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Eight agriculture students named Academic All-Big Ten

Eight student-athletes from Purdue University's College of Agriculture earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition during the spring sports season, helping the university reach a record 92 recipients. A total of 256 student-athletes received the honor in 2020-21, another record. 

To qualify for Academic All-Big Ten honors, awardees must carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while enrolled full-time. 

Mateo Julio, Jackson Smeltz and Kasey Wilhoit earned additional recognition as two-time honorees. This season was the third time Taylor Mortensen and Tessa Sheets received the honor. 

The student-athletes, pictured below, represent the departments of agricultural and biological engineering, agricultural economics, agronomy and animal sciences.

 

Megan Casey

Megan Casey

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Mason, Ohio
Track and Field

 

Mateo Julio

Mateo Julio

Agricultural Economics
Olavarria, Argentina 
Tennis

 

Emma Keesling portrait

Emma Keesling

Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Modoc, Indiana 
Track and Field

 

Taylor Mortensen running outdoors

Taylor Mortensen

Animal Sciences
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Track and Field

 

Ella Robinson running track

Ella Robinson

Agronomy
Zionsville, Indiana
Track and Field

 

Tessa Sheets jumping

Tessa Sheets

Animal Sciences
Chatham County, North Carolina
Track and Field

 

Jackson Smeltz Baseball

Jackson Smeltz

Agricultural Economics
Lafayette, Indiana
Baseball

 

Kasey Wilhoit

Kasey Wilhoit

Agronomy
Franklin, Indiana
Softball

 

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