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Eighty Fall Sport Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big Ten

The Big Ten released its list of fall student-athletes who earned All-Conference Academic honors, and Penn State is among the best represented schools.

Of the 80 Nittany Lions, 10 played field hockey, 22 played football, six ran men’s cross country, seven ran women’s cross country, 12 played men’s soccer, 14 played women’s soccer, and nine played women’s volleyball.

The criteria to be an Academic All-Big Ten honoree is to have second academic year standing at the school with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

The conference honored 1,023 athletes in all. Penn State’s honorees are as follows:

Field Hockey

  • Emily Bruggemeier
  • Shay Cannon
  • Carly Celkos
  • Emilee Ehret
  • Skyler Fretz
  • Kirsten Gochnauer
  • Delani Higgins
  • Stephanie Hussey
  • Haley Kerstetter
  • Kasandra Morano


  • Clarence (Mark) Allen
  • Matthew Baney
  • Saeed Blacknall
  • Kyle Carter
  • Jordan Dudas
  • Brian Gaia
  • Mike Gesicki
  • Chris Godwin
  • Christopher Gulla
  • Jack Haffner
  • Grant Haley
  • Albert Hall
  • DaeSean Hamilton
  • Colin Harrop
  • Ben Kline
  • Geno Lewis
  • Angelo Mangiro
  • Andrew Nelson
  • Daniel Pasquariello
  • Troy Reeder
  • Dominic Salomone
  • Tyler Yazujian

Men’s Cross Country

  • Glen Burkhardt
  • William Cather
  • Robert Creese
  • Wade Endress
  • Conrad Lippert
  • Jordan Makins

Women’s Cross Country

  • Stephanie Aldrich
  • Tessa Barrett
  • Chikotas Elizabeth
  • Megan Hellman
  • Jillian Hunsberger
  • Greta Lindsley
  • Cara Ulizio

Men’s Soccer

  • Malik Cameron
  • Ryan Gallagher
  • Michael Gonzalez
  • Riley Grant
  • Brian James
  • Christian Kaschak
  • Mason Klerks
  • Drew Klingenberg
  • Kyle MacDonald
  • Dani Marks
  • Daniel Sheerin

Women’s Soccer

  • Brittany Basinger
  • Rosemary Chandler
  • Antoinette Chase
  • Isabelle Clauss
  • Frances Crouse
  • Haleigh Echard
  • Britt Eckerstrom
  • Madeline Elliston
  • Emily Ogle
  • Megan Ritchey
  • Raquel Rodriguez
  • Megan Schafer
  • Liisi Vink-Lainas
  • Mallory Weber

Women’s Volleyball

  • Lara Caraway
  • Megan Courtney
  • Taylor Krause
  • Carley Muller
  • Kendall Pierce
  • Lainy Pierce
  • Nia Reed
  • Heidi Thelen
  • Haleigh Washington

Congratulations to all of Penn State’s outstanding student-athletes!

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Doug Leeson

Doug is a sophomore and Onward State's Assistant Managing Editor. Dislikes: popcorn, Rutgers, and a low #TimberCount. Likes: "Frozen," Rec Hall, and you. Contact him via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @DougLeeson.


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