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Hart, Bernhard, Cubelic and Dunn post perfect 4.0 grade-point averages
Thirty-four University of Iowa student-athletes have been honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award.
Thirty-four University of Iowa student-athletes have been honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award.
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July 11, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Thirty-four University of Iowa student-athletes have been honored by the Big Ten Conference with the Distinguished Scholar Award. Among the 34 Hawkeye honorees, four maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the previous academic term.


The Distinguished Scholar Award is presented to student-athletes who have earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year. The honorees must be a letterwinner and in at least their second academic year at their institution.

2012 UI DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD HONOREES
BASEBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Tim Fangman, Sr., Management, North Liberty, Iowa

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Trisha Nesbitt, Jr., Sports Studies, Ames, Iowa

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Kelsey Hart, Jr., Integrative Physiology, West Branch, Iowa
McKenzie Melander, Sr., Speech & Hearing Science, Apple Valley, Minn.

FIELD HOCKEY
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Sarah Drake, Jr., Philosophy And Ethics & Public Policy, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Niki Schultheis, So., Finance, Hamburg, Germany
Becca Spengler, Sr., Psychology, Lititz, Pa.
Marike Stribos, So., Business, Brussels, Belgium

FOOTBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Steve Bigach, Sr., Philosophy, Cleveland, Ohio
James Morris, So., Political Science, Solon, Iowa

WOMEN'S GOLF
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Gigi DiGrazia, Sr., Human Physiology, Addison, Ill.

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Rachel Corcoran, Sr., Health & Sports Studies, Palatine, Ill.
Anna Szatkowski, Sr., Journalism & Mass Communications/Health & Sports Studies, Reno, Nevada

ROWING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Annemarie Bernhard, So., Health & Human Physiology, Voorburg, Netherlands
Anna Herdlein, Jr., International Studies/Psychology, Manchester, N.H.
Molly Pollpeter, Sr., Integrative Physiology, Marshalltown, Iowa
Erin Sodawasser, Sr., Science Education/Secondary Education, Davenport, Iowa
Susie Stralina, Jr., Integrative Physiology, Hanover Park, Ill.

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Alle Adam, Jr., Interdepartmental Studies, Omaha, Neb.
Jade Grimm, Jr., Integrative Physiology, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Katie Nasenbenny, So., Psychology & Communications Studies, LaGrange, Ill.

SOFTBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Ashley Akers, Jr., Health & Human Physiology, Tiffin, Iowa

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Emily Christiansen, So., Health & Human Physiology, Mesa, Ariz.
Joelle Christy, So., Health & Human Physiology, Spring Field, Ill.
Daniela Cubelic, Sr., Communications Studies & Health & Sports Studies, Glenview, Ill.
Abby Grilli, So., Elementary Education, Burr Ridge, Ill.

MEN'S TENNIS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Mitch Beckert, Sr., Integrative Physiology, Davenport, Iowa
Garret Dunn, Sr., Finance & Accounting, Tempe, Ariz.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Ally Majercik, Sr., Integrative Physiology, Overland Park, Kan.

MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Kyle Reid, Jr., Psychology & Secondary Education, Schaumburg, Ill.
Keaton Rickels, Jr., Elementary Education, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Ben Stancombe, Jr., Health & Human Physiology, Bloomington, Ind.

WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Kirsten Weismantle, Jr., Art/Secondary Education, Oak Park, Ill.

Bolded names indicates student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA.

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