Ohio State athletes have shown remarkable dedication in their academic pursuits this year. A total of 489 Ohio State athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in the 2023-24 academic year, leading the conference and contributing to the 2,271 athletes who received this prestigious award.

Among these honorees, 262 athletes from spring and at-large sports achieved Academic All-Big Ten status, marking the second consecutive year Ohio State has had this many athletes recognized. They join 103 winter athletes and 124 fall athletes who were previously honored after their respective seasons.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, athletes must be full-time students for at least 12 months and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Impressively, 13 Buckeyes from spring or at-large sports achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA this year. These students include Katelyn Abeln (pistol), Irina Cantos Siemers (women’s tennis), Faith Choi (women’s golf), Sam Hackenbracht (softball), Hadley Hartmetz (women’s hockey), Justin Howard (men’s volleyball), Sean Kaminski (men’s track and field), Quinn Kuntz (women’s hockey), Abbie Leverett (pistol), Justin Sherrer (men’s lacrosse), Jacob Snyder (men’s lacrosse), and Tess Thompson (rowing).

The record for the most Academic All-Big Ten honorees in a single year for Ohio State is 552, which was achieved during the 2021-22 academic year. This consistent performance highlights the university’s strong academic support for its athletes, underscoring the tremendous value of a degree from Ohio State.