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37 Hawkeyes Receive Distinguished Scholar Award

The Big Ten Conference announced that 37 Hawkeyes received the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award.

The Big Ten Conference announced that 37 Hawkeyes received the inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award.

July 16, 2009


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    IOWA CITY, IA - - The Big Ten Conference has announced its inaugural Distinguished Scholar Award and the University of Iowa has 37 student-athletes on the list. The list features student-athletes who have earned a minimum-grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.


    In February of 2008, Big Ten Faculty Representatives established a new conference academic recognition to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the new award encompasses only student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 of higher for their academic career.

    The 2008-09 Hawkeye class of Distinguished Scholar Award recipients includes 12 student-athletes who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term.

    To view the entire list of Hawkeye recipients click the link below.

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