B1G Honors 54 Distinguished Scholars
July 5, 2017


ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday the 1,016 students competing in intercollegiate athletics who received the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, including 54 members of the Purdue athletics squads. The list features students from all 14 conference institutions and 38 sports who posted a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year. 

This year’s list of honorees includes at least 155 students with a flawless 4.0 GPA in 2016-17, including Boilermakers Bree Horrocks, Jimmy Herman, Ted Curtiss, Grace Hernandez, Hanna House, Luke Lewis, Susan Hubbard and Amy Poynter. Purdue’s list of 2017 award recipients features degrees in a variety of diverse fields including mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, speech, language and hearing sciences, biological engineering, chemistry, biology, economics, mass communication, actuarial science, finance and more.

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 students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student's academic career.

NAME SPORT YEAR MAJOR
Evan Kennedy Baseball Jr. Finance
Alec Olund Baseball Jr. Organizational Leadership
Bree Horrocks Women’s Basketball Jr. Psychological Sciences
Bridget Perry Women’s Basketball Sr. Biomedical Engineering
Jeremy Craven Men’s Cross Country Jr. Computer Science
Gabrielle Broschard Women’s Cross Country Jr. Animal Sciences
Jenna Halderman Women’s Cross Country So. Applied Exercise & Health
Reagan Lear Women’s Cross Country Jr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Renee Studt Women’s Cross Country Jr. Accounting
Sarah Tyler Women’s Cross Country Sr. Chemistry
Jimmy Herman Football Sr. Actuarial Science
Jake Herr Football So. Movement & Sport Sciences
Jake Replogle Football Sr. Management
Bearooz Yacoobi Football So. Building Construction Management Technology
Ashley Yarbrough Women’s Golf Jr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Erika Arkans Women’s Soccer Jr. Public Health
Katie Bittner Women’s Soccer Sr. Elementary Education
Gabby LaMere Women’s Soccer Jr. Selling & Sales Management
Christa Szalach Women’s Soccer Sr. Public Relations & Strategic Communication
Erika Yohn Women’s Soccer Jr. Mass Communication
Morgan Cavinder Softball Jr. Management
Maya Hughes Softball Jr. Human Services
Marat Amaltdinov Men’s Swimming & Diving Jr. Economics
Josh Brooks Men’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Electrical Engineering
Alex Close Men’s Swimming & Diving So. Health Science Preprofessional
Ted Curtiss Men’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Materials Science & Engineering
Josh Ehrman Men’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Aviation Technology
Grant Lewis Men’s Swimming & Diving So. Industrial Engineering
James Nguyen Men’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Electrical Engineering
Jake Thomas Men’s Swimming & Diving Jr. Biomedical Engineering
Alex Toetz Men’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Danielle Auckley Women’s Swimming & Diving So. Law & Society
Alex Clarke Women’s Swimming & Diving So. Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences
Alex Ford Women’s Swimming & Diving Jr. Biomedical Engineering
Grace Hernandez Women’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Biology
Rachel Ho Women’s Swimming & Diving Jr. Biology
Hanna House Women’s Swimming & Diving Jr. Biology
Meagan Lim Women’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Materials Science & Engineering
Hannah Manger Women’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Human Services
Leah Ritsema Women’s Swimming & Diving Sr. Organizational Leadership
Andjela Djokovic Women’s Tennis Sr. Biochemistry
Jeremy Craven Men’s Track & Field Jr. Computer Science
Luke Lewis Men’s Track & Field Jr. Chemistry
Gabrielle Broschard Women’s Track & Field Jr. Animal Sciences
Jenna Halderman Women’s Track & Field So. Applied Exercise & Health
Micaela Hazlewood Women’s Track & Field Jr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Susan Hubbard Women’s Track & Field So. Biological Engineering
Reagan Lear Women’s Track & Field Jr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Devon Pessler Women’s Track & Field So. Mechanical Engineering Technology
Amy Poynter Women’s Track & Field Sr. Movement & Sport Sciences
Renee Studt Women’s Track & Field Jr. Accounting
Sarah Tyler Women’s Track & Field Sr. Chemistry
Ashley Evans Women’s Volleyball Jr. Mechanical Engineering
Linnea Rohrsen Women’s Volleyball Jr. Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences

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