Evans leads Badgers on Big Ten Academic All-Conference Team


The Big Ten released their winter Academic All-Conference teams on Wednesday afternoon and the Badgers were well represented, but no one topped outgoing senior basketball star Ryan Evans, who led the way for the Wisconsin contingent by keeping up his cumulative 4.0 GPA.

Evans was one of just nine student-athletes to carry that honor in the conference, out of 620 people named to the list throughout the conference. Overall the Badgers had 34 student-athletes named to the academic All-Conference team. As a team it was the Women's Swimmers and Divers that took the most honors for the Badgers.

In order for someone to achieve academic All-Conference honors the student-athlete must be letter winners in their second academic year at their institution and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. Here are the Badgers named to that list by sport:

Men's Basketball:
Jared Berggren, Zach Bohannon, Ryan Evans, and Dan Fahey

Men's Swimming & Diving:
Austin Cox, Dan Lester, Garett Mulchorne, Drew TeDuits, Michael Weiss, and Chris Wiederecht

Women's Basketball:
Courtney Moses, AnnMarie Brown, Jacki Gulczynski, and Morgan Paige

Women's Swimming & Diving:
Katie Delaney, Paulina Gralow, Jennah Haney, Karissa Kruszewski, Ivy Martin, Ruby Martin, Elle Meinholz, Trisha Nelson, Caroline Palm, Rebecka Palm, Hannah Ross, and Aja Van Hout

Frank Cousins, Thomas Glenn, Brett Hochstaetter, Matthew Keliher, Tom Kelliher, Scott Liegel, and Connor Medbery

Andrew Coppens

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