Kelsey Mitchell, Kyle Snyder Receive Big Ten Medal of Honor

By Dan Hope on April 24, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Kelsey Mitchell and Kyle Snyder

Kelsey Mitchell and Kyle Snyder

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Former Ohio State women's basketball player Kelsey Mitchell and wrestler Kyle Snyder each added yet another prestigious honor to their trophy cases on Tuesday night, when they were named as this year's Ohio State recipients of the Big Ten Medal of Honor.

The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded annually to one male athlete and one female athlete from the graduating class of each university in the conference to recognize both athletic and academic excellence. 

This year's recipients for Ohio State are two of the greatest athletes in school history.

Mitchell was the first-ever four-time All-American for Ohio State women's basketball, finishing her career as the Buckeyes' all-time leading scorer and the NCAA's all-time leader in 3-pointers. She was a part of 106 Ohio State wins, two Big Ten regular-season championships, a Big Ten Tournament title and four NCAA Tournament appearances. Mitchell is set to graduate next month with a degree in sports industry, and was recently drafted by the Indiana Fever with the No. 2 overall pick in the WNBA Draft.

Snyder, meanwhile, was a three-time NCAA heavyweight champion for the Buckeyes, all the while winning an Olympic gold medal and two world championships while still in college. He helped the Buckeyes win three Big Ten titles and the 2015 NCAA team title. He was also a three-time NWCA Academic All-American, and recently became just the fourth wrestler to ever win the AAU Sullivan Award.

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