149 Gopher Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors
Trey Davis is on of six Gopher student-athletes to finish the spring semester with a 4.0 GPA.

May 31, 2012

A total of 149 University of Minnesota student-athletes have earned spots on the 2012 Spring Academic All-Big Ten teams, league officials announced today. Minnesota’s total is up from last spring when it placed 123 on the list.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a career grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.

Minnesota's spring Big Ten sports include baseball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's hockey, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track & field, softball and rowing.

Of Minnesota’s 149 student-athletes honored, six finished the semester with a perfect GPA of 4.0 or better, including men’s track & field member Trey Davis, a graduate student studying accounting and women’s track & field members Sharyn Dahl (senior – Inter College Program), Amy Kubat (senior – Psychology), Claire Rindo (senior – Family Social Science), Megan Smith (senior – Kinesiology) and Kelly Stalpes (senior – Biology).

The Gophers track & field teams combined for 72 of the school’s 149 honorees, with the women's squad accounting for 37 honorees and the men's program boasting 35.

Other notable academic performances on the men's side were turned in by the baseball and hockey teams, which each placed 13 student-athletes on the Academic All-Big Ten team and the tennis team, which had four of its student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.

On the women's side, the rowing program and hockey team both reached double figures with 23 and 15 honorees, respectively, while softball placed four on the list. Junior Jackie Shepherd was the lone Gopher golfer to be honored by the conference.

Overall, the conference’s list of honored student-athletes features 109 baseball players, 87 softball players, 132 women’s rowers, 51 men’s and 36 women’s golfers, 50 men’s and 58 women’s tennis athletes, 163 men’s and 198 women’s track and field standouts and 139 men’s (representing ice hockey, volleyball, lacrosse, fencing, rowing and pistol and rifle) and 131 women’s (representing bowling, water polo, ice hockey, fencing, synchronized swimming, lightweight rowing, lacrosse and pistol and rifle) at-large athletes.

Minnesota's Academic All-Big Ten Selections

Baseball (13)
JT Canakes, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Matt Halloran, So. (Finance)
Andy Henkemeyer, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Kevin Kray, So. (Kinesiology)
Troy Larson, Jr. (Genetics/Cell Biology/Biochemistry)
Ethan Liederman, Jr. (Psychology)
Austin Lubinsky, Sr. (Construction Management)
Kyle O'Shea, So. (Management Information Systems)
TJ Oakes, Jr. (Sports Management)
Dan Olinger, So. (Marketing)
Matt Puhl, Jr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Kurt Schlangen, Jr. (Finance)
Tom Windle, So. (Sports Management)

Men’s Hockey (13)
Mark Alt, So. (Undeclared)
Zach Budish, Jr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Nate Condon, So. (Accounting)
Justin Holl, So. (Finance)
Jake Kremer, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Jared Larson, So. (Undeclared)
Nick Larson, Sr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Taylor Matson, Sr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Kent Patterson, Sr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Nico Sacchetti, Sr. (Finance)
Nate Schmidt, So. (Undeclared)
Tom Serratore, So. (Undeclared)
Michael Shibrowski, So. (Undeclared)

Men’s Tennis (4)
Rok Bonin, Jr. Finance)
Julian Dehn, Sr. Finance)
Juan Pablo Ramirez, So. Journalism)
Michael Sicora, Sr. Finance)

Men’s Track & Field (35)
Harun Abda, Jr. (Family Social Science)
Cameron Boy, Jr. (Finance)
Kevin Bradley, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Jacob Capek, So. (Chemistry)
Trey Davis, Gr. (Applied Kinesiology)
Oladipo Fagbemi, Jr. (Biology)
Pieter Gagnon, Jr. (Mechanical Engineering)
Micah Hegerle, Jr. (Business And Marketing Education)
John Holton, Jr. (Biology, Society & Environment)
Paul Hoplin, Gr. (Business/Industry Education)
Dominique Howard, So. (Computer Science)
Adam Isakson, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Mark Jennings, So. (Accounting)
Derek Jerde, So. (Communications Studies)
Sam Kettenhofen, Jr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Kevin Lachowitzer, Jr. (Civil Engineering)
Jon Lehman, So. (Law/Criminal/Deviance)
Jake Malm, So. (Accounting)
Logan Markuson, So. (Undeclared)
Joe McFarland, Sr. (Mechanical Engineering)
Hassan Mead, Gr. (Applied Kinesiology)
Quentin Mege, Sr. (Mechanical Engineering)
Bob Nicolls, Jr. (Accounting)
Sean Olson, Sr. (Accounting)
David Pachuta, Sr. (Neuroscience)
Drew Paradis, So. (Kinesiology)
Brad Parent, So. (Actuarial Science)
Andy Richardson, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Danny Schiller, So. (Mechanical Engineering)
Kenny Schofield , So. (Society Of Law)
Zach Siegmeier, So. (Business and Marketing Education)
Steve Sulkin, So. (Mathematics)
Jack Szmanda, Jr. (Design In Architecture)
Ryan Todhunter, Jr. (Biomedical Engineering)
Matt Volz, Sr. (Civil Engineering B C E)

Softball (4)
Bree Blanchette, So. (Business And Marketing Education)
Sara DuPaul, So. (Sociology)
Sara Moulton, So. (Business And Marketing Education)
Dannie Skrove, Sr. (Business And Marketing Education)
Women’s Golf (1)
Jackie Shepherd, Jr. (Accounting)

Women’s Hockey (13)
Bethany Brausen, So. (Undeclared)
Samantha Downey, Jr. (Recreation, Park & Leisure Studies)
Sarah Erickson, Sr. (Communication Studies)
Katie Frischmann, Jr. (Psychology)
Baylee Gillanders, So. (Undeclared)
Alyssa Grogan, Sr. (Business And Marketing)
Mira Jalosuo, Jr. (Chemistry)
Amanda Kessel, So. (Undeclared)
Becky Kortum, Jr. (Physiology)
Nikki Ludwigson, Sr. (Mathematics)
Noora Raty, Jr. (Journalism)
Anne Schleper, Sr. (Business And Marketing)
Kelly Terry, So. (Nutrition)

Rowing (23)
Katie Anderson, Jr. (Elementary Education: Foundations)
Caitlin Boon, Sr. (Applied Kinesiology)
Maddy Bourgeois, Sr. (Rec/Park/Leisure Studies)
Debbie Brzozowski, Sr. (Rec/Park/Leisure Studies)
Melissa Drezdzon, So. (Undeclared)
Cassie Drozynski, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Molly Gruber, So. (Kinesiology)
Ali Haws, Sr. (Supply Chain & Management)
Ellen Hughes, Jr. (Pre-Graphic Design)
Molly Kalmoe, Sr. (Ecology Evolution/Behavior)
Becky Kinchen, Jr. (Mechanical Engineering)
Jen Kohl, So. (Undeclared)
Nicolette Marquardt, So. (Biomedical Engineering)
Chelsea Miller, So. (Biology)
Katherine Moran, Jr. (Human Resource Development)
Katrina Pichelli, So. (Undeclared)
Erica Revering, So. (Nutrition)
Leah Rogotzke, Sr. (Global Studies)
Emilie Sabourin, Jr. (Microbiology)
Rachel Sartor, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Sarah Sobek, So.(Undeclared)
Alexandria Voss, Jr. (Journalism)
Katherine Windsor, So. (Undeclared)

Women’s Tennis (6)
Pauline Gilbert, So. (Finance)
Alexa Palen, Jr. Business and (Marketing Education)
Natallia Pintusava, So. (Undecided)
Emilie Renault, So. (Undecided)
Yuliana Umanets, So. (Undecided)
Magdalena Wiecha, Sr. (Sport Management)

Women’s Track & Field (37)
Emily Betz, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Alena Brooks, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Heather Brunn, Sr. (Mathematics)
Kelli Budd, Jr. (Psychology)
Shanna Campbell, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Sharyn Dahl, Sr. (Inter-College Program)
Ashlie Decker, So. (Undeclared)
Christina DeLakis, So. (Animal Science)
Laura Docherty, Jr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Rachel Drake, Jr. (Spanish Studies)
Melissa Flucke, Jr. (Family Social Science)
Nyoka Giles, Sr. (Manufacturing Technology)
DeAnne Hahn, Sr. (Rec/Park/Leisure Studies)
Katie Hill, Jr. (Law/Criminal/Deviance)
Jeri Johnson-Chambers, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Molly Kayfes, So. (Undeclared)
Amy Kubat, Sr. (Psychology)
Danielle LeBreck, Sr. (Spanish Studies)
Rachel Melum, So. (Undeclared)
Katie Moraczewski, Jr. (Graphic Design)
Katie Murgic, So. (Undeclared)
Nicole Murphey, So. (Undeclared)
Chimerem Okoroji, Jr. (Child Psychology)
Cassy Opitz, Jr. (Inter-College Program)
Paige Orcutt, Sr. (History)
Chelsea Pettit, So. (Undeclared)
Becca Pilkerton, Sr. (Biochemistry)
Andrea Rediger, Sr. (Chemical Engineering)
Claire Rindo, Sr. (Family Social Science)
Kathryn Ritter, Sr. (Biology, Society & Environment)
Madison Smith, So. (Undeclared)
Megan Smith, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Kelly Stalpes, Sr. (Biology)
Devin Stanford, So. (Spanish Studies)
Annie Talajkowski, Jr. (English)
Jessica Waldvogel, So. (Undeclared)
Todea-Kay Willis, Sr. (Business and Marketing Education)

Indicates 4.0 GPA



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