Scholar Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Scholar Athletes Earn Academic All-Big Ten Honors

Byrdy jump shotSenior Byrdy Galernik was one of four women's basketball players to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Eight school of Education and Social Policy scholar athletes, including four from the women’s Big Ten champion basketball team, earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Overall, Northwestern matched a school-record with 60 student-athletes from five winter sports earning the designation. It’s only the third time since the inception of the Winter Academic All-Big Ten award that Northwestern tallied over 50 honorees. 

An athlete needs a cumulate GPA of 3.0 or better and must be at least in their second year to earn Academic All-Big Ten distinction.  In addition to winning the 2019-20 Big Ten title, Northwestern women's basketball tied for a league-high with 10 recipients. All five of Northwestern's starters earned the recognition.

In the fall, a league-best 127 Wildcats received the distinction, bringing the 2019-20 academic year total to 187. Northwestern is on pace to have over 200 student-athletes earn Academic All-Big Ten honors for the 10th consecutive year.

School of Education and Social Policy Academic All-Big 10 selections include:

MEN'S BASKETBALL
Ryan Young     So.       Learning and Organizational Change

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Jack Thorne     Gr.       Human Development and Psychological Services

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
Veronica Burton         So.       Social Policy
Byrdy Galernik            Sr.        Learning and Organizational Change
Bryana Hopkins          Sr.        Social Policy
Abi Scheid                    Sr.        Learning and Organizational Change

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING
Lindsay Adamski        Gr.       Human Development and Psychological Services
Shaunmei Lim             Jr.        Learning and Organizational Change

By Julie Deardorff
Last Modified: 5/25/20