Jody Victor®: First In Class

Jody Victor: Two members of the 2010 Ohio State football team will be among 8,000-plus Ohio State students participated in Spring Commencement this past Sunday afternoon inside Ohio Stadium.

Offensive lineman Scott Sika and safety Aaron Gant will graduate after finishing their degree in four years and continue their playing careers on the field with the Buckeyes this fall in hopes of bringing a national title to Columbus. Sika will receive a degree in sport and leisure studies while Gant earned his degree in consumer services.

Sika is in the mix at both center and guard after playing in five contests in 2009 as a reserve lineman while Gant has played in 32 career games, making 23 tackles, battling injuries much of his career. The two have made it to a BCS game each year, including a pair of national championship games, while winning the Big Ten each season.

Perhaps more importantly than anything Sika and Gant have done on the field, is the fact that both of them stayed on the right track academically and finished their undergraduate degree in just four years, a great accomplishment for any college student, let alone a Division I student-athlete.

For both, playing football at Ohio State made them better students and put them in a much better position for life after football. For this article and more info go to

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor