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Eighty-Three Penn Staters Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

A whopping eighty-three Penn State athletes received Academic All-Big Ten honors this fall, which recognizes letter-winning student-athletes who carry a 3.0 GPA or higher. Four Penn Staters even earned 4.0 GPAs, including Maggie Harding (volleyball), Haley Kerstetter (field hockey), Katie Rodden (cross country), and of course, John Urschel (football).

In its 21 years of Big Ten play, Penn State has claimed 4,560 Academic All-Big Ten athletes.

Here’s the full list of this fall’s honorees, who continue to make us all very proud!

FIELD HOCKEY (12)
Katie Andrews Jr. Agricultural And Extension Education Lancaster, Pa.
Katie Breneman Jr. Recreation, Park And Tourism Management Washington Boro, Pa.
Amanda Dinunzio Jr. Spanish State College, Pa.
Abby Fuhrman Sr. Recreation, Park And Tourism Management Bainbridge, Pa.
Laura Gebhart Jr. Community, Environment, And Development Mount Joy, Pa.
Brittany Grzywacz Sr. Recreation, Park And Tourism Management State College, Pa.
Lauren Herold Jr. Recreation, Park And Tourism Management Fredericksburg, Va.
Jacqueline Kenney Sr. Advertising/Public Relations State College, Pa.
Haley Kerstetter So. Communications Selinsgrove, Pa.
Ashtin Klingler Sr. Kinesiology Selinsgrove, Pa.
Lauren Purvis Sr. Kinesiology Maple Glen, Pa.
Whitney Reddig Sr. Rehabilitation and Human Services Lititz, Pa.
FOOTBALL (24)
Brad Bars Jr. Finance Nashville, Tenn.
Kyle Baublitz Sr. Secondary Education York, Pa.
Glenn Carson Sr. Labor Studies And Employment Relations Manahawkin, N.J.
Kyle Carter So. Kinesiology Newark, Del.
Jesse Della Valle Jr. Advertising/Public Relations Pittsburgh, Pa.
Miles Dieffenbach Jr. Advertising/Public Relations Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sam Ficken Jr. Finance Valparaiso, Ind.
Brian Gaia Fr. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Pasadena, Md.
Garry Gilliam Sr. Management Carlisle, Pa.
Albert Hall Fr. Business Administration Warwick, N.Y.
Ty Howle Gr. Health Policy And Administration Wake Forest, N.C.
Mike Hull Jr. Finance Canonsburg, Pa.
Ryan Keiser Jr. Kinesiology Selinsgrove, Pa.
Alex Kenney Sr. Communication Arts And Sciences State College, Pa.
Ben Kline So. Finance York, Pa.
Matt Lehman Gr. Educational Leadership Newport, Pa.
Eugene Lewis Fr. Health and Human Development Pittston, Pa.
Akeel Lynch Fr. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Toronto, Ontario
Angelo Mangiro So. Criminology Succassunna, N.J.
Carl Nassib So. Biology West Chester, Pa.
Stephen Obeng-Agyapong Sr. Security And Risk Analysis Bronx, N.Y.
Deron Thompson So. Energy, Business And Finance Lititz, Pa.
John Urschel Gr. Mathematics Williamsville, N.Y.
Nyeem Wartman Fr. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Jessup, Pa.
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (4)
Robby Creese Jr. Mathematics Mount Airy, Md.
Matt Fischer Sr. Marketing Kennett Square, Pa.
Conrad Lippert So. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Middletown, N.J.
Nick Scarpello Sr. Advertising/Public Relations Jamison, Pa.
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY (11)
Leigha Anderson Jr. Labor Studies And Employment Relations Carlisle, Pa.
Abbie Benson Jr. Nutritional Sciences Elma, N.Y.
Rachel Casciano Jr. Advertising/Public Relations Wyomissing, Pa.
Gabrielle Cocco Sr. Journalism Allentown, Pa.
Emily Giannotti Gr. Counselor Education Coudersport, Pa.
Marta Klebe Sr. Supply Chain And Information Systems Chesterbrook, Pa.
Danielle Kocjancic Sr. Communication Sciences And Disorders Kane, Pa.
Lauren Mills Jr. Nutritional Sciences West Chester, Pa.
Gwenn Porter Sr. Kinesiology Clearfield, Pa.
Katie Rodden Jr. Kinesiology Ardmore, Pa.
Sarah Jane Underwood Fr. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Alexandria, Va.
MEN’S SOCCER (9)
Randy Falk So. Marketing Tewksbury Twp., N.J.
Christian Kaschak Jr. Kinesiology York, Pa.
Drew Klingenberg So. Business Administration Gibsonia, Pa.
Kyle MacDonald Jr. Architectural Engineering Yardley, Pa.
Matthew Mayewski So. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Belle Mead, N.J.
Mike Robinson Jr. Engineering Lansdale, Pa.
Danny Sheerin Jr. Supply Chain And Information Systems College Park, Md.
Grant Warming Sr. Economics Omaha, Neb.
Andrew Wolverton Jr. Management Atlanta, Ga.
WOMEN’S SOCCER (14)
Kori Chapic Jr. Architectural Engineering Novelty, Ohio
Antoinette Chase So. Agriculture Wayne, Pa.
Britt Eckerstrom So. Geography Boyds, Md.
Alexis Golestani Fr. Earth Sciences Belle Mead, N.J.
Maya Hayes Sr. Kinesiology West Orange, N.J.
Emily Hurd Jr. Higher Education Sammamish, Wash.
Meghan Kaminski So. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Doylestown, Pa.
Erin Kehoe Sr. Communication Arts And Sciences Crystal Lake, Ill.
Kindrah Kohne Jr. Marketing Fayetteville, N.Y.
Alexandra Marton Sr. Communication Arts And Sciences Aurora, Ontario
Corey Persson So. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Danvers, Mass.
Mallory Peterson So. Bioengineering Clinton Corners, N.Y.
Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno So. Recreation, Park And Tourism Management San Jose, Costa Rica
Taylor Schram Sr. Psychology Canonsburg, Pa.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (9)
Megan Courtney So. Health and Human Development Dayton, Ohio
Lacey Fuller Jr. Journalism Cardiff, Calif.
Nia Grant Jr. Communication Arts And Sciences State College, Pa.
Marggie Harding Sr. Food Science State College, Pa.
Maddie Martin Sr. Journalism Tampa, Fla.
Deja McClendon Sr. Journalism Louisville, Ky.
Kendall Pierce So. Health Policy And Administration Eden, N.Y.
Ariel Scott Sr. Advertising/Public Relations Ridgewood, N.J.
Katie Slay Sr. Communication Sciences And Disorders Raleigh, N.C.

*BOLD indicates 4.0 GPA

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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