Katie Smith, basketball action, 1993-1994

#4 Katie Smith

When: 1992-1996

Sport(s)- Basketball- Guard

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During her college career, Katie Smith broke the Big Ten scoring record for points in a career, men’s or women’s. In 2001, Smith became the first female Buckeye to have her jersey, number 30, retired. Smith played 14 seasons professionally, and is the all-time leading scorer for women’s professional basketball, scoring over 7000 points.

Awards: 1996 Big Ten MVP, 7x WNBA All-Star, 2006 & 2008 WNBA Champion, 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, 2x FIBA World Championship Gold Medalist, 2001 Ohio State Varsity O Hall of Fame inductee

chic harley

#3 Chic Harley

When: 1910s

Sport(s): Football- Halfback, Quarterback, Punter, Safety; Track, Baseball, Basketball

A three-time All-American, Chic Harley was Ohio State’s first consensus first team All-American. Harley led the Buckeyes to their first two Big Ten championships in 1916 and 1917. In the 1916 season, the Buckeyes outscored their opponents 258-29, with Harley kicking the extra point to win two different games. An All-American in 1916 and 1917, Harley left school to become a pilot for the US Army in 1918. Harley returned in 1919, once again earning All-American honors and recording the school’s first victory over Michigan. Harley’s jersey, number 47, was retired in 2004. He also lettered in baseball, track and basketball.

Awards: 3x All-American, 1917 Big Ten Baseball Champion, 1951 College Football Hall of Fame inductee

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