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May 30, 2001

Columbus, Ohio – The Big Ten Conference named 130 Ohio State student-athletes to its spring Academic All-Big Ten team. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, a student-athlete must be a letterwinner in at least his second academic year and carry a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better. In all, 823 conference student-athletes were honored.

Ohio State leads the conference with 130 honorees followed by Penn State’s 111 recipients. For Ohio State, the rowing team led the spring sports with 20 students recognized and men’s track and field ranked second with 18 honorees.

Ohio State women’s tennis player Katherine Martin (Kennewick, Wash.), a sophomore biology major, holds a perfect GPA. Martin was one of eleven Big Ten student-athletes who have maintained 4.00 GPAs.

School-by-School Breakdown
Illinois-43
Indiana-96
Iowa-59
Michigan-67
Michigan State-48
Minnesota-82
Northwestern-40
Ohio State-130
Penn State-111
Purdue-48
Wisconsin-99

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Baseball Name Year GPA Major Hometown Douglas Deeds SO 3.27 Business Bexley, Ohio John Mayor SR 3.12 Business Chesterfield, Mo. Terry Pettorini SO 3.39 Arts & Sciences Wooster, Ohio Gregory Prenger JR 3.44 Arts & Sciences Harpster, Ohio Brandon Steen JR 3.60 Arts & Sciences Hendersonville, Tenn. Kevin Wynk JR 3.36 Business Coldwater, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Softball Name Year GPA Major Hometown Katie Chain SO 3.13 Special Education North Canton, Ohio Jennifer Elwell JR 3.32 Information Systems Dearborn Heights, Mich. Chrissy Fowler JR 3.53 Sociology Utica, Ohio Elizabeth Kacsanek SO 3.71 International Business Uniontown, Ohio Jennifer Link SO 3.31 Social Work Yorba Linda, Calf. Stacy Roth JR 3.33 Human Development Wauseon, Ohio Sarah West JR 3.19 Criminology Galloway, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Men’s Golf Name Year GPA Major Hometown Mike Austin SR 3.37 Marketing Burton, Mich. Chris Emanuel SR 3.43 Finance Ottumwa, Iowa Jason Oien JR 3.10 Finance Westerville, Ohio Brian Williams SO 3.39 Marketing Skaneateles, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Women’s Golf Name Year GPA Major Hometown Tatiana Belham SR 3.62 Marketing West Palm Beach, Fla. Jen Borowiec SO 3.46 Finance South Lyon, Mich. Mollie Fankhauser SO 3.04 History Dublin, Ohio Kelly Moskal JR 3.55 Journalism Hinkley, Ohio Jamie Rishel JR 3.45 Political Science Westerville, Ohio Sara Walker SO 3.86 Landscape Architecture Washington Courthouse, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Men’s Tennis Name Year GPA Major Hometown Phillip Metz SO 3.07 Undeclared Mentor, Ohio Vincent Ng SO 3.95 Arts & Science Broadview Hts., Ohio Robert Wellstein SR 3.00 Business Perrysburg, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Women’s Tennis Name Year GPA Major Hometown Claudia Castro JR 3.27 Finance Dublin, Ohio Laura Maloney SR 3.93 Communications Barrington, Ill. Katherine Martin SO 4.00 Biology Kennewick, Wash. Michelle Matko JR 3.30 Finance Aurora, Ill. Monica Rincon JR 3.31 International Business Lapeer, Mich.

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Men’s Track and Field Name Year GPA Major Hometown Rob Aldredge JR 3.06 Wildlife Management Vandalia Ohio Derrick Butler SO 3.96 Chemical Engineering Cincinnati, Ohio Jeff Cerveny SO 3.84 Mechanical Engineering Wadsworth, Ohio Ian Connor SR 3.20 Psychology Lexington, Ohio Thomas Dickson SR 3.10 Accounting St. Vincent, West Indies Chad Hermiller SO 3.44 History Columbus Grove, Ohio Nathan Hutchinson SO 3.26 Psychology Kent, Ohio Corey Johnson SR 3.47 Mechanical Engineering Muskegon, Ohio Tim Miller SR 3.45 Biology Jerusalem, Ohio Rob Myers SO 3.33 Agribuisness Rushville, Ohio Brad Newsad SO 3.10 Chemistry Englewood, Ohio Jonathan Norman JR 3.64 Ag Construction Mgt. Kent, Ohio J.J. O’Rielly JR 3.38 Civil Engineering Dover, Ohio John Pacak JR 3.28 Electrical Engineering Grove City, Ohio Andy Saurer JR 3.34 Accounting Smithville, Ohio Richard Slawinski JR 3.17 CIS Berkey, Ohio Jonathan White SO 3.97 Mechanical Engineering Sylvania, Ohio Greg Willis JR 3.85 Accounting Westlake, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Women’s Track and Field Name Year GPA Major Home Nicholette Chambers JR 3.08 Sports & Leisure St. New Haven, Conn. Kathryn Craig JR 3.15 Business Hilliard, Ohio Kathy Frye SR 3.84 Psychology Bowling Green, Ohio Keeley Hancox SR 3.33 Art Education Franklin, Pa. Karyn Kelly SR 3.73 Business Westlake, Ohio Tamara Smith SO 3.20 Communications Columbus, Ohio Rachel Zukowski JR 3.63 Zoology Rockford, Mich.

2000-01 Academic All Big Ten Rowing Name Year GPA Major Home Margaret Allis SR 3.40 Bus. Transportation Westchester, Ohio Jill Davis SR 3.47 Art Columbus, Ohio Kristen Gentry SO 3.56 Philosophy Dublin, Ohio Jennifer Grubb SR 3.17 Nat. Res. Wildlife Mgt.Grove City, Ohio Margaret Gutilla SR 3.59 Exercise Science Oak Harbor, Ohio Allison Haas SR 3.21 International Business Bainbridge, Ohio Elisabeth Hellickson SR 3.57 Biology Columbus, Ohio Cornelia Kirsch JR 3.01 Psychology Potsdam, Germany Alexandria Leslie JR 3.25 Japanese East Roseville, Austria Connie Marhefka SO 3.34 Spanish Westlake, Ohio Meghan McCartney SO 3.15 Speech/Hearing Science Swanton, Ohio Maxi Meissner SO 3.15 Exercise Science Schoenow, Germany Heather Newcomb SO 3.34 Bus. Transportation Buffalo, N.Y. Amanda Rankin SO 3.31 Communications Miamisburg, Ohio Margot Shumway SR 3.40 Comparative Studies Westlake, Ohio Erin Stagney SR 3.73 Environmental Science Solon, Ohio Melinda Stauffer SR 3.24 Exercise Science Ashland, Ohio Marlana Strange SR 3.06 Nursing Cleveland Heights, Ohio Angela Wendel JR 3.43 Animal Science New Weston, Ohio Ellen Zilly SR 3.66 English Chagrin Falls, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Men’s Fencing Name Year GPA Major Hometown Kevin Dalley SR 3.76 Chemical Engineering Beavercreek, Ohio Scott Dearth SO 3.25 History Greenwood, Ind. Raymond Laning SR 3.41 Undecided Chesterland, Ohio Adam Ransick JR 3.15 Pre-ECE/Engineering Loveland, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Name Year GPA Major Hometown Yan Desgagne JR 3.06 International Business St. Therese, Quebec Jalsen Freeman SR 3.04 Marketing Mahtomedi, Minn. Miguel Lafleche SO 3.55 Engineering Crysler, Ontario Peter Wishloff JR 3.00 Business Oakville, Ontario

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Name Year GPA Major Hometown Collis Boyce JR 3.46 Business Butler, Md. Matt Brandes JR 3.74 Engineering Dublin, Ohio Pete Dillon JR 3.70 Agriculture Great Falls, Va. James McClure SO 3.32 Arts & Science Darlington, Pa. Pat Myers SO 3.39 Education Kennebunk, Maine Brandon Paul JR 3.53 Business Olney, Md. Dan Savage JR 3.66 Business Worthington, Ohio Kevin Stephan JR 3.44 Business Massapequa, N.Y.

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Pistol Name Year GPA Major Hometown Paul Zelman SR 3.40 Mechanical Engineering New Milford, Conn. Jessica Marshall SO 3.48 Psychology Columbus, Ohio Adrienne Nowels JR 3.25 Business Finance Millersburg, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Rifle Name Year GPA Major Hometown Levi Kill SO 3.84 Undeclared Sandusky, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Men’s Volleyball Name Year GPA Major Hometown Aaron Dillon SO 3.22 Business Finance Winfield, Ill. Chris Fash SR 3.17 Business Risk Mgt. Orland Park, Ill. Greg Lehman SR 3.56 Business Finance Galena, Ohio Matt Strapko SO 3.04 Business Finance East Brunswick, N.J. Tom Trantow JR 3.02 Communications River Forest, Ill.

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Women’s Fencing Name Year GPA Major Hometown Sara Bowen SR 3.33 English Trenton, Ohio Fane Groes SR 3.63 Economics Copenhagen, Denmark Jamie Rice SR 3.46 Molecular Genetics West Chester, Ohio Jennifer Schneck SR 3.02 Finance Richfield, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Women’s Ice Hockey Name Year GPA Major Hometown Carrie Gill SO 3.39 Undeclared Rochester, Minn. Melissa Glaser SO 3.48 Sports & Leisure St. Rockford, Ill. Lindsey Ogren SO 3.74 Exercise Science North Oaks, Minn. Lindsey Steblen SO 3.40 Biology Clayton, N.Y. April Stojak SO 3.73 Pharmacy Kent, Ohio Sarah Van Riper SO 3.02 Sports & Leisure St. Hilliard, Ohio

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Name Year GPA Major Hometown Megan Barnett JR 3.64 Human Development Charlottesville, Va. Celeste Cianfrani SR 3.67 Communications Telford, Pa. Lauren Cochran JR 3.22 Sports & Leisure St. Coatsville, Pa. Patricia DeWart JR 3.05 Sports & Leisure St. Ellicott City, Md. Trisha Miller JR 3.81 Pharmacy Chadds Ford, Pa. Megan Mirick JR 3.23 Communications Burke, Va. Kylee Reade JR 3.35 Sports & Leisure St. London, Ont. Alexia Vogler SO 3.65 Business Ellicott City, Md. Stacey Williams SR 3.02 Special Education State College, Pa.

2000-01 Academic All-Big Ten Synchronized Swimming Name Year GPA Major Hometown Anne Marie Altman SR 3.08 Psychology Columbus, Ohio Victoria Bowen SO 3.60 Business Plano, Texas Katie Edwards SR 3.30 Art Education Greer, S.C. Ellen Faulhaber SR 3.03 Communications Cincinnati, Ohio Mary Hofer JR 3.31 Journalism Spring Valley, Calif. Suzanna Hyatt SO 3.41 Spanish Indianapolis, Ind. Sharon Mejia SO 3.29 Zoology Vallejo, Calif. Carolina Moraes JR 3.60 Occupational Therapy Sao Paulo, Brazil Isabela Moraes JR 3.55 Biology Sao Paulo, Brazil Julie Frederick SR 3.31 Criminology Williamsville, N.Y.