Forty-three Student-Athletes Receive Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Women's soccer player Soraya Toppin-Herbert was one of six Purdue student-athletes to earn a 4.0 GPA in 2013-14.
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Women's soccer player Soraya Toppin-Herbert was one of six Purdue student-athletes to earn a 4.0 GPA in 2013-14.
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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
STUDENT-ATHLETE SPORT
Jon McKeeman Men's Basketball
Hayden Hamby Women's Basketball
Cody Davis Football
Danny Etling Football
Jimmy Herman Football
Robert Kugler Football
Shane Mikesky Football
Justin Sinz Football
Shae Desmond Soccer
Mollie Kuramoto Soccer
Taylor Niewoit Soccer
Soraya Toppin-Herbert Soccer
Paris Andrew Softball
Mary Gooding Softball
Lexy Moore Softball
Andie Varsho Softball
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
Rachel Davis Volleyball
Hilliary Fox Volleyball
Katie Griffin Volleyball
Camden Eppert Wrestling
Andrew Hoselton Wrestling
Andrew Wiseman Wrestling

Denotes student-athletes with 4.0 GPA