COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seven members of the men’s lacrosse team were among those honored on Wednesday as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. This year’s honorees were Colby Barker (sport industry), Lukas Buckley (specialized master’s – business/finance), Christian Feliziani (sport industry), Tre Leclaire (sport industry), Nick Musci (finance), Evan Riss (finance) and Skylar Wahlund (accounting).
In order to be eligible, a student-athlete must be in at least his second year on campus and earn a 3.7 or better grade-point average during the 2019-20 academic year. Over the last three years, Buckeye lacrosse players have earned 21 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards – the most of any men’s lacrosse program in the conference.
Buckley earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors for the third time in his career while Barker, Feliziani, Leclaire, Musci, and Wahlund are all first-time honorees. Riss was a Distinguished Scholar last year as well. It also caps off another strong year academically for the Scarlet and Gray. Consider:
Ohio State led the conference with a record total of 164 honorees, surpassing the 131 recognized in 2018-19. This is the fifth consecutive year Ohio State has led the Big Ten in total recipients.