Representing the soccer team are Courtney Jenkins, Caitlyn Martin, Ali Schwach, Danielle Scoliere and Liz Sullivan. Jenkins and Schwach are both two-time honorees after making the inaugural list last season.
Jenkins is a junior from Dublin, Ohio, and is majoring in physical therapy and Martin, a sophomore from Dublin, is majoring in accounting. Schwach, who finished her career this past season, is a microbiology major from Mendota Heights, Minn., while Scoliere is a sophomore operations management major from Dublin. Rounding out the women's soccer Buckeyes on the list is Liz Sullivan, a Powell, Ohio native who is exploring majors.
In February of 2008, Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholars academic recognition to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the new award encompasses only student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for their academic career.
A complete list of the 2009-10 Ohio State Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award winners is attached as a PDF.
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