Big Ten Recognizes Fall Academic All-Big Ten Honorees


Dec. 6, 2017

2017-18 Fall Academic All-Big Ten (PDF)

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference recognized a total of 1,277 students competing in fall sports who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team Wednesday.

The list of honorees features 111 field hockey students, 446 football students, 115 men's and 203 women's cross country runners, 107 men's and 206 women's soccer students and 89 volleyball students.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list as of November 1 for fall sports, who have been enrolled fulltime at the institution for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

At least 21 of the fall honorees have maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs:

Bobby Browning, Indiana men's cross country (Sr., Finance & Business Analytics)
Allison Jorden, Indiana women's soccer (So., Accounting and Econ Consulting)
Ben Veatch, Indiana men's cross country (So., Exercise Science)
Luke Beauchamp, Michigan State men's cross country (Jr., Physiology)
Holly Bullough, Michigan State women's cross country (So., Undeclared)
Bailey Johnson, Michigan State women's cross country (Jr., Communications)
Samantha McLean, Michigan State volleyball (So., Kinesiology)
Emily Steffke, Michigan State women's cross country (Jr., Neuroscience)
Lauren Swartz, Michigan State volleyball (So., Economics)
Emily Betz, Minnesota women's cross country (Jr., Elementary Education)
Bethany Hasz, Minnesota women's cross country (Jr., Undeclared)
Abby Kohut-Jackson, Minnesota women's cross country (Jr., Spanish Studies)
Elsa Forsberg, Nebraska women's cross country (So., Fisheries & Wildlife)
Corey Acker, Northwestern football (Sr., Sport Administration)
Jake Metzer, Ohio State football (So., Economics)
Kelsey Nolan, Ohio State field hockey (Sr., Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Blake Gillikin, Penn State football (So., Science)
Cody Hodgens, Penn State football (Sr., Educational Leadership)
Joseph Bruno, Rutgers men's soccer (Jr., Electrical Engineering)
Brian Shushkovsky, Rutgers men's soccer (Jr., Finance)
Emma Langer, Wisconsin women's cross country (So., Biology)

The conference office also awards Academic All-Big Ten distinction in the winter and spring seasons and will present the Distinguished Scholar Award at the end of the academic year. To be eligible for selection, students must be a recipient of Academic All-Big Ten Recognition in the previous academic year, must be enrolled for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher during that time. This GPA shall be calculated based on the previous academic year only, excluding summer. 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 complete listing of 2017 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for fall sports is attached.