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.
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.
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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