Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
Six members of Purdue's Sweet 16 volleyball team recognized for academic excellence.
Purdue welcomes 12 other schools to the weekend meet in West Lafayette, Ind.
2015: Competed in two indoor and one outdoor meet ... finished fifth in the 5,000m run at the Rankin/Poehlein Invite with a time of 18:28.46 ... finished 18th in the 3k at the Gene Edmonds Invite ... took 19th in the 3k at the Fred Wilt Invite.
2014: Did not compete in any indoor/outdoor meets in the 2013-14 track seasons for the Boilermakers.
2013: Competed in five meets ... won the 5k at the Gene Edmonds Cup ... won the 3k at the Fred Wilt Invite ... finished fifth in the steeplechase at the Dave Rankin Invite.
2012: Crossed the line in the one mile run at 5:36.78 at the Boilermaker Invite (2/18). Competed for fourth at the Purdue Invitational (1/7) in the 3,000 mile run. Took third at the Purdue Open (4/27-4/28) in the 5,000 meter run and recorded season best time of 18:47.40 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (3/30-3/31).
High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track and field at Jefferson High School; three-time Most Valuable Player in cross country, Most Improved Player freshman year cross country; Outstanding Sophomore Award; garnered the Joe Heath Mental Attitude Award senior year.
Personal: Maria Catherine Paolillo was born June 12, 1992 in Lafayette, Ind.; is the daughter of Ben Paolillo and Andrea Blocher; has a brother William Reddock II; enjoys fashion and the Chicago White Sox; majoring in apparel and design technology.