Five members of this year's Ohio State football team are among 40 total Ohio State student-athletes who will graduate from the university on Sunday afternoon.
Wide receivers Parris Campbell and Johnnie Dixon, defensive tackle Dre'Mont Jones and offensive linemen Malcolm Pridgeon and Brady Taylor are each set to receive their Ohio State diplomas during Ohio State's autumn commencement on Sunday afternoon at the Schottenstein Center.
Congrats to our newest alumni!
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 16, 2018
Campbell, Dixon and Jones will all receive their degrees in sociology, while Pridgeon majored in human development and family science and Taylor majored in family resource management.
All five of those players are set to play their final games as Buckeyes in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Campbell, Dixon, Pridgeon and Taylor are all fifth-year seniors; Jones is a fourth-year junior who has one remaining season of eligibility, but has already declared he will enter the 2019 NFL draft after playing in the Rose Bowl.
Other Ohio State student-athletes who are graduating Sunday include Zack Bazile, the national champion in the men's long jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship earlier this year; Devon Kerr, the 2018 Big Ten women's soccer goalkeeper of the year; and Kelsey Nolan, a first-team All-Big Ten honoree in field hockey who also earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors and maintained a 4.0 grade-point average.
|Cheerleading||Windle, Joel Robert||Health Sciences Program|
|Baseball||Cowles, Tyler||Sport Industry|
|Baseball||McGowan, Noah||Sport Industry|
|Baseball||Tully, Tanner||Sport Industry|
|Men's Cross Country/Track||Elswick, Nicholas||Family Resource Management|
|Football||Pridgeon, Malcolm||Human Development and Family Science|
|Football||Taylor, Brady||Family Resource Management|
|Men's Gymnastics||Hurwitz, Joshua||Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering|
|Men's Hockey||Lampasso, Christian||Industrial Systems Engineering|
|Men's Lacrosse||Randall, Benjamin||Finance|
|Men's Soccer||Blackwell, Brady||Sport Industry|
|Men's Soccer||Blackwood, Kevin||Communication|
|Men's Soccer||Dichlian, Michael||Marketing|
|Men's Soccer||Duska, Jacob||Finance|
|Men's Swimming||Barone, John||Marketing|
|Men's Swimming||Eaton, Michael||Logistics Management|
|Men's Swimming||Trace, Thomas||Neuroscience|
|Men's Swimming||Worobetz, Noah||Exercise Management|
|Men's Track||Bazile, Zachary||Agricultural Communication|
|Men's Track||Demaline, Nicholas||Sport Industry|
|Men's Track||Peeples, Michael||Communication|
|Women's Cross Country/Track||Gyurke, Erin||Early Childhood Education|
|Rowing||Gase, Stephanie||Chemical Engineering|
|Rowing||Hoying, Kristin Faith||Health Sciences Program|
|Field Hockey||Nolan, Kelsey||Linguistics|
|Women's Lacrosse||Wise, Abigail||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Softball||McCombs, Shelby||Human Development and Family Science|
|Women's Soccer||Gabriel, Eleanor||Psychology|
|Women's Soccer||Holden, Arden||Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability|
|Women's Soccer||Kerr, Devon||Sport Industry|
|Women's Soccer||Roberts, Sarah||Sport Industry|
|Women's Soccer||Walts, Nichole||Kinesiology (Master's)|
|Synchronized Swimming||Hoying, Alyssa||Sport Industry|
|Women's Track||Barrie, Margaret||Communication|
|Women's Volleyball||Appold, Audra||Communication|
In total, Ohio State's roster for the Rose Bowl will include 11 college graduates. Linebacker Dante Booker, defensive end Jashon Cornell, guard Demetrius Knox, wide receiver Terry McLaurin and kicker Sean Nuernberger had already graduated from Ohio State prior to this semester, while quarterback Chris Chugunov is a graduate transfer from West Virginia.