Even though Ohio State shut down its campus in March and wasn't able to have an in-person commencement ceremony this spring, many Buckeye student-athletes still earned degrees and graduated this semester.
A total of 172 Ohio State student-athletes, including 12 football players, received degrees from the university following the spring semester, Ohio State announced on Thursday.
Former Ohio State quarterback Chris Chugunov earned his master's degree in kinesiology from the unviersity this spring, while 11 other current and former football Buckeyes received their bachelor's degree.
|OL NATHAN BROCK||COMMUNICATIONS|
|QB CHRIS CHUGUNOV||KINESIOLOGY|
|TE BROCK DAVIN||FINANCE|
|DE NOAH DONALD||INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING|
|S OWEN FANKHAUSER||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCE|
|TE JAKE HAUSMANN||COMMUNICATIONS|
|P ZACK HOOVER||SPORT INDUSTRY|
|LB HAYDEN JESTER||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT|
|TE DERRICK MALONE||HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SCIENCE|
|RB AMARI MCMAHON||BIOLOGY|
|OL BRANDON PAHL||HISTORY|
|CB MARCUS WILLIAMSON||HISTORY|
Brock, Hausmann, Hoover and Williamson join seven other Ohio State graduates – linebacker Tuf Borland, punter Drue Chrisman, defensive end Jonathon Cooper, guard Gavin Cupp, linebacker Justin Hilliard, defensive tackle Antwuan Jackson and wide receiver C.J. Saunders (pending a sixth year of eligibility) – on the Buckeyes' 2020 roster. Kentucky transfer quarterback Gunnar Hoak and SMU transfer tight end Corey Rau are also both college graduates.
Other Ohio State athletes who earned degrees during the spring semester include Big Ten champion wrestler Luke Pletcher, All-American men's hockey forward Tanner Laczynski, men's lacrosse All-Americans Tre Leclaire and Ryan Terefenko (who are both returning to Ohio State next season for an additional year of eligibility), Big Ten champion swimmer Andrew Loy, NCAA weight throw champion Sade Olatoye and Big Ten champion sprinter Nick Gray.