July 1, 2020

Sasaki, Shears Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two members of the Ohio State women’s golf team have received Big Ten Distinguished Scholar recognition, the conference office announced Wednesday. To be eligible for Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors, student-athletes must carry a grade-point average of 3.7 for the previous academic year.

Ohio State Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
Junior Yukie Sasaki (1st selection – Hospitality Management)
*Senior Adeena Shears (3rd selection – Human Development and Family Science)
*Carried a 4.0 grade-point average for the 2019-20 academic year

The duo joins six Buckeyes to garner OSU Scholar-Athlete distinction, five named Academic All-Big Ten, four to earn WGCA All-American Scholar status, and Shears, who earned her degree in human development and family science at spring commencement last month.