COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ninety-three Ohio State winter student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-Big Ten team, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday. A total of 787 winter sports student-athletes were recognized across the conference from basketball, gymnastics, men's ice hockey, swimming and diving and wrestling.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
For Ohio State, men's swimming and diving led the way with 26 athletes recognized. Women’s swimming and diving followed with 17 student-athletes, then men’s hockey (16), wrestling (12), men’s gymnastics (10), women’s gymnastics (8), women’s basketball (3) and men’s basketball (1).
Highlights of standout Ohio State winter Academic All-Big Ten selections:
J. Reed McGraw – Swimmer recognized as one of 12 Big Ten student-athletes with an unblemished cumulative grade-point average
Kyle Snyder – NCAA wrestling champion and Olympic gold medalist
Kelsey Mitchell – Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year for the women’s basketball Buckeyes
Lindsey Clary – Women’s swimmer named an All-American in the 400-meter individual medley
Jake Martin – Men’s gymnastics ranks in the Top 10 nationally in the all-around and on high bar
Nick Schilkey – Men’s hockey Buckeye leads the Big Ten and ranks third nationally with 27 goals
Colin Zeng – Men’s diver looking to defend NCAA platform title this weekend
Kaitlyn Hofland – Two-time All-Big Ten gymnast
The complete list of honorees is available at the link above.
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