MADISON, Wis. — Capping the 2022-23 academic year, 127 student-athletes from the University of Wisconsin have earned 141 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award honors (including multi-sport honorees), the conference office announced on Tuesday. The list includes students from 20 UW sports who earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.
The Badgers’ 2022-23 class of Distinguished Scholar Award recipients includes 38 students who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic year (bolded below).
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) 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.
2022-23 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award
* denotes multi-sport honoree
Men’s Cross Country (3)
Jake Bourget, So., Kinesiology, Stevens Point, Wis. *
Derick Peters, Sr., Biomedical Engineering and Neurobiology, Hartford, S.D.
Adam Spencer, So., Business: Finance, Investment and Banking, Mckinnon, Australia *
Women’s Cross Country (13)
Danielle Bellino, Gr., Biology and Nutritional Sciences, Lakeville, Minn. *
Mya Bunke, So., Kinesiology, Brisbane, Australia *
Kylie Finger, So., Biology, Oconomowoc, Wis. *
Vivian Hacker, Sr., Landscape Architecture, Madison, Wis. *
Victoria Heiligenthal, Sr., Biomedical Engineering, Milford, Mich. *
Stella Gillman, Gr., Physical Therapy, Fildago Island Anaortes, Wash.
Madison Mooney, Gr., Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, Broomfield, Colo. *
Maggie Munson, So., Legal Studies and Political Science, Plymouth, Wis. *
Kate Ricks, Sr., Neurobiology, Indianapolis*
Peyton Sippy, Sr., Rehabilitation Psychology, Janesville, Wis. *