Purdue had 63 student-athletes earn the award.
Divers MacKenzie Tweardy and Jamie Bissett receive Big Ten Medal of Honor.
The Boilermakers took third on the men's side and seventh on the women's.
The cross country team will send 12 individuals to Illinois for Friday's race.
Thirty-two members of Purdue track & field recognized for 3.0+ GPAs.
2011:Started the season with a time of 16:50 at the Illinois Invitation; at the IPFW finished with a time of 21:35.63 helping the team finish in first place; on Oct. 8 at the IU East Cross Country Meet finished with a time of 21.52 helping the team to finish first; at the Pre-Nationals Race on Oct. 16 finished with a time of 26:02.
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.