Big Ten recognizes 95 Gophers with academic honors

March 22, 2018
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Ninety-five University of Minnesota student-athletes were honored March 21 with Academic All-Big Ten recognition. Each athlete, representing eight different sports, met the criteria of being in at least their second academic year at their institution and carrying a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The women's swimming and diving team led the Gophers with 23 honorees, followed by men's hockey (16), wrestling (15), men's swimming and diving (12), women's gymnastics (10), men's gymnastics (9), women's basketball (8), and men's basketball (2).

Two Golden Gopher student-athletes have maintained perfect 4.0 grade point averages—Mariam Khamis  in women's swimming & diving senior and Chris Pfarr in wrestling.

A total of 872 student-athletes from the 14 member institutions of the Big Ten Conference were recognized.