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University of Illinois Student-Athletes: Reaching their full potential academically, personally, athletically and professionally

Illinois is proud of its student-athletes' achievements in the classroom as it is of their triumphs on the playing field.

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winners

Football

Robert Bucklin (1972)
Laurence McCarren, Jr (1973)
Curtis Lovelace (1990)
Mike Hopkins (1991)
John Wright, Jr. (1992)
J Leman (2007)
Justin Green (2012)

Men's Basketball

Claude Howat (1971)

Men's Gymnastics

Dave Stoldt (1980)

Men's Track & Field

Michael Durkin (1975)
Jon Schmidt (1983)
Kerry Dickson (1984)
Aaron Mobarak (1991)
Douglas Dossey (1995)
Jason G. Bill (2007)

Women's Golf

Mary Murphy (1983)

Women's Gymnastics

Lynn Devers (1991)

Wrestling

Alex Tirapelle (2006)

National Football Foundation Scholar-Athletes

John Easterbrook (1960)
Richard Deller (1963)
Daniel Gregus (1982)
Curtis T. Lovelace (1990)
Michael Hopkins (1991)
Josh Whitman (2000)
J Leman (2007)
Ryan McDonald (2008)

First Team Academic All-Americans (originated in 1952)

Baseball

Wes Dixon (1971)
Jason Anderson (2000)

Football

Bob Lenzini (1952)
Jim Grabowski (HOF Class of 1993)
John Wright (1966)
Jim Rucks (1970)
Bob Bucklin (1971)
Dan Gregus (1980, 1981, 1982)
Mike Hopkins (1991)
John Wright, Jr. (1992)
Brett Larsen (1994)
Josh Whitman (1999, 2000)
Ryan McDonald (2007, 2008)

Men's Basketball

Dave Scholz (1968)
Rick Schmidt (1974)

Men's Gymnastics

Bob Rogers (2004)

Men's Cross Country/Track & Field

Aaron Mobarak (1991)

Soccer

Christen Karniski (2005)
Meghan Kolze (2003)
Vanessa Dibernardo (2013)

Swimming

Renee Gamboa (1996)

Volleyball

Laura Bush (1989, 1990)
Johannah Bangert (2010)

Women's Basketball

Liz Brauer (1980)
Lisa Robinson (1982)

Women's Cross Country/Track & Field

Angela Bizzarri (2008, 2010)

Women's Golf

Michelle Mayer (2013)
Samantha Postillion (2013)

Wrestling

Steve Marianetti (1995)
Alex Tirapelle (2005, 2006)
John Dergo (2010)
Bernard Futrell (2011)

NCAA Silver Anniversary Award Winners

Football

Dick Butkus (1990 Recipient)

Men's Gymnastics

Dave Stoldt (2005 Recipient)

Chi Alpha Sigma Members (since 2003)

Cheerleading

Kristin Garlanger (2005)
Larissa Hodel (2005)

Baseball

Dominic Altobelli (2009)
John Anderson (2010)
William Barrett (2009)
Wesley Braun (2009)
Ryan Hastings (2007)
Aaron Ifft (2007)
Jonathan Smiley (2006)
Michael Stankiewicz (2008)
Michael Sterk (2009)
Nick Stockwell (2008)
Lee Zerrusen (2009)

Football

Jon Asamoah (2009)
Zach Becker (2011)
Brian Grzelakowski (2006)
Jeremy Leman (2006)
Ryan McDonald (2006)
Scott Moss (2005)
Anthony Santella (2010)

Basketball

Andrew Chisholm (2010)
Jack Ingram (2005)

Men's Cross Country

Richard Calvario (2004)
Michael Kelley (2008)

Men's Golf

Luke Gutherie (2011)
Kyle Hosick (2006)
Clayton Parkhill (2011)

Men's Gymnastics

Mike Boyer (2007)
Jon Drollinger (2007)
Erik Garnett (2004)
Casey Hayasaki (2004)
Chris Lung (2009)
Ben Newman (2004)
Robert Rogers (2004)
Anthony Russo (2005)
Luke Stannard (2009)
Chad Wiest (2011)

Men's Tennis

Pramod Dabir (2005)
Ruben Gonzales (2008)
Jordan Knue (2008)
Chris Martin (2004)
Connor Roth (2011)
Abraham Souza (2010)
Philip Stolt (2004)

Men's Track & Field

Thomas Achtien (2011)
Jason Bill (2005)
Kris Cunningham (2004)
Christopher De Silva (2011)
Graham Farnsworth (2011)
Matt Flaherty (2007)
Jeremy Kruidenier (2006)
Charles Kurlinkus (2005)
Tim Maier (2007)
Arjun Majumdar (2005)
Ed Mastny (2007)
Hunter Mickow (2011)
Michael Murray (2008)
Michael B. Murray (2011)
Jacob Nachel (2009)
Scott Phelps (2009)
Philip Pompei (2011)
Matt Ragusa (2007)
William Schaeffer (2011)
Greg Shroka (2010)
Nathan Troester (2011)
Nathan Vadeboncoeur (2005)

Soccer

Jamie Alvis (2009)
Courtney Bell (2009)
Jenna Carosio (2011)
Marti Desjarlais (2008)
Caitlin Dombart (2011)
Julie Ewing (2011)
Paula Faherty (2005)
Rachel Frank (2005)
Kara Gostisha (2007)
Jordan Hilbrands (2010)
Alexandra Kapicka (2009)
Christen Karniski (2005)
Natasha Karniski (2005)
Laura Knutson (2011)
Danielle Kot (2010)
Jessica Levitt (2008)
Shannon McDonnell (2007)
Krystin Miller (2010)
Christine Sinak (2004)
Erin Tyler (2006)
Emily Ward (2004)

Softball

Bailey Behrens (2009)
Sarah Bryers (2008)
Brooke Buzard (2008)
Shanna Diller (2007)
Audrey Gallien (2010)
Hope Howell (2009)
Molly Lawhead (2006)
Mary Miller (2005)
Hollie Pinchback (2010)
Kelley Wedel (2011)
Laura Zobrist (2005)

Swimming & Diving

Jacqueline Bain (2006)
Christina Brunka (2006)
Marissa Clapp (2008)
Amy Downing (2004)
Amy Forsberg (2009)
Morgan Gilman (2009)
Jennifer Ivarson (2009)
Rachel Japp (2011)
Corey Kasten (2010)
Kristen Kloeckener (2009)
Kelly Kunkel (2011)
Samantha Leibold (2005)
Kristen Manias (2011)
Meghan Mason (2010)
Brittany McGowan (2011)
April McKee (2011)
Ann Miller (2010)
Becca Poetz (2006)
Jessica Rothenberg (2006)
Nicole Spillone (2009)
Kellie Stevens (2007)
Sara Stoneburg (2010)
Katie Theissen (2008)

Volleyball

Kristine Anderson (2008)
Johannah Bangert (2010)
Kathleen Bazzetta (2004)
Lizzie Bazzetta (2008)
Laura DeBruler (2011)
Hillary Haen (2010)
Katy Pratapas (2005)
Ashley Thompson (2009)
Rasa Virsilaite (2005)
Beth Vrdsky (2006)

Women's Basketball

Lori Bjork (2007)
Brett Leonard (2004)

Women's Cross Country

Stephanie Baliga (2008)
Theresa Brokaw (2009)

Women's Golf

Megan Godfrey (2005)
Nora Lucas (2011)
Lyndsey Milligan (2005)
Stephanie Mory (2008)
Meghan Naik (2006)
Megan O'Neal (2005)

Women's Gymnastics

Allison Buckley (2010)
Sara Dumich (2004)
Emily Earle (2005)
Melissa Fernandez (2010)
Michelle McGrady (2007)
Samantha Perino (2011)
Cara Pomeroy (2006)
Melissa Singer (2006)
Lindsey Smith (2008)
Katie Wild (2005)

Women's Tennis

Pavlina Akritas (2005)
Leigh Finnegan (2010)
Megan Fudge (2010)
Cynthya Goulet (2004)
Anne McCarthy (2011)
Alejandra Meza (2008)
Kristina Minor (2009)
Momei Qu (2007)
Christine Stromberg (2009)

Women's Track & Field

Tiara Armstrong (2007)
Madeline Aufmann (2011)
Jackie Aubert (2007)
Jessica Bayne (2003)
Christina Beaird (2009)
Alecia Beckford-Stewart(2009)
Angela Bizzarri (2009)
Elizabeth Boyle (2009)
Maggie Carroll (2009)
Katie Coppin (2007)
Rachel Gliottoni (2005 )
Cassie Hunt (2006)
Katie LeVanti (2004)
Krystelle Lim (2009)
Danyelle Michelini (2009)
Maggie Mulchrone (2010)
Tiffany Nesfield (2007)
Shannon Phelan (2009)
Lisa Phillips (2006)
Amanda Pintaro (2007)
Lindsey Reu (2004)
Casie Simpson (2004)
Kelly Smith (2007)
Ashley Thompson (2009)
Jaime Turilli (2004)
Ashley Whittaker (2007)

Wrestling

Clint Arlis (2008)
Kyle Ott (2004)
Alex Tirapelle (2004)