May 31, 2017

Ohio State Leads B1G with 220 Spring/At-Large Academic All-Big Ten Selections


May 31, 2017 Ohio State 2017 Spring/At-Large Academic All-Big Ten

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State had a league-high and program-record 221 student-athletes placed on the Academic All-Big Ten team for spring and at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday. In all, 1,645 spring and at-large sports student-athletes from around the conference were recognized.

For the year, Ohio State had a conference-record 393 honorees (79 fall, 93 winter, 221 spring/at-large), surpassing the 350 set by the Buckeyes just a season ago. This is the first time Ohio State has had more than 200 for spring/at-large sports; the old high was 195 recorded in 2011.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

The rowing team led Ohio State’s spring and at-large sports with 25 honorees, followed by women’s track and field with 23. Synchronized swimming, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse were next with 19 each.

The complete list of Ohio State’s spring and at-large selections is available in the PDF at the top of the release.