Sixty-One Buckeyes Named Academic All-Big Ten
Dec. 6, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sixty-one Ohio State student-athletes have been named Academic All-Big Ten, the conference office announced Thursday. In all, 816 conference student-athletes from seven sports were honored.
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
The women’s soccer team led the way for Ohio State with 14 honorees, followed by football with 12 laurels. Field hockey and men’s soccer each had 10 honorees, while seven women’s cross country student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten and women’s volleyball recorded five.
The women’s volleyball team concluded the year with a 23-11 record and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth-consecutive year. Seniors Mari Hole and Emily Danks and junior Kaitlyn Leary earned All-Big Ten honors.
The women’s soccer team finished the year with a 16-4-2 overall record, claiming its third Big Ten Tournament title, while advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Tiffany Cameron, who concluded her Ohio State career as the program’s all-time leading goal scorer, was named an NSCAA second team All-American.