The Big Ten Conference has announced the 2022-23 recipients of the Big Ten Distinguished Scholars Program. This year, 1717 students competing in intercollegiate athletics have qualified for this prestigious honor.
This year, the students who qualified represent all 14 Big Ten universities plus Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame, and the students participated in 38 different sports, according to the Big Ten Conference’s announcement.
Of the 1717 students who qualified this year, 127 are Rutgers students, and 18 of those are SC&I students.
To qualify, according to the Big Ten Conference, “Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full time 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.”
The awards program was established in 2008 by Big Ten faculty representatives to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program, according to the Big Ten Conference website.
The 2022-23 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars award recipients from SC&I are:
In alphabetical order:
Kaitlyn Bertola 'JMS’25 (Gymnastics)
Megan Evans ‘COM25 (Rowing)
Sara Carolonza ‘COM26 (Lacrosse)
Charlee Crawford ‘COM27 (Track and Field)
Marin Hartshorn ‘MCM22 (Lacrosse)
Julia Kennedy ‘COM27 (Rowing)
Margaret Lamb*’COM25 (Field Hockey)
Ola Maeland 'ITI’26 (Soccer)
MaryKate McCunney* ‘COM27 (Rowing)
Ashley Moynahan ‘JMS26 (Lacrosse)
Madison Murtagh ‘MCM23 (Swimming and Diving)
Caroline Perry ‘MCM22 (Lacrosse)
Alisa Prinyarux ‘JMS25 (Tennis)
Dean Reiber 'COM’26 (Basketball)
Ellie Riegner ‘JMS26 (Lacrosse)
Claudine Smith ‘JMS25 (Track and Field)
Noah Vedral ‘MCM’22 (Football)
Jaden Vickers 'COM’25 (Softball)