By Matt McCoy
It was April 15, 2013 when the city of Boston, its state and the country were shaken by the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed and at least 260 were injured, and 16 of those lost limbs.
ESPN's Tom Rinaldi put together a tremendous piece about Boston's recovery from the terrifying day and the role sports played in the healing process. It runs 15 minutes but it's worth watching.
Craft Wins Prestigious Award
Ohio State senior Aaron Craft was a record setting player for the basketball Buckeyes on the court....but he was even better in the classroom.
Craft, a nutrition major who hopes to one day become a doctor, was Ohio State's male recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor--the top academic award at the annual scholar athlete banquet. He becomes the first basketball player to be so honored since Jim Cleamons in 1971.
Craft's on the court accomplishments pale in comparison to his academic achievements. He became Ohio State's first three-time academic All-American this year--only three others in Big Ten history have done that. Craft was also the academic All-American of the year in Division I basketball twice and is a 2014 Senior CLASS Award First Team All-American. Pretty impressive stuff.
Allison Elber, of the Ohio State rowing team was the women's Medal of Honor winner. She's a psychology major who will go to graduate school at the University of Denver to study sport and performance psychology. The Big Ten Medal of Honor includes a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship.
Congratulations to both Aaron and Allison and to all 511 Ohio State Scholar-Athletes.