July 11, 2012
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Complete Award List
EVANSTON, Ill. -- For the second-straight year, more than 50 Northwestern student-athletes have earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards, announced today (July 10) by the conference office.
Fifteen of Northwestern's 19 varsity programs had at least one Distinguished Scholar on their rosters in 2011-12, combining for 51 total awards. That number is one shy of the school record 52 earned in 2010-11.
The award, in its fourth year of existence, was established by the Big Ten Faculty Representatives to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the new award encompasses only student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school.
The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for their academic career; in 2011-12, Northwestern earned a school-record 206 total Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Following is a complete sport-by-sport list of Northwestern's 2011-12 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars:
Francis Brooke, Sr. Political Science and International Studies (double major) Washington, D.C.
Henry Brooke, So. Political Science Washington, D.C.
Jack Quigley, So. Political Science Birmingham, Mich.
Cross Country (6)
Sophie Ewald, Sr. Environmental Science Berlin, Germany
Ashley Greenwell, Jr. Industrial Engineering St. Louis, Mo.
Angie Henry, Jr. Political Science Hopkins, Minn.
Rachel Kaminski, Sr. Social Policy Green Bay, Wis.
Nicole Oliver, So. Biomedical Engineering Pottstown, Pa.
Molly Waterhouse, Sr. Human Development & Psychological Services Vicksburg, Mich.
Women's Fencing (3)
Kerry Bickford, Sr. Art History and English (double major) Basking Ridge, N.J.
Emily Bruhl, Jr. Spanish Fairfield, Conn.
Kate Cavanaugh, Jr. Biological Sciences Milwaukee, Wis.
Field Hockey (8)
Chelsea Armstrong, Sr. Economics Perth, Australia
Sherilyn DeStefano, Jr. Sociology South Kingston, R.I.
Shannon Disbrow, Jr. Economics and Political Science (double major) Potomac, Md.
Megan Jamieson, Gr. Learning and Organizational Change Toledo, Ohio
Maria Kovalchuk, So. Classics Pittsburgh, Pa.
Regan Mooney, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Spring City, Pa.
Kaylee Pohlmeyer, Sr. Communication Studies Severna Park, Md.
Julia Retzky, So. Biology Lake Forest, Ill.
Brian Arnfelt, Sr. Communication Studies Lake Elmo, Minn.
Doug Bartels, Gr. Liberal Studies Caledonia, Ill.
Neal Deiters, Sr. Psychology Elmhurst, Ill.
Patrick Ward, Jr. Mechanical Engineering Homer Glen, Ill.
Kevin Watt, Gr. Liberal Studies Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Ricky Weina, Gr. Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Union Grove, Wis.
Women's Golf (2)
Alex Lederhausen, Sr. Psychology Hinsdale, Ill.
Mei Liu, Jr. Economics Austin, Texas
Women's Lacrosse (3)
Alexa deLyra, Jr. Human Development & Psychological Services Brightwaters, N.Y.
Alex Frank, Sr. Radio/Television/Film Westwood, Mass.
Lacey Vigmostad, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Northport, N.Y.
Men's Soccer (2)
Jarrett Baughman, Jr. Communication Studies Bloomington, Ind.
Kyle Schickel, Jr. Communication Studies Louisville, Ky.
Women's Soccer (3)
Caroline Dagley, Sr. Communication Studies San Rafael, Calif.
Katie Doyle, Sr. Secondary Teaching St. Charles, Ill.
Jill Dunn, Sr. Communication Studies Naperville, Ill.
Marisa Bast, So. Learning and Organizational Change Orange, Calif.
Women's Swimming and Diving (6)
Jacquie Godbe, Sr. Integrated Science Program (ISP) and Chemistry (double major) Rapid City, S.D.
Marybeth Hall, Jr. Biological Sciences Brighton, Mich.
Meredith King, Jr. Statistics Louisville, Ky.
Felicitas Lenz, Jr. German Altadena, Calif.
Katie McCullough, Jr. Statistics Grand Rapids, Mich.
Kathleen Patterson, Sr. Communication Studies Naperville, Ill.
Men's Tennis (2)
Tobias Reitz, Sr. Economics and Mathematics (double major) Reinbeck, Germany
Eric Spector, Sr. Economics Northbrook, Ill.
Women's Tennis (2)
Belinda Niu, So. Economics Portland, Ore.
Kate Turvy, Jr. Human Development & Psychological Services Dublin, Ohio
Alex Ayers, Sr. Radio/Television/Film Playa Del Rey, Calif.
Mary Grace Gallagher, Sr. Political Science and International Studies (double major) Atlanta, Ga.
Ben Kuhar, Gr. Mechanical Engineering Concord Township, Ohio
Levi Mele, Jr. Social Policy Vernal, Utah
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