Another day, another award for Ohio State heavyweight wrestler Kyle Snyder and women's tennis sensation Francesca Di Lorenzo. Monday, Ohio State named Snyder and Di Lorenzo as 2016-17 Male and Female Athletes of the Year.
The two will be placed on the Big Ten Male and Female Athletes of the Year ballot.
Snyder, junior, finished a perfect 2016-17 season by defeating Connor Medbery of Wisconsin, 6-3, in the 285 lb. final of the NAA championships. At 19-years-old, he also became the youngest World Champion in history. Snyder is the fourth Buckeye in history to repeat as Male Athlete of the Year.
— Ohio State Wrestling (@wrestlingbucks) June 13, 2017
Di Lorenzo, a sophomore from New Albany, Ohio, is the first tennis player in school history to be named Ohio State’s Female Athlete of the Year.
Di Lorenzo won the 2017 NCAA Doubles Championship with Miho Kowase, the first NCAA title in program history. She was also the No. 1-ranked singles player all spring after winning two ITA singles titles in the fall. She was an All-American in singles and doubles, as well as an Academic All-American.
For a complete list of Ohio State Male and Female Athletes of the Year, click here.