COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior offensive lineman Billy Price and sophomore long snapper Liam McCullough were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for having an overall grade point average this past academic year of above 3.70.
Price, from Austintown, Ohio and Austintown-Fitch High School, has already earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialization in operations management. McCullough, a local product from Columbus and Worthington Kilbourne High School, is a finance major.
Ohio State produced a league-high 115 Distinguished Scholars within its Department of Athletics. Conference wide, Price and McCullough were two of 41 football players to earn Distinguished Scholar status. Both have previously been named OSU Scholar-Athletes and Academic All-Big Ten.
Price has 41 consecutive starts to his credit and is a returning first-team All-American, All-Big Ten performer and team captain. This fall, he will move from guard to center and is the unquestioned leader on an offensive line that returns four starters from a unit that helped the Buckeyes rush for a Big Ten-leading 245.2 yards per game last season.
McCullough is the only returning specialist from last season and handled all long snaps in 12 of the Buckeyes’ 13 games, missing only the Oklahoma contest due to illness. This summer, he is completing an internship with Goldman Sachs in New York City.