Twenty-Eight Winter Student-Athletes Named Academic All-Big Ten

March 22, 2017

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Big Ten Conference recognized 28 Scarlet Knights on the Winter 2017 Academic All-Big Ten list, it was announced Wednesday. Four different Rutgers programs are represented on the list with 11 from women’s swimming & diving, seven from women’s gymnastics, eight representatives from wrestling and two members of the women’s basketball team.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

The full list of Rutgers winter honorees is below.

Women’s Basketball (2)
Victoria Harris, So., Undeclared (Snellville, Ga.)
Khadaizha Sanders, So., Exercise Science & Sports Studies (Kankakee, Ill.)

Women’s Gymnastics (7)
Riahanah Ali, So., Psychology (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
April Baker, Sr., Exercise Science & Sport Studies (Andover, Mass.)
Jenna Crisalli, Jr., Communication (Freehold, N.J.)
Libby Groden, Jr., Visual Arts (Abbottstown, Pa.)
Charly Santagado, Sr., Philosophy (Celebration, Fla.)
Eriel Santagado, So., Evolutionary Anthropology (Celebration, Fla.)
Makenzey Shank, Jr., Journalism & Media Studies (Phoenix, Ariz.)

Women’s Swimming & Diving (11)
Chantal Asselin, Sr., Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
Alyssa Black, Sr., Mathematics and Economics (Middletown, N.Y.)
Barbra Brottman, Sr., Psychology (Deerfield, Ill.)
Rachel Byrne, So., Undeclared (Bedford, N.H.)
Meghan Kiely, Sr., Exercise Science & Sports Studies and Psychology (Mountain Lakes, N.J.)
Vera Koprivova, So., Undeclared (Prerov, JC, Czech Republic)
Thomasin Lee, Jr., Public Health, Psychology (Lindstrom, Minn.)
Larissa Neilan, Jr., Public Health (Orange, Va.)
Karli Rymer, Jr., Public Health (Long Branch, N.J.)
Francesca Stoppa, So., Visual Arts (Trento, Italy)
Addison Walkowiak, Jr., Public Health (Ballston Spa, N.Y.)

Wrestling (8)
Nicholas Gravina, Sr., Psychology (Allendale, N.J.)
Marc McDonald, So., Pre-Business (Fairfield, N.J.)
Anthony Pafumi, Sr., Communication (Westfield, N.J.)
Jordan Pagano, So., Pre-Business (South Brunswick, N.J.)
Dylan Painton, Sr., Information Technology & Informatics (South Plainfield, N.J.)
Josh Patrick, Sr., Criminal Justice and Psychology (Rector, Pa.)
Ken Theobold, Sr., Labor Studies & Employment Relations (Toms River, N.J.)
John Van Brill, Jr., Human Resource Management (Mullica Hill, N.J.)

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