Tuesday, Ohio State named their 2014 Athletes of the Year, and there couldn’t have been two more deserving athletes to receive the dubious honor than national champion wrestler Logan Stieber and national champion rower Catherine Shields.
Via the Columbus Dispatch, here’s the profile on Stieber’s accomplishments:
Stieber, a junior wrestler from Monroeville, Ohio, became OSU’s first three-time national champion by winning the 141-pound title in March in Oklahoma City. Stieber, who went 30-1 this season to improve his career record to 90-3, will attempt next season to become the NCAA’s fourth four-time champion.
Now, for the accomplished Shields:
Shields, a sophomore rower from Rangiora, New Zealand, was named first-team all-America and Big Ten athlete of the year. She was a key part of Buckeyes teams that captured second consecutive Big Ten and NCAA team championships. Shields rowed on the first varsity eight team.
These two athletes perfectly exemplify what it takes to be a champion both in the classroom and on the mat or water. Given the plethora of sports available on the Ohio State campus, this is truly a rare honor for anyone to receive, however these two earned it more than anyone else.
It’s two youngsters like these that show you how much hard work can pay off when given the opportunity of a lifetime to both pursue your education and have some fun in the process at THE Ohio State University.