Mary Beth Hurley, a sophomore for the Ohio State women’s tennis team in 2018-19, has earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades, the conference announced Tuesday. Hurley, from Novi, Michigan, is one of a league-best 131 Buckeyes to earn the honor.
A pre-health sciences major, Hurley is a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student’s academic career.