Usually the star of the Ohio State football team takes this award because, let’s face it, Columbus is football crazy. But with the success of the Buckeye basketball team, its star player Jared Sullinger was chosen as the favorite. Sullinger’s dominance on the low post (and occasional dagger from behind the three-point line) has been a huge reason for the basketball team’s achievements. What’s even more impressive, and speaks to Sullinger’s loyalty to the Bucks, was his decision to pass up millions in the NBA after his freshman year to return for a chance to win a national title.
Runners-up: Rick Nash, Braxton Miller