UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A school record 136 Penn State student-athletes have been recognized as Academic All-Big Ten selections for the spring and at-large sports. The Nittany Lions’ 136 honorees were second-highest in the Big Ten among the spring and at-large sports.
The record total of 136 for the spring and at-large sports breaks the Penn State mark of 132 set last year.
The third and final Academic All-Big Ten announcement brings Penn State’s 2013-14 total to 285 honorees, its second-highest total all-time. The school record is 296 honorees, set in 2012-13. The 285 total was third-highest in the Big Ten this year.
Three Penn Staters posted perfect 4.0 grade-point averages, tied with Michigan State for the most perfect marks in the conference for the spring and at-large sports. Women’s track and field athletes Emily Giannotti (Coudersport) and Katie Rodden (Ardmore), and women’s ice hockey player Lindsay Riehl (Cheshire, Conn.) were Penn State’s 4.0 achievers.
Penn State has had a total of 4,762 Academic All-Big Ten honorees during 21 years of full membership in the conference.