July 1, 2021

Rowing Represented by 23 on Distinguished Scholar List


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s rowing team continues to earn recognition for its academic achievements in 2021. The Big Ten Conference announced today its list of 2021 Distinguished Scholars with 23 Buckeyes earning the award.

A record 232 Ohio State student-athletes were recognized by the Big Ten Conference with Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Awards. The previous high for Ohio State was 164 in 2019-20.

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 3.00 or higher for a student-athlete’s academic career. In all, the B1G honored 2,132 student-athletes across the conference as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for 2020-21.

The complete list of Ohio State’s Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients is available via PDF at the link above.

Ohio State finished in the No. 6 spot at the NCAA Championships this year. The team also performed well academically with 64 athletes named Academic All-Big Ten and 65 earning OSU Scholar Athlete honors in 2021.

Individually, graduate students Grace Libben (Woody & Anne Hayes Award) and Olivia Kwiecinski (John Dana Cole Award) were recognized for their efforts in the classroom.

In addition, the rowing program will be well represented with six former, current and future Buckeyes earning roster spots with their respective countries at the Tokyo Olympics in late July.


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