Dec. 2, 2010
Complete Fall 2010 Academic All-Big Ten List (PDF Format)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Led by a program-record 32 football honorees, Northwestern broke its own school record for Academic All-Big Ten awards in a quarter with 90 winners in six fall sports, the conference office announced today (Dec. 2).
NU's 90 total accolades establish a school mark in a single-sport season for the fourth-consecutive year (up from 68 in the fall of 2007, 75 in the fall of 2008 and 84 in the fall of 2009). The football program broke its previous high for the fifth season in a row with 32 (up from 16 in 2006, 18 in 2007, 26 in 2008 and 29 in 2009). Northwestern earned the most football honorees among its Big Ten brethren by a wide margin, leading the second-place total of 22 achieved by Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
Among NU's Academic All-Big Ten award winners are four who were named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District V. In football, Doug Bartels (Caledonia, Ill./Rockford Boylan Catholic), Patrick Ward (Homer Glen, Ill./Providence Catholic) and Kevin Watt (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) earned that distinction while volleyball's Sabel Moffett (Temecula, Calif./Chapparal) also picked up the honor.
To earn Academic All-Big Ten recognition, an athlete must be in his/her second year at the institution, letter in his/her sport and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
Instituted beginning in 2008-09, the conference office also will hand out the Distinguished Scholar Award at the end of the academic year. 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 2010 based on their GPAs from the 2009-10 academic year.
Following are Northwestern's 2010 fall season Academic All-Big Ten award winners:
Women's Cross Country (16)
Hallie Busta, Jr. Journalism Jackson, Ohio
Rachel Edwards, Jr. Biomedical Engineering Eden Prairie, Minn.
Sophie Ewald, Jr. Environmental Sciences Berlin, Germany
Ashley Greenwell, So. Undeclared St. Louis, Mo.
Angie Henry, So. Undeclared Hopkins, Minn.
Audrey Huth, So. Undeclared Shelby, Mich.
Rachel Kaminski, Jr. Social Policy Green Bay, Wis.
Allegra Mayer, So. Integrated Science Palo Alto, Calif.
Sari Nahmad, So. Undeclared Miami, Fla.
Lauren Neuschel, So. Undeclared Wilmette, Ill.
Annie Reihman, Sr. Biological Sciences Richmond, Ind.
Madeline Rozwat, Sr. Communication Studies and Psychology (double major) Hillsborough, Calif.
Moira Ryan, So. Undeclared Washington, D.C.
Kaley Stroup, So. Undeclared Madison, Wis.
Abby Tracy, Jr. Journalism and Economics (double major) Vadnais Heights, Minn.
Molly Waterhouse, Jr. Human Development and Psychological Services Vicksburg, Mich.
Field Hockey (13)
Zoe Almquist, Sr. Mathematics Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sherilyn DeStefano, So. Undeclared South Kingston, R.I.
Shannon Disbrow, So. Undeclared Potomac, Md.
Megan Jamieson, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Toledo, Ohio
Katie Lynch, Sr. Human Communication Sciences and Disorders Briarcliff, N.Y.
Sarah Marcincin, Sr. Economics Bethlehem, Pa.
Regan Mooney, Jr. Human Development and Psychological Services Spring City, Pa.
Kaylee Pohlmeyer, Jr. Communication Studies Severna Park, Md.
Marnie Robbins, Sr. Communication Studies Milwaukee, Wis.
Kendra Sirak, Sr. Anthropology and Psychology (double major) Dallas, Pa.
Olivia Standa, Sr. Human Communication Sciences and Disorders Lake Bluff, Ill.
Claire Thompson, Jr. Communication Studies San Jose, Calif.
Stacy Uchida, Gr. Sports Administration Southbury, Conn.
Colin Armstrong, Sr. Economics Wheaton, Ill.
Brian Arnfelt, Jr. Communication Studies Lake Elmo, Minn.
Brendan Barber, Jr. Political Science Erie, Pa.
Doug Bartels, Sr. Anthropology Caledonia, Ill.
Corbin Bryant, Gr. Learning and Organizational Change (undergrad) Chicago, Ill.
Jeff Budzien, So. Undeclared Hartland, Wis.
Scott Concannon, Sr. Communication Studies Columbia, Mo.
Stefan Demos, Gr. Sports Administration Scottsdale, Ariz.
Drake Dunsmore, Sr. Communication Studies Lenexa, Kan.
Jake Gregus, So. Journalism Riverside, Ill.
Pat Hickey, So. Undeclared Chicago, Ill.
James Kurzawski, Jr. Economics Evanston, Ill.
Bryce McNaul, Sr. Economics Eden Prairie, Minn.
Aaron Nagel, Sr. Economics Lemont, Ill.
Al Netter, Sr. Economics Rohnert Park, Calif.
John Henry Pace, Gr. Mechanical Engineering Hinsdale, Ill.
Dan Persa, Sr. Communication Studies Bethlehem, Pa.
Brian Peters, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Pickerington, Ohio
Stone Pinckney, Jr. Theatre Columbia, S.C.
John Plasencia, So. Undeclared Tampa, Fla.
Jaleel Reed, So. Undeclared Los Angeles, Calif.
Tim Riley, So. Undeclared Oswego, Ill.
Josh Rooks, Sr. Psychology Zeeland, Mich.
Jacob Schmidt, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Rhinelander, Wis.
Andrew Struckmeyer, Sr. Journalism Vienna, Va.
Timmy Vernon, So. Undeclared Fort Washington, Pa.
Patrick Ward, So. Mechanical Engineering Homer Glen, Ill.
Kevin Watt, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Ricky Weina, Sr. Economics Union Grove, Wis.
Brandon Williams, So. Undeclared Nappanee, Ind.
Nate Williams, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Pittsburgh, Pa.
Quentin Williams, Jr. Political Science Pittsburgh, Pa.
Men's Soccer (6)
Jarrett Baughman, So. Undeclared Bloomington, Ind.
Matt Eliason, Sr. Communication Studies Lombard, Ill.
Nick Gendron, So. Undeclared Ramsey, N.J.
Pat Gibson, Sr. Spanish and International Studies (double major) Westerville, Ohio
Drew Kotler, Sr. Spanish Wynnewood, Pa.
Peter O'Neill, Jr. Political Science Fairway, Kan.
Women's Soccer (15)
Colleen Antas, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Wheaton, Ill.
Ally Arca, Sr. Social Policy San Leandro, Calif.
Jennifer Baumann, Sr. Communication Studies Waukesha, Wis.
Kelsey Bertamus, So. Biological Sciences Burnsville, Minn.
Casey Blaha, So. Undeclared River Forest, Ill.
Caroline Dagley, Jr. Communication Studies San Rafael, Calif.
Katie Doyle, Jr. Secondary Education St. Charles, Ill.
Nicole Duller, Jr. English Los Altos, Calif.
Carolyn Edwards, Sr. Communication Studies and Psychology (double major) Lincolnshire, Ill.
Meredith Finsand, So. Undeclared Edina, Minn.
Sam Greene, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Santa Monica, Calif.
Leigh Jakes, Gr. Sports Administration McDonough, Ga.
Emily Langston, Jr. Communication Studies Los Altos, Calif.
Sarah Sroka, Jr. Secondary Education Geneva, Ill.
Grace Weitz, Jr. Journalism Golden Valley, Minn.
Alex Ayers, Jr. Radio/Television/Film Playa del Rey, Calif.
Julie Chin, So. Undeclared Naperville, Ill.
Mary Grace Gallagher, Jr. Political Science Atlanta, Ga.
Elyse Glab, Sr. Psychology Chicago, Ill.
Brittani Gray, Gr. Psychology Cincinnati, Ohio
Naomi Johnson, Sr. Mathematics Bloomington, Minn.
Sabel Moffett, Gr. Sports Administration Temecula, Calif.
Madalyn Shalter, Jr. Human Development and Psychological Services Ottawa, Ohio