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Women's Lacrosse Has Six Players Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

All-American Haley Schweizer is one of six Johns Hopkins women's lacrosse players to earn Big Ten Distinguished Scholar honors.
July 7, 2017

ROSEMONT, IL – Six members of the 2017 Johns Hopkins women’s lacrosse team - seniors Maddie Bodden, Alexis Maffucci and Haley Schweizer and juniors Eden Epner, Annie Schindler and Emily Verica - have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award, it has been announced by the league. The list of Distinguished Scholars includes student-athletes from every Big Ten institution and 38 different sports who recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2016-17 academic year.

Johns Hopkins Women’s Lacrosse
2016-17 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Maddie Bodden – Economics – 3.83 GPA for the year
Eden Epner – Psychology – 3.88
Alexis Maffucci – Public Health – 3.86
Annie Schindler – Public Health – 3.87
Haley Schweizer – Psychological Brain Science – 3.88
Emily Verica – Political Science – 3.77



Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letter winners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the Distinguished Scholar Award encompasses only students 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’s academic career.

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