May 15, 2020

Three Buckeyes Earn Degrees This Spring


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Justin Wick, Caden Orewiler and Will Voetsch were all part of 172 Ohio State student athletes to earn their degrees this spring.

Wick a redshirt-senior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, received his degree in marketing. He played in 14 events over the past three seasons and notched a pair of top-20 finishes. Both of those came at the Puerto Rico Individual Classic the last two years. He also fired a three-under 68 in the second round of the Bearcat Invitational in 2017 en route to a 26th place finish. Wick was a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and a likely three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Orewiler played in 2017 and 2018 and spent the last two seasons as a student-coach. He appeared in 13 events in his first two years and had a scoring average of 74.16. Not too many golfers can say their first collegiate round was a 3-under 69 at famed Pebble Beach but that’s what Orewiler did. His best collegiate finish was a third place showing at the 2018 Puerto Rico Individual Classic. Last year, in first season as a coach, Orewiler helped the team to three victories and advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2011, where they made the final day of stroke play.

Voetsch was a key member and a senior on that NCAA Tournament team. He joined the Ohio State program prior to the start of the 2018-19 season after competing at Rice the previous two years. He played in 21 events for the Buckeyes and finished his career with four top-10 and six top-20 finishes. His best round was a 6-under 64 in the second round of the 2019 Big Ten Tournament which is tied for the lowest Big Ten Tournament round by a Buckeye since 1980. Voetsch earned Academic All-Big Ten honors both seasons as a Buckeye.