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Aug. 4, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Twenty-one current and former Ohio State student-athletes received their degrees during Summer Commencement ceremonies Sunday afternoon at the Jerome Schottenstein Center.

The list includes student-athletes from 17 sports, including national champions and All-Americans.

Zain Shaito, the 2011-2012 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year, will receive his degree in international studies. Shaito won the 2012 NCAA title in foil while helping the Buckeyes to a national championship. He represented Lebanon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Graduating with a degree in sport and leisure studies, Casandra “Hokey” Langan, a forward on the women’s hockey team, finished her career fifth on Ohio State’s all-time scoring list with 134 career points, fifth on the career goals list with 58 and fourth in career assists with 76. She was the 2009-10 WCHA Rookie of the Year and league scoring champion.

Two-time All-American Christienne Linton earns her degree in criminology. Linton starred as a member of the Buckeyes’ 4×100-meter relay team, collecting two Big Ten titles and First Team All-America honors in 2012. She also enjoyed success in the short hurdles and sprints, finishing third in the 60m dash at the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

2013 Summer Commencement Ohio State Student-Athlete Graduates
MHKY – John Albert (Sport and Leisure Studies)
FB – Ben Buchanan (M.A. Education – Sport Management)
WR – Peter Capone (Communication)
BASE – Joe Ciamacco (Family Resource Management)
WVB – Emily Danks (Communication)
WSWIM – Darcy Fishback (Sexuality Studies)
WLAX – Kelsey Heine (Marketing)
WHKY – Krystina Hollowell (Family Resource Management)
MSWIM – Zach Holmes (Journalism)
FB – Tam Hopkins (African American Studies)
WHKY – Hokey Langan (Sport and Leisure Studies)
MVB – Chen Levitan (Sport and Leisure Studies)
WTRK – Christienne Linton (Criminology)
MHKY – Brandon Martell (Biology)
MVB – Coleman Palm (Psychology)
PISTOL – Gary Reburn II (English)
FENCE –Zain Shaito (International Studies)
RIFLE – Maxwell Snyderman (M. Ed.)
SB – Vanessa Spears (Speech and Hearing Science)
MSOC – Dalton Summers (History)
MGOLF – Matt Turner (International Business)