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Seven agriculture students named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

Seven Purdue Agriculture student-athletes were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars during the 2021-2022 school year. Honorees from the college represented five departments and maintained a 3.7 GPA or higher, with three students earning a 4.0. A record 265 Purdue student-athletes received the award this year. 
Emma Tate / Botany & Plant Pathology West Lafayette, IN / Cross Country and Track & Field
Ethan Smiley / Botany & Plant Pathology Beech Grove, IN / Wrestling
Evie Sierra / Animal Sciences South Bend, IN / Swimming & Diving
Jackson Smeltz / Agricultural Economics Lafayette, IN / Baseball
Kasey Wilhoit / Agronomy Franklin, IN / Softball
Leah Keesling / Food Science Modac, IN / Cross Country and Track & Field
Tessa Sheets / Animal Sciences Chatham County, NC / Track & Field

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