Academic All-America At-Large Teams

June 11, 2015 The 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Division I At-Large Teams were announced, with a combined 14 Big Ten students earning recognition.

Additionally, Matt Brown of Penn State wrestling was selected as the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for the Division I Men's At-Large programs.

A criminology and international politics major with a 3.97 G.P.A., Brown is a two-time first-team Capital One Academic All-America® selection, returning to the top squad after previously earning the honor in 2013. A native of West Valley City, Utah, Brown also is a recipient of both the NCAA and Big Ten Conference Post-Graduate Scholarships and won the NCAA title at 174 pounds while helping Penn State to a sixth-place finish at this year's NCAA Championships.

A three-time All-America selection, Brown posted a 29-3 record this season and departs Penn State with a 118-16 career record, capped by his first NCAA individual title in 2015. He also ranks 12th in Nittany Lion history for career wins, and 11th all-time in pins (30). In addition, Brown took home the 2013 NCAA Elite 89 Award and has garnered multiple National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) First Team All-Academic citations, as well as three first-team Academic All-Big Ten Team accolades.

To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

See below for the Big Ten honorees.

Illinois
Mike Wilner, Men's Gymnastics (third team)

Michigan
Justin Glanda, Men's Swimming and Diving (first team)
Zach Hyman, Men's Ice Hockey (first team)
Richard Funk, Men's Swimming and Diving (third team)
Sammy Gray, Field Hockey (third team)

Michigan State
David Zoltowski, Men's Swimming and Diving (second team)

Minnesota
Hannah Brandt, Women's Ice Hockey (second team)
Jessica Plant, Women's Swimming and Diving (second team)
Lindsay Mable, Women's Gymnastics (third team)

Nebraska
Ethan Lottman, Men's Gymnastics (second team)

Penn State
Matt Brown, Wrestling (first team)
Laura Gebhart, Field Hockey (first team)

Purdue
Jamie Bissett, Men's Swimming and Diving (first team)

Wisconsin
Kimberly Dinh, Women's Golf (first team)