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School Record 145 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees among Spring/At-Large Sports
Field Hockey team tops conference with 16 honorees; Big Ten Champion football team leads Nittany Lions with 19 recipients
BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK (10/27/15)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN (2016)
BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2016)
Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Academic All-Big Ten...Played in 20 matches, which included 14 starts...Tallied five points on two goals and one assist...Recorded her lone assist of the season in a 1-1 tie at Minnesota (9/16)...Scored her first goal of the season in a 2-0 win against Illinois (9/30)...Tallied her second goal of the year in a 6-0 win over Bucknell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/11).
Named the Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/27)...Three goals and three assists on the season...Played in 26 matches, including a start against Michigan (10/28)...Tallied a career-high four shot attempts against Loyola Marymount (8/23)...Scored her first career goal in a 4-0 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener (9/17)...Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory at Ohio State (10/24)...Tallied an assist in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Boston U (11/20).
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the U.S. U-14 and U-15 Women’s National Teams...Earned two letters for Pennridge in soccer...One of the most successful cross country runners in Pennridge history, holding the top-two spots in school history at the state championship meet...Also competed in outdoor track, where she finished 25th at the Foot Locker Nationals and seventh at the Northeast Regionals...Named first team all-league and all-district in 2011 when Pennridge was the league and district champion, and was the Pennsylvania state runner-up...Garnered first team all-league, all-district and all-state recognition when the team earned its second-straight league championship and was the district finalist...Played six years with Penn Fusion ’96 Gaels alongside fellow newcomer Cecilia Knaub...Led the 2014 and 2013 teams in points, recording 17 in 2014 and 20 in 2013...Team won the ECNL Northeast Conference in 2013 and the MidAtlantic Conference in 2012.
Marissa Maeve Sheva was born on April 22, 1997, in Sellersville, Pennsylvania...Parents are Bryan and Bernadette...Has a younger brother, Cameron, and an older sister, Caitlyn...Caitlyn competed in track and cross country at East Carolina...Information sciences and technology major...Also competes for Penn State’s track and field team.
WHY I CHOSE PENN STATE
“I chose PSU because I think it is the university that will help me be successful due to it being so competitive both academically and athletically.”