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Sixty-Two Boilers Honored Among Spring Academic All-Big Ten

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Softball's Andie Varsho was a First Team All-Big Ten & Academic All-America honoree this spring after batting over .400.

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Softball's Andie Varsho was a First Team All-Big Ten & Academic All-America honoree this spring after batting over .400.
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May 29, 2013


PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference honored a litany of student-athletes on Wednesday, naming them to the 2013 Spring Academic All-Big Ten Team. Purdue student-athletes accounted for 62 of the honorees.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, 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.

The Purdue women's track & field team led all Boilermaker programs with 17 spring honorees, including multiple-time All-American Dani Bunch. Boilermaker track & field received 32 Academic All-Big Ten nods in total, as the men's team boasted 15 honorees. All-American Jakob Engel headlined the men's contingent, along with fellow NCAA outdoor regional qualifiers Cale Allen and Kevin Griffith.

Eleven Boilermaker softball student-athletes were honored on Wednesday, led by junior Andie Varsho, who recently received third-team Capital One Academic All-America honors. The two-time Academic All-Big Ten performer was a first-team all-league and NFCA All-Mideast nod on the field in 2013.

The Purdue baseball team was represented on the list with six student-athletes, all of whom were members of the Boilers' 2012 Big Ten regular-season and tournament championship teams.

Adam Schenk, a junior who was named first-team All-Big Ten and posted a top-10 finish as an individual at the NCAA Columbus Regional, garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time in his career. Purdue women's golf was represented on the list by senior Kishi Sinha, a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013 and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

The 2013 NCAA-qualifying Boilermaker women's tennis team had three Academic All-Big Ten honorees, headlined by second-team All-Big Ten pick Mara Schmidt. Men's tennis second-team All-Big Ten performer Szymon Tatarczyk was also a spring Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

Baseball (6)
Brett Andrzejewski
Kyle Bischoff
Angelo Cianfrocco
Gavin Downs
Connor Podkul
Stephen Talbott

Men's Golf (4)
Justin Cho
Ben-Marvin Egel
Adam Schenk
Jakob Ziegler

Women's Golf (1)
Kishi Sinha

Softball (11) 
Tori Chiodo 
Ashley Courtney 
Danielle Fletcher 
Alyssa Koorsen 
Maia Monchek 
Lexy Moore 
Kristin Morgan 
MaryBeth Pavlick 
Erika Petruzzi 
Lindsey Rains 
Andie Varsho 

Men's Tennis (5)
Diego Acosta
Aaron Dujovne
Mark Kovacs
Krisztian Krocsko
Szymon Tatarczyk

Women's Tennis (3) 
Gisella Pere 
Mara Schmidt 
Lynda Xepoleas 

Men's Track & Field (15)
Cale Allen
Allan Appiah
Chris Arvia
Kyle Campbell
Eric Dean
Jakob Engel
Mitch Erickson
Kevin Griffith
Brett Klosterhoff
Shane Mikesky
Caleb Reiff
John Ribeiro
Stephen Romanyk
Stephen Schulz
Steven Stoot

Women's Track & Field (17)
Autumn Beachy
Emily Becker
Kaitlyn Brace
Dani Bunch
Jennifer Caddick
Linsey Daluga
Blair Doney
Amanda Downey
Kristin Fritts
Karen Jensen
Alisha Kuhlenhoelter
Katie Leinert
Kelly McCurdy
Maria Paolillo
Alex Parks
Dana Payonk
Kari Shoolbraid