June 1, 2012
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Six Badger women golfers were among the 98 Wisconsin student-athletes to earn the honor of being named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, the Big Ten Conference announced May 31.
Women's golfer Kimberly Dinh, women's lightweight rower Jenna Pavelec and women's tennis player Alaina Trgovich led the Badgers in the classroom with cumulative 4.0 GPAs.
With six awards, Wisconsin had the most academic honorees of any Big Ten women's golf team. Senior Ellie Arkin claimed her third Academic All-Big Ten honor while senior Jessie Gerry and junior Lindsay Danileson claimed their second-straight. Earning the honor for the first time were sophomores Abby Busler, Kim Dinh and Alexis Nelson.
A total of 1,154 spring and at-large sports student-athletes were named to the team. The list of honored student-athletes features 87 softball players, 132 women's rowers, 51 men's and 36 women's golfers, 50 men's and 58 women's tennis athletes, 163 men's and 198 women's track and field standouts and 139 men's (including hockey and rowing) and 131 women's (including hockey and lightweight rowing) at-large athletes.
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.
UW Women's Golf
Ellie Arkin, Sr,. Spanish, Reedsburg, Wis.
Abby Busler, So., Sociology, Oregon, Wis.
Lindsay Danielson, Jr,Finance, Osceola, Wis.
Kimberly Dinh, So., Chemistry, Midland, Mich.
Jessie Gerry, Sr., Kinesiology, Madison, Wis.
Alexis Nelson, Jr., Marketing, Mason, Ohio