194 Ohio State Athletes Earning Degrees at 2022 Spring Commencement, Including 14 Current and Former Football Players

By Dan Hope on May 7, 2022 at 11:48 pm
Jordan Fuller

A total of 194 current and former Ohio State athletes will receive degrees during Sunday’s spring commencement at Ohio Stadium.

The list of graduating Buckeyes includes 14 current and former Buckeye football players: Ryan Batsch (finance), Cameron Brown (human development and family science), Robert Cope (hospitality management), Aaron Cox (food, agricultural and biological engineering), Dominic DiMaccio (consumer and family financial services), Jordan Fuller (marketing), Dallas Gant (finance), Marcus Hooker (human development and family science), Jack Jamieson (logistics management), Javontae Jean-Baptiste (human development and family science), Cade Kacherski (finance), Lloyd McFarquhar (communications), Carlos Snow (sociology) and Taron Vincent (sport industry).

Fuller and Snow both returned to Ohio State to earn their degrees through Ohio State’s degree completion program.

Former Ohio State linebacker K'Vaughan Pope, who was not included on OSU’s official list of athlete graduates after his dismissal from the football team last fall, is also receiving his degree on Sunday.

Five current and former Ohio State men’s basketball players will earn degrees on Sunday: Joey Brunk (criminal justice administration certificate), Harrison Hookfin (biology), Justice Sueing (psychology), Seth Towns (master’s in kinesiology) and Kyle Young (master’s in kinesiology).

Two current women’s basketball players will be conferred degrees on Sunday: Rebeka Mikulasikova (fashion and retail studies) and All-Big Ten guard Jacy Sheldon (psychology).

Other notable graduates include shot put national champion and 2021 Tokyo Olympian Adelaide Aquilla, who is receiving a dual degree in communications and hospitality management. Patty Kazmaier Award finalist Sophie Jaques (civil engineering) is one of seven members of the national championship-winning women’s hockey team receiving degrees on Sunday, along with Madison Bizal (sport industry), Andrea Braendli (psychology and criminology), Paetyn Levis (health sciences), Gabby Rosenthal (speech and hearing science), Sara Saekkinen (sport industry) and Eve Savender (sport industry).

In total, 12,439 Ohio State students will receive degrees at Sunday’s spring commencement, which begins at noon and will be live streamed through Ohio State’s website. Intel CEO Patrick Gelsinger will deliver the commencement address.

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