Buckeyes Shine in the Classroom

Jan. 28, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Striving to showcase excellence both in the water and in the classroom, members of the Ohio State women’s swimming contingent registered an excellent Autumn 2014 academic term. Two student-athletes, Amy Bopp and Lauren Davis, even earned perfect, 4.0 grade-point averages.

As a unit, the Buckeyes posted a team GPA of 3.22 for Autumn Semester, bringing the Scarlet and Gray’s cumulative GPA to 3.32 overall. 

“Coach Dorenkott and I are incredibly proud of our Buckeyes for striving for excellence in all aspects of their lives, especially in the classroom,” Ohio State assistant women’s swimming coach Jordan Wolfrum said. “The amount of hard work that goes into being a great student while also training to be an elite athlete is not lost on us. We feel lucky to have a team made up of so many smart, talented and hardworking young women.”

Bopp, a sophomore from Clifton Park, N.Y., is currently a pre-public health major, while Davis, a senior this season, is also studying health sciences as a biology major. Both are previous Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipients. 

A total of 12 student-athletes representing the women’s swimming team achieved a GPA ranging from 3.5 to 3.99 during Autumn Semester. Also impressive, nine student-athletes were in the 3.0 to 3.49 range for the term. 

Davis and her fellow classmates will be honored during a senior ceremony prior to Ohio State’s home meet vs. Wright State on Saturday, Feb. 7. The Buckeyes will next suit up against West Virginia, Friday, Jan. 30 at 5 p.m. ET.