Each year, the Big Ten Conference awards the Big Ten Medal of Honor to the most outstanding male and female senior student-athlete on each B1G campus. Robbie Delagrange is one of five men’s finalists for the 2020 award.
A four-year member of the pistol team who hails from Hartville, Ohio, Delagrange was named a Second Team All-American in standard pistol after garnering honorable mention accolades during his junior campaign. He contributed a Top 30 finish in free pistol to aid Ohio State’s national championship performance in 2018.
Delagrange followed up the team title by participating in a service-learning trip to Costa Rica collaborated by OSU Athletics and GVI. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, majoring in criminology and criminal justice, has routinely been named to the Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar-Athlete lists.
The Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” Big Ten schools currently feature almost 9,500 student-athletes, but only 28 earn this prestigious award on an annual basis. In the 100-plus years of the Medal of Honor, almost 1,400 student-athletes have earned this distinction.