Jan. 14, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio-Aaron Craft, a senior on the Ohio State men's basketball team, is a finalist for the 2014 Collegiate Wooden Cup, given annually to a collegiate and a professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others.
Craft is one of five collegiate finalists for the award, which will be presented April 22 in Atlanta.
A champion on the court, Craft also finds time to work with others in the Columbus community and abroad. He traveled to Haiti last summer on a mission trip, has volunteered at a local food bank and provided support to children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
As Ohio State's point guard, he has set the Ohio State career records for assists and steals and will leave Ohio State as one of its all-time winningest players upon graduation this spring.
A nutrition (pre-med) major, Craft is a two-time first team academic All-American, the NCAA Division I academic All-American of the year in 2013, a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time OSU scholar athlete.