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Thirty-nine Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Pole vaulter Kyle Campbell was one of eight Boilermakers honored for posting a 4.0 GPA during the 2012-13 school year.
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Pole vaulter Kyle Campbell was one of eight Boilermakers honored for posting a 4.0 GPA during the 2012-13 school year.
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July 10, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Thirty-nine Purdue student-athletes were honored as Distinguished Scholar Award recipients by the Big Ten Conference today, including eight who earned perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2012-13.

In February of 2008, Big Ten Faculty Representatives established a conference academic recognition to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the Distinguished Scholar Award encompasses only student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school.

A total of 637 student-athletes representing all 12 Big Ten schools met the criteria to be named a Distinguished Scholar this year.

The conference also recognizes Academic All-Big Ten team members for the fall, winter and spring sports. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for their academic career. A total of 152 Boilermaker student athletes garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors during the 2012-13 school year.

Name, Sport
Kyle Bischoff, Baseball
Rob Henry, Football
Robert Kugler, Football
Sam McCartney,Football
Shane Mikesky, Football
Ben-Marvin Egel, Men's Golf
Kishi Sinha, Women's Golf
Shae Desmond, Soccer
Mollie Kuramoto, Soccer
Soraya Toppin-Herbert, Soccer
Maia Monchek, Softball
Andie Varsho, Softball
Jamie Bissett, Men's Swimming & Diving
Alec LaMothe, Men's Swimming & Diving
Jacob McGough, Men's Swimming & Diving
Jacob Robinson, Men's Swimming & Diving
Julia Comodeca, Women's Swimming & Diving
Lauren Gustafson, Women's Swimming & Diving
Anji Li, Women's Swimming & Diving
Carly Marshall, Women's Swimming & Diving

Casey Matthews, Women's Swimming & Diving
Emily McIlrath, Women's Swimming & Diving
Ellie Roeing, Women's Swimming & Diving
Rhiannon Sheets, Women's Swimming & Diving
Courtney Tumbush, Women's Swimming & Diving
Gisella Pere, Women's Tennis
Lynda Xepoleas, Women's Tennis
Kyle Campbell, Men's Track & Field
Kevin Griffith, Men's Track & Field
Brett Klosterhoff, Men's Track & Field
Autumn Beachy, Women's Track & Field
Jenny Caddick, Women's Track & Field
Linsey Daluga, Women's Track & Field
Samantha Walkow, Women's Track & Field
Rachel Davis, Volleyball
Hilliary Fox, Volleyball
Courtney Gosewisch, Volleyball
Katie Griffin, Volleyball

Andy Wiseman, Wrestling

Student-athletes with 4.0 GPA's in bold.