May 28, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS – Seven Minnesota women's hockey student-athletes are among 135 Gophers who have been honored as Academic All-Big Ten this spring, capping off a successful year for the Maroon and Gold both in competition and in the classroom.
Returning Gophers Rachael Bona, Hannah Brandt, Rachel Ramsey and Shyler Sletta join seniors Bethany Brausen, Baylee Gillanders and Kelly Terry in collecting B1G honors for their academic success. These seven Gophers were recognized as WCHA All-Academic Team honorees for 2013-14 as well.
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 of 3.0 or higher.
The Big Ten Conference recognized a total of 1,216 spring and at-large sport student-athletes for their commitment to excellence in the classroom this spring.
The complete list of honored student-athletes features 96 baseball players, 105 softball players, 126 women's rowers, 45 men's and 49 women's golfers, 53 men's and 48 women's tennis athletes, 169 men's and 256 women's track & field standouts and 86 men's (representing fencing, lacrosse, rifle and pistol, rowing and volleyball) and 183 women's (representing bowling, fencing, ice hockey, lacrosse, lightweight rowing, rifle and pistol, sand volleyball, synchronized swimming and water polo) at-large student-athletes.
2014 Academic All-Big Ten honorees
Rachael Bona, Jr., Child Psychology
Hannah Brandt, So., Undeclared
Bethany Brausen, Sr., Psychology
Baylee Gillanders, Sr., Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences
Rachel Ramsey, Jr., Business and Marketing Education
Shyler Sletta, Jr., Sport Management
Kelly Terry, Sr., Biology
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