Aaron Craft Makes History in the Classroom

By Kyle Rowland on February 20, 2014 at 3:27p

Aaron Craft's made plenty of history throughout his career at Ohio State. Add another chapter to his growing legacy. On Thursday, Craft was named a first-team Academic All-American for the third consecutive year by CoSIDA. He's the first Buckeye men's basketball player to accomplish that feat. 

The senior point guard, a 3.93 nutrition major, was also named the Academic All-American of the Year for the second consecutive season. Craft is Ohio State's career leader in steals and assists and now just the fourth Big Ten men's basketball player to be named an Academic All-American three straight years. 

A native of Findlay, Craft is a three-time OSU scholar athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.


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German Buckeye's picture

An honor more worthy of any pure athletic kudos IMO.

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Hovenaut's picture

His book selection is stellar.


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No R.L. Stine Goosebumps books tho? I call SHENANIGINS!

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darbnurb's picture

If going from left to right,

1)  The Winner's Manual by Jim Tressel.

2)  The Bible


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Alex Boones Liver's picture

Congrats to Aaron.  He really embodies what being a college athlete is all about.  I'm fairly certain "Dr. Craft" will be just as tenacious helping his patients attack illness.  I'm going to miss watching him play.

InvertMyVeer's picture

Is he going to be a doctor really?

Football is complicated...

Alex Boones Liver's picture

I believe he is pre-med now.


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InvertMyVeer's picture

Good for him, that man might cure cancer one day. 

Football is complicated...

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AAStagg's picture

This alone should silence the Craft-haters, but of course it won't.  They want a 30-point per game guy.  Whether he can read and write would be immaterial to them.  And, for some reason, those rosy cheeks just drive them berserk.  Might be a complexion issue.

Keep calm.  It's only a game.

AngryWoody's picture

I'm so glad Bruce Pearl decided to invite Aaron Craft to that bbq.

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Doc's picture

A-A-Ron u da man. Keep up the good work. But, you can't leave early to go to the cluuubbb




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RedsBuckeyeBoy's picture

He's definitely one of my favorite buckeyes of all time. I'm really trying to drink it all in right now as I'm watching Craft's final few games on the court. You just know he's going to be successful at whatever he puts his mind to post-basketball. 

O-H-I-Owe-U's picture

Can we nickname him 'A Game'? It's not a cliché when you live it every day. Just so thankful my boys have been able to root for #4 the past four years. 

hit_the_couch's picture

I imagine this hasn't happened much at any school. Good for him though.

And then I told her...i'm no weatherman, but tonight's forecast is calling for several inches!

ktownbuckeye20's picture

Shit I got a higher grade in the micro econ class we had, I guess I didn't have to play big time d-1 ball at the same time though lol

ScriptOhio's picture

Re: He's the first Buckeye men's basketball player to accomplish that feat. 

Just sayin': If they had this recognition back in the 60's Jerry Lucas would undoubtedly have been a 3 time academic all american too. Maybe even a 4 timer, if freshman had been allowed to play varsity back then.. 

Lucas insisted on an academic scholarship, making his basketball play optional in an effort to control his college career, as he made education a priority over basketball. Lucas also earned his bachelors degree in three years, and had spent his senior year in post-graduate studies. Ranking in the top 10% of his undergraduate class, He was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for business and management students.


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bucksfan92's picture

I was wondering the same thing re: Lucas.  He was before my time, but I have heard plenty about him from my dad and uncles who have been watching OSU basketball since the '40s.  I have also heard Lucas speak in a small setting  - he has an amazing brain and if tNCAA had such a thing as academic all-Americans back then he'd surely have made it all 3 years (and 4 if they gave it to freshmen)

OSUFlash's picture

I think Dr. Craft, President of The Ohio State University has a great ring to it.


Josh P's picture

I still watch him wave off DT and end ISU's season on youtube when I'm feeling down.  Or when I'm feeling happy.  Or anytime I get on the internet.  

buckeyestu's picture

One of my favorite hoops player of all time. I will miss him not wearing the scarlet and gray after this year. This season has gone by too fast.

scrotieMcboogerballs's picture

Hey Kyle- Can we get times and TV coverage on the Bucks Basketball Schedule page?

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Bailey458's picture

Who has a better professional career Evan Turner or Dr. Craft or me?  Who makes more money?  I could see Aaron being a ridiculously high priced surgeon or a millionaire used care salesman.  Who doesn't want a Craft logo on the back of their car?  What about CEO of Kraft?  I wish I had his name cache and motivation, instead I'm posting on the internet at 3 on a workday.  One certainty is I will be finishing in last place, but I'm happy to be in my fictitiously created race to wealth (bonus learned how to spell fictitously).