New accolades for the record-breaking athletes

After giving Buckeyes fans something to cheer about for the past four years, Kelsey Mitchell and Kyle Snyder have been named Ohio State Female and Male Athlete of the Year, respectively. Snyder also took home the Big Ten Jesse Owens Male Athlete of the Year award, his second consecutive win.

Kelsey Mitchell graduated from the Buckeyes basketball program as the NCAA’s second all-time leading scorer, with 3,402 points during her collegiate career. She owns 30 Ohio State, Big Ten or NCAA records, including most career 3-pointers: 497. She is one of four players in NCAA history with more than 3,000 points and 500 assists, and she’s the OSU women’s basketball program’s first four-time All-American. In the 2018 WNBA Draft, she was selected by the Indiana Fever.

Kyle Snyder is the only American to finish college as an Olympic gold medalist, two-time world champion and three-time NCAA champion. After earning gold in the 2016 Olympics, he won the 2018 AAU Sullivan Award as the most outstanding amateur athlete in the United States. Snyder finished his collegiate career with a 75-5 record after losing only once in his last three seasons combined.

Both college superstars were featured among this year’s class of record-breaking Ohio State athletes in the “Best of Columbus” feature in Columbus Monthly’s July issue, available on newsstands now.


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