Student Athletes and Athletic Director are Top Tier

Student Athletes and Athletic Director are Top Tier
Gene Smith

Student Athletes and Athletic Director are Top Tier

Ohio State Athletic Director Gene Smith was one of four athletic directors nominated for Athletic Director of the Year while Ohio State student athletes led the Big Ten with 134 students on the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

By Eric Geier

    The Sports Business Journal announced the nominees for their first annual Athletic Director of the Year Awards. Ohio State’s Gene Smith was one of four nominees announced for the award. Other athletic directors nominated include Jeff Hathaway from UCONN, Ron Wellman from Wake Forest and Lew Perkins from Smith has been praised by the public and his peers ever since he took office in 2005. Gene Smith replaced Andy Geiger six months after Geiger announced his retirement on January 5th, 2005.  Gene Smith plans tocontinue the tradition of excellence that has forever accompanied Ohio State Athletics.

    Of the 11 Big Ten schools, Ohio State led the way with 134 students on the Big Ten All-Academic team for the spring season. The men’s lacrosse team topped the list with 16 players to be nominated followed closely by men’s track and field, a team that includes Chimdi Chekwa and Brian Robiskie.  In order to be eligible a player must be a second year player as well as a letter winner while also having a 3.0 grade point average or better.

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