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Minagawa leads Academic All-Big Ten list

EHE News
January 03, 2014

Exercise Science major maintains 4.0 GPA while running cross country

Academic All-Big Ten athlete Minori Minagawa's 4.0 cumulative grade-point average in Exercise Science made her one of Ohio State’s two top scholar-athletes for fall. The sophomore from Dublin, Ohio, is a distance runner on the women’s cross country team.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letter winners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Minori Minagawa, center, is one of two top Ohio State student athletes. (Photo by Walt Middleton.)

Overall, Ohio State's student-athletes posted an 89 percent graduation rate. The number marked a 4 percent increase for Buckeye student-athletes and exceeds the 81 percent national average. The data are compiled from a four-class average based on the 2003-06 school years.

Other Academic All-Big Ten athletes from EHE are:

Field Hockey: Sydney Stype, Upper Arlington, sophomore in Sport Industry; and Maria Swartz, Columbus, senior in Exercise Science.

 Football: Chris Rock  Jr., Columbus, junior in Consumer and Family Financial Services; Nik Sarac Jr., Cleveland, junior in  Exercise Science; and Ben St. John,  Elmore, Ohio, junior in Exercise Science.

Women’s Cross Country: Katie Borchers, Russia, Ohio, junior in Exercise Science; Nicole Hilton, McDonald, Pa., junior in Exercise Science; Mallory Kreider, Kingsville, Ohio, senior in Human Development and Family Science; Sakiko Minagawa, Dublin, Ohio, sophomore in Exercise Science; and Michelle Thomas, Cincinnati, a junior in Human Development and Family Science.

Women’s Soccer: Ellyn Gruber, Cincinnati, junior in Human Nutrition; Ashley Gruenbaum, Plain City, Ohio, junior in Middle Childhood Education; Katelyn Kraft, Middletown, NJ, sophomore in Exercise Science; Rachel Middleman, Mars, Pa., a senior in Middle Childhood Education; Kenzie Schlemitz, Dublin, Ohio, a junior in Middle Childhood Education; and Megan Scoliere, Dublin, Ohio, a junior in Middle Childhood Education.

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