Gophers Earn Academic All-B1G Laurels
March 23, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS ( – The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.

In total, the Big Ten honored 778 student-athletes who compete in winter sports across the conference. Of the representatives chosen from the Gophers, eight programs were recognized for their academic success. Men’s hockey paced the department with 14 representatives while men’s swimming & diving (13), women’s swimming & diving (12) and men’s gymnastics (10) touted double-digit honorees. Women’s gymnastics and wrestling placed seven honorees each while women’s basketball (four) and men’s basketball (two) rounded out the list.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students 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.

Women’s Basketball (4)
Mikayla Bailey
Joanna Hedstrom
Shayne Mullaney
Carlie Wagner

Women’s Gymnastics (7)
Bailey Abernathy
Rachel Haines
Madeline Hanley
Bailie Holst
Lindsay Mable
Kaitlin Rahon
Rachel Rowland

Women’s Swimming & Diving (12)
Ellen Bloom
Rae Bullinger
Beth Etterman
Samantha Harding
Katelyn Holmquist
Danielle Nack
Abigail Raatz
Jessica Ramberg
Lexi Tenenbaum
Lauren Votava
Brooke Zeiger
Yu Zhou

Men’s Basketball (2)
Joey King
Mike Lukashewich

Men’s Gymnastics (10)
Luke Aldrich
Ryan Bergman
Daniel DiBenedetto
Tristan Duran
Joel Gagnon
Jack Kramer
Zach Liebler
Yaroslav Pochinka
Alex Wittenberg
Shashank Yallamraju

Men’s Hockey (14)
Jake Bischoff
Leon Bristedt
Taylor Cammarata
Ryan Collins
Hudson Fasching
Jack Glover
Steve Johnson
Justin Kloos
Nick Lehr
Vinni Lettieri
A.J. Michaelson
Connor Reilly
Ryan Reilly
Nick Seeler

Men’s Swimming & Diving (13)
Matt Barnard
Viktor Bjoerk
Ben Bravence
Noah Busch
John Bushman
Ian Gordon
Jan Hansen
Jakub Maly
Conner McHugh
Ryan Miksch
Nick Orf
Jonathon Thielen
Dylan Zoe

Wrestling (7)
Will Balow
Jordan Kingsley
Michael Kroells
Joshua Mora
Brett Pfarr
Chris Pfarr
Nick Wanzek



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