Fifty-Two Purdue Student-Athletes Earn Spring Academic All-Big Ten Honors
Leah Eber won the long jump at both Big Ten Championship meets & will compete in the national championship meet this week.

June 6, 2011

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Fifty-two Purdue student-athletes received Academic All-Big Ten recognition when the conference office announced its spring honorees Monday.

Seventeen members of the track and field program (10 men and seven women), 14 baseball players, eight tennis players (six women and two men), seven golfers (six men and one woman) and six softball players were among the Boilermakers honored for their success in the classroom.

A total of 154 Purdue student-athletes garnered Academic All-Big Ten acclaim during the 2010-11 school year. The winter sports led the way with 58 honorees.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, a student-athlete must have compiled a grade point average of 3.0 and above and be at least a sophomore academically.

Among Purdue's spring Academic All-Big Ten honorees, eight also earned All-Big Ten recognition for their athletic performance. Baseball's Cameron Perkins and Tyler Spillner; track and field's Bill Hardcastle, Chris Thoman, Emily Breslin and Leah Eber; Thea Hoffmeister of women's golf and Jennifer Rabot of women's tennis were among the dual honorees.

Softball's Suzie Rzegocki rewrote the Purdue records book, finishing her impressive college career with program benchmarks in seven statistical categories, highlighted by wins (86) and strikeouts (728). Teammate Molly Garst set a new school record with 102 stolen bases.

Hoffmeister helped the women's golf team follow up its 2010 national championship team title with a runner-up showing this spring. Men's golfers Tyler Duncan, Erich Johnston and Henry Plager were all among the Boilers that took to the links at the NCAA Arizona Regional.

This week, Jakob Engel, Breslin and Eber will be among the six student-athletes representing Purdue at the NCAA Track and Field national championship meet in Des Moines, Iowa.

Baseball (14)
Chris Antonelli
Payton Bieker
Kyle Bischoff
Lance Breedlove
Nick Burke
Eric Charles
Angelo Cianfrocco
Patrick Coghlan
Calvin Gunter
Joe Haase
David Miller
Cameron Perkins
Robert Ramer
Tyler Spillner

Men's Golf (6)
Scott Busch
Tyler Duncan
David Gersztein
Erich Johnston
Henry Plager
Nakarintra Ratanakul

Men's Tennis (2)
Jan-Frans Engelbrecht
Billy Heuer

Men's Track and Field (10)
Kyle Campbell
Jakob Engel
Mitch Erickson
Bill Hardcastle
Josh Hembrough
Scott Lasiter
Jacob Palmer
Stephen Schulz
Chris Thoman
Seth Virgil

Softball (6)
Ashley Courtney
Molly Garst
Katie Hackney
Shelby Krammer
Erika Petruzzi
Suzie Rzegocki

Women's Golf (1)
Thea Hoffmeister

Women's Tennis (6)
Anna Dushkina
Imogen Golder
Kirsten Magi
Remi Martin
Gisella Pere
Jennifer Rabot

Women's Track and Field (7)
Emily Breslin
Leah Eber
Elaine Gilbert
Janan Graham
Morgan Monroe
Kari Shoolbraid
Elizabeth Stover


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