The Boilermakers had the fourth highest GPA of eight Big Ten teams awarded.
The Purdue cross country teams will compete in the league meet hosted by the University of Illinois.
The Purdue harriers went up against several of the nation's best at Indiana State.
The Purdue men's and women's teams both captured the crown in Richmond, Ind.
Purdue will send 14 individuals to the race in Richmond, Ind.
CAREER BESTS Cross Country 8K CC 25:07.60 9/17/10
2010: Finished third on the team and 10th overall at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships in his only appearance of the season with a time of 25:07.60 (9/17).
2009: Ran his first collegiate 8K race in 25:58.2, placing second on the team and 19th overall at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships (9/18); improved his top 8K mark in his second straight race at the Greater Louisville Classic (10/3), running a time of 25:25.65; finished 10th overall and second on the team with an 8K mark of 26:09.38 at the Sam Bell Invitational (10/17).
Before Purdue: Attended the University of Otago in 2008, after graduating from St. Patrick's Wellington School; named the 2007 St. Patrick's Wellington Track and Field Athlete of the Year; placed fourth in the national cross country championship in 2007, and placed fourth in the 800-meter run at the New Zealand Secondary School Championship; earned second place at the 2009 New Zealand Championships with a career-best time of 3:51.10, and placed third in the 3,000-meter run with a personal record time of 8:29.00.
Personal: Simon Anthony Rogers was born Oct. 1, 1989, in Hamilton, New Zealand; is the son of Tony and Philippa Rogers, his father was a 1984 Olympian for New Zealand; has one brother, Ben; enjoys watching the All Blacks Rugby Team and playing backyard cricket; intends to major in movement and sport science.