July 9, 2019

Larocque and Pooley Named B1G Distinguished Scholars


Sasha Larocque and Austin Pooley have earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades, the conference announced Tuesday. The men’s hockey duo are two of a a league-best 131 Buckeyes to earn the honor.

Larocque, a native of Calgary, earned his bachelor’s degree in earth sciences in the spring. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, he was a Senior CLASS Award All-American and the 2019 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Pooley, from Dublin, Ohio, is a finance major. The Academic All-Big Ten honoree will be a junior for the Buckeyes in 2019-20 and has been selected a team captain for the upcoming year.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student’s academic career.

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