March 14, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State junior back Sophia Pifer was selected to the 2012 Gladiator by SGI/NFHA Division I Scholars of Distinction list, the NFHCA announced this past week. These student-athletes have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.90 or higher through the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year.
Pifer, a native of Coopersburg, Pa., will be participating in the Ohio State Study Abroad Program as she will be traveling to Israel following classes in May to be a part of the Living Jerusalem Program. An international studies major, Pifer would like to work for the United Nations or an NGO upon graduation and Ohio State’s study abroad program is the perfect opportunity to help advance her career path.
“I chose this program for a number of reasons,” Pifer said. “I’ve never been to anywhere in the Middle East and thought this would be a great chance to experience cultures that I’ve never been expose to. I hear so much about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and while we certainly do talk about that in class, I’m eager to learn about the daily lives of the people of Jerusalem.”
Pifer, who transferred to Ohio State last season, played in nine games for the Scarlet and Gray. She is one of 12 letterwinners returning to the Buckeyes for the 2013 campaign.
Check back this spring for updates from Pifer as she will be blogging about her study abroad experience from Jerusalem.