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Justin Inacio

Ohio State


Inacio has been an excellent student in his time at Ohio State. He is studying biology with career aspirations of becoming a surgeon.

He has been named an Academic All-Big Ten selection three times and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete four times throughout his career.


Inacio has career goals of becoming a world-renowned doctor or surgeon who works to make a difference in people’s lives. He was a member of the Huntington Bucks Go Pro 2.0 class two years ago and has also worked at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a surgical student-intern.

On describing his experience at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Inacio said: “Some days I am shadowing surgeons within the operating room. I am very grateful for the doctors at Nationwide Children’s in the otolaryngology department for their commitment to thoroughly explain and walk me through each procedure. Other days I am in the main clinic observing patient check-ups. And the rest of the days I am working on research projects in the office; the plan is to publish these projects by the end of summer.”

He also traveled to California, where he presented his research abstract at the Society for Ear, Nose, and Throat Advances in Children (SENTAC) in 2019.


Inacio is among the team leaders in total community service hours.

He has volunteered with the Urban Lacrosse Academy, helping grow the game and exposing it to traditionally underserved populations. Inacio has also been involved in efforts to spread literacy awareness through ‘2nd and 7.’


Inacio is one of the nation’s top face-off specialists, sporting a .607 winning percentage. He’s on pace to become Ohio State’s leader in both face-off wins and ground balls, which he has already recorded 259 of in his 40 career games.

Last season, Inacio finished second in the Big Ten in face-off win percentage (.551) and led the team in ground balls (63). He was also winning a conference-best .655 of his face-offs before the season was canceled due to the pandemic in his junior year.

Inacio was named the Big Ten’s Co-Specialist of the Year and earned USILA All-America honorable mention recognition in 2019. In addition to those accolades, Inacio was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after finishing his first season leading the country in face-off win percentage (.613) among freshman.