Winter Academic Wonders

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue junior Christine Inman was one of five athletes conference-wide to boast a flawless GPA.
Purdue junior Christine Inman was one of five athletes conference-wide to boast a flawless GPA.

March 26, 2009

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Forty-five Purdue student-athletes received Academic All Big-Ten honors for the winter athletic season, as announced today by the conference office on Thursday. The honorees came from five sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming and diving and wrestling.

The Boilermakers' swimming and diving programs led the way, naming 13 honorees on both the men's and women's sides, while the women's basketball team had eight, the wrestling team had six and the men's basketball team named five.

A minimum of five student-athletes across the Big Ten have maintained unblemished GPAs, including Purdue swimming and diving junior Christine Inman, who boasts a flawless 4.0 in animal science.

Purdue also had seven individuals qualify for the NCAA Championships in their respective sports, while the members of both the men's and women's basketball teams advanced to the national tournament and are currently in the Sweet 16. Andrew Langenfeld and David Colturi are representing the Boilermakers at the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend, while women's divers Ashley Karnes and Emily Wetzel earned NCAA All-America honors at their national meet last weekend. Logan Brown, A.J. Kissel and Luke Manuel all competed for the Old Gold and Black at the NCAA Wrestling Championships last weekend as well, helping the team to a 23rd-place finish.

A total of 519 Big Ten student-athletes were recognized for their hard work on the field and in the classroom. The student-athletes met the criteria of being at least a second-year student and carrying a minimum grade-point average of 3.0.

Purdue Honorees

Men's Basketball
Robbie Hummel, So.
Chris Kramer, Jr.
E'Twaun Moore, So.
Bobby Riddell, Sr.
Mark Wohlford, Jr.

Women's Basketball
Natasha Bogdanova, Sr.
Lakisha Freeman, Sr.
Laura Garriga, Jr.
Jodi Howell, Gr.
FahKara Malone, Jr.
Lauren Mioton, Sr.
Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton, Sr.
Samantha Woods, So.

Men's Swimming & Diving
A.J. Boeh, Jr.
Mark Boman, So.
David Colturi, So.
Ryan Dafforn, So.
Sean Davis, Sr.
Scott Dean, So.
Mike Hedge, Sr.
Andre Koop, Jr.
Andrew Langenfeld, Sr.
Matt Stewart, So.
Nathan Taylor, Jr.
Tim Watts, Sr.
Drew Wolfred, So.

Women's Swimming & Diving
Katie Beck, So.
Kara Cook, So.
Jessica Davis, So.
Elyse Dudar, Sr.
Leah Henninger, Jr.
Elizabeth Holmes, Jr.
Christine Inman, Jr.
Ashley Karnes, Jr.
Morgan Lebsack, So.
Ariel Martin, So.
Jessica Skiba, So.
Allie Smith, So.
Emily Wetzel, Sr.

Nick Bertucci, Sr.
Logan Brown, Jr.
Matthew Hemry, Jr.
A.J. Kissel, So.
Luke Manuel, Jr.
Jason Martin, Sr. .

School-By-School Breakdown
Illinois: 41 honorees - 6 sports
Indiana: 30 honorees - 5 sports
Iowa: 46 honorees - 7 sports
Michigan: 60 honorees - 7 sports
Michigan State: 46 honorees - 6 sports
Minnesota: 58 honorees - 7 sports
Northwestern: 41 honorees - 5 sports
Ohio State: 63 honorees - 7 sports
Penn State: 62 honorees - 7 sports
PURDUE: 45 honorees - 5 sports
Wisconsin: 27 honorees - 5 sports