May 31, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced the Spring Academic All-Big Ten team on Thursday, May 31, with Indiana boasting 105 student-athletes on the list. The IU Rowing team led all Indiana sports with 28 honorees.
"To have 105 Academic All-Big Ten honorees speaks volumes about the quality of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff," said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass.
Junior softball player Kelsey Brannon was one of 18 Big Ten student-athletes to maintain a 4.0 grade point average. Indiana women's track and field had 20 honorees. Men's track and field had 18 honorees, men's golf and softball each boasted eight honorees, baseball had seven honorees, women's tennis had five honorees, while men's tennis and water polo boasted four honorees each. Women's golf had three honorees on the list.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. The Big Ten Conference recognized a total of 1,038 spring and at-large sports student-athletes.
Michael Basil, Jr., Finance, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dustin DeMuth, So., Exercise Science, LaPorte, Ind.
Eric Kartman, So., Finance, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Trace Knoblauch, Jr., Accounting, Houston, Texas
Drew Leininger, Sr., Communication and Culture, Poway, Calif.
Will Nolden, So., Sociology, Indianapolis, Ind.
Tim O'Conner, So., Telecommunications, Cincinnati, Ohio
, Jr., Business, Loveland, Ohio
, Sr., General Studies, Boonville, Ind.
, Jr., Political Science, Kansas City, Mo.
, Jr., Sport Marketing and Management, Gijon, Spain
, So., Business, Evansville, Ind.
, Jr., Sport Marketing and Management, Tequesta, Fla.
, Sr., General Studies, Muncie, Ind.
, Jr., Sport Marketing and Management, Indianapolis, Ind.
Will Kendall, Sr., Communication and Culture, Short Hills, N.J.
Josh MacTaggart, Jr., Mathematics, Barnston, U.K.
Dimitrije Tasic, So., Political Science, Nis, Serbia
Stephen Vogl, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Stamford, Conn.
Men's Track and Field
Andy Bayer, Sr., Biology, Leo, Ind.
Ben Bizuneh, Gr., Telecommunications, Indianapolis, Ind.
Adrien Dannemiller, Sr., International Development, Martinsvile, Ind.
Blake Dircksen, So., Exercise Science, Noblesville, Ind.
Derek Drouin, Sr., Exercise Science, Corunna, Ontario
Nolan Fife, So., Physical Education, Seymour, Ind.
Ryan Hindes, Sr., Enterpreneurship, Glenview, Ill.
Zach Mayhew, Sr., Finance, Terre Haute, Ind.
Derek Messmer, Jr., Economic Consulting, Jasper, Ind.
Nate Morrow, Sr., Biology, Auburn, Ind.
Robby Nierman, Jr., Exercise Science, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Olu Olamigoke, Sr., Fitness Specialist, Stafford, Va.
Andrew Poore, Sr., Economics, Indianapolis, Ind.
JR Ricker, So., Biology, Indianapolis, Ind.
Daniel Stockberger, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Lafayette, Ind.
Steve Turpin, So., Biology, Gillete, Wyo.
Chris Vaughn, Sr., Public and Non Profit Management, Nolensville, Tenn.
Andy Weaterford, Sr., English and Biology, Greencastle, Ind.
Jenna Abraham, So., Community Health, Fishers, Ind.
Samantha Berenter, Sr., Exercise Science, Poway, Calif.
Kelsey Brannon, Jr., Special Education, Bloomington, Ind.
Linsday Callanan, Sr., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Antioch, Ill.
Cassie Gogreve, Sr., Art History, South Pasadena, Calif.
Shelby Gogreve, So., Art Management, South Pasadena, Calif.
Heather Nelson, Sr., Studio Art, Riverside, Calif.
Amanda Wagner, Jr., Recreation Sport Management, Burbank, Ill.
Pamela Burneski, Jr., Accounting and Finance, Surrey, British Columbia
Kristtini Cain, Sr., Legal Studies, Marion, Ind.
Kate Coons, Jr., Biology, Wilbraham, Mass.
Kelly Bainbridge, Sr., History, Cape May Courthouse, N.J.
Grace Barbara, So., Fitness Specialist, Alexandria, Va.
Alex Burkle, Sr., Management, Roswell, Ga.
Emily Bush, Sr., Tourism Management, Loveland, Ohio
Kaleigh Carter, Sr., Special Education, New Castle, Ind.
Melanie Clement, Jr., Exercise Science, Phoenix, Ariz.
Cara Donley, Sr., Elementary Education, Alexandria, Va.
Megan Duffy, So., Elementary Education, Los Gatos, Calif.
Macy Elser, So., Biology, Indianapolis, Ind.
Sarah Elser, So., Biology, Indianapolis, Ind.
Megan Fitzpatrick, Jr., Finance, Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Kim Gilmour, So., Fitness Specialist, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Rachel Griffin, Sr., Therapeutic Recreation, Englewood, Colo.
Mary Koewler, Jr., Exercise Science, Bothell, Wash.
Kathryn Laine, Jr., Exercise Science, Indianapolis, Ind.
Grace Mendel, So., Nursing, Anderson, Ind.
Ellen Miller, Sr., Telecommunications, Pendleton, Ind.
Natalie Newton, So., Business, West Lafayette, Ind.
Elles Niessen, Sr., Nursing, Lewisville, Ind.
Kelsey Olson, Jr., Criminal Justice, Indianapolis, Ind.
Kristin Olson, Jr., Art Management, Indianapolis, Ind.
Jaclyn Riedel, Sr., Exercise Science, Shrewsbury, Mass.
Claire Robinson, Jr., Gender Studies, Monroe, Wash.
Jenn Schultz, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Bethesda, Md.
Madelyn Shields, Jr., Community Health, Johns Creek, Ga.
Shifumi Terasaka, Sr., Psychology, Dublin, Ohio
Ann Thompson, Jr., Political Science, Carmel, Ind.
Asja Zero, So., International Studies, Pula, Croatia
Kayla Fujimoto, So., Exercise Science, Geneva, Ill.
Sophie Garre, So., Sport Marketing, Ploeren, France
Leslie Hureau, Jr., Marketing, Annecy-le-Vieux, France
Diana Kyllman, So., Finance and Entrepreneurship, La Paz, Bolivia
Evgeniya Vertesheva, Sr., Economics, Perm, Russia
Women's Track and Field
Kelsie Ahbe, Jr., Public Health, Uniontown, Ohio
Aireonna Bailey, Sr., General Studies, Zion, Ill.
Chelsea Blanchard, Sr., Visual Art Education, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Kyla Buckley, So., Exercise Science, Indianapolis, Ind.
Ruth Christopher, Sr., Spanish, Munster, Ind.
Ann-Marie Clarke, Sr., General Studies, New Haven, Conn.
Helene DeLone, Sr., Journalism, Houston, Texas
Kelsey Duerksen, Sr., Elementary Education, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Breanne Ehrman, Sr., Elementary Education, Carmel, Ind.
Caitlin Engel, Sr., Elementary Education, Zionsville, Ind.
Samantha Ginther, So., Public Health, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jordan Gray, Sr., Special Education, Murray Hill, N.J.
Samantha Gwin, So., Nutrition Science, Toledo, Ohio
Emma Kimoto, Jr., Exercise Science, Richmond, British Columbia
Arianne Raby, Jr., Exercise Science, Repentigny, Quebec
Erica Ridderman, Jr., Philosophy, Warsaw, Ind.
Haley Staples, Jr., Elementary Education, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Lynsdey Wall, Jr., Journalism and Political Science, Franklin, Ind.
Molly Winters, So., Therapeutic Recreation, Indianapolis, Ind.
Courtney Woodard, Jr., Telecommunications, Brentwood, Tenn.
Hanna Eimstad, Sr., Biology, Portland, Ore.
Shae Fournier, So., Psychology, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Meghan Lappan, So., Sociology, North Vancouver, British Columbia
Amanda Redfern, So., Environmental Management, Goleta, Calif.