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34 Hawkeyes Receive Distinguished Scholar Award
10 UI student-athletes maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA
Thirty-four UI student-athletes were honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Big Ten Conference.
Thirty-four UI student-athletes were honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award by the Big Ten Conference.
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July 14, 2011

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, 10 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.






2011 UI DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD HONOREES

BASEBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Tyson Blaser, Sr., History, Taylor Ridge, Ill.
Jeff Pacha, Sr., Finance, Iowa City, Iowa

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Kelsey Cermak, Sr., Communication Studies, Norwalk, Iowa

CROSS COUNTRY
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
* Sam Bailin, Jr., Biology, Urbandale, Iowa

FIELD HOCKEY
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Sarah Drake, So., Philosophy, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Chelsea Miller, Sr., Interdepartmental Studies/Art, Palmer, Texas
Becca Spengler, Jr., Psychology, Lititz, Pa.

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

WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Jessa Hansen, Jr., Journalism/Mass Communications, Clive, Iowa
Andrea Hurlburt, Sr., Anthropology/Communications, Waterloo, Iowa
Annie Szatkowski, Jr., Journalism/Health and Sports Studies, Reno, Nev.

ROWING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Darcy DeLong, Sr., Geography, Marion, Iowa
* Anna Kolden, Sr., Elementary Education, Madison, Wis.
* Haylie Miller, Sr., Psychology, Byron, Ill.
Heidie Miller, Sr., Psychology/Health and Sports Studies, Byron, Ill.
* Allison Robinson, Sr., Chemical Engineering, Bettendorf, Iowa

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Jenna Aleo, Sr., Interdepartmental Studies, Tinley Park, Ill.
Kali Feiereisel, Sr., International Studies, Libertyville, Iowa
* Jade Grimm, So., Integrative Physiology, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Amanda Martin, Sr., Psychology/Communications, Lewis Center, Ohio
Stephanie Swanson, Sr., Mechanical Engineering, Downers Grove, Ill.

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Sean Hagan, Sr., Management Information Systems, Boone, Iowa

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
* Anna Flessner, So., Engineering, Springfield, Ill.
* Sarah Galvin, So., Psychology, Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Kelsie Neubauer, Sr., Leisure Studies, Libertyville, Ill.

MEN'S TENNIS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Garret Dunn, So., Finance/Accounting, Tempe, Ariz.

WOMEN'S TENNIS
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Lynne Poggensee-Wei, Sr., Civil Engineering, Lake Villa, Ill.

TRACK AND FIELD
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Keaton Rickels, So., Elementary Education, Iowa Falls, Iowa
Brooke Eilers, Jr., Speech and Hearing Science, Holland, Mich.
Amanda Hardesty, Sr., Sociology, Valparaiso, Ind.
* Kelsey Hart, So., Integrative Psychology, West Branch, Iowa
McKenzie Melander, Jr., Speech and Hearing Science, Apple Valley, Minn.
* Hannah Roeder, Sr., Masters of Public Health, Des Moines, Iowa

WRESTLING
Name, Year, Major, Hometown
Ethan Sebert, Jr., Communications, Clarion, Iowa

* Indicates student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA

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