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    NU Tops 200 Total Academic All-Big Ten Honors For Second-Straight Year

    NU again established a school record with 206 Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes in 2011-12.

    NU again established a school record with 206 Academic All-Big Ten student-athletes in 2011-12.

    May 31, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern student-athletes earned 65 Academic All-Big Ten honors in six spring sports and two at-large sports, the Big Ten Conference office announced today (May 31). Coupled with 97 accolades won in the fall and 44 more in the winter, a school-record 206 Wildcats were named Academic All-Big Ten during the 2011-12 academic year, topping the mark of 201 set in 2010-11.

    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.

    Following are Northwestern's 2011-12 spring season and at-large Academic All-Big Ten award winners:

    Baseball (9)
    Francis Brooke, Sr. • Political Science and International Studies (double major) • Washington, D.C.
    Henry Brooke, So. • Political Science • Washington, D.C.
    Colby Everett, Jr. • Communication Studies • Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Luke Farrell, Jr. • Communication Studies • Westlake, Ohio
    Jack Quigley, So. • Political Science • Birmingham, Mich.
    Geoff Rowan, Sr. • Political Science • Naperville, Ill.
    Kyle Ruchim, So. • Biological Sciences • Buffalo Grove, Ill.
    Dan Tyson, So. • Economics • San Diego, Calif.
    Hamilton Wise, Sr. • Economics • Dallas, Texas

    Men's Golf (3)
    Sam Chien, Sr. • Communication Studies • San Diego, Calif.
    Nick Losole, Jr. • Economics • Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Jack Perry, So. • History • Santa Barbara, Calif.

    Men's Tennis (6)
    Sidarth Balaji, Jr. • Economics • Fairfax, Va.
    Josh Graves, Sr. • Economics • Milwaukee, Wis.
    Chris Jackman, Jr. • Communication Studies • Key Biscayne, Fla.
    Tobias Reitz, Sr. • Economics and Mathematics (double major) • Reinbeck, Germany
    Eric Spector, Sr. • Economics • Northbrook, Ill.
    Spencer Wolf, Jr. • Communication Studies • Coral Springs, Fla.

    Softball (8)
    Sammy Albanese, So. • Political Science • Belmont, Calif.
    Emily Allard, Jr. • Communication Studies • Antioch, Calif.
    Marisa Bast, So. • Learning and Organizational Change • Orange, Calif.
    Meghan Lamberth, Jr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Wildwood, Mo.
    Mari Majam, So. • Religious Studies • Pine Valley, Calif.
    Amanda Mehrsheikh, So. • Biological Sciences • Chesterfield, Mo.
    Kristin Scharkey, Jr. • Journalism • Yorba Linda, Calif.
    Olivia Zolke, Sr. • Political Science • Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    Women's Fencing (13)
    Kerry Bickford, Sr. • Art History and English (double major) • Basking Ridge, N.J.
    Emily Bruhl, Jr. • Spanish • Fairfield, Conn.
    Kate Cavanaugh, Jr. • Biological Sciences • Milwaukee, Wis.
    Annelise Eeman, Sr. • History and Religious Studies (double major) • St. Louis Park, Minn.
    Chloe Grainger, Jr. • Social Policy • Decatur, Ga.
    Rebecca Grohman, Sr. • Sociology and Science in Human Culture (double major) • South Orange, N.J.
    Alicia Gurrieri, Jr. • Psychology and Gender Studies (double major) • Medford, N.J.
    Chloe McGuffin, Sr. • Mechanical Engineering • Lexington, Mass.
    Kendrick Mooney, Jr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Arcadia, Calif.
    Devynn Patterson, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Seattle, Wash.
    Camille Provencal, Sr. • Political Science • St. Paul, Minn.
    Dayana Sarkisova, Jr. • Political Science • Grand Rapids, Mich.

    Women's Golf (5)
    Kylie Fuller, Sr. • Psychology • Temecula, Calif.
    Alex Lederhausen, Sr. • Psychology • Hinsdale, Ill.
    Mei Liu, Jr. • Economics and Legal Studies (double major) • Austin, Texas
    Anne Ormson, Jr. • Economics • Granger, Ind.
    Lauren Weaver, Jr. • Biological Sciences • Scottsdale, Ariz.

    Women's Lacrosse (17)
    Ali Cassera, Jr. • Sociology • Fairfield, N.J.
    Ellie Clayman, So. • Sociology • Beverly, Mass.
    Beatrice Conley, Jr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Rochester, N.Y.
    Alexa deLyra, Jr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Brightwaters, N.Y.
    Erin Fitzgerald, Jr. • Communication Studies • Mt. Sinai, N.Y.
    Gabriella Flibotte, Jr. • Communication Studies • Cohasset, Mass.
    Alex Frank, Sr. • Radio/Television/Film • Westwood, Mass.
    Kerri Harrington, So. • Social Policy • Westwood, Mass.
    Amanda Macaluso, Jr. • Communication Studies • Smithtown, N.Y.
    Kate Macdonald, So. • Communication Studies • Norwell, Mass.
    Kelly Rich, So. • Social Policy • Westwood, Mass.
    Jessica Russo, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Post Jefferson, N.Y.
    Shannon Smith, Sr. • Economics • West Babylon, N.Y.
    Maria Tedeschi, Sr. • Radio/Television/Film • Norwell, Mass.
    Taylor Thornton, Jr. • Communication Studies • Dallas, Texas
    Christy Turner, So. • Journalism • Orlando, Fla.
    Lacey Vigmostad, Sr. • Learning and Organizational Change • Northport, N.Y.

    Women's Tennis (4)
    Linda Abu Mushrefova, Jr. • Economics • Bradenton, Fla.
    Stacey Lee, Sr. • Communication Studies • Old Westbury, N.Y.
    Belinda Niu, So. • Undeclared • Portland, Ore.
    Kate Turvy, Jr. • Human Development and Psychological Services • Dublin, Ohio


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