July 9, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Forty-three Purdue student-athletes were announced by the Big Ten Conference as Distinguished Scholar Award recipients Wednesday. Six Boilermakers were acknowledged for carrying a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) in 2013-14.
Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 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.
In all, 684 student-athletes earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award and 101 maintained a 4.0 GPA. The list includes student-athletes from every institution and 37 different sports who have recorded a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.
The conference also recognizes Academic All-Big Ten team members for the fall, winter and spring sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors, 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. For the 2013-14 school year, the Boilermakers garnered 186 Academic All-Big Ten awards.
|PURDUE'S 2013-14 BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD RECIPIENTS|
|Jon McKeeman||Men's Basketball|
|Hayden Hamby||Women's Basketball|
|Evan Barta||Men's Swimming & Diving|
|Manuel Gutierrez||Men's Swimming & Diving|
|Bo Ilgenfritz||Men's Swimming & Diving|
|Jacob McGough||Men's Swimming & Diving|
|Julia Comodeca||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Anji Li||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Lizzy Lyon||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Carly Marshall||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Casey Matthews||Women's Swimming & Diving|
|Mark Kovacs||Men's Tennis|
|Szymon Tatarczyk||Men's Tennis|
|Lynda Xepoleas||Women's Tennis|
|Kevin Griffith||Men's Track & Field|
|Dillon Hinen||Men's Track & Field|
|Brett Klosterhoff||Men's Track & Field|
|Matt McClintock||Men's Track & Field|
|Caleb Reiff||Men's Track & Field|
|Autumn Beachy||Women's Track & Field|
|Linsey Daluga||Women's Track & Field|
|Kathryn Graf||Women's Track & Field|
|Shari Lund||Women's Track & Field|
Denotes student-athletes with 4.0 GPA