Former Ohio State women's basketball player Kelsey Mitchell and former OSU wrestler Kyle Snyder on Monday were named Ohio State's 2017-18 female and male athletes of the year, respectively.
They will be placed on the Big Ten Athlete of the Year ballot. Last June, Snyder was named Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year while Indiana swimmer Lilly King was named Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year.
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Snyder, an Olympic gold medalist in 2016 and twice a world champion, finished his Ohio State career with three individual NCAA titles as well as a 2015 NCAA team title. He went 17-1 as a senior, defeating Michigan's Adam Coon in the NCAA final in his last collegiate bout.
Snyder won the 2018 AAU Sullivan Award given to the nation's best amateur athlete.
Mitchell ended her Ohio State career with 106 wins and as the No. 2 scorer in NCAA women's basketball history with 3,402 points. As a senior, she broke the NCAA women's basketball record for carer three-pointers and finished her career with 497.
The Cincinnati native was selected No. 2 overall in the 2018 WNBA draft by the Indiana Fever after becoming the first four-time All-American in program history.
Mitchell was named Big Ten women's basketball player of the year in three of her four seasons at Ohio State.