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Big Ten Announces 2013-14 Distinguished Scholars


July 9, 2014

Wisconsin All-Time List Distinguished Scholars  Get    Acrobat  Reader

MADISON, Wis. -- Forty-six University of Wisconsin student-athletes were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for 2013-14, the Big Ten Conference office announced Wednesday.

The conference released that 684 student-athletes, who earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the academic year, were selected in 37 different sports. Distinguished Scholar recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution.

Wisconsin had 17 sports represented in the Distinguished Honors List, including women's basketball (2); men's cross country (1); women's cross country (6); football (4); women's golf (4); men's hockey (1); women's hockey (2); men's rowing (4); women's lightweight rowing (1); women's rowing (2); men's soccer (3); women's soccer (1); softball (3); men's track (2); women's track (7); volleyball  (2); and wrestling (2).

Three-time honorees were Natalie Berg, women's hockey; Kimberly Dinh, women's golf; Crystal Graff, volleyball; and Scott Liegel, wrestling. Two-time honorees were Charlie Clapp, men's rowing; Will Ottow, men's track and field; Paige Resch, lightweight rowing; Emmon Rogers, women's track and field; Maria Van Abel, softball; Abbie Weigel, women's track and field; and Taylor Zimprich, women's cross country.

Six honorees, representing five different sports, had a 4.0 cumulative GPA for the 2013-14 year, comprising of Beau Batty, men's rowing; Liga Blyholder, women's cross country; Jackson Hein, wrestling; Berg; Clapp; and Dinh.

2013-14 Distinguished Scholars
Name, Year, Major, Hometown

Women's Basketball
AnnMarie Brown, Jr., Kinesiology - St. Peter, Minn.
Daria Kryuchkova, Sr., Russian Literature - Moscow, Russia

Men's Cross Country
Amir Alwan - So. Undecided, Brookfield, Wis.

Women's Cross Country
Liga Blyholder - Jr. Biology, Lee's Summit, Mo.
Anne Gregory - So. Rehab Psychology, Apppleton, Wis.
Grace Meurer - So. Undecided, Fond du Lac, Wis.
Dana Steffen - Jr. Pharmacy Greenfield, Wis.
Rebecca Stoebe - Sr. Spanish, Kenosha, Wis.
Taylor Zimprich - So. Business - Accounting, Waunakee, Wis.

Nate Hammon - So. Undeclared Milton, Wis.
Brendan Kelly - Gr. Educational Leadership And Policy Analysis Eden Prairie, Minn.
James McGuire - Sr. Accounting, Management And Human Resources St. Paul, Minn.
Michael Trotter - Sr. Accounting Racine, Wis.

Women's Golf
Abby Busler, Sr. Sociology; Oregon, Wis.
Kimberly Dinh, Sr. Chemistry/Chemical Engineering; Midland, Mich.
Alexis Nelson, Sr. Marketing; Mason, Ohio
Kris Yoo, Sr. Kinesiology; Schaumburg, Ill.

Men's Hockey
Adam Miller, So., Biology - Long Grove, Ill.

Women's Hockey
Natalie Berg, Sr. Biology; Minnetonka, Minn.
Katy Josephs, Jr. Civil and Environmental Engineering; Calgary, Alberta

Men's Rowing
Beau Batty, Sr. Psychology/Biology; Madison, Wis.
Charlie Clapp, Sr.; Finance, Investment & Banking/Risk Management & Industrial Mechanical Engineering; Hingham, Mass.
Logan Hietpas, Sr. Mechanical Engineering; Appleton, Wis.
Women's Lightweight Rowing
Paige Resch, Jr. Political Science; Appleton, Wis.

Women's Rowing
Sophie Heywood, Jr. English; Tempe, Ariz.
Kristine Kammers, Jr. Accounting; Waukesha, Wis.

Men's Soccer
Jacob Brindle - Wisconsin Jr. Biochemistry Naperville, Ill.
Adam Lauko - Wisconsin So. Biochemistry Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Joey Tennyson - Wisconsin Sr. Economics Milwaukee, Wis.

Women's Soccer
Carly Vogel - Jr. Journalism, Germantown, Wis.

Staci Roscizewski, So. Community and Nonprofit Leadership; Racine, Wis.
Taylor-Paige Stewart, So. Undecided; Calabasas, Calif.
Maria Van Abel, Jr. Management and Human Resources; Kaukauna, Wis.

Men's Track
Reed Connor, Sr. Real Estate & Urban Land Economics/Marketing; Houston, Texas
Will Ottow, RS So. Music; La Cross, Wis.

Women's Track
Brianna Bower, So. Nursing; Stoughton, Wis.
Taylor Kirby, Jr. Biology; Carlock, Ill.
Katelyn Malcore, Jr. Spanish; Brookfield, Wis.
Laura McGinnis, Sr. Human Development & Family Studies; Middleton, Wis.
Emmon Rogers, Jr. Scandinavian Studies; Logan, Utah
Marissa Savitch, Jr. Human Development & Family Studies; Mequon, Wis.
Abbie Weigel, Sr. Kinesiology; Maple Grove, Minn.

Crystal Graff - Jr. Kinesiology, Madison, Wis.
Victoria Ito - So. Rehabilitation Psychology, Buffalo Grove, Ill.

Jackson Hein, Sr., Kinesiology - Wausau, Wis.
Scott Liegel, Gr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis - Spring Green, Wis.

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