Big Ten Announces Beach & Men’s Academic All-Conference Selections

  0 volleymob | May 31st, 2017 | Beach, Big Ten, College - Beach, College - Men's Indoor, Independents, News, Press Releases

The Big Ten Conference on Wednesday recognized a total of 1,644 students competing in spring and at-large sports who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team. The list of honorees features 146 individuals in baseball, 141 in softball, 171 in women’s rowing, 67 in men’s and 74 in women’s golf, 94 in men’s and 121 in women’s lacrosse, 64 in men’s and 74 in women’s tennis, 217 in men’s and 270 in women’s track and field and 53 in men’s (representing fencing, rifle and pistol, rowing and volleyball) and 152 in women’s (representing bowling, fencing, ice hockey, lightweight rowing, rifle and pistol, sand volleyball, synchronized swimming and water polo) at-large sports.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be letter winners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The conference office will also present the Distinguished Scholar Award in July. Students eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letter winners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying students must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference Faculty Representatives as an addition to the conference’s Academic All-Big Ten program.

Women’s Beach Volleyball

Name School Year Major
Annika Albrecht Nebraska Jr. Family & Consumer Science Education
Olivia Boender Nebraska Jr. Child, Youth & Family Studies
Mikaela Foecke Nebraska So. Animal Science
Kelly Hunter Nebraska Sr. Marketing/Management
Brooke Smith Nebraska Jr. Dietics
Sydney Townsend Nebraska Sr. Biochemistry
Justine Wong-Orantes Nebraska Gr. Child, Youth & Family Studies

Men’s Volleyball

Name School Year Major
Christy Blough Ohio State Sr. Biomedical Engineering
Driss Guessous Ohio State Sr. Physics And Math (Double Major)
Miles Johnson Ohio State Sr. Environment, Economy, Development And Sustainability
Blake Leeson Ohio State Jr. Sport Industry
Aaron Samarin Ohio State Jr. Sport Industry
Nicolas Szerszen Ohio State Jr. Mechanical Engineering
Darcy Taig Ohio State So. Exercise Science
Sanil Thomas Ohio State So. Finance
Josh Tublin Ohio State Sr. Biomedical Engineering
Zach Yerington Ohio State So. Sport Industry
Aidan Albrecht Penn State Sr. Journalism
Luke Braswell Penn State So. Labor And Employment Relations
Matthew McLaren Penn State Jr. Chemical Engineering
Frank Melvin Penn State So. Accounting
Calvin Mende Penn State So. Security And Risk Analysis

Volleyball news courtesy of the Big Ten Conference.

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