July 10, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Forty-eight Northwestern student-athletes from 14 different Wildcats programs have earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar awards, announced today (July 10) by the conference office.
The award, in its fifth 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 2012-13, Northwestern earned 203 total Academic All-Big Ten honors to put it over the 200 number for the third-consecutive year.
Following is a complete sport-by-sport list of Northwestern's 2012-13 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars:
Zach Morton, Gr. Economics Evanston, Ill.
Jack Quigley, Jr. Political Science Birmingham, Mich.
Women's Basketball (2)
Kendall Hackney, Sr. Communication Studies Cincinnati, Ohio
Kate Popovec, Gr. Sports Administration Canfield, Ohio
Cross Country (5)
Ashley Greenwell, Sr. Industrial Engineering St. Louis, Mo.
Janelle Li-A-Ping, Sr. Journalism New York, N.Y.
Allegra Mayer, Sr. Integrated Science and Environmental Science (double major) Palo Alto, Calif.
Nicole Oliver, Jr. Biomedical Engineering Pottstown, Pa.
Moira Ryan, Sr. History Washington, D.C.
Women's Fencing (2)
Emily Bruhl, Sr. Spanish Fairfield, Conn.
Chloe Grainger, Sr. Social Policy Decatur, Ga.
Field Hockey (6)
Chelsea Armstrong, Gr. Sports Administration Perth, Australia
Maria Kovalchuk, Jr. Classics Pittsburgh, Pa.
Nikki Parsley, Jr. Secondary Teaching Milford, Del.
Kaylee Pohlmeyer, Gr. Communication Studies Severna Park, Md.
Julia Retzky, Jr. Biology Lake Forest, Ill.
Kelsey Thompson, Jr. Psychology Ann Arbor, Mich.
Arthur Omilian, So. Industrial Engineering Atlanta, Ga.
Tyler Scott, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Warren, Ohio
Timmy Vernon, Sr. History Fort Washington, Pa.
Brandon Vitabile, Jr. Economics Edison, N.J.
Quentin Williams, Gr. Sports Administration Pittsburgh, Pa.
Women's Lacrosse (5)
Beatrice Conley, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Rochester, N.Y.
Alexa Delyra, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Bay Shore, N.Y.
Gabriella Flibotte, Sr. Communication Studies Cohasset, Mass.
Kerri Harrington, Jr. Social Policy Westwood, Mass.
Taylor Thornton, Sr. Communication Studies Dallas, Texas
Men's Soccer (2)
Jarrett Baughman, Sr. Communication Studies Bloomington, Ind.
Nick Gendron, Sr. Communication Studies Ramsey, N.J.
Women's Soccer (4)
Anna Cassell, So. Anthropology: Science in Human Culture Salt Lake City, Utah
Katie Landgrebe, So. Journalism Madeira, Ohio
Niki Sebo, Sr. Learning and Organizational Change Downers Grove, Ill.
Bri Westlund, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Cottage Grove, Minn.
Marisa Bast, Jr. Learning and Organizational Change Orange, Calif.
Julia Kuhn, So. Human Communication Sciences Middletown, N.J.
Amanda Mehrsheikh, Jr. Biological Sciences Chesterfield, Mo.
Kristin Scharkey, Sr. Journalism Yorba Linda, Calif.
Women's Swimming and Diving (8)
Mary Kate Campbell, Jr. Journalism Burr Ridge, Ill.
Marybeth Hall, Sr. Biological Sciences Brighton, Mich.
Meredith King, Sr. Statistics Louisville, Ky.
Felicitas Lenz, Sr. German Altadena, Calif.
Katie McCullough, Sr. Statistics Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jackie Powell, Jr. Social Policy Madison, Wis.
Taylor Reynolds, Sr. English St. Louis, Mo.
Erin Sosdian, Jr. Mechanical Engineering The Woodlands, Texas
Women's Tennis (1)
Kate Turvy, Sr. Human Development and Psychological Services Dublin, Ohio
Julie Chin, Sr. Economics Naperville, Ill.
John Coukos, Jr. Integrated Science Program (ISP) and Mathematics (double major) Framingham, Mass.
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