It was announced yesterday that Rutgers had 62 student-athletes named to the Fall Academic All-Big Ten team. To qualify, they must be letterwinners in the second year at their respective institution and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
The football team had the most student-athletes named with 17 players, including 13 members of the senior class. Notables include captains Julian Pinnix-Odrick and Derrick Nelson, as well as Sebastian Joseph, Quanzell Lambert, Justin Goodwin, Trevor Morris, John Tsimis, and David Bonagura.
The field hockey team had 12 student-athletes named, including senior captain Alyssa Bull, who was also named to the Second Team All-Big Ten for her performance on the field.
The men’s soccer team was next with 11 student-athletes named, including star forward Jason Wright and goalkeeper David Greczek, who is the program’s all-time saves leader.
The women’s soccer team had 8 student-athletes honored, including senior goalkeeper Alana Jimenez, senior Tori Prager, and junior Colby Ciarrocca.
The volleyball team had 7 players honored, followed by 4 from the men’s cross country team and 3 from the women’s cross country team.
To see the full list of student-athletes honored, click here.
There were 1,014 Big Ten students honored overall. There were 16 students in the entire conference who have maintained a perfect cumulative GPA, including Rutgers men’s soccer player, sophomore Brian Shushkovsky.
According to Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media, Rutgers finished 10th out of 14 Big Ten institutions in total honorees. To read more, click here.
Congratulations to all of the Rutgers student-athletes honored by the Big Ten!