• Four Buckeyes Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Teams
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    Four Buckeyes Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Teams

    May 15, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Four outstanding Ohio State student-athletes have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District At-Large Teams. Christy Blough of the men’s volleyball team and wrestler Kyle Snyder are two of 10 selections on the men’s team, while Francesca Di Lorenzo of the women’s tennis team and fencer Eleanor Harvey were named to the 10-person women’s team. To be nominated, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore with a grade-point average of 3.3 or better and be a major contributor to his or her team. All-District nominees advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot, where first, second and third team honorees will be selected later this month. Di Lorenzo,

  • Inaugural Gunrock Gala celebrates academic and athletics success
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    Inaugural Gunrock Gala celebrates academic and athletics success

    May 21, 2017 DAVIS, Calif. - Junior guard Dani Nafekh, senior guard Brynton Lemar, and junior all-arounder Alexis Brown earned the top three individual UC Davis athletics awards during Sunday’s inaugural Gunrock Gala.  At this year-end celebration, Nafekh, a women’s basketball standout, won the W.P Lindley Award as the outstanding scholar-athlete of the year. Lemar, who played a vital role in men’s basketball’s inaugural appearance at the Division I NCAA Tournament, is this year’s Colby E. “Babe” Slater award recipient as the male athlete of the year. Brown, an elite gymnastics talent, collected the Dr. Hubert Heitman Award, which is presented to the female athlete of the year. Cross country

  • Pac-12 Basketball Update: Storylines, Team Previews & More
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    Pac-12 Basketball Update: Storylines, Team Previews & More

    Recruiting Home Runs (Again) The Pac-12 had a chance at the top high school player in the country in Michael Porter Jr., who was Washington commit until a coaching change moved his father, former Washington assistant Michael Porter Sr., to Missouri. The recruit followed suit and now the league will now settle for only landing the second-best player in the 2017 class in Arizona signee DeAndre Ayton...and an impressive 18 other players in the ESPN Class of 2017 Top 100. Ayton joins other five-star prospects in Troy Brown Jr. (Oregon), Jaylen Hands (UCLA), Kris Wilkes (UCLA) and Charles O’Bannon Jr. (USC) as big-time names set to make severe impacts at their new schools from day one, but don’t sleep