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MSU student-athletes named Academic All-Big Ten honorees

March 22, 2017
Michigan State's mascot Sparty dances during the game against Wisconsin in the second round of the women's Big Ten Tournament on March 3, 2017 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Spartans defeated the Badgers, 70-63.
Michigan State's mascot Sparty dances during the game against Wisconsin in the second round of the women's Big Ten Tournament on March 3, 2017 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Spartans defeated the Badgers, 70-63. —
Photo by Jon Famurewa | and Jon Famurewa The State News

The Big Ten conference announced Wednesday 62 MSU student-athletes were named Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2017 winter sports season.

To be eligible for the honor, each student-athlete must earn a varsity letter, be in at least their second academic year at a Big Ten university and obtain a grade-point average, or GPA, of 3.0 or higher.

MSU swimming and diving sophomores Gabe Whitaker, Courtney Aycock and Heidi Surdyk were three of 12 conference student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Below is the full list of MSU's honorees:

Men's Basketball

Kyle Ahrens, So. , Advertising
Conner George, So., Communication
Matt Van Dyk, Sr. , Agribusiness Management

Men’s Swimming and Diving

Jon Burke, Sr., Materials Science And Engineering
Alex Duffy, Jr., Marketing
Tal Hanani, Jr., Mechanical Engineering
Adam Henley, Sr., Kinesiology
Sam Hiller, Sr., Advertising
Brennan LaBar, Sr., Packaging
Connor Lamb, Jr., Supply Chain Management
Nick Leshok, Jr., Materials Science And Engineering
Lachie McLeish, Jr., Finance
Mitch Strahlman, Jr., Supply Chain Management
Joe Szczupakiewicz, Jr., Applied Engineering Sciences
Alex Trompke, Jr., Hospitality Business
Gabe Whitaker, So., Business-Preference

Women's Basketball 

Jenna Allen, So., Kinesiology
Victoria Gaines, So., Kinesiology
Lexi Gussert. Jr., Kinesiology
Tori Jankoska, Sr., Psychology

Women’s Gymnastics

Nicola Deans, Sr., Humanities-Prelaw
Kira Frederick, Sr., Chemistry
Anna Gamelo, Jr., Experience Architecture
Drew Hendershot, So., Criminal Justice
Mary Hoerner-O'Malley, So., Advertising
Victoria Huehn, Jr., English
Tessa Jaranowski, Jr., Psychology
Lindsey Lemke, Jr., Psychology
Jessica Ling, So., Kinesiology
Holly Ryan, Sr., Journalism

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Cathryn Armstrong, So., Business
Courtney Aycock, So., Kinesiology
Emily Brunett, So., Human Biology
Racheal Bukowski, Jr., Hospitality Business
Kennedy Cutler, Sr. , English
Kara Dean, Jr., Biosystems Engineering
Rebecca Hannon, Jr., Packaging
Haley Kornburger, Jr., Kinesiology
Sarah Love, Sr., Packaging
Madison Moore, Jr., Interdisciplinary Humanities
Julia Opedisano, So., Business
Claire Pilarski, Sr. , Media and Information
Elizabeth Roche, So., Kinesiology
Madeline Sewell, Sr. , Journalism
Anna Stephens, Jr., Marketing
Heidi Surdyk, So., Business
Morgan Wellenzohn, So., Kinesiology

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Wrestling

Drew Barnes, Sr. , Communication
Mark Bozzo, Jr., Marketing
Dillon Ellsworth, So., Chemical Engineering
Mitch Rogaliner, Sr. , Kinesiology
Jimmy Russell, Jr., Packaging
Nick Trimble, Sr. , Packaging

Hockey

Mason Appleton, So., Business
Joe Cox, Sr., Accounting
Carson Gatt, Jr., Political Theory And Constitutional Democracy
Villiam Haag, Sr., Advertising
Chris Knduson, Sr., Accounting
Jerad Rosburg, So., Business
Brennan Sanford, So., Kinesiology
JT Stenglein, Sr., Economics
Connor Wood, Sr., Economics

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