May 29, 2013
Official Big Ten Release
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern student-athletes earned 64 Academic All-Big Ten honors in six spring and two at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference office announced today (May 29). Coupled with 97 accolades won in the fall and 42 more in the winter, a total of 203 Wildcats were named Academic All-Big Ten during 2012-13 to mark the third-straight year with over 200 awards for NU student-athletes.
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.
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 and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
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 2013 based on their GPAs from the 2012-13 academic year.
Following are Northwestern's 2012-13 spring season and at-large Academic All-Big Ten award winners:
Luke Dauch, So. Undeclared Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Colby Everett, Sr. Communication Studies Scottsdale, Ariz.
Luke Farrell, Sr. Communication Studies Westlake, Ohio
Cody Libman, So. Undeclared Glenview, Ill.
Walker Moses, So. Radio/Television/Film Studio City, Calif.
Jack Quigley, Jr. Political Science Birmingham, Mich.
Kyle Ruchim, Jr. Biological Sciences Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Mike Trucco, So. Undeclared River Forest, Ill.
Dan Tyson, Jr. Economics San Diego, Calif.
Men's Golf (4)
Bennett Lavin, So. Economics Deerfield, Ill.
Nick Losole, Sr. Communication Studies Scottsdale, Ariz.
Jack Perry, Jr. Communication Studies Santa Barbara, Calif.
Scott Smith, So. Communication Studies Pepper Pike, Ohio
Men's Tennis (3)
Sidarth Balaji, Sr. Economics Fairfax, Va.
Chris Jackman, Sr. Communication Studies Key Biscayne, Fla.
Spencer Wolf, Sr. Communication Studies Coral Springs, Fla.
Sammy Albanese, Jr. Political Science Belmont, Calif.
Emily Allard, Sr. Communication Studies Antioch, Calif.
Marisa Bast, Jr. Learning and Organizational Change Orange, Calif.
Andrea DiPrima, So. Human Development and Psychological Services Arlington Heights, Ill.
Julia Kuhn, So. Human Communication Sciences Middletown, N.J.
Meghan Lamberth, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Wildwood, Mo.
Amy Letourneau, So. Undeclared Laguna Niguel, Calif.
Mari Majam, Jr. Religious Studies Pine Valley, Calif.
Amanda Mehrsheikh, Jr. Biological Sciences Chesterfield, Mo.
Kristin Scharkey, Sr. Journalism Yorba Linda, Calif.
Paige Tonz, Jr. Communication Studies Peoria, Ariz.
Women's Fencing (9)
Emily Bruhl, Sr. Spanish Fairfield, Conn.
Sarah Bruhl, So. Social Policy Fairfield, Conn.
Kate Cavanaugh, Sr. Biological Sciences Milwaukee, Wis.
Courtney Dumas, So. History Cleveland, Ohio
Alicia Gurrieri, Sr. Gender Studies and Psychology (double major) Medford, N.J.
Katherine Kim, So. Undeclared Encino, Calif.
Kendrick Mooney, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Arcadia, Calif.
Madeline Sachs, Sr. Communication Studies Greenwich, Conn.
Tina Umanskiy, So. Radio/Television/Film Chicago, Ill.
Women's Golf (4)
Mei Liu, Sr. Economics and Legal Studies (double major) Austin, Texas
Anne Ormson, Sr. Economics Granger, Ind.
Lauren Weaver, Sr. Biological Sciences Scottsdale, Ariz.
Katie Wooliver, So. Biomedical Engineering Cincinnati, Ohio
Women's Lacrosse (20)
Haydyn Anigian, So. Journalism Dallas, Texas
Mikaela Bozza, So. Undeclared Brighton, N.Y.
Jess Carroll, So. Anthropology Houston, Texas
Ali Cassera, Sr. Sociology Fairfield, N.J.
Caley Chelios, So. Undeclared Detroit, Mich.
Beatrice Conley, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Rochester, N.Y.
Alexa Delyra, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Bay Shore, N.Y.
Erin Fitzgerald, Sr. Communication Studies Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
Gabriella Flibotte, Sr. Communication Studies Cohasset, Mass.
Caroline Gersuk, Jr. Learning and Organizational Change Loudonville, N.Y.
Kerri Harrington, Jr. Learning and Organizational Change Westwood, Mass.
Brooke Jones, So. Radio/Television/Film Edina, Minn.
Paige Jones, So. Communication Studies Edina, Minn.
Brooks Lawler, So. Anthropology Big Lake, Alaska
Amanda Macaluso, Sr. Communication Studies Smithtown, N.Y.
Kate Macdonald, Jr. Communication Studies Norwell, Mass.
Amanda McLaughlin, So. Communication Studies Wilbraham, Mass.
Kelly Rich, Jr. Social Policy Westwood, Mass.
Taylor Thornton, Sr. Communication Studies Dallas, Texas
Christy Turner, Jr. Journalism Orlando, Fla.
Women's Tennis (4)
Linda Abu Mushrefova, Sr. Economics Bradenton, Fla.
Veronica Corning, Jr. Psychology Beverly, Mass.
Belinda Niu, Jr. Economics Portland, Ore.
Kate Turvy, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Dublin, Ohio
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