You're One Classy Guy, Deshaun Thomas

By Jason Priestas on April 2, 2013 at 11:52a

Ohio State's student newspaper The Lantern received a letter to the editor from none other than Deshaun Thomas. His message? Essentially "I'm surrounded by winners and they need love, too."

Thomas points out that while it's a privilege to play for Ohio State, there are plenty of other elite athletes in Buckeye sports that do not get the publicity of football and men's basketball.

I know that athletes in other sports that do not get much press coverage are also winning championships. Just two weekends ago, Logan Stieber won his second-consecutive national championship in his weight class in wrestling, and senior Marco Canevari marked the Scarlet and Gray’s single individual champion title in fencing by securing the gold medal in men’s epee on March 22. A day later, gymnasts Sarah Miller and Aly Marohn captured the Big Ten championship on the balance beam.

And then he closes like a champ.

All athletes at Ohio State work very hard at being the best they can be at their sport. I wish that all athletes could receive the attention that our football and basketball teams get. They all deserve to be celebrated.

Deshaun Thomas
Third-year in sports management

Well done, sir.

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