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    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Senior Kate Turvy was one of four women's tennis players recognized.
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    Senior Kate Turvy was one of four women's tennis players recognized.
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    May 29, 2013

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    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:

    Baseball (9):
    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.

    Softball (11)
    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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