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Buckeye Madness

March 01, 2013

Best of luck to the Buckeyes as they head into March Madness!


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On the basketball court, Aaron Craft led the Buckeyes to a 23-7 finish this year.

In the classroom, he shines equally bright. A nutrition (pre-med) major with a 3.92 GPA, Craft was recognized as an Academic All-American for the second year in a row.

Craft's combination of basketball skills and character have earned him a place in the national spotlight: In January, Sports Illustrated cited his academic record and nice-guy reputation in "The Art of Aaron Craft," calling the Buckeyes' No. 4 "almost too good to be true."

Craft takes his cues from the top: This season, Coach Thad Matta teamed up with President E. Gordon Gee and Coach Urban Meyer to kick off the Ohio Scholarship Challenge, to raise $100 million for Ohio State students. Recently, Matta won $100,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio through the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. (Thanks to the Buckeye fans who voted for his charity to win!)

At the regular season comes to an end, take a look back at highlights--and watch OhioStateBuckeyes.com for the latest news and the schedule.