COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association will hand out $36,000 in college scholarships to recent high school graduates following selections made by each of the OHSAA’s six District Athletic Boards.
The OHSAA’s annual college scholarship program is now in its 24th year.
Each of the 36 honorees will receive $1,000 awards, including six (one from each district) who will receive an OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholarship.
The point system used in each district is described below.
Nike and Molten have also contributed to the OHSAA scholarship program.
“These 36 young people are to be commended for being excellent students, while also achieving numerous honors in athletics,” said OHSAA Interim Commissioner Dave Gray. “They are leaders in their schools and communities and truly represent what it means to be a student-athlete. Their futures are very bright and their families, teachers and coaches are to be proud for the roles they have had in helping guide them to great high school careers and now on to college. The OHSAA is very proud to be associated with each of them.”
Scholar-athlete recipients are selected based on a point system which rewards students for grade point averages; class rank; ACT or SAT scores; varsity letters earned; and individual and team athletic honors.
The number of scholarship recipients from each district are based upon the number of schools within the district.
The recipients were selected by special committees within each of the OHSAA’s six athletic districts.
Individuals who receive athletic scholarships from NCAA Division I or II institutions or appointees to military academies are not eligible for an award.
2016 OHSAA Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Recipients
Southeast District (4)
Andrew Wolford, Valley – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Wesley Stephens, Chesapeake – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Taylor Perry, Fairland – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Sue-Yeon Ryu, Athens – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Northwest District (7)
Riley Nagel, Defiance Tinora – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Alicia Hernandez, Archbold – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Cameron Conaway, Greenwich South Central – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Kyle Homan, Maria Stein Marion Local – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Jackson Hemmelgarn, Coldwater – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Alec Rhodes, Findlay Liberty-Benton – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Emily Mescher, Maria Stein Marion Local – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Central District (4)
Aaron Wood, Lancaster Fisher Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Isabella Pesavento, Columbus School for Girls – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Danielle Evans, Newark Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Tyndale Hannan, Dublin Coffman – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
East District (4)
Dallas Foster, Sugarcreek Garaway – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Olivia Warther, Dover – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Conner Roahrig, Coshocton – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Daniel Trouten, St. Clairsville – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Southwest District (7)
Kristin Langston, Versailles – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Samantha Rowland, Tipp City Tippecanoe – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Sean O’Brien, Cincinnati Country Day– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Benjamin Greenwell, Milford – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Brooke Lezotte, Waynesville– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Gary Zhao, Mason – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Tigar Cyr, Cincinnati Seven Hills – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Northeast District (10)
Edward Conger, Euclid – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
James Norris, Cleveland St. Ignatius – OHSAA Ethnic Minority Scholar-Athlete
Vanessa Pasadyn, Brunswick – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Thomas Sullivan, Cleveland St. Ignatius – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Daniel Branch, Richfield Revere – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
John Colangelo, Canton Central Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Jacob Ondash, Mantua Crestwood– OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Bradley Hauptman, Kirtland – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Rachel Reolfi, Canton Central Catholic – OHSAA Scholar-Athlete
Austin VanSickle, Loudonville – OHSAA Scholar- Athlete