Women’s ice hockey player Jincy Dunne and wrestler Kollin Moore have been named the 2020 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients representing Ohio State.
The medal of honor recognizes one female and one male athlete from each conference school for their academic and athletic excellence.
Dunne ended her career as a three-time All-American, twice as a first-teamer. She was named the Women’s Collegiate Hockey Association’s defensive player of the year as a junior and senior.
A native of O’Fallon, Missouri, Dunne finished her career with 99 points, third all-time among Ohio State defensemen. She was a WCHA and OSU scholar-athlete and made academic all-Big Ten while earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology in May 2019. Dunne is enrolled in the sports coaching master’s program.
As a senior, Moore finished as the runner-up for the Dan Hodge Trophy given to the top collegiate wrestler after being ranked No. 1 nationally all season in the 197-pound weight class. He was 27-0 in his final year.
Moore was a three-time Big Ten champion and reached the NCAA finals in 2019. He was academic all-Big Ten and an OSU scholar-athlete while earning a bachelor’s degree in business operations management. He is close to finishing his master’s degree in kinesiology.
Both Dunne and Moore had their senior seasons end prematurely because the coronavirus forced cancellation of their postseasons.
Dunne is the first ice hockey player to be OSU’s Big Ten medal of honor recipient. Moore is the sixth Buckeye wrestler to earn it.