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Tyler Johnson, Izzy Rodriguez Named Ohio State’s 2022 Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners

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April 11, 2022 at 10:49pm

Ohio State men’s track sprinter Tyler Johnson and women’s soccer defender Izzy Rodriguez were named Monday as OSU’s 2021-22 winners of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, which honors one male and one female athlete from each Big Ten school who has excelled both on the field and in the classroom.

Johnson earns the men’s Big Ten Medal of Honor after earning All-American honors in all four of his seasons as a Buckeye. Johnson, who already graduated from Ohio State with a degree in sport industry last May and is now pursuing a graduate degree in kinesiology, is a six-time Big Ten champion who will look to add to that total as he competes in his final outdoor season for the Buckeyes this spring.

Rodriguez earns the women’s Big Ten Medal of Honor after playing in 88 games for the Buckeyes over the past five years, starting 87 games and earning All-Big Ten honors three times. A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and four-time Ohio State scholar-athlete, Rodriguez graduated from Ohio State with a finance degree in December and now plays for the NWSL’s Kansas City Current.

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