Big Ten Honors 37 Gophers for Academics
May 28, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS – Thirty-seven Minnesota women's track & field 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.
Fifth-year seniors Alena Brooks and Cassy Opitz were recognized for having maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs. Brooks, who completed her athletic eligibility with the 2014 indoor season, studied applied kinesiology in graduate school, while Opitz majored in public health, family social science and communications before beginning graduate school for human resource development.
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 Gophers women's track & field team led the way for the Maroon and Gold with 37 honored student-athletes.
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 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
Te'Shon Adderley, Sr., Business and Marketing Education