Penn State student-athletes earn 71 Academic All-Big Ten fall honors

December 05, 2008

University Park, Pa. — Seventy-one Nittany Lion student-athletes, representing seven fall sports, have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State's 71 honorees bring the Lions' all-time total to 3,130 over the last 15 years, which ranks first among all Big Ten institutions. Ohio State is second with 2,996 Academic All-Big Ten picks.

The Big Ten Academic All-Conference award winners also achieved excellence outside of the classroom. Field hockey senior Jen Long was named the Division I Defensive Player of the Year while football players Gerald Cadogan and Kevin Kelly were named First Team All-Big Ten. Men's cross country runner Tyler McCandless finished 12th at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, while women's cross country runner Bridget Franek earned All-America honors this season. Men's soccer sophomore Treavor Gelsinger earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors as women's soccer's Zoe Bouchelle, Katie Schoepfer, Jessie Davis and Alyssa Naeher all picked up First Team All-Big Ten recognition. Women's volleyball rounded out the fall honorees, with First Team All-Big Ten picks Christa Harmotto, Megan Hodge and Arielle Wilson also garnering league academic recognition.

The Big Ten recognized 682 fall student-athletes. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letter winners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.

Listed below are Penn State's 2008 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for fall sports:

Field Hockey:
Aubrey Aden-Buie, Penn State Sr. English Allentown, Pa.
Gina Bartolacci, Penn State Jr. Finance Washington Cross, Pa.
Jennifer Beaumont, Penn State Sr. Advertising/Public Relations Chalfont, Pa.
Amy Bonenberger, Penn State Jr. Kinesiology Palmyra, Pa.
Laura Cahill, Penn State Jr. Political Science Virginia Beach, Va.
Cynthia Donald, Penn State So. Business Yardley, Pa.
Jen Long, Penn State Sr. Health Policy and Administration Doylestown, Pa.
Bethany Marvel, Penn State Jr. Marketing Newtown, Pa
Alexandra Meves, Penn State So. Communication Lower Gwynedd, Pa.
Jennifer Miller, Penn State Sr. Finance North Caldwell, N.J.
Jennifer Purvis, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Maple Glen, Pa.
Allison Scola, Penn State Sr. Finance Harrisburg, Pa.
Daneen Zug, Penn State So. Division Of Undergraduate Studies Manheim, Pa.
Jesse Alfreno, Penn State Jr. Advertising-Public Relations Grove City, Pa.
Andrew Astorino, Penn State So. Education Edinboro, Pa.
Jeremy Boone, Penn State Sr. Elementary and Kindergarten Education Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Brett Brackett, Penn State Jr. Marketing Lawrenceville, N.J.
Gerald Cadogan, Penn State Sr. Rehabilitation Portsmouth, Ohio
Christopher Colasanti, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Leonard, Mich.
Patrick Devlin, Penn State Jr. Finance Downingtown, Pa.
Joshua Hull, Penn State Sr. Environmental Systems Engineering Millheim, Pa.
Kevin Kelly, Penn State Sr. Kinesiology State College, Pa.
Daniel Lawlor, Penn State Sr. Telecommunications/Marketing Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Gregory Miskinis, Penn State Sr. Kinesiology Lewistown, Pa.
Jordan Norwood, Penn State Sr. Integrative Arts/Advertising-Public Relations State College, Pa.
Andrew Pitz, Penn State Sr. Journalism Bettendorf, Iowa
Mark Rubin, Penn State Gr. MBA Amherst, N.Y.
Stephen Stupar, Penn State So. Communications State College, Pa.
Stefen Wisniewski, Penn State So. Education Bridgeville, Pa.
Men's Cross Country:
John Mahoney, Penn State Sr. Secondary Education Richboro, Pa.
Tyler McCandless, Penn State Sr. Meteorology Bath, Pa.
Dennis O'Connor, Penn State Sr. Chemical Engineering/Science Philadelphia, Pa.
Dennis Pollow, Penn State Sr. Nutrition R ansomville, N.Y.
Edward Quinn, Penn State Sr. Telecommunications Rush, N.Y.
Lucas Zarzeczny, Penn State So. Liberal Arts Pittsburgh, Pa.
Women's Cross Country:
Jessica Babcock, Penn State Jr. Elementary and Kindergarten Education Irvine, Calif.
Kathryn Fitzgerald, Penn State Sr. Statistics Pittsburgh, Pa.
Bridget Franek, Penn State Jr. Kinesiology Hiram, Ohio
Meghan Noecker, Penn State Sr. Journalism/Secondary Education Reading, Pa.
Clairen Percival, Penn State Sr. Special Education Sarnia, Ontario
Katie Shelley, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Columbia, Pa.
Cheryl Spring, Penn State Jr. Nursing The Woodlands, Texas
Janelle Young, Penn State Sr. Kinesiology Lemoyne, Pa.
Men's Soccer:
Ryan Badaracco, Penn State Gr. Non-Degree Graduate Student Wexford, Pa.
Robert Bohlen, Penn State Jr. Energy Business and Finance Port Jefferson, N.Y.
Andres Casais, Penn State So. Earth and Mineral Sciences State College, Pa.
Diego Correa, Penn State Jr. Energy, Business & Finance Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Andrew Cost, Penn State So. Business West Chester, Pa.
Casey Derkacz, Penn State So. Undeclared Hamburg, N.Y.
Treavor Gelsinger, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Shady Grove, Pa.
John Gray, Penn State Jr. Finance Lemont, Pa.
Andrew Machi, Penn State Sr. Kinesiology Upper Saint Clair, Pa.
Vincent Salvatico, Penn State Jr. Economics Chester Springs, Pa.
Jacobo Vera Artazcoz, Penn State Jr. Economics Pamplona, Spain
Women's Soccer:
Kaleen Adami, Penn State Sr. Crime, Law, and Justice Bensalem, Pa.
Zoe Bouchelle, Penn State Sr. Economics Cockeysville, Md.
Allison Daus, Penn State Sr. Advertising-Public Relations Plano, Texas
Tara Davies, Penn State Jr. Elementary and Kindergarten Education Cape May Court, N.J.
Jessica Davis, Penn State Sr. Advertising-Public Relations Fairfax, Va.
Melissa Hayes, Penn State Jr. Communication Arts and Sciences Scottsdale, Ariz.
Megan Monroig, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Northumberland, Pa.
Ashley Myers, Penn State Sr. Advertising-Public Relations Bel Air, Md.
Alyssa Naeher, Penn State Jr. Kinesiology Seymour, Conn.
Allison Rago, Penn State Jr. Psychology Fairfield, Conn.
Kathryn Schoepfer, Penn State Jr. Human Development and Family Studies Waterford, Conn.
Danielle Toney, Penn State So. Undecided Northville, Mich.
Women's Volleyball:
Alyssa D'Errico, Penn State So. Undecided Byron, N.Y.
Christa Harmotto, Penn State Sr. Elementary and Kindergarten Education Aliquippa, Pa.
Megan Hodge, Penn State Jr. Management Durham, N.C.
Kelsey Ream, Penn State Jr. Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Centre Hall, Pa.
Arielle Wilson, Penn State So. Health and Human Development Broadview, Ill.
  • Men's soccer senior Ryan Badaracco earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. He was previously named a First Team Academic All-American.

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