72 Hawkeyes recognized for academics

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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Seventy-two Iowa athletes were named to the 2011 spring Academic All-Big Ten team on Monday, including a school-record 12 baseball and 16 women’s track and field honorees.

Athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year and carry cumulative grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher.

Five athletes — track’s Kelsey Hart and Hannah Roeder, tennis’ Garret Dunn, rowing’s Anna Kolden, and golf’s Gigi DiGrazia — carried perfect 4.0 GPAs, the most of any Big Ten school.

The Hawkeye rowing team led the way with 19 honorees, and the softball team’s five athletes were the most for the program most since 2007. Men’s track produced six athletes, and the women’s tennis, men’s tennis, and men’s golf teams all had four representatives. The women’s golf team had two.

A complete list of Iowa’s honorees can be found at Hawkeyesports.com.

The conference will present one final academic honor, the third-annual Distinguished Scholar Award, in July. Qualifying athletes must carry a 3.7 GPA for the current academic year.

— by Seth Roberts

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