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73 Hawkeyes Named B1G Distinguished Scholars – University of Iowa Athletics

73 Hawkeyes Named B1G Distinguished Scholars – University of Iowa Athletics

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Seventy-three University of Iowa student-athletes have been named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars, it was announced Tuesday by the league office.

Among the Iowa honorees, 21 maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during the 2023-24 academic term, including:

Sofia Bush, women’s soccer
Samantha Cary, women’s soccer
Hillary Cox, field hockey
Molly Davis, Women’s Basketball
Harper Dunne, field hockey
Sharon Goodman, Women’s Basketball
Aaron Graves, football
Abby Jaynes, rowing
Luke Lachey, football
Lauren McMahon, women’s track & field/cross country
Katie Moore, women’s track & field/cross country
Julia Pattison, women’s track & field/cross country
Felipe Pedraza, men’s golf
Abby Ryon, women’s track & field/cross country
Lillian Schmidt, women’s track & field/cross country
Cullan Schriever, men’s wrestling
Sofie Stribos, field hockey
Kelli Tosic, women’s track & field/cross country
Ellie Twedt, women’s track & field/cross country
Michelle Urquhart, volleyball
Kaia Vanney, women’s gymnastics

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 3.00 or higher for a student-athlete’s academic career.

The Big Ten recognized 1,695 student-athletes in 38 different sports as Distinguished Scholars, including 385 who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term.

Baseball (1)
Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Cade Moss – Sr. – Leadership Studies – Johnston, Iowa

Women’s Basketball (4)
Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Molly Davis – Fifth – Health Studies BA – Midland, Mich.
Sharon Goodman – RS Jr. – CLAS Non-degree Student – Lime Springs, Iowa
Taylor McCabe – So. – Civil Engineering BSE – Fremont, Neb.
Addison O’Grady – Jr. – Chemical Engineering – Aurora, Colo.

Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field (3)
Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Grant Conway – Sr. – Sport and Recreation Management – St. James, Mo.
Gratt Reed – Sr. – Finance – Atlantic, Iowa
Austin West – Sr. –…

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