A total of 106 Ohio State athletes on fall sports teams, including 33 Buckeyes from the football team, were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten honorees by the conference on Wednesday.
To be eligible for the fall Academic All-Big Ten team, a student-athlete must be a verified member of a varsity fall sports team, have been enrolled at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Ohio State's honorees are headlined by Jake Metzer, a sophomore punter on the football team, and Kelsey Nolan, a senior midfielder on the field hockey team, who are among 18 Academic All-Big Ten honorees who carry perfect grade-point averages of 4.0.
Metzer is joined on the Academic All-Big Ten team by some of the football team's biggest stars, including conference Offensive Lineman of the Year Billy Price and Defensive Lineman of the Year Nick Bosa. Other football players who received All-Big Ten recognition for their performance both on the field and in the classroom include safety Jordan Fuller, defensive end Sam Hubbard, defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones, kicker Sean Nuernberger and punter Drue Chrisman. Hubbard and Fuller were also previously recognized as Academic All-District performers for their performances in the classroom.
In addition to the 33 football players, Ohio State's Academic All-Big Ten honorees include 15 from the field hockey team, nine from the men's cross country team, 16 from the women's cross country team, 10 from the men's soccer team, 16 from the women's soccer team and seven from the volleyball team.
The full list of Ohio State student-athletes to receive Academic All-Big Ten honors for the fall sports season is as follows (athletes listed alphabetically):
- Football: Alex Backenstoe, Tuf Borland, Nick Bosa, Joe Burrow, Drue Chrisman, Jonathon Cooper, Gavin Cupp, Brock Davin, Wayne Davis, Luke Farrell, Trevon Forte, Jordan Fuller, Elijaah Goins, Dwayne Haskins, Jackson Hayes, Justin Hilliard, Sam Hubbard, Hayden Jester, Dre'Mont Jones, Bryan Kristan, Jordan Leasure, Demario McCall, Jake Metzer, Sean Nuernberger, Blake Pfenning, Billy Price, Clay Raterman, C.J. Saunders, Nick Seme, Kendall Sheffield, Zach Turnure, Jack Wohlabaugh, Kevin Woidke
- Field Hockey: Maartje Bongers, Lauren Carroll, Casey Cole, Courtney Daniels, Natalie Faust, Sofia Haramis, Whitney Harris, Maddy Humphrey, Morgan Kile, Kelsey Nolan, Adelaide Penzone, Genevieve Penzone, Caroline Rath, Liz Tamburro, Carolina Vergroesen
- Men's Cross Country: Steven Bauers, Paul Bete, Kevin Blank, Noah Corbett, Luke Landis, Mitch Leitch, Jake Mandel, Evan Stifel, Aaron Wood
- Women's Cross Country: Brittany Atkinson, Courtney Clody, Christine Frederick, Erin Gyurke, Sarah Kanney, Devon Leahy, Jessica Passwater, Kelsey Sandlin, Lilly Saniel-Banrey, Olivia Smith, Emily Stoodley, Lainey Studebaker, Grace Thomas, Annie Ubbing, Claire Wiles, Maddie Woods
- Men's Soccer: Brady Blackwell, Brennon Davis, Michael Dichlian, Jack Holland, Nate Kohl, Leo Kossaka, Marcus McCrary, Abdi Mohamed, Alex Nichols, Parker Siegfried
- Women's Soccer: Sydney Dudley, Sammy Edwards, Eleanor Gabriel, Courtney Gazmarian, Arden Holden, Meghan Kammerdiner, Kaylee Karsh, Devon Kerr, Kylie Knight, Marike Mousset, Caitlyn Patton, Sarah Roberts, Selina Vickery, Nikki Walts, Emma Wangsness, Morgan Wolcott
- Volleyball: Audra Appold, Bia Franklin, Kalisha Goree, Camry Halm, Taylor Hughes, Luisa Schirmer, Madison Smeathers