Shaun Wade, Baron Browning and Kyle Young Among 27 Ohio State Student-Athletes to Receive Diplomas on Sunday

By Kevin Harrish on August 9, 2020 at 11:35 am
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Ohio State is welcoming some new graduates.

27 Buckeye student-athletes are set to receive their diplomas on Sunday in a virtual commencement ceremony, including a handful of current and former football and basketball players.

Shaun Wade and Baron Browning are the two current members of the football team receiving their diplomas on Sunday. Wade graduates with a bachelor's degree in sport industry while Browning receives his bachelor's degree in communications.

Ohio State now has 15 college graduates on its current football roster. Tuf Borland, Nathan Brock, Drue Chrisman, Jonathon Cooper, Gavin Cupp, Jake Hausmann, Justin Hilliard, Zach Hoover, Antwuan Jackson and Marcus Williamson also all have degrees from Ohio State, while graduate transfers Gunnar Hoak (Kentucky), Corey Rau (SMU) and Trey Sermon (Oklahoma) also have degrees from their previous universities.

They are joined by two former Ohio State football players, Michael Bennett and Kelvin Bell, who returned to Ohio State to graduate through the athletics department’s degree completion program. Bennett receives his degree in family resource management and Bell earns his degree in African-American studies.

Ohio State men's basketball player Kyle Young is also receiving his diploma on Sunday, and he'll be joined by former Buckeye forward Trevor Thompson, who returned to complete his degree. Both earned degrees in sport industry.

The virtual commencement ceremony is at 2 p.m., with a pre-ceremony video of graduates and university leaders beginning at 1:30 p.m., which will be streamed online. Former Ohio State basketball player Michael Redd will give the commencement address.

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