To receive the OSU Scholar Athlete distinction, student-athletes must carry a 3.0 or better grade-point average.