10 Indiana University Water Polo Players Named to Academic All-Big Ten Team
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- 10 Indiana University women's water polo players received recognition as the Big Ten Conference released the Spring All-Academic Team. Overall, 14 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) student-athletes were recognized as the University of Michigan received four selections.
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.
For the Hoosiers, Sport Marketing & Management major Kara Butler (Jr., Poway, Calif./Poway), Business-Entrepeneurship major Kelsey Campbell (Jr., Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada/Maple Ridge Secondary), Psychology major Katie Carson (Sr., Modesto, Calif./Johansen), International Studies major Kate Dunn (Jr., Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington), Interior Design major Megan Jacobs (So., Brookfield, Ill./Lyons Township), General Studies major Jakie Kohli (So., Burnaby, B.C., Canada/Moscrop Secondary), Applied Health Science-Human Development major Nicole Redder (Jr., Grandville, Mich./Jenison), Sport Communication-Broadcast major Lauren Wyckoff (Jr., Los Altos, Calif./Los Altos) and Biology major Hanna Eimstad (So., Portland, Ore./Beaverton) were recognized by the Big Ten.
Indiana concluded the season with a 21-11 record and No. 12-national ranking, while finishing as the runner-up in both the Western Division and at the Eastern Championship to the University of Michigan.
The Big Ten office will also present the Distinguished Scholar Award at the end of the academic year. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference Faculty Representatives as an addition to the conference’s Academic All-Big Ten program. Last July more than 500 student-athletes were honored as the inaugural recipients of the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award.
Overall, the Big Ten Conference recognized 2,293 Academic All-Big Ten honorees during the 2009-10 academic year, the highest total in the last 16 seasons, eclipsing the previous best of 2,255 set just one year ago.
The oldest Division I college athletic conference in the United States, the Big Ten's 11 member institutions include Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania State University, Michigan State University, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois, Northwestern University, Ohio State University, Purdue University and University of Wisconsin.