April 29, 2019

Ohio State Paces Country in Scholar All-Americans Again

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An NCAA-best seven Ohio State wrestlers earned Scholar All-American awards for 2018-19. This marks the second straight season in which Ohio State placed seven Buckeyes on the list to pace the country. The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) honored a total of 142 D-I student-athletes.

NWCA Release

The Buckeye recipients this season include:  Ke-Shawn Hayes (logistics management major), Malik Heinselman (business), Micah Jordan (sport industry), Joey McKenna (operations management), Kollin Moore (logistics management), Luke Pletcher (sport industry) and Kaleb Romero (marketing).

Of the 142 honorees, 39 scaled the All-America stand in Pittsburgh at the NCAA Championships. Four of those All-Americans and Scholar All-Americans donned Scarlet & Gray in Jordan, McKenna, Moore and Pletcher.

Jordan and McKenna earned this academic accolade three times while Hayes and Pletcher are each two-time winners with a year of eligibility remaining.

“Honoring individuals and teams who have set themselves apart in the classroom is one of the greatest ways we can preserve and grow our sport”, Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director said. “Wrestling is one of the top collegiate sports having first-generation college attendees and it’s great to see so many student-athletes taking advantage of the opportunity the sport has given them by pursuing excellence in the classroom as well as on the mat.”