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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