Michigan State Student-Athletes Recognized

April 12, 1999

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -The Big Ten has announced its Academic All-Big Ten teams for winter sports and 27 Michigan State student-athletes are among the honorees. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten recognition, a student-athlete must be a letterwinner in at least their second academic year at the institution and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.

MSU junior gymnast Troy Takagishi was one of three Big Ten student-athletes to maintain a perfect 4.00 grade-point average. The East Lansing native is a physiology major.

Name                Sport        Yr.   GPA   Major                                        Hometown
Becky Cummings      Basketball   SO   3.34   Audiology & Speech Sciences                  Walled Lake, MI
Pernille Dalgaard   Basketball   SR   3.72   Interdisciplinary Social Sciences-           Horsholm, Denmark
                                             International Studies
Christie Pung       Basketball   SO   3.58   Accounting                                   Pewamo, MI

David Barron Gymnastics SR 3.64 General Business Administration Vernon Hills, IL Michael Phipps Gymnastics SR 3.01 General Business Administration Battle Creek, MI Troy Takagishi Gymnastics JR 4.00 Physiology East Lansing, MI Chris Weedon Gymnastics SO 3.67 Mechanical Engineering Edmonton, Alberta Toni Duce Gymnastics SO 3.02 Interior Design Rochester Hills, MI Melissa Green Gymnastics SO 3.02 Political Theory & Constitutional Democracy East Lansing, MI Polly Kiker Gymnastics JR 3.41 Political Science/Pre-Law Englewood, CO Mary Jo Schlicklin Gymnastics SR 3.21 Family Community Services Midland, MI

Trevor Asti Swim/Diving JR 3.65 Human Biology West Bloomfield, MI Daniel Bacheler Swim/Diving SR 3.25 Horticulture Sault Ste. Marie, MI John Bruesch Swim/Diving SR 3.24 International Relations Lombard, IL Tom Goniea Swim/Diving JR 3.62 Fisheries & Wildlife Trenton, MI Mike Mulshine Swim/Diving SR 3.02 Packaging Midlothian, VA Laura Atkinson Swim/Diving SO 3.50 Undecided Ann Arbor, MI Paula Buchalski Swim/Diving JR 3.00 Education Midland, MI Rachel Frumkin Swim/Diving SR 3.43 Zoology West Bloomfield, MI Stacy Ketchum Swim/Diving SR 3.09 Family Community Services Wyoming, MI Catrin Lenfers Swim/Diving JR 3.66 General Business Administration Hildesheim, Germany Stephanie Merkey Swim/Diving SO 3.28 Undecided Muskegon, MI Joni Sturgeon Swim/Diving SO 3.07 English Okemos, MI Heather Wing Swim/Diving SO 3.48 Engineering Ann Arbor, MI Kim Zieman Swim/Diving JR 3.04 Education Stony Plain, Alberta

Matthew Koyl Wrestling SO 3.20 Human Biology Bellevue, MI Ezra Kramer Wrestling JR 3.37 Hospitality Business Redford, MI