April 2, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Ohio State Department of Athletics held the 46th-annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner Monday in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom at the Ohio Union to honor its student-athletes for their academic and athletic accomplishments. At the event, 511 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes were recognized and a number of senior awards were given out.
Kelcey McKinney was given the Corwin A. Fergus Memorial Award.Fergus scholars are male or female student-athletes who have excelled in athletics, achieved academically (3.00 GPA minimum), demonstrated positive qualities of character and citizenship and shown potential for success in a graduate or professional program. Established in 1967, the award is given in memory of Corwin A. Fergus, a member of the Ohio State football team (1912-14), a graduate of the Ohio State School of Law and later a successful businessman. The award reflects his strong commitment to the pursuit of academic and athletic excellence and his positive contributions to society. The $5,000 postgraduate scholarships, which each are renewable for up to three years, can be utilized for graduate study or professional programs at Ohio State.
McKinney, who has already graduated, is a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, as well as the 2011 Big Ten Champion in the triple jump and a two-time All-Big Ten performer.
The Ohio State women's track team had a total of 28 student-athletes honored as Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.
A complete list of the 2013 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes is available at the following link: http://go.osu.edu/2013SAlist.