ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Big Ten Conference office released its Spring 2019 Academic All-Big Ten teams with a record 170 University of Michigan student-athletes earning recognition for their work in the classroom.
U-M had 124 honorees in the Fall and 75 in the Winter, giving them 369 total in 2018-19. The overall total is 11 more than the 2017-18 academic year. The 170 spring selections are the most for the Wolverines since the Big Ten started the awards in 2009-10.
Criteria for making the Academic All-Big Ten team includes being in at least their second academic year at their institution and maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
The breakdown of the 170 Michigan student-athletes on the list includes: 11 from baseball, one from men’s golf, 21 from men’s lacrosse, six from men’s tennis, 26 from men’s track and field, four from women’s golf, 14 from women’s lacrosse, 33 from rowing, seven from softball, three from women’s tennis, 33 from women’s track and field and 11 from water polo.
The Distinguished Scholar Award will be awarded 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.
Water Polo (11)
Delaney Cleveland (Sr., Huntington Beach, Calif./Edison) – Sport Management
Kim Johnson (Sr., Walnut Creek, Calif./Las Lomas) – Business Administration
Maddie O’Reilly (So., Hillsborough, Calif./Sacred Heart Prep) – Sport Management
Sofie Pontré (So., Perth, Western Australia/Santa Maria College) – Philosophy
Brittany Prentice (So., Santa Barbara, Calif./San Marcos) – Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience
Skyler Pyle (Jr., Long Beach, Calif./Mater Dei) – Sport Management
Emily Ritner (So., Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar) – Psychology
Heidi Ritner (Jr., Newport Beach, Calif./Corona del Mar) – Sport Management
Kathy Rogers (So., New Forest, England/Trinity School) – Public Health
Julia Sellers (Sr.,Santa Ana, Calif./Foothill) – Economics
Maddy Steere (So., Pascoe Vale, Australia/St. Catherine’s School) – Biomolecular Science
Release courtesy University of Michigan Athletics Communications