|WOMEN'S COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD: SAYRE GRAD SKERPON NAMED BIG TEN DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR (2018-07-20)
Valley Sports Report
STATE COLLEGE — Sayre grad Elyse Skerpon, a grad student with a year of eligibility remaining on the Penn State women’s track & field team, was recently named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
The list includes students from all 14 Big Ten institutions and 38 different sports, who have recorded a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7.
In all, there 1,142 students honored as Distinguished Scholars, including 190 students who maintained a perfect 4.0 GPA during the previous academic term. This group of honorees is pursuing diverse fields of study with a list of majors that include mathematics, accountancy, kinesiology, architecture, biological sciences, law and public policy, mechanical engineering, nursing, biotechnology, elementary education, business, journalism, marketing, psychology and many others.
Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be a recipient of Academic All-Big Ten Recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full-time
at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year, excluding any summer grades. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student's academic career.
Skerpon, who will compete as a redshirt senior in the upcoming indoor and outdoor track seasons, graduated with a degree in Healthcare Administration, and is currently seeking a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. She is scheduled to graduate in May 2019.
IN PHOTO: Elyse Skerpon.
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