Aaron Craft Named Academic All-America of the Year for Division I Men's Basketball

By Jason Priestas on February 21, 2013 at 12:19p

Things Aaron Craft excels at: playing defense, turning your girlfriend on, homework.

Senior forward Elena Delle Donne of Delaware and junior guard Aaron Craft of Ohio State lead the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A nutrition (pre-med) major with a 3.92 G.P.A., Craft has led No. 18 Ohio State to a19-7 record this year. One of 12 finalists for the 2013 Bob Cousy Award as the nation’s top point guard, he has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Basketball first team two years in a row. A native of Findlay, Ohio, he received the NCAA Elite 89 Award for the highest G.P.A. at the 2012 NCAA Final Four.


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Doc's picture

Congratulations Aaron!  You make Buckeye Nation proud!

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BoFuquel's picture

Congrats.Aaron! Following in the path trod by many greats before. GO BUCKS!

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.

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"But I'm tryin' Ringo. I'm tryin', real hard, to be the shepherd"

larzdapunk's picture

Ditto! I was just telling my wife last night that I thought his GPA was lower than my undergrad GPA.... but I was wrong.  Damn you, B+ in Adolescent Psychology!!!!!

AngryWoody's picture

What a great kid. Whether it's his rabid determination on the court or his effort in the classroom Aaron Craft makes us all a little prouder to be a Buckeye!

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MediBuck's picture

Wow. That GPA is much better than mine, and I didn't play Division I college basketball on a Top 10 team. Seeing as how medical schools were still dumb enough to accept me, I think Dr. Craft's future is very bright indeed :)

"There is a force that makes us all brothers, no one goes his way alone." --Woody Hayes

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"2014 National Champions...deal with it!!!"

xFactor11's picture

I've always wondered what Thanksgiving dinners would be like at the Craft household. Two Ohio State basketball players and on top of that you have Brandon, who is in the US Army. I would love to hear some of their stories.

dubjayfootball90's picture

true student athlete right now. Nice to see such a mix of knowledge and athleticism. 

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

xFactor11's picture

What I would give to have just one of those attributes.

GoBucks713's picture

That dude is going to have the most successful practice in Ohio.

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Doc's picture

I hope he comes to the Toledo area.  I need a new MD.

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Dougger's picture

wow that's impressive. congrats!

I like football

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

That is quite a GPA.  Damn near a 4.0.  He got one of those pesky B's somewhere.  Oh well.  Awesome job Aaron.

Class of 2010.

RedStorm45's picture

Or A-.
i remember his freshman year during the Illinois broadcast they said he had all a's except for one class, and that was a B+ because the professor wouldn't let him make up a quiz he missed while on the road for a game.

Brutus's picture

I'll take his character, skill, and GPA over a reliable second scorer everyday. We are lucky to have him.

Kevbo714's picture

Hmm...To Mr. (In time, will be) Dr. Craft...  Life up vote +1  

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Leanenaud's picture

Stud... Bet he gets mad trim.