Academic All-America At-Large Teams

17 Big Ten students earn recognition on the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I At-Large Teams


The 2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division I At-Large Teams were announced, with a combined 17 Big Ten students earning recognition.

To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated.

See below for the Big Ten honorees.



Zoe Stukenberg, women’s lacrosse (first team)



Nicole Artz, women’s gymnastics (second team)

PJ Ransford, men’s swimming & diving (first team)



Justin Karstadt, men’s gymnastics (third team)

Michael Kroells, wrestling (first team)

Brett Pfarr, wrestling (second team)

Lee Stecklein, women’s ice hockey (second team)

Yu Zhou, women’s swimming & diving (third team)



Danielle Breen, women’s gymnastics (second team)


Ohio State

Christy Blough, men’s volleyball (first team)

Francesca Di Lorenzo, women’s tennis (third team)

Eleanor Harvey, women’s fencing (third team)

Kyle Snyder, wrestling (second team)


Penn State

Laura Bowman, women’s ice hockey (second team)

Jason Noff, wrestling (second team)

Zain Retherford, wrestling (first team)



Marat Amaltdinov, men’s swimming & diving (second team)