Chase Young, Jincy Dunne Named Ohio State's Athletes Of The Year

By Colin Hass-Hill on May 29, 2020 at 10:25 am
Chase Young, Jincy Dunne

A pair of All-Americans earned another honor from their school.

Ohio State named Chase Young as its Male Athlete of the Year and Jincy Dunne its Female Athlete of the Year on Friday.

Young, a defensive end now beginning his NFL career with the Washington Redskins, became the 11th football player awarded, following Dwayne Haskins, who was last year's honoree. Dunne is the first women's hockey player to win athlete of the year at Ohio State.

As the university's picks, Young and Dunne are among the candidates to be this year's Big Ten Athletes of the Year, which will be announced on June 4.

Young wrapped up his college career in the fall with a nation-best 16.5-sack season during which he earned a trip to New York City as a Heisman Trophy candidate. He also won the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award while earning consensus first-team All-American honors. He was named both the Defensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year by the Big Ten. 

In April, Young was picked second overall in the 2020 NFL draft by Washington. He joins Haskins on the Redskins.

Dunne led the Buckeyes to a WCHA tournament championship, the first in program history. Dunne's assist on the title game-winning goal gave her the program's record for most career postseason points and assists. An outgoing senior, she was a three-time AHCA All-American as a Buckeye, managing 99 points over her career.

Last week, Dunne was named a Big Ten Medal of Honor winner, also becoming the first women's hockey player to win that award for Ohio State.

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