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64 Purdue Student-Athletes Named Fall Academic All-Big Ten

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Volleyball's Faye Adelaja was recognized as one of 20 Big Ten fall student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.
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Volleyball's Faye Adelaja was recognized as one of 20 Big Ten fall student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.
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Dec. 11, 2013


ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Sixty-four Purdue student-athletes received Academic All-Big Ten recognition when the conference office announced its lists of fall honorees on Wednesday. The number easily eclipsed the 46 Boilermaker student-athletes recognized last fall. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, 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 women's cross country team led the way with 16 members being recognized, followed by football (15), men's cross country (12), women's soccer (11) and volleyball (10). Volleyball, which takes on Illinois in the regional semifinal on Friday, had two-thirds of its roster feted by the conference for academic prowess. The men's cross country team improved its total from a year ago by eight student-athletes.

Some individual standouts that were recognized were men's cross country runner Matthew McClintock, the first All-American at Purdue in the sport since 1987, women's harrier Linsey Daluga, Purdue's top finisher at the Great Lakes Regional, football tight end Justin Sinz and center Robert Kugler, who both earned Academic All-District honors, Hadley Stuart, soccer's leader in assists, and AVCA first team All-Region selections Val Nichol and KiKi Jones from volleyball.

Volleyball's Faye Adelaja was recognized as one of 20 Big Ten fall student-athletes with a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA.

The conference office also awards Academic All-Big Ten distinction in the winter and spring seasons and will present the Distinguished Scholar Award at the end of the academic year. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference Faculty Representatives as an addition to the conference's Academic All-Big Ten program.

Men's Cross Country (12)
Allen Appiah
Josh Haase
Dillon Hinen
Sam Hoffman
Caleb Kerr
Brett Klosterhoff
Harlow Ladd
Matthew McClintock
Robert Pollock
Tate Schienbein
Stephen Schulz
Steven Stoot

Women's Cross Country (16)
Autumn Beachy
Jenny Caddick
Linsey Daluga
Kelly Fields
Kristin Fritts
Alexis Hoadley
Katie Hoevet
Karen Jensen
Taylor Jones
Brooke Kline
Alisha Kuhlenhoelter
Sharise Lund
Laura Maibuecher
Dana Payonk
Michelle Potter
Taylor Smith

Football (15)
Chuck Ayres
Sterling Carter
Cody Davis
Trevor Foy
Kurt Freytag
Paul Griggs
Rob Henry
Jimmy Herman
Justin Kitchens
Robert Kugler
Greg Latta
Thomas Meadows
Shane Mikesky
Jesse Schmitt
Justin Sinz

Women's Soccer (11)
Melissa Casella
Shae Desmond
Kate Fowee
Nicole Hively
Mollie Kuramoto
Kim Love
Taylor Niewoit
Jordan Pawlik
Maggie Stinson
Hadley Stuart
Soraya Toppin-Herbert

Volleyball (10)
Faye Adelaja
Rachel Davis
Annie Drews
Hilliary Fox
Katie Griffin
KiKi Jones
Amanda Neill
Val Nichol
Catherine Rebarchak
Kate Workman

Student-Athletes with a 4.0 GPA in bold