30 Football Buckeyes Named OSU Scholar-Athletes

By Jason Priestas on March 28, 2013 at 5:02p
Ben Buchanan, a fifth-year senior for the Ohio State football team, earned was named a Scholar-Athlete for the fifth time.

12-0 on the field and 30-0 in the classroom. That's Urban Meyer.

30 Buckeye footballers were named OSU Scholar-Athletes Thursday, recognized for earning a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the academic year. Only the swimming team (34) had more Scholar-Athletes on the men's side and only one other sport, women's rowing (37), had more than Meyer's team.

Punter Ben Buchanan, recently named a Jesse Owens Medal of Honor finalist, and fullback Adam Homan, both fifth-year seniors, were Scholar-Athletes for a fifth time. Hats off, gents. And to all of you, really.

  • OL Darryl Baldwin – junior from Solon majoring in marketing; 2nd OSU Scholar-Athlete award
  • RB Warren Ball – freshman from Columbus undecided on a major; 1st award
  • OL Ivon Blackmon – senior from Bedford Heights majoring in political science; 3rd award
  • WR Stacey Blunt – junior from Columbus majoring in consumer & family financial services; 1st award
  • OL Jacoby Boren – freshman from Pickerington majoring in construction systems management; 2nd award
  • P Ben Buchanan – senior from Westerville pursuing master’s in sports administration; 5th award
  • LB Joe Burger – freshman from Cincinnati majoring in engineering; 1st award
  • OL Pat Elflein – freshman from Pickerington exploring majors; 1st award
  • WR Frank Epitropoulos; freshman from Arlington majoring in exercise science; 1st award
  • LB Craig Fada – freshman from Columbus undecided on a major; 1st award
  • WR Peter Gwilym – sophomore from Freeport, Maine, majoring in business; 2nd award
  • LS Bryce Haynes – sophomore from Cumming, Ga., undecided on a major; 2nd award
  • FB Adam Homan – senior from Coldwater majoring in exercise science; 5th award
  • DL Claudius Mbemba – sophomore from Lewis Center majoring in computer information science; 2nd award
  • SAF Najee Murray – freshman from Steubenville exploring majors; 1st award
  • OL Joey O’Connor – freshman from Eaton, Colo, majoring in criminology; 1st award
  • CB Armani Reeves – freshman from South Easton, Mass., exploring majors in management & industry; 1st award
  • WR Taylor Rice – from Dublin and has graduated with degree in human development and family science; 3rd award
  • WR Ryan Ross – junior from Tallmadge majoring in biology; 3rd award
  • CB Nik Sarac – sophomore from Orange majoring in exercise science; 2nd award
  • DL Tommy Schutt – freshman from Glen Ellyn, Ill, exploring majors in management & industry; 1st award
  • QB Justin Siems – from Charlotte, N.C., and has graduated with degree in aviation; 4th award
  • LB Stewart Smith – from New Albany and has graduated with degree in biology; 4th award
  • DL Noah Spence – freshman from Harrisburg, Pa., majoring in sociology; 1st award
  • OL Ben St. John – junior from Elmore majoring in exercise science; 3rd award
  • S Ron Tanner – junior from Columbus majoring in business; 2nd award
  • TE Blake Thomas – freshman from Westlake exploring majors in the health professions; 1st award
  • WR Michael Thomas – freshman from Los Angeles undecided on a major; 2nd award
  • DL Adolphus Washington – freshman from Cincinnati exploring majors; 1st award
  • LB Camren Williams – freshman from North Easton, Mass., majoring in exercise science; 1st award


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Unky Buck's picture

It's great to see so many freshman on that list. It's so easy to get caught up in the college life when you first get to campus (although it may be harder to do so when most of your life is taken up by football for your first semester). Very nice to see with these young guys.

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mitchjacobsen01's picture

Very proud of our Buckeyes.  Excellent to see so many names on that list.  Hope it grows even more in the future.  Congrats to all who were named.

Baroclinicity's picture

Well done, fellas.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

Nappy's picture

There are at least 37 women on the women's rowing team??

I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face