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Six agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Six student-athletes from Purdue University's College of Agriculture have earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, the honor is given to students on varsity rosters who maintain a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher.
Among the honorees, Tessa Sheets ranked in the top 16.5% of Big Ten Distinguished Scholars by achieving a 4.0 GPA.
This year's recipients, pictured below, represent the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, food science and botany and plant pathology.

Hayley Bush Hayley Bush. Junior, Agribusiness - Agricultural Finance. Union, Kentucky. Volleyball
Madeline Lilly Madeline Lilly. Junior, Agribusiness - Food Marketing. Monticello, Indiana. Cross Country
Taylor Mortensen running outdoors Taylor Mortensen. Junior, Animal Sciences Hershey, Pennsylvania. Cross Country
Natalie Mudd swiming Natalie Mudd. Senior, Food Science Fishers, Indiana. Swimming & Diving
Tessa Sheets Tessa Sheets. Junior, Animal Sciences. Chatham County, North Carolina. Track & Field
Ethan Smiley Ethan Smiley. Sophomore, Botany and Plant Pathology. Beech Grove, Indiana. Wrestling

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