33 Terps Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

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ROSEMONT, Ill. – The Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday that 33 Maryland student-athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients. The list includes student-athletes from 13 different teams from the baseball, women’s basketball, field hockey, football, women’s gymnastics, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, 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 2016-17 class of Distinguished Scholar Award recipients includes two student-athletes who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term in Zoe Stukenberg (women’s lacrosse) and Aaron Franco (men’s soccer). Stukenberg graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences this past spring while Franco is pursuing a degree in business.  

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.


Baseball (1)  
Tayler Stiles Sr. Kinesiology Bowie, Md.


Women's Basketball (1)  
Kristen Confroy Jr. Biology - Physiology & Neurobiology Solon, Ohio


Field Hockey (3)  
Brooke Adler Sr.  Kinesiology Baltimore, Md.
Marissa Cutry Sr. Architecture Medford, N.J.
Carrie Hanks Jr. Journalism Niskayuna, N.Y.


Football (2)  
Adam Greene Sr. Finance Arnold, Md.
Maurice Shelton Gr. Real Estate Development Greenbelt, Md.


Gymnastics (2)  
Sarah Faller Sr. Studio Art Raleigh, N.C.
Megan McClelland So. Nutrition and Food Science Rock Hill, S.C.


Men's Lacrosse (1)   
Dan Morris Jr. Psychology Dallas, Texas


Men's Track & Field (3)  
Aaron Barlev So. Mechanical Engineering Holmdel, N.J.
Patrick Hanley Jr. Mechanical Engineering Madison, N.J. 
Ryan Scott So. Mechanical Engineering Silver Spring, Md. 


Softball (3) 
Sarah Calta Sr. Kinesiology Reisterstown, Md.
Sami Main So. Kinesiology Frederick, Md. 
Madison Martin Sr. Supply Chain Management Edmond, Okla.


Women's Lacrosse (6) 
Katherine Golladay So. Letters & Sciences Richmond, Va. 
Taylor Hensh Jr. Kinesiology Woodstock, Md.
Theo Kwas Sr. Criminology & Criminal Justice Melbourne, Australia
Zoe Stukenberg Sr. Biological Sciences: General Biology Ellicott City, Md.
Caroline Wannen Sr. Accounting Silver Spring, Md.
Megan Whittle Jr. Criminology & Criminal Justice Glenwood, Md.


Men's Soccer (1)  
Aaron Franco So. Finance Miami, Fla.


Women's Soccer (3) 
Rachel Egyed Jr. Criminology And Criminal Justice Clifton, N.J.
Hope Gouterman Sr. Family Science Olney, Md.
Darby Moore So. Kinesiology Norfolk, Va.


Women's Track & Field (6)
Charde' Barnes Sr. History Upper Marlboro, Md.
Erin Causey Jr. Physiology and Neurobiology Parkton, Md.
Alexandra Cimino Sr. Management: Marketing Westwood, N.J.
Breanna Coleman Jr. Criminology and Criminal Justice Paint Branch, Md.
Karah O'Halloran Sr. Mathematics - Statistics Track Toms River, N.J.
Catherine Voelpel Sr. Kinesiology Berlin, Conn.


Volleyball (1)  
Samantha Higginbothem Jr. Kinesiology Middletown, Md.