A week-long series on Ohio State’s Big Ten Medal of Honor finalists continues today with a feature on synchronized swimmer Jayme DeLancy. The human nutrition major completed her career with national titles as a senior and will be a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.
After spending her freshman year on the Gray squad for the synchronized swimming team, Jayme DeLancy immediately made a splash for the Buckeyes in her remaining three seasons. Promoted to the Scarlet team her sophomore year, DeLancy captained Ohio State to the pinnacle of success in 2009 when they were crowned U.S. Collegiate and U.S. National Team champions.
Perhaps one of the most exciting moments of DeLancy’s Buckeye career came when she and the Scarlet squad won the team routine championship in 2008 in dramatic fashion in front of the home crowd in McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion. The following season in 2009, the Scarlet and Gray won their 25th U.S. Collegiate title, the most of any program in the country.
DeLancy also has experience on the synchronized swimming international scene as a member of the 2008 U.S. National Team II squad.
A three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete as a human nutrition major, DeLancy also has earned Academic All-Big Ten honors during her OSU career. She plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in nursing.
The Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor
In 1914 the Conference established a Medal of Honor to be awarded annually at each member institution to a student in the graduating class. An additional award for the top female was instituted in 1982. Chosen by the Athletic Council, the winners of this most prestigious award are the male and female senior student-athletes who have attained the greatest proficiency in both academics and athletics. This honor includes a $5,000 post-graduate scholarship which can be used at an institution of the recipient’s choice.
Ohio State’s men’s and women’s Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients will be announced at the 2009 OSU Scholar-Athlete Dinner at the Columbus Convention Center Wednesday, May 20.
With Honor series:
Day 1: Steven Moneke, men’s tennis and Kim Reeder, softball
Day 2: James Laurinaitis, football and Jayme DeLancy, synchronized swimming
Day 3: Alyssa Meyer, women’s gymnastics and Jake Bateman, men’s gymnastics