It was a strong year in the classroom for IU athletes. Overall, the school set a record with 115 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award recipients.
The group includes Anthony Leal from the IU men’s basketball team, four from the women’s basketball team, and five from the football program.
The full release from IU, with the names of all 115 athletes and their respective sports, follows.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday (June 27) that a school record 115 Indiana University student-athletes have been named recipients of the 2022-23 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award.
The number includes 20 Indiana student-athletes that maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term. 2023 marks the third straight year in which at least 100 Hoosiers received the award.
“This is a special day as we recognize and celebrate the record 115 IU student-athletes who have been honored as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for the 2022-23 year,” said IU Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Dolson. “These individuals have achieved at the very highest levels academically, all while juggling the significant demands that come with being a Big Ten student-athlete. Congratulations to these students for this tremendous accomplishment. We are proud of how well they represent not only our department and their programs, but Indiana University as a whole.”
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 full list of Indiana’s Big Ten Distinguished Scholars for the 2022-23 academic year can be found below.
Men’s Swimming and Diving
Women’s Swimming and Diving
Men’s Track & Field/Cross Country
Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country
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