Justin Ahrens, Jimmy Sotos Among 29 Ohio State Student-Athlete Summer Graduates

By George Eisner on August 7, 2022 at 4:42 pm
Justin Ahrens, Jimmy Sotos, and E.J. Liddell of Ohio State Basketball
Justin Ahrens, Jimmy Sotos, and E.J. Liddell

The Ohio State University bestowed degrees upon nearly 30 of its past and present student-athletes this weekend.

The graduating class of summer 2022 features two of the most recent season's basketball players in Justin Ahrens and Jimmy Sotos. It also includes former Buckeye guard Jeremie Simmons of the Ohio State team that made the Sweet Sixteen in 2010's NCAA Tournament.

Across 17 other sports, some of the additional names bearing distinction include:

  • Lexi Templeman and Emily Curlett, two members of Ohio State's first women's hockey team to win a national championship.
  • Isabelle Boulais, a two-time First Team All-Big Ten women's tennis player that also won Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2019. Boulais achieved top 20 rankings during her career for both singles and doubles play, while also earning Academic All-Big Ten honors twice.
  • Lyla Huric and Rachel Jager, part of the Ohio State synchronized swimming team that won the program's 33rd national championship earlier this year.
  • Kylie Murr, a women's volleyball player that earned a spot on the 2022 U.S. Women's Collegiate National Team and owns multiple single-season records at Ohio State.
  • Lexie Handley, the Ohio State softball team's single-season record holder for strikeouts.

The commencement ceremony took place at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the Schottenstein Center. The full list of 2022 student-athlete summer graduates can be found here.

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