155 to receive degrees in Ohio Stadium
511 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes recognized
Male and female Medal of Honor winners to be announced Monday
Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 47th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
April 16 - 22, 2013
2013 (Redshirt Junior Season): Scored a 15.45 at the 2013 NCAA Individual Event Finals April 21 to become the 2013 NCAA National Champion on Pommel Horse, just the second gymnast in Ohio State history to win a national title on the event ... competed as an event specialist on pommel horse in every meet of the season ... placed first on the event with a 15.40 at Penn State Feb. 2 ... placed first with a 15.40 against Michigan Feb. 16 ... finished third (14.80) against Illinois Feb. 23 ... took first (15.00) against UIC March 9 ... placed second with a 14.90 at Oklahoma March 23 ... placed sixth overall at the NCAA National Qualifier April 19 with a 14.70 ... advanced to the NCAA Individual Event Finals after placing third with a 14.95 during the NCAA Team Finals April 20 ... earned second career All-America honors ... named to Capital One Academic All-America At-Large First Team and Capital One Academic All-District At-Large ... earned Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors.
2011 (Redshirt Freshman Season): Represented the Buckeyes on pommel horse ... competed in the Big Ten Championships in Champaign, Ill. (April 1) and the NCAA Qualifier in Columbus (April 14) ... scored a career-high 13.85 at the 2011 Big Ten Championship Team Finals (April 1) ... competed in six regular season meets ... placed fourth with a 13.15 against Brockport (Feb. 12) and placed eighth with the same score against Oklahoma (Jan. 22) ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... OSU Scholar-Athlete.
Personal: Son of Manuel and Caryn Newburger ... has one sibling, Joshua ... plans to pursue a PhD in physics upon completion of undergraduate studies ... enjoys visual art, electronics and science ... recipient of Smith Junior Award recognizing high achievement among junior level undergraduate physics and engineering physics majors ... participated in VASEart competition in high school; pieces medaled and advanced to state competition.