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Six Soccer Players Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

By NU Athletic Communications

Six Husker soccer players earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors for their work in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.

Departed seniors Alli Peterson, Amanda Hilton and Alexis Rienks each collected awards from the conference. Peterson, a three-time selection, earned her degree in advertising and public relations in May. Hilton also took home Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades for the third time, while Rienks earned her second award in two years at Nebraska.

Aubrei Corder, Hannah McKinney and Brenna Ochoa each made the list for the first time. Corder, a third-team All-Big Ten selection last season, is a rising junior in 2018 in communication studies. McKinney, who will begin her junior campaign in 2018, is majoring in accounting. Ochoa is majoring in business administration and will be a junior for the Huskers starting in August.

Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be a recipient of Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled fulltime at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student's academic career.

2017-18 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars
Aubrei Corder
Amanda Hilton
Hannah McKinney
Brenna Ochoa
Alli Peterson
Alexis Rienks


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