Fifty-one Penn State Student-Athletes Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
July 11, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Big Ten Conference announced that 569 student-athletes, including 51 from Penn State, have been selected recipients of the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. The list includes student-athletes from every institution and 36 different sports who earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher during the most recent academic year.
A total of 51 Penn State student-athletes were selected for the 2011-12 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. Twenty-three sports were represented by Nittany Lions honorees, led by women's swimming and diving (8), women's cross country/track and field (7), men's gymnastics (5), softball (5), football (4) and women's tennis (3).
Nine of Penn State's Distinguished Scholar Award recipients earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2011-12 academic year:
- Megan Boyer (women's track and field, Human Development and Family Studies, Millersburg, Pa.);
Also among Penn State's Distinguished Scholars were members of Penn State's NCAA and Big Ten Champion wrestling team and Big Ten Champion women's soccer team and field hockey teams.
A complete list of Penn State's 2011-12 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award winners can be found here.