June 7, 2011
MADISON, Wis. -- A total of 82 Wisconsin student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the spring and at large sports to close out the 2010-11 academic year, announced the Big Ten on Monday.
Women’s hockey goaltender Becca Ruegsegger led the way for UW on the spring list with a 4.0 grade-point average. The Lakewood, Colo., native also received the NCAA’s Elite 88 Award this year while being honored as a WCHA Scholar Athlete and named to the All-WCHA Academic team.
In addition to Ruegsegger, seven other members of the women’s hockey team also earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Men’s tennis standout Marek Michalicka garnered academic all-conference honors after making a third-straight appearance in the NCAA singles championship. Michalicka was also named first-team All-Big Ten and was a Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger and rowers Vanessa Kleiss and Rachel Buchholtz joined the academic group. Krueger was named second-team all-region and named third-team All-Big Ten for a third-consecutive year. Kleiss and Buchholtz were both named to all-central region teams by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA).
A total of 1,078 spring and at-large sports student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten. 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 of 3.0 or higher.
Sport Yr. Major Hometown
Scott Gudmandson Sr. Economics Sherwood Park, Alberta
Ryan Little Jr. Real Estate Fond Du Lac, Wis.
Eric Springer Jr. Consumer Affairs Wrightstown, Wis.
Mitch Thompson So. Undeclared Onalaska, Wis
Anthony Aicher So. Consumer Science Wausau, Wis.
Christopher Meyer Jr. Marketing Edina, Minn.
Eric Schremp So. Pre-Business Wausau, Wis.
Thomas Welk Jr. Kinesiology Bismarck, N.D.
Steve Dudek Sr. History/English Manitowoc, Wis.
Daniel Gengler Jr. Materials Sciences & Engineering Eagan, Minn.
Luke Jucket Jr. Biomedical Engineering Sauk City, Wis.
David Lucas Sr. Marketing/Management & Human Resources Hartland, Wis.
Daniel Moore Sr. Pharmacy Sussex, Wis.
Cody Rissman So. Environmental Studies Dekalb, Ill.
Zach Rodenbough Sr. Economics Tallahassee, Fla.
Billy Bertha So. Business Finance & Investment Banking Whitefish, Bay, Wis.
Marek Michalicka Sr. Economics Ricany, Czech Republic
Men’s Track and Field
Mohammed Ahmed So. Undeclared St. Catharines, Ontario
Reed Connor So. Undeclared The Woodlands, Texas
Mickey DeFilippo Sr. Economics St. Louis, Mo.
David Grzesiak Sr. Agricultural Business Management Brookfield, Wis.
Brady Hammon Sr. Consumer Affairs Glasford, Ill.
Brett Hartman So. Secondary Education Hortonville, Wis.
Ian Jansen Sr. Nursing Salt Lake City, Utah
Elliot Krause Jr. Mathematics Appleton, Wis.
Luke Rucks Sr. Mechanical Engineering Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.
Ashley Hanewich Sr. Sociology Bradenton, Fla.
Kelsey Horton So. Pre Dietetics Overland Park, Kan.
Jennifer Krueger Sr. Risk Management And Actuarial Science Portage, Wis.
Ellen Arkin Jr. Spanish Reedsburg, Wis.
Lindsay Danielson So. Finance Osceola, Wis.
Jessie Gerry Jr. Kinesiology Madison, Wis.
Alexis Nelson So. Pre-Business Mason, Ohio
Mallory Deluce Sr. Communication Arts London, Ontario
Meghan Duggan Sr. Biology Danvers, Mass.
Alev Kelter So. Art Eagle River, Alaska
Stefanie McKeough So. Retailing Carlsbad Springs, Ontario
Carla Pentimone Jr. Communication Arts Chicago, Ill.
Carolyne Prevost Jr. Kinesiology Sarnia, Ontario
Geena Prough Sr. History Farmington, Mich.
Becca Ruegsegger* So. African Languages & Literature Lakewood, Colo.
Women’s Lightweight Rowing
Helen Beckner So. International Studies Washington, D.C.
Constance Chucholowski So Political Science San Diego, Calif.
Taylor Fries Sr. Special Education Westport, Conn.
Jennifer Gross So. Undeclared Minnetonka, Minn.
Grace Lautman Sr. Nutritional Sciences Seattle, Wash.
Jessica Lund So. Undeclared Lake Oswego, Ore.
Breanne Lynch Sr. Psychology Hartland, Wis.
Rachel Buchholtz Jr. Consumer Affairs East Troy, Wis.
Rebekah Foelker Sr. Psychology Watertown, Wis.
Lisa Godhardt Sr. Biology Menasha, Wis.
Katherine Hanes So. Sociology Germantown, Wis.
Vanessa Kleiss Jr. Wildlife Ecology Grantsburg, Wis.
Jacquelyn Koykkar So. Mechanical Engineer Madison, Wis.
Hayley Leinss Jr. Spanish West Bend, Wis.
Hanna Lynch So. Biology Eagan, Minn.
Kate Mansfield Jr. Biology Decorah, Iowa
Lauren Pietila Jr. Biology Hartford, Wis.
Jane Roberts Jr. Geography/Comm. Arts Arlington, Va.
Anna Schettle Sr. Social Work/Women's Studies Oshkosh, Wis.
Shannon Schlack Sr. Human Development Brooklyn, Wis.
Kendall Schmidt So. Civil Engineering Greenfield, Wis.
Amy Slesar So. Economics Pewaukee, Wis.
Margaret Yale Sr. Biology Racine, Wis.
Hannah Berner So. Undecided Brooklyn, N.Y.
Angela Chupa Jr. Industrial Engineering Bradenton, Fla.
Lauren Gruber Jr. Nutritional Sciences Milwaukee, Wis.
Aleksandra Markovic Jr. Civil Engineering Belgrade, Serbia
Jessica Seyferth Sr. Communication Arts Ann Arbor, Mich.
Alaina Trgovich Jr. Psychology Munster, Ind.
Women’s Track and Field
Megan Beers Jr. Elementary Education Brooklyn, Wis.
Ashley Beutler Jr. Human Development & Family Studies New Glarus, Wis.
Caitlin Comfort Jr. Communication Arts Peoria, Ill.
Carrie Edmunds So. Consumer Affairs Prior Lake, Minn.
Karen Greuel Sr. Kinesiology Madison, Wis.
Cassie Hintz Gr. Civil & Environmental Engineering Stillwater, Maine
Monika Jakutyte Jr. Consumer Affairs Naperville, Ill.
Sunni Massop Sr. Human Development & Family Studies Athens, Wis.
Jackie Pasholk So. Communication Arts Delafield, Wis.
Megan Rennhack Jr. Art Reeseville, Wis.
Egle Staisiunaite Sr. Kinesiology Downers Grove, Ill.
Karlye Wolff Sr. Psychology And Sociology Waukesha, Wis.
* - Student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs