May 29, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State placed 191 student-athletes on the Spring and At-Large Academic All-Big Ten teams, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday. Throughout the conference, 1,279 student-athletes from the spring and at-large sports were recognized.
For the year, Ohio State had a conference-best 327 honorees (61 fall, 75 winter), the only school to top 300 honorees for the second year in a row. The 2012-13 total of 327 passes the 312 recognized in 2011-12 and ranks third for a single academic year in Ohio State history. The Buckeyes set the conference standard with 346 in 2009-10 and had 329 in 2010-11.
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 (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
For the spring and at-large sports, the No. 1-ranked women's rowing team led the way for Ohio State with 20 honorees. The men's lacrosse team was second with 18, followed by women's track and field with 17 and women's lacrosse with 15. Men's track and field was next with 16, followed by men's and women's hockey with 13 each, men's volleyball (12) and synchronized swimming (11).
Fencer Maxwell Sterns, who earned his Ohio State degree at spring commencement, is one of 24 Big Ten student-athletics to maintain a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average.
The complete list of Ohio State's spring and at-large selections is available in the PDF at the top of the release.
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