June 6, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced the Spring Academic All-Big Ten team on Monday, June 6, with Indiana boasting 109 student-athletes on the list. That total is an increase from 105 in 2010 and 83 in 2009. The IU rowing team led all Indiana sports with 26 honorees.
"To have 109 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.
The softball team had 10 student-athletes on the list, tied for the most in program history (had 10 in 2007). Kelsey Brannon was one of 15 student-athletes listed among the spring honorees across the conference that has been able to maintain a perfect 4.0 GPA to this point in their academic career.
Indiana women's track and field had 22 honorees, including a 4.0 grade point average from senior Vera Neuenswander. Men's track and field has 15 honorees, softball has 10 honorees including a 4.0 GPA from Kelsey Brannon, water polo has nine and men's golf has eight. IU's baseball team boasts seven honorees, while men's tennis, women's golf and women's tennis each have four honorees.
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.
Below is a sport-by-sport listing of the 2011 Indiana honorees:
Samantha Berenter, Jr., Exercise Science, Poway, Calif.
Kelsey Brannon, So., Elementary Education, Bloomington, Ind.
Jessica Dobson, So., Speech and Hearing Sciences, DeMotte, Ind.
Cassie Gogreve, Jr., Art History, South Pasadena, Calif.
Heather Nelson, Jr., Studio Art, Riverside, Calif.
Sara Olson, Sr., Recreation Sport Management, Parks and Recreation Management, Orland Park, Ill.
Breanna Saucedo, So., Human Development and Family Studies, Ontario, Calif.
Kelsey Stander, Sr., Community Health, Paradise Valley, Ariz.
Amanda Wagner, So., Recreation Sport Management, Burbank, Ill.
Ashley Warrum, So., Health Administration, Pendleton, Ind.
Michael Basil, So., Business-Finance, Cincinnati, Ohio
Matt Carr, Gr., Athletic Administration, Indianapolis, Ind.
T.C. Knipp, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Carmel, Ind.
Trace Knoblauch, So., Business-Accounting, Houston, Texas
Brian Ritz, Jr., Business-Accounting, Munster, Ind.
Matt Serfling, Jr., Mathematics, Bloomington, Ind.
Wes Wilson, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Lexington, Ky.
Ben Bellville, Sr., Informatics, Granger, Ind.
John Beringer, So., Business, Loveland, Ohio
David Erdy, Jr., General Studies, Boonville, Ind.
Ren Han, Sr., Business, Shenzhen, China
Michael McGee, So., Political Science, Kansas City, Mo.
Hugo Menendez, So., Sport Marketing and Management, Gijon, Spain
Brant Peaper, So., Sport Marketing and Management, Tequesta, Fla.
Chase Wright, Jr., General Studies, Muncie, Ind.
Santiago Gruter, Sr., Business Management, Lima, Peru
Will Kendall, Jr., Communications and Culture, Short Hills, N.J.
Josh MacTaggart, So., Mathematics, Barnston, U.K.
Stephen Vogl, Jr., Sport Marketing and Management, Stamford, Conn.
Men's Track and Field
Andy Bayer, Jr., Biology, Leo, Ind.
Ben Bizuneh, Jr., Telecommunications, Indianapolis, Ind.
Cole Hardacre, Sr., Biology, Anderson, Ind.
Ryan Hindes, Jr., Business, Glenview, Ill.
Ben Hubers, Sr., Biology, Marietta, Ga.
Cedric Hudson, Sr., Fashion Design, Stafford, Va.
Zach Mayhew, Jr., Business, Terre Haute, Ind.
Derek Messmer, Jr., Business, Jasper, Ind.
Nathan Morrow, Jr., Biology, Auburn, Ind.
Andrew Poore, Sr., Economics, Indianapolis, Ind.
Yoshi Shimizu, So., Business, Hilliard, Ohio
Danny Stockberger, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Lafayette, Ind.
Tyler Sult, So., Informatics, Mishawaka, Ind.
Chris Vaughn, Jr., Public and Non-Profit Management, Nolensville, Tenn.
Andy Weatherford, Sr., English and Biology, Greencastle, Ind.
Rachel Anderson, Sr., Psychology, Orlando, Fla.
Kelly Bainbridge, Jr., History, Cape May Courthouse, N.J.
Ellie Benson, Sr., Elementary Education, Kensington, Md.
Alex Burkle, Jr., Management, Roswell, Ga.
Emily Bush, So., Tourism Management, Loveland, Ohio
Catherine Campbell, Gr., Sport Management, Katy, Texas
Kaleigh Carter, Jr., Special Education, New Castle, Ind.
Melanie Clement, So., Exercise Science, Phoenix, Ariz.
Cara Donley, Jr., Elementary Education, Alexandria, Va.
Kalyssa Eversman, So., Communication and Culture, Jasper, Ind.
Megan Fitzpatrick, So., Business, Port Jefferson, NY.
Rachel Griffin, Jr., Therapeutic Recreation, Engelwood, Colo.
Kaitlin Honson, So., Undecided, Turramurra, Australia
Karlijn Keijzer, Gr., Chemistry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Elisabeth Kleipool, Jr., Undecided, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mary Koewler, So., Exercise Science, Bothell, Wash.
Katie Laine, So., Exercise Science, Indianapolis, Ind.
Hillary MacBain, Jr., Marketing, Carmel, Ind.
Ellen Miller, Jr., Telecommunications, Pendelton, Ind.
Elles Niessen, Jr., Nursing, Lewisville, Ind.
Jaclyn Riedel, Jr., Exercise Science, Shrewsbury, Mass.
Claire Robinson, So., Gender Studies, Monroe, Wash.
Jennifer Schultz, Jr., Sport Marketing and Management, Bethesda, Md.
Madelyn Shields, So., Community Health, Johns Creek, Ga.
Shifumi Terasaka, Jr., Psychology, Dublin, Ohio
Ann Thompson, So., Political Science, Carmel, Ind.
Kate Coons, So., Biology, Wilbraham, Mass.
Rosie Davies, So., Political Science, London, England
Molly O'Connor, So., Economic Consulting and Finance, Wheaton, Ill.
Kylee Wierks, So., Telecommunications, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Leslie Hureau, So., Business, Annecy-le-Vieux, France
Charlotte Martin, Sr., Journalism, West Midlands, England
Myriam Sopel, Sr., Journalism and Spanish, Longnes, France
Evgeniya Vertesheva, Economics, Perm, Russia
Women's Track and Field
Kelsie Ahbe, So., Exploratory, Uniontown, Ohio
Aireonna Bailey, Jr., General Studies, Zion, Ill.
Portia Bailey, So., Legal Studies, Indianapolis, Ind.
Chelsea Blanchard, Jr., Visual Arts Education, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Stephanie Chin, Sr., Dietetics, Bloomington, Ind.
Ruth Christopher, So., Spanish, Munster, Ind.
Ann-Marie Clarke, Jr., General Studies, New Haven, Conn.
Kristen Crawford, Gr., Athletic Administration, Staunton, Va.
Helene Delone, Jr., Journalism, Houston, Texas
Kelsey Duerksen, Jr., Elementary Education, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Breanne Ehrman, Jr., Elementary Education, Westfield, Ind.
Caitlin Engel, Jr., Elementary Education, Zionsville, Ind.
Samantha Grinter, So., Public Health, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Jordan Gray, Jr., Special Education, Murray Hill, N.J.
Emma Kimoto, So., Exercise Science, Richmond, B.C.
Laura Morris, Sr., Elementary Education, Mahomet, Ill.
Vera Neuenswander, Gr., Counseling, Jefferson City, Mo.
Sara Pease, Sr., Human Biology, Elizabeth, Ind.
Erica Ridderman, So., Philosophy, Warsaw, Ind.
Faith Sherrill, Sr., Elementary Education, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Haley Staples, So., Elementary Education, Crystal Lake, Ill.
Lyndsey Wall, So., Journalism, Franklin, Ind.
Katie Black, Sr., General Studies, Fairfield, Calif.
Kara Butler, Sr., Sport Marketing and Management, Poway, Calif.
Kelsey Campbell, Sr., Business-Finance and Accounting, Maple Ridge, B.C.
Kate Dunn, Sr., International Studies, Worthington, Ohio
Hanna Eimstad, Jr., Biology, Portland, Ore.
Megan Jacobs, Jr., Visual Arts Education, Brookfield, Ill.
Jakie Kohli, Jr., General Studies, Burnaby, B.C.
Nicole Redder, Sr., Human Development and Family Studies, Grandville, Mich.
Lauren Wyckoff, Sr., Sport Communication-Broadcast, Los Altos, Calif.