Published: July 11, 2018

114 Spartans recognized as Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

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The Big Ten Conference announced on Tuesday that 1,143 students competing in intercollegiate athletics have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award. The list includes students from all 14 institutions and 38 different sports who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program.

MSU had 114 student-athletes recognized, the second-most among conference schools, trailing only Ohio State (129).

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