Big Ten Medal of Honor: Alicia Herron, Ohio State Softball
June 5, 2013
Alicia Herron (softball) completed her career as the Ohio State record holder in career runs scored (168), second in home runs (49) and RBI (176), third in hits (226), fourth in triples (11) and doubles (40) and fifth in walks (113) and batting average (.367). A four-time All-Big Ten and All-Region selection, she concluded her Buckeye career with a .378 average, 48 runs scored, 51 hits and 14 home runs in 2012. As a freshman, Herron helped the Buckeyes advance to its first Super Regional in program history after breaking the OSU freshman home runs record with 14 in 2009. Herron also excelled in the classroom during her time at Ohio State, becoming the first Buckeye in program history to be named a first team Academic All-American. Herron, who graduated from The Ohio State University in fall of 2012 with a degree in speech and hearing sciences, was a three-time Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-time OSU Scholar-Athlete.