Men's Cross Country

    Record 26 Hoosier Harriers Named Academic All-Big Ten

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    Sophomore Erin Walgamuth
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    Dec. 2, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that Indiana University student-athletes claimed 93 Academic All-Big Ten selections for the fall term. Indiana boasted the second-most honorees in the conference with just two fewer than Ohio State. The Indiana cross country teams earned 26 of the 93 honors for IU.

    The men's cross country team garnered 12 honorees, which tied for the most for any men's cross country team in the conference. The men's and women's teams both set program records for total number of honorees.

    Athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better to be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection. A total of 704 fall sports athletes were recognized by the Big Ten across the seven fall sports.

    "To have this many Academic All-Big Ten honorees speaks volumes about the quality of our student-athletes, coaches and academic support staff," IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass said.

    Every eligible student-athlete on the men's team earned the honor, and the 12 honorees are the most in program history. The 14 honorees for the women's team matches the program record set in the 2003 season.

    Below are Indiana cross country's 2009 Fall Academic All-Big Ten honorees:

    Men's Cross Country
    Evan Bardach, Sr., Legal Studies, Carmel, Ind.
    Andrew Bayer, So., Biology, Leo, Ind.
    Cole Hardacre, Jr., Biology, Anderson, Ind.
    Ben Hubers, Jr., Biology, Marietta, Ga.
    Jacob Laird, Jr., Speech & Hearing Sciences, Arlington, Ind.
    Zachary Mayhew, So., Finance, Terre Haute, Ind.
    Nate Morrow, So., Biology, Auburn, Ind.
    Andrew Poore, Jr., Mathematics, Indianapolis, Ind.
    Jacob Rich, Jr., Sport Marketing & Management, Carmel, Ind.
    Daniel Stockberger, Jr., Sport Marketing & Management, Lafayette, Ind.
    De'Sean Turner, Jr., Telecommunications, Indianapolis, Ind.
    Andrew Weatherford, Jr., English, Greencastle, Ind.



    Women's Cross Country
    Molly Beckwith, Sr., Exercise Science, Worthington, Ohio
    Chelsea Blanchard, So., Visual Art Education, Ft. Wayne, Ind.
    Kaylan Comer, So., Biochemistry, Stafford, Va.
    Helene DeLone, So., Journalism, Houston, Texas
    Kelsey Duerksen, So., Elementary Education, Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Breanne Ehrman, So., Elementary Education, Carmel, Ind.
    Caitlin Engel, So., Elementary Education, Zionsville, Ind.
    Natalie Goolik, Jr., Biology, Highland, Ind.
    Jordan Gray, So., Special Education, Murray Hill, N.J.
    Lindsey Hartman, Jr., Exercise Science, Greenwood, Ind.
    Jenny Kulow, Sr., Biology, Nashville, Ind.
    Sarah Pease, Sr., Exercise Science, Elizabeth, Ind.
    Wendi Robinson, Gr., Exercise Physiology, Danville, Ind.
    Erin Walgamuth, So., Psychology, Downers Grove, Ill.

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