A total of 87 Nebraska student-athletes were recognized on Thursday as Academic All-Big Ten recipients. The list of honored Nebraska student-athletes includes 17 baseball players, six men's golf student-athletes, three men's tennis players, 10 softball student-athletes, four members of the Huskers' women's bowling team, two women's golf student-athletes, four members of the women's rifle team, seven women's tennis athletes and 34 members of the Huskers' track and field team.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Among the total group of 1,154 student-athletes honored by the Big Ten Conference, at least 19 of those student-athletes have maintained unblemished cumulative grade-point averages. Nebraska boasts four of those student-athletes in Sam Stucky (Sr., Baseball, Agricultural Economics), Cami Jiskra (Gr., Track and Field, Criminology & Criminal Justice), Anne Martin (Jr., Track and Field, Elementary Education) and Katie White (Sr., Track and Field, Nutrition Science,). Stucky was the only baseball student-athlete with a perfect GPA, while Jiskra, Martin and White make up three of 12 track and field athletes.
The conference will also award the Distinguished Scholar Award in July. Student-athletes eligible for the Distinguished Scholar Award must be letterwinners in at least their second year in residence at their institution. Qualifying student-athletes must have earned a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the current academic year, excluding summer school. The Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award was established by conference Faculty Representatives as an addition to the conference's Academic All-Big Ten program.
The complete listing of 2012 Spring Sports Academic All-Big Ten honorees is attached.