COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three members of the Ohio State women’s basketball team have been named Academic All-Big Ten – Savitha Jayaraman, Dorka Juhasz and Aaliyah Patty.
For Jayaraman, this is her third Academic All-Big Ten honor. She is one of 21 Buckeyes to earn the distinction three times. This year, the Powell, Ohio native battled a back injury but was able to appear in one game, and that was on her senior night against Northwestern. Jayaraman graduated this spring with a degree in operations management.
This was the first award for both Juhasz and Patty. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must have been enrolled fulltime at their institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Both players did well on and off the court. Juhasz led the team for the second consecutive season in scoring and rebounding, averaging 13.2 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She was named first team All-Big Ten and is now a two-time All-Big Ten honoree. Patty stepped her game up in her second season, averaging 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. She notched the first three double-doubles of her career and was second on the team in shooting percentage at nearly 49 percent.
In total, 46 Buckeyes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.