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Five agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

Five student-athletes from Purdue University's College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the fall 2020 sports season. They were among 96 Purdue student-athletes to earn the title across the university.

To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, student-athletes must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time. Though cross country, soccer and volleyball were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten chose to recognize eligible players.

2020 was the third year Hayley Bush, Hannah Melchiorre, Taylor Mortensen and Brooks Royal earned the honor.

This year's recipients, pictured below, represent the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, biochemistry and agricultural & biological engineering.

Hayley Bush playing Volleyball

Hayley Bush

Agricultural Economics
Union, Kentucky
Emma Ellis playing Volleyball

Emma Ellis

Animal Sciences
Charlotte, North Carolina 
Hannah Melchiorre playing soccer

Hannah Melchiorre

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Taylor Mortensen running outdoors

Taylor Mortensen

Animal Sciences
Hershey, Pennsylvania 
Cross Country
Brooks Royal holding a but-ball

Brooks Royal

Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Fitzgerald, Georgia 
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