Indiana University's Kate Dunn Named 2011 Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholar Award Recipient
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- Indiana University's Kate Dunn (Sr., Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington) was the sole varsity water polo player named as a recipient of a 2011 Big Ten Conference Distinquished Scholar Award.
Dunn, who completed her eligibility this spring while aiding the Hoosiers to the 2011 Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Eastern Championship at home, competed in 31 contests during her senior season with 10 goals, four assists, seven steals and six earned exclusions.
She concludes her career with 49 goals, 36 assists and 65 steals in 132 games, while also earning a degree in International Studies from Indiana.
Overall, the Big Ten named 534 student-athletes recipients of the awarad as the list features student-athletes from every 2010-11 institution and 33 different sports who have earned a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.
In February of 2008, Big Ten Faculty Representatives established a conference academic recognition to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the Distinguished Scholar Award encompasses only student-athletes with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student-athlete’s academic career.