July 1, 2020

Wrestling Trio Snags B1G Distinguished Scholar Accolades


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Rocky Jordan, Kollin Moore and Zach Steiner were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday (July 1) by the conference office.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student’s academic career.

A Big Ten best 164 Ohio State student-athletes were honored for this season. The full list is HERE.

The 164 honorees is an Ohio State record, surpassing the 131 recognized in 2018-19. This is the fifth consecutive year Ohio State has led the Big Ten in total recipients.