Academic All-Big Ten Honorees Announced for Winter Sports

MINNEAPOLIS – The Big Ten Conference recognized 86 University of Minnesota student-athletes with Academic All-Big Ten honors Thursday as seven Gopher programs were recognized by the conference for academic success.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten merits, student-athletes must be on a varsity team, have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months, and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Wrestling led the way this winter with 22 honorees, followed by women’s swimming and diving (16), gymnastics (15), men’s swimming and diving (15), men’s hockey (12), men’s basketball (four) and women’s basketball (two).

A total of 193 Minnesota student-athletes have now earned Academic All-Big Ten honors this athletic year after 107 Gophers were recognized in the fall. Additional programs and student-athletes will be announced this coming spring.

Wrestling (22)
Jake Bergeland, Michael Blockhus, Blaine Brenner, Cael Carlson, Theo Cha, Michial Foy, Jake Gliva, Garrett Joles, Keaton Kluever, Jared Krattiger, Rowan Morgan, Aaron Nagao, Gabe Nagel, Bailee O’Reilly, Marcos Polanco, Drew Roberts, Isaiah Salazar, Sam Skillings, Andrew Sparks, Tim Stapleton, Sebas Swiggum, Vance VomBaur

Women’s Swimming and Diving (16)
Olivia Bloomer, Rachel Butler, Hannah Cornish, Indy Jongman, Eliot Kennedy, Kate LaMonica, Emma Lezer, Jordan McGinty, Elle Niebuhr, Maeve O’Driscoll, Av Osero, Kate Sullivan, Maggie Summit, Molly Urkiel, Summer West, Joy Zhu

Gymnastics (15)
Maya Albertin, Gianna Gerdes, Kate Grotenhuis, Mya Hooten, Katie Horak, Marissa Jencks, Emily Koch, Mallory LeNeave, Abbie Nylin, Lauren Pearl, Maddie Quarles, Halle Remlinger, Tiarre Sales, Ella Sirjord, Ali Sonier

Men’s Swimming & Diving (15)
Isaac Barrera, Jack Brown, William Christenson, Josh Johnston, Cameron Linder, Tommy McCarthy, Matt McDonald, Max McHugh, Chris Morris, Chris Nagy, Kaiser Neverman, Shane Rozeboom, Desmon Sachtjen, Bar Soloveychik, Casey Stowe

Men’s Hockey (12)
Owen Bartoszkiewicz, Justen Close, Brock Faber, Aaron Huglen, Ryan Johnson, Matthew Knies, Mike Koster, Jaxon Nelson, Mason Nevers, Rhett Pitlick, Colin Schmidt, Matt Staudacher

Men’s Basketball (4)
Jamison Battle, Parker Fox, Isaiah Ihnen, Jackson Purcell

Women’s Basketball (2)
Katie Borowicz, Maggie Czinano

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