Fall Academic All-Big Ten



Dec. 10, 2014

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Rosemont, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 988 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team. The list of honored student-athletes features 91 field hockey players, 304 football players, 77 men’s and 153 women’s cross country runners, 88 men’s and 176 women’s soccer players and 99 volleyball players. 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.

At least 26 of these student-athletes have maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs:

Name School Sport Year Major
Alia Abu-Douleh, Illinois Women's Soccer (So., Architectural Studies)
Chi Chi Ariguzo, Northwestern Football (Gr., Master's in Sports Administration)
David Berry, Michigan State Men's Cross Country (So., Premedical)
Katie Dutchman, Northwestern Volleyball (Gr., School of Professional Studies)
Morgan Dye, Indiana Field Hockey (So., Finance)
Emily Fraik, Maryland Volleyball (Jr., Engineering: Chemical)
Lisa Gordon, Iowa Women's Cross Country (Jr., Speech & Hearing Science)
Maggie Halloran, Michigan State Volleyball (Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science)
Lane Hovey, Nebraska Football (Sr., Business Administration)
Nicole Imbriaco, Rutgers Field Hockey (Jr., Finance and Business Analytics)
Allison Lunau, Michigan State Women's Cross Country (So., Supply Chain Management)
Sarah Mazur, Iowa Women's Soccer (Jr., Electrical Engineering)
Minori Minagawa, Ohio State Women's Cross Country (Jr., Exercise Science)
Margaret Morash, Rutgers Women's Soccer (Jr., Genetics)
Kayla Morin, Northwestern Volleyball (So., Undeclared)
Alana O'Mara, Michigan State Women's Cross Country (So., Lyman Briggs College)
Kathleen Rodden, Penn State Women's Cross Country (Sr., Kinesiology)
Hope Schmelzle, Purdue Women's Cross Country (So., Human Services/Health Care)
Jessy Silfer, Iowa Field Hockey (So., Human Physiology)
Paige Tapp, Minnesota Volleyball (So., Pre-Major-Carlson School of Management)
Austin Teitsma, Illinois Football (Sr., Recreation, Sport and Tourism)
Jocelyn Todd, Iowa Women's Cross Country (Jr., Biomedical Engineering)
Kaitlyn Willette, Ohio State Women's Cross Country (So., Communication)
Brian Winterfield, Michigan State Men's Soccer (So., Finance)
Samantha Zishka, Iowa Women's Cross Country (So., Health & Human Physiology)
Garret Zuk, Michigan State Men's Cross Country (So., Mathematics)

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. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners 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 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 2014 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for fall sports is linked above.