Iowa QB Nate Stanley Joins 64 Hawkeyes As Big 10 Distinguished Scholars

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Sixty-five University of Iowa student-athletes have named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars on Tuesday.

Among the Iowa honorees, 20 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2018-19 academic term, including:

Allison Blevins (rowing)

Talia Buss (women’s track & field)

Ben Colin (men’s swimming & diving)

Hannah Drkulec (women’s soccer)

Ashley Espinosa (track & field/cross country)

Claire Graves (women’s soccer)

Meghan Hackett (women’s swimming & diving)

Kaleigh Haus (women’s soccer)

Stephanie Herzog (women’s golf)

Logan Jones (rowing)

Carly Millerd (rowing)

Marissa Mueller (women’s track & field)

Rose Piorkowski (women’s gymnastics)

Elizabeth Pritchard (rowing)

Marija Pritchard (rowing)

Sarah Schemmel (women’s swimming & diving)

Andrea Shine (track & field/cross country)

Zoey Slettehaugh (women’s soccer)

Isabella Solaroli (field hockey)

Rachel Valentine (rowing)

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

The recipients must be letter winners in at least their second academic year at their institution and have a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic

year, excluding summer school. The Big Ten recognized 1,098 student-athletes in 38 different sports as Distinguished Scholars, including more than 200 who maintained

a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term.

Men’s Basketball (1)

Name Year Major Hometown

Michael Baer So. Business Bettendorf, Iowa

Women’s Basketball (2)

Name Year Major Hometown

Kathleen Doyle Jr. Journalism & Mass Communications/Spanish LaGrange Park, Ill.

Paula Valino Ramos So. Biochemistry Ourense, Spain

Men’s Cross Country (1)

Name Year Major Hometown

Luke Sampson Jr. Public Health Little Chute, Wis.

Women’s Cross Country (4)

Name Year Major Hometown

Ashley Espinosa Sr. Human Physiology Lindenhurst, Ill.

Andrea Shine Sr. English Crystal Lake, Ill.

Addie Swanson So. Nursing Interest Bettendorf, Iowa

Lindsay Welker Jr. Sport & Recreation Management Terre Haute, Ind.

Field Hockey (3)

Name Year Major Hometown

Riley Kniptash Sr. Environmental Science St. Louis, Mo.

Ryley Miller Jr. Business Analytics & Information Systems Edwardsville, Ill.

Isabella Solaroli Jr. Biology Yorktown, Va.

Football (5)

Name Year Major Hometown

Ryan Schmidt Sr. Finance Marion, Iowa

Caleb Shudak Jr. Civil Engineering Council Bluffs, Iowa

Nate Stanley Jr. Human Physiology Menomonie, Wis.

Nate Vejvoda Sr. Mechanical Engineering Homer Glen, Ill.

Nate Wieting Jr. Human Physiology Rockford, Ill.

Women’s Golf (3)

Name Year Major Hometown

Kristin Glesne Sr. Economics San Antonio, Texas

Stephanie Herzog So. Business Red Wing, Minn.

Shawn Rennegarbe Sr. Biomedical Engineering Addieville, Ill.

Women’s Gymnastics (7)

Name Year Major Hometown

Misty-Jade Carlson Sr. Journalism & Mass Communications Portland, Ore.

Nicole Chow Sr. Human Physiology Port Coquitlam, B.C.

Sydney Hogan Sr. Journalism & Mass Communications Waterloo, Iowa

Maddie Kampschroeder So. Health & Human Physiology Overland Park, Kan.

Rose Piorkowski Sr. Sociology Panama City, Fla.

Ashley Smith So. Open Major Jacksonville, Fla.

Charlotte Sullivan So. Elementary Education Christchurch, New Zealand

Rowing (11)

Name Year Major Hometown

Allison Blevins Sr. Speech & Hearing Sciences Prospect Heights, Ill.

Rachel Canon Sr. Speech & Hearing Science Ames, Iowa

Logan Jones Sr. Nursing West Des Moines, Iowa

Elizabeth Keene So. Chemistry Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Hunter Koenigsfeld Jr. Nursing Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Carly Millerd Sr. International Relations Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Elizabeth Pritchard Sr. Human Physiology Ankeny, Iowa

Marija Pritchard Sr. Biology Ankeny, Iowa

Claire Rutherford Jr. Management Iowa City, Iowa

Rachel Valentine Sr. Communications Studies Centerville, Iowa

Tessa Walsh Sr. Computer Science Naperville, Ill.

Women’s Soccer (8)

Name Year Major Hometown

Isabella Blackman Jr. Management Bettendorf, Iowa

Sydney Blitchok Jr. Journalism & Mass Communications Grandville, Mich.

Hannah Drkulec Jr. Biomedical Engineering Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Claire Graves Jr. Human Physiology Noblesville, Ind.

Kaleigh Haus Sr. Biomedical Engineering Des Moines, Iowa

Morgan Kemerling Sr. Human Physiology Aurora, Ill.

Rose Ripslinger Sr. Communications Studies Davenport, Iowa

Zoey Slettehaugh Jr. Biomedical Engineering Lenexa, Kan.

Softball (2)

Name Year Major Hometown

Aralee Bogar So. Speech & Hearing Sciences Trophy Club, Texas

Ashley Hamilton So. Criminology, Law & Justice Robins, Iowa

Men’s Swimming & Diving (5)

Name Year Major Hometown

Ben Colin Sr. Journalism & Mass Communications/Sports Studies Dubuque, Iowa

Sam Dumford Jr. Environmental Engineering Downers Grove, Ill.

Steve Fiolic Jr. Computer Science & Engineering Urbandale, Iowa

Kenneth Mende Sr. Finance Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany

Jonatan Posligua So. Astronomy Guayaquil, Ecuador

Women’s Swimming & Diving (6)

Name Year Major Hometown

Kelsey Drake So. Industrial Engineering Marion, Iowa

Meghan Hackett Jr. Industrial Engineering Cedar Falls, Iowa

Amy Lenderink Jr. Psychology Parker, Colo.

Sage Ohlensehlen So. English & Creative Writing Bettendorf, Iowa

Sarah Schemmel So. Speech & Hearing Sciences Durant, Iowa

Jacintha Thomas Sr. Human Physiology Iowa City, Iowa

Men’s Tennis (1)

Name Year Major Hometown

Jason Kerst Sr. Management Ann Arbor, Mich.

Women’s Tennis (3)

Name Year Major Hometown

Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell Jr. Sport & Recreation Management Seaford, East Sussex, England

Women’s Track & Field (4)

Name Year Major Hometown

Talia Buss Jr. Elementary Education Waukee, Iowa

Carly Donahue Jr. Biomedical Engineering Pleasant Valley, Iowa

Jenny Kimbro Jr. Art Catlin, Ill.

Marissa Mueller So. Biomedical Engineering Ontario, Canada

Wrestling (1)

Name Year Major Hometown

Aaron Meyer Sr. Health & Human Physiology Pleasant Hill, Iowa

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