Penn State

PSU athletes excel academically

Penn State saw 79 student-athletes earn Winter Academic All-Big Ten honors in eight sports, the university announced Tuesday. The number surpassed the previous record for the winter season of 70 set last year.

The list included a pair of students with 4.0 grade-point averages — Noah Roberson (men’s gymnastics) and wrestler Devon Van Cura. NCAA-champion wrestlers Nico Megaludis and Zain Retherford also earned awards.

Penn State led the Big Ten win honors for women’s swimming and diving (23) and men’s hockey (16), and tied Ohio State in wrestling (14).

Penn State has 159 total Academic Big Ten honorees during this school year.