Fifty-Nine Spartans Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
A total of 59 Spartan student-athletes were recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars today.

July 9, 2014

EAST LANSING, Michigan - The Big Ten Conference released the list of student-athletes who received the 2013-14 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award today. The conference recognized 684 student-athletes for earning a grade point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2013-14 academic year, included in the list were 59 Michigan State student-athletes.

Complete list of 2013-14 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

The Distinguished Scholar Award, which began after the 2008-09 academic year, acts as a supplement to the Academic All-Big Ten program. The award honors letterwinners in at least their second academic year at the institution, who reach the 3.7 GPA plateau for the academic year, excluding summer school.

MSU had the fifth-most honorees among conference schools, trailing Ohio State (89), Penn State (73), Nebraska (62) and Minnesota (61).

In all, 101 Big Ten student-athletes accomplished a perfect 4.0 GPA, including 12 Spartans. The MSU student-athletes with a 4.0 GPA were men's basketball's Colby Wollenmann, men's cross country/track & field Garret Zuk, women's crew's Olivia Jamrog, men's soccer's Andrew Herr and Adam Montague, women's soccer's Lisa Vogel, men's swimming & diving's David Zoltowski, women's swimming & diving's Kelly Delorme, women's track & field Adeline Grier-Welch, volleyball's Maggie Halloran and Kristen Kelsay and wrestling's Joe Johnson.

2013-14 Michigan State Recipients
Colby Wollenman, Men's Basketball, Jr., Pre-Med -- Physiology
Cara Miller, Women's Basketball, So., Accounting
Becca Mills, Women's Basketball, Jr., Kinesiology
Ryan Konen, Men's Cross County/Track & Field, Sr., Construction Management
Caleb Rhynard, Men's Cross County/Track & Field, Jr., Kinesiology
Garret Zuk, Men's Cross Country/ Track & Field, So., Mathematics
Melanie Brender, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field, Sr., Communications
Abby Barker, Field Hockey, Jr., Kinesiology
Kristen Henn, Field Hockey, Sr., Biosystems Engineering
Mallory Tyler, Field Hockey, So., No Preference
Tyler O'Connor, Football, So., General Management
Josiah Price, Football, So., Hospitality Business
Gabby Yurik, Women's Golf, So., Supply Chain Management
Gillian Carr, Women's Gymnastics, Sr., Economics
Carson Tabiolo, Women's Gymnastics, Jr., Psychology
Mike Ferrantino, Men's Ice Hockey, So., Marketing
Justin Hoomaian, Men's Ice Hockey, Jr., Kinesiology
Brock Krygier, Men's Ice Hockey, So., Chemistry
Travis Walsh, Men's Ice Hockey, So., Finance
Joanna Beaton, Women's Rowing, So., Kinesiology
Olivia Jamrog, Women's Rowing, Jr., No Preference
Sarah Kovacs, Women's Rowing, Sr., Psychology
Monica LaPointe, Women's Rowing, Sr., Physiology
Anna Ludes, Women's Rowing, Sr., Political Science
Laura Moore, Women's Rowing, Sr., Communication
Fatai Alashe, Men's Soccer, Jr., Economics
Cody Henderson, Men's Soccer, Sr., Interdisciplinary Studies/Social Science
Andrew Herr, Men's Soccer, So., Human Biology
Ryan Keener, Men's Soccer, Sr., Kinesiology
Adam Montague, Men's Soccer, Jr., Finance
Courtney Hammer, Women's Soccer, Jr., Comparative Cultures and Politics
Sarah Kovan, Women's Soccer, So., Comparative Cultures and Politics
Shauna Stadelmaier, Women's Soccer, So. ,Lyman Briggs School
Lisa Vogel ,Women's Soccer, Jr., Applied Engineering
Ellie Stoffer, Softball, Jr., Kinesiology
Jacob Austermann, Men's Swimming & Diving, Sr., Finance
Pat Falconer, Men's Swimming & Diving, Sr., Urban and Regional Planning
Sam Schulze, Men's Swimming & Diving, Sr., Nursing
David Zoltowski, Men's Swimming & Diving, Jr., Electrical Engineering
Cristee Cordes, Women's Swimming & Diving, Jr., Kinesiology
Kelly Delorme, Women's Swimming & Diving, Jr., Human Biology
Hannah Pugh, Women's Swimming & Diving, Jr., Kinesiology
Summer Strickler, Women's Swimming & Diving, Sr., Marketing
Paul Heeder, Men's Tennis, So., Mechanical Engineering
Emily Meyers, Women's Tennis ,So., Pre-dental
Ryan Beyea, Men's Track & Field, So., Physiology
Ryan Haag, Men's Track & Field, Jr., Physiology
Aaron Hendricks, Men's Track & Field, Jr., Finance
Austin Wissler, Men's Track & Field, Jr., Bio Engineering
Lauren Chorny, Women's Track & Field, Jr., Neuroscience
Adeline Grier-Welch, Women's Track & Field, So., Dietetics
Julia Otwell, Women's Track & Field, Sr., Bio Engineering
Jellisa Westney, Women's Track & Field, Jr., Interdisciplinary Studies/Special Education
Alexis Wiersma, Women's Track & Field, So., Journalism
Maggie Halloran, Women's Volleyball, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies
Kristen Kelsay, Women's Volleyball, Gr., Psychology
Kori Moster, Women's Volleyball, Sr., Advertising
Joe Johnson, Wrestling, Jr., Finance
Kevin Nash, Wrestling, So., Kinesiology