Big Ten doles out Distinguished Scholar Awards Wisconsin lands 34 student-athletes on list for conference academic achievements
Senior women's basketball player Alyssa Karel is a three-time distinguished scholar honoree
July 14, 2011
MADISON, Wis. - A total of 34 student-athletes earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors for the 2010-11 academic year, the Big Ten announced on Thursday.
Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners that attain a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer, and also be in their second academic year at their institution.
Wisconsin had 15 varsity sports represented in the Distinguished Honors list: women's basketball (1), men's cross country (2), women's cross country (2), football (2), women's golf (1), women's ice hockey (3), women's lightweight rowing (4), men's rowing (1), women's rowing (5), women's soccer (4), women's swimming and diving (1), men's tennis (2), women's tennis (2) and women's track and field (2).
Five recipients earned a 4.0 for the 2010-11 academic year including Alyssa Karel (women's basketball), Leah Coyle (women's cross country), Becca Rueggsegger (women's ice hockey), Taylor Fries (women's lightweight rowing) and Laurie Nosbusch (women's soccer). The honor is the second for Nosbusch and the third for Karel.