Thirty-One Terps Named B1G Distinguished Scholars

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ROSEMONT, Ill. –The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday that 31 Maryland students competing in intercollegiate athletics have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. The list includes students from men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s tennis, track & field and volleyball programs who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

The 2015-16 class of Distinguished Scholar Award recipients includes three students who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term, including Zoe Stukenberg (women’s lacrosse), Olga Bredikhina (women’s tennis) and Emily Fraik (volleyball). This group of honorees is pursuing diverse fields of study with a list of majors that include aerospace engineering, biological sciences, kinesiology, journalism, sociology, studio art and elementary education.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the Distinguished Scholar Award encompasses only students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student’s academic career.

Big Ten Distinguished Scholars - Maryland






Trevor Anzmann

Men's Basketball


Aerospace Engineering

Westminster, Md.

Varun Ram

Men's Basketball


Supply Chain Management

Clarksville, Md.

Kristen Confroy Women's Basketball So. Biological Sciences Solon, Ohio
Brooke Adler Field Hockey Jr. Kinesiology Baltimore, Md.
Carrie Hanks Field Hockey So. Journalism Niskayuna, N.Y.
Adam Greene Football So. Finance & Information Systems Arnold, Md.
Nicole Dragon Gymnastics Jr. Marketing Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
Kyle Bernlohr Men's Lacrosse Sr. American Studies Akron, Ohio
Greg Danseglio Men's Lacrosse Sr. Economics Islip Terrace, N.Y.
Dan Morris Men's Lacrosse So. Psychology Dallas, Texas
Taylor Hensh Women's Lacrosse So. Kinesiology Woodstock, Md.
Theo Kwas Women's Lacrosse Jr. Criminology & Criminal Justice Melbourne, Australia
Annie Lynch Women's Lacrosse Sr. Sociology Centerport, N.Y.
Alex McKay Women's Lacrosse Jr. Computer Science Ellicott City, Md.
Zoe Stukenberg Women's Lacrosse Jr. Biological Sciences Ellicott City, Md.
Morgan Torggler Women's Lacrosse Jr. Studio Art Severna Park, Md.
Caroline Wannen Women's Lacrosse Jr. Accounting Silver Spring, Md.
David Kabelik Men's Soccer Sr. Materials Science and Engineering Budapest, Hungary
Alex Anthony Women's Soccer Sr. Sociology Littleton, Colo.
Rachelle Beanlands Women's Soccer Sr. Biological Sciences Ottawa, Ontario
Sarah Fichtner Women's Soccer Sr. Psychology Toms River, N.J.
Hope Gouterman Women's Soccer Jr. Family Science Olney, Md.
Nataliya Bredikhina Women's Tennis Sr. Indiv.Studies & French Language and Literature Moscow, Russia
Olga Bredikhina Women's Tennis Sr. Economics Moscow, Russia
Erin Causey Track & Field So. Biological Sciences Parkton, Md.
Breanna Coleman Track & Field So. Criminology & Criminal Justice Paint Branch, Md.
Karah O'Halloran Track & Field Jr. Mathematics Toms River, N.J.
Catherine Sheffo Track & Field Sr. Journalism Dubois, Pa.
Emily VandeWater Track & Field Sr. Kinesiology Parkton, Md.
Amy Dion Volleyball Sr. Elementary Education Algonquin, Ill.
Emily Fraik Volleyball Sr. Chemical Engineering Wyoming, Ohio
Samantha Higginbothem Volleyball So. Kinesiology Middletown, Md.