Twenty-one Ohio State athletes had 4.0 grade-point averages in the 2017-18 academic year to stand atop the list of Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. Among the including standouts were wrestler Nathan Tomasello, women’s basketball player Stephanie Mavunga and men’s volleyball player Nicolas Szerszen.

On Tuesday, the Big Ten announced its Distinguished Scholars list, which is reserved for athletes with a minimum of a 3.7 GPA.

The other 18 with perfect GPAs were Joshua Black (rifle), Kate Deaton (track), Kat Duvall (softball), Rachel Engle (rowing), Anjali Fernandez (rowing), Cole Gorski (track), Hanna Gottschalk (rowing), Erin Gyurke (cross country) Justin Hopkins (swimming & diving), Aleksandra Kolmykova (fencing), Gabriella Leccese (fencing), Reed McGraw (swimming & diving), Cheyenne Meek (swimming & diving), Kelsey Nolan (field hockey), Spencer Sansom (softball), Olivia Smith (cross country), Lauren Spring (ice hockey) and Selina Vickey (soccer).

Four football players — Jordan Fuller, Liam McCullough, Hayden Jester and Bryan Kristan — were among the 129 Buckeye distinguished scholars, a record number for Ohio State.