‘Cats Shatter School Record With 106 B1G Distinguished Scholars


EVANSTON, Ill. –  A school-record 106 Northwestern college student-athletes attained Large Ten Distinguished Scholar recognition, the meeting office announced Wednesday.

For the to start with time at any time, all 19 varsity applications experienced at least 1 receiver of the prestigious honor. This year’s total of 106 Distinguished Scholars shatters the preceding school record (86) established in 2018-19. 

“Our college student-athletes go on to established the typical of results in the classroom, in their communities and in levels of competition. This is 1 of the most prestigious educational distinctions in all of college or university athletics,” claimed Combe Loved ones Vice President for Athletic & Recreation Jim Phillips. “To have 106 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars is a exceptional testament to the unwavering commitment of excellence shown by our college student-athletes, their coaches and our educational assistance workers.”

Distinguished Scholar Award recipients should be a receiver of Academic All-Large Ten Recognition in the preceding educational 12 months, should have been enrolled full-time at the establishment for the whole preceding educational 12 months (two semesters or 3 quarters) and attained a minimum GPA of three.70 or improved through the preceding educational 12 months, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Large Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of three. or greater for a student’s educational profession. Big Ten Faculty Reps founded the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to complement the Academic All-Large Ten software.

Three applications led their respective Large Ten sports activities: women’s basketball (six), fencing (12) and football (17). The 17 football honorees are the most-at any time by a Northwestern software. 

In addition to the distinguished scholar recognitions, Northwestern accumulated two hundred-moreover Academic All-Large Ten awards for the tenth-straight 12 months. The Wildcats concluded the 2019-20 year with a school record of 288 student-athletes obtaining the recognition for earning a cumulative GPA of three. or greater.

Down below are Northwestern’s 2019-20 Large Ten Distinguished Scholars:

 Notice: Recipients in daring acquired particular recognition for publishing a excellent four. GPA through the 2019-20 educational 12 months.