Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Go Gophers! Erica Meyer, who has a 4.00 GPA, was one of 167 Gophers to be named to the Spring 2013 Academic All-Big Ten Teams.
Go Gophers!
Erica Meyer, who has a 4.00 GPA, was one of 167 Gophers to be named to the Spring 2013 Academic All-Big Ten Teams.
Go Gophers!

May 29, 2013

University of Minnesota student-athletes capped off a terrific year, as 167 individuals were placed on the Spring 2013 Academic All-Big Ten Teams. Minnesota improved its total by 18 student-athletes from last year when it placed 149 individuals on the list and by 44 student-athletes from 2011 when 123 individuals were recognized.

Minnesota competes in nine spring sports: baseball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field, softball and rowing. Men's and women's ice hockey are also included in the Spring Academic All-Big Ten listings as at-large sports.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Two Gophers – softball’s Erica Meyer and women’s track and field Kathryn Ritter – have a perfect GPA.

Minnesota's track & field teams totaled 75 total honorees, with the women's squad accounting for 45 honorees and the men's program boasting 30.

Other notable academic performances on the men's side were turned in by the baseball team, which placed 17 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big Ten team, the hockey team, which had 11 honorees, and the tennis team, which had five of its student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.

On the women's side, the rowing program and national championship hockey team both reached double figures with 24 and 12 honorees, respectively. The tennis team placed seven on the list, while the golf team had five individuals recognized.

The Big Ten Spring Academic All-Big Ten Conference Team recognized the athletic and academic excellence of 1,280 spring and at-large sports student-athletes.

The list of honored student-athletes features 100 baseball players, 94 softball players, 147 women’s rowers, 46 men’s and 52 women’s golfers, 47 men’s and 46 women’s tennis athletes, 182 men’s and 241 women’s track and field standouts and 157 men’s (representing ice hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, fencing, rowing and pistol and rifle) and 168 women’s (representing bowling, water polo, ice hockey, fencing, sand volleyball, synchronized swimming, lightweight rowing, lacrosse and pistol and rifle) at-large athletes.

Baseball (17)
Jake Bergren
JT Canakes
Drew Ghelfi
Matt Halloran
Andy Henkemeyer
Kevin Kray
Troy Larson
Ty McDevitt
Ben Meyer
Kyle O'Shea
Dan Olinger
Chris Schaaf
Kurt Schlangen
Tony Skjefte
Mark Tatera
Lance Thonvold
Tom Windle

Men's Ice Hockey (11)
Mark Alt
Travis Boyd
Zach Budish
Nate Condon
Erik Haula
Seth Helgeson
Justin Holl
Kyle Rau
Nate Schmidt
Tom Serratore
Michael Shibrowski

Men's Golf (3)
Alex Gaugert
Tyler Lowenstein
Jon Trasamar

Men's Tennis (5)
Rok Bonin
Mathieu Froment
Eric Frueh
Jack Hamburg
Leandro Toledo

Men's Track & Field (30)
Harun Abda
Aaron Bartnik
Cameron Boy
Kevin Bradley
Alex Brend
Jacob Capek
Blayne Dulian
Oladipo Fagbemi
Frank Falzone
Jacob Fenske
Micah Hegerle
John Holton
Dominique Howard
Adam Isakson
Mark Jennings
Matthew Jergenson
Sam Kettenhofen
Kevin Lachowitzer
Jon Lehman
Matthew Malm
Logan Markuson
Quentin Mege
Bob Nicolls
Danny Schiller
Kenny Schofield
Zach Siegmeier
Steve Sulkin
Jack Szmanda
Ryan Todhunter
Adam Zutz

Softball (8)
Bree Blanchette
Hannah Granger
Kelsey Klucas
Erica Meyer
Sara Moulton
Kaitlyn Richardson
Erika Smyth
Tyler Walker

Women's Golf (5)
Carmen Laguna
Anna Laorr
Taylor Quinn
Jackie Shepherd
Sarinee Thitiratanakorn

Women's Ice Hockey (12)
Rachael Bona
Megan Bozek
Bethany Brausen
Samantha Downey
Katie Frischmann
Baylee Gillanders
Mira Jalosuo
Amanda Kessel
Becky Kortum
Rachel Ramsey
Noora Raty
Kelly Terry

Women's Rowing (24)
Katie Anderson
Rebecca Braak
Kathleen Charley
Sylvia Coleman
Haylee Davis
Cassie Drozynski
Molly Gruber
Ali Haws
Lynn Hodnett
Ellen Hughes
Becky Kinchen
Jen Kohl
Nicolette Marquardt
Chelsea Miller
Katherine Moran
Erica Revering
Rachael Rogers
Emilie Sabourin
Rachel Sartor
Sarah Sobek
Amy VanHeel
Alexandria Voss
Katherine Windsor
Jana Wisniewski

Women's Tennis (7)
Tereza Brichacova
Julia Courter
Pauline Gilbert
Alexa Palen
Natallia Pintusava
Emilie Renault
Yuliana Umanets

Women's Track & Field (45)
Abby Anderson
Maggie Bollig
Alena Brooks
Kelli Budd
Kayla Dahl
Ashlie Decker
Christina DeLakis
Laura Docherty
Lauren Domski
Caitlyn Dongoske
Rachel Drake
Melissa Flucke
Jacquline Forrest
Megan Geyen
Jess Herauf
Katie Hill
Jillian Johnson
Jeri Johnson-Chambers
Briana Jones
Kelsey Joson
Molly Kayfes
Amy Kubat
Keighton Lerum
Katie Loberg
Rachel Melum
Kaitlin Mincke
Katie Moraczewski
Katie Murgic
Nicole Murphey
Caitlin Olson
Cassy Opitz
Paige Orcutt
Megan Petermann
Chelsea Petti
Kathryn Ritter
Jessica Schmidt
Madison Smith
Stephanie Solfelt
Devin Stanford
Annie Talajkowski
Bre Valle
Jamie Vandenberg
Missa Varpness
Jessica Waldvogel
Todea-Kay Willis

* Student athletes with 4.0 GPAs indicated in Bold.

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