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68 Hoosiers honored by Big Ten

By From IDS Reports

The Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday the names of the of the 1,016 students who won this year’s Distinguished Scholar Award.

A total of 68 athletes from IU received these honors for their commitment in their respective sport along with the excellence they showed in the classroom.

To earn this award, a student must have recorded a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program.

The two honors both 
require students to be in at least their second year at the school, but Academic All-Big Ten is centered around an athletes cumulative GPA being higher than 3.0 in their career.

The Distinguished Scholar Award is given out based only on a students last academic year.

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