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Big Ten-Best 262 Ohio State Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors 

By June 12, 2024 (4:17 pm)Ohio State University

For the second consecutive year, Ohio State had a Big Ten-leading 262 student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors for spring and at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday. 

Ohio State had honors going to players who competed in 18 sports: baseball; men’s and women’s fencing; men’s and women’s golf; women’s hockey; men’s and women’s lacrosse; pistol; rifle; rowing; softball; synchronized swimming; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s track & field and men’s volleyball. 

Academic All-Big Ten honors are awarded to student-athletes who have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. While this is the baseline, 13 Buckeyes went above and beyond and carried a perfect 4.0 GPA. 

Those players were: Katelyn Abeln (pistol); Irina Cantos Siemers (women’s tennis); Faith Choi (women’s golf); Jalyen Jones (baseball); Sam Hackenbracht (softball); Halsey Hartmetz (women’s hockey); Justin Howard (men’s volleyball); Sean Kaminski (men’s track & field); Quinn Kuntz (women’s hockey); Abbie Leverett (pistol); Justin Sherrer (men’s lacrosse); Jacob Snyder (men’s lacrosse) and Tess Thompson (rowing). 

This finishes off a successful year for Ohio State in the classroom overall. In athletic director Gene Smith’s final academic year in the role, 489 total student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, with 262 honored in the spring, 103 named in the winter and 124 selected in the fall. The total number was 63 shy of the record set by the university in the 2021-22 academic year.

The Buckeyes also finished with a cross-sport multi-year academic progress rate of 989 this past month, with nine programs having a perfect-multi-year school of 1,000, including football, which joined only Harvard as the only two FBS programs to achieve that feat. 

For a full list of Ohio State’s spring and at-large Academic All-Big Ten selections, click here.

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