39 Ohio State Football Players Earn Academic All-Big Ten Recognition for 2022

By Chase Brown on December 9, 2022 at 7:16 pm
Noah Ruggles

Thirty-nine Ohio State football players earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for their efforts in the classroom this fall, the conference announced on Friday.

Kicker Noah Ruggles headlines Ohio State’s list of honorees. The sixth-year senior was one of 56 student-athletes across the Big Ten to have a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the autumn semester. Ruggles, who earned an undergraduate degree from North Carolina, is pursuing a master’s degree in sports coaching.

Mitch Rossi and Bradley Robinson's distinction is also of note, as both earned the fifth Academic All-Big Ten honors of their career this season. Rossi is in his fifth year at Ohio State with a degree in finance and is enrolled in Ohio State's graduate program for human resources management. Meanwhile, Robinson is in his seventh year with degrees in human nutrition and human development and family sciences and is working toward a third degree in kinesiology.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list, have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Below is a complete list of Ohio State's 39 honorees:

*Class indicates academic standing

  • LS Mason Arnold, Sophomore – Finance (1st award)
  • WR Kamryn Babb, Graduate – Kinesiology (4th)
  • WR Jayden Ballard, Sophomore – Sport coaching, recreation and physical education (1st)
  • DL Quinton Burke, Junior – Zoology (1st)
  • LB Reid Carrico, Sophomore – Construction systems management (1st)
  • WR Emeka Egbuka, Sophomore – Marketing (1st)
  • OL Jack Forsman, Junior – Accouting (2nd)
  • TE Patrick Gurd, Junior – Health sciences (2nd)
  • DT Ty Hamilton, Junior – Consumer and family financial services (2nd)
  • CB Jordan Hancock, Sophomore – Human development and family science (1st)
  • WR Marvin Harrison Jr., Sophomore – Finance (1st)
  • TE Sam Hart, Sophomore – Marketing (1st)
  • RB TreVeyon Henderson, Sophomore – Sport industry (1st)
  • OL Donovan Jackson, Sophomore – Sport industry (1st)
  • OT Paris Johnson, Jr., Junior – Journalism (2nd)
  • DB Camron Kittle, Junior – Construction systems management (2nd)
  • OL Trey Leroux, Junior – Finance (2nd)
  • LS Max Lomonico, Sophomore – Human development and family science (1st)
  • QB Kyle McCord, Sophomore – Communication (1st)
  • DL Jaden McKenzie, Senior – Human development and family science (2nd)
  • OL Zen Michalski, Sophomore – Sport industry (1st)
  • P Jesse Mirco, Sophomore – Sport industry (1st)
  • LB Teradja Mitchell, 5th Year – Sport Industry (4th)
  • WR Joop Mitchell, Sophomore – Finance (1st)
  • DB Andrew Moore, Junior – Consumer and family financial services (2nd)
  • LB Elias Myers, Junior – Sport industry (1st)
  • DL Bryce Prater, Sophomore – Construction systems management (1st)
  • DL Zach Prater, Sophomore – Construction systems management (1st)
  • QB Chad Ray, Junior – Health sciences (1st)
  • LS Bradley Robinson, Graduate – Kinesiology (5th)
  • TE Mitch Rossi, Graduate – Human resources management (5th)
  • K Noah Ruggles, Graduate – Sports coaching (1st)
  • K/CB Jake Seibert, Junior – Finance (2nd)
  • LB Cody Simon, Junior – Finance (2nd)
  • OL Ryan Smith, Senior – Sport industry (3rd)
  • SAF Kourt Williams, Junior – Communication (2nd)
  • RB Miyan Williams, Junior – Human development and family science (2nd)
  • OL Toby Wilson, Sophomore – Sport industry (1st)
  • OC Luke Wypler, Junior – Sport industry (2nd)

In total, 124 Ohio State fall sports athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, Ohio State’s second-best mark ever for fall sports behind only last year, when 140 Buckeyes were recognized. Lindsay Stull, a sophomore on the women’s cross country team, joined Ruggles in earning a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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