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    NU Ends Year With School-Record 220 Academic All-Big Ten Awards



    May 28, 2014

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern student-athletes earned 65 Academic All-Big Ten honors in six spring and two at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference office announced today (May 28). Coupled with 104 accolades won in the fall and 51 more in the winter, a school-record total of 220 Wildcats were named Academic All-Big Ten during 2013-14 to mark the fourth-straight year with over 200 awards for NU student-athletes.

    To put more perspective on this outstanding accomplishment, the 220 Academic All-Big Ten awards represents 64 percent of Northwestern student-athletes eligible to receive the honor. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution. From that pool, those who carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher receive the award.

    Northwestern-sponsored sports honored by the Big Ten and recognized during the spring season are: baseball, men's golf, women's golf, softball, men's tennis and women's tennis. In addition, the Wildcats' women's fencing (which competes in the Midwest Conference) and women's lacrosse (which competes in the American Lacrosse Conference) squads also were honored.

    Instituted beginning in 2008-09, the conference office also will hand out the Distinguished Scholar Award over the summer. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letter winners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The 3.7 GPA benchmark was designed to include the top 10 percent of all eligible student-athletes.

    The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference Faculty Representatives as an addition to the conference's Academic All-Big Ten program. The recipients will be honored prior to the fall of 2014 based on their GPAs from the 2013-14 academic year.

    Following is a complete list of those spring and at-large student-athletes who have been honored as Academic All-Big Ten award winners. The 2013-14 total also is comprised of our Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 honorees.

    Baseball (13)
    Luke Dauch, Jr. • Economics AND Learning and Organizational Change (double major) • Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
    Scott Heelan, Sr. • Biological Sciences • Gurnee, Ill.
    Reid Hunter, Jr. • Economics • Tucson, Ariz.
    Zach Jones, So. • Undeclared • Glenview, Ill.
    Cody Libman, Jr. • Political Science • Glenview, Ill.
    Reed Mason, So. • Industrial Engineering • Solana Beach, Calif.
    Walker Moses, Jr. • Radio/Television/Film • Studio City, Calif.
    Jack Quigley, Gr. • Public Policy and Administration • Birmingham, Mich.
    Jake Schieber, So. • Undeclared • Wheaton, Ill.
    Cody Stevens, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Glenview, Ill.
    Jake Stolley, So. • Chemical Engineering • Marion, Iowa
    Mike Trucco, Jr. • Political Science • River Forest, Ill.
    Dan Tyson, Sr. • Economics • San Diego, Calif.

    Men's Golf (4)
    Bennett Lavin, Jr. • Economics • Deerfield, Ill.
    Matthew Negri, Jr. • Economics • El Cajon, Calif.
    Jack Perry, Sr. • Communication Studies • Santa Barbara, Calif.
    Scott Smith, Jr. • Economics • Pepper Pike, Ohio

    Men's Tennis (2)
    Mihir Kumar, So. • Economics • Carmel, Ind.
    Raleigh Smith, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Miami, Fla.

    Softball (10)
    Sammy Albanese, Sr. • Political Science • Belmont, Calif.
    Emily Allard, Gr. • Integrated Marketing Communications • Antioch, Calif.
    Marisa Bast, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Orange, Calif.
    Andrea DiPrima, Jr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Arlington Heights, Ill.
    Julia Kuhn, Jr. • Human Communication Sciences • Middletown, N.J.
    Brianna LeBeau, So. • Communication Studies • Worth, Ill.
    Amy Letourneau, Jr. • Economics • Laguna Niguel, Calif.
    Mari Majam, Sr. • Religious Studies • Pine Valley, Calif.
    Fran Strub, So. • Learning and Organizational Change • Coralville, Iowa
    Paige Tonz, Sr. • Communication Studies • Peoria, Ariz.

    Women's Fencing (8)
    Juliana Barrett, So. • Undeclared • New York, N.Y.
    Sarah Bruhl, Jr. • Social Policy AND Psychology (double major) • Fairfield, Conn.
    Courtney Dumas, Jr. • History • Cleveland, Ohio
    Cara Franke, So. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Des Plaines, Ill.
    Katherine Kim, Jr. • Economics • Encino, Calif.
    Charlotte Sands, So. • Learning and Organizational Change • New York, N.Y.
    Tina Umanskiy, Jr. • Radio/Television/Film • Chicago, Ill.
    Jen Yamin, So. • Communication Studies • Allendale, N.J.

    Women's Golf (3)
    Elizabeth Szokol, So. • Undeclared • Winnetka, Ill.
    Suchaya Tangkamolprasert, So. • Undeclared • Bangkok, Thailand
    Katie Wooliver, Jr. • Biomedical Engineering • Cincinnati, Ohio

    Women's Lacrosse (22)
    Haydyn Anigian, Jr. • Journalism • Dallas, Texas
    Mikaela Bozza, Jr. • Gender and Sexuality Studies • Brighton, N.Y.
    Hadley Brooke, So. • History • South Hamilton, Mass.
    Jess Carroll, Jr. • Anthropology • Houston, Texas
    Caley Chelios, Jr. • Communication Studies • Detroit, Mich.
    Kaleigh Craig, So. • Communication Studies • Wantagh, N.Y.
    Jessica Dahldorf, So. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Kat DeRonda, Sr. • Communication Studies • Carthage, N.Y.
    Nancy Dunbar, So. • Psychology • Baltimore, Md.
    Emily Eichner, So. • Biological Sciences • Rochester, N.Y.
    Caroline Gersuk, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Loudonville, N.Y.
    Kerri Harrington, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Westwood, Mass.
    Brooke Jones, Jr. • Economics AND Radio/Television/Film (double major) • Edina, Minn.
    Paige Jones, Jr. • Communication Studies • Edina, Minn.
    Kate Macdonald, Sr. • Communication Studies • Norwell, Mass.
    Blake McHugh, Jr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Newtown Square, Pa.
    Amanda McLaughlin, Jr. • Communication Studies • Wilbraham, Mass.
    Kara Mupo, Sr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Miller Place, N.Y.
    Lauren Murray, So. • Learning and Organizational Change • Cross River, N.Y.
    Kelly Rich, Sr. • Social Policy • Westwood, Mass.
    Spring Sanders, So. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Williamsville, N.Y.
    Christy Turner, Sr. • Journalism • Orlando, Fla.

    Women's Tennis (3)
    Alicia Barnett, So. • Political Science • Painswick, England
    Veronica Corning, Sr. • Psychology • Beverly, Mass.
    Belinda Niu, Sr. • Economics AND Legal Studies (double major) • Portland, Ore.


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