The student-athletes at the University of Pennsylvania are just that -- student athletes. They come to Penn not just to be members of the University's NCAA Division I athletic programs, but also to receive one of the finest undergraduate educations in the United States and the world.


Penn Athletics is proud of the legacy set forth by these student-athletes, and the numerous honors that have been bestowed on them over the years. The department also works hard to recognize and honor those student-athletes who raise the bar for their classmates and set the standard both in the classroom and in the athletic venues...


*Three of Penn’s five major senior student-athlete awards are based strictly on a letterwinner or participant’s grade-point average, and the other two have a GPA minimum that must be met in order to be eligible.


*Each year, the department hosts an event to honor the student-athletes who had a perfect 4.0 GPA for a semester or academic year.


*At the homecoming football game, Penn recognizes on-field the men’s and women’s teams that boasted the best overall GPA from the previous academic year.


In the latest NCAA Academic Progress Report (APR), released in June 2012, Penn had 17 of 28 eligible programs receive Public Recognition commendations for finishing in the top 10 percent among all Division I programs in their sport. (Five programs -- men’s heavyweight rowing, men’s lightweight rowing, sprint football, men’s and women’s squash -- are not included in the APR, as their sports do not conduct NCAA championships.)


*Click here to view a list of Penn’s all-time NCAA Postgraduate Scholars

*Click here to view a list of Penn’s all-time CoSIDA Academic All-America recipients

*Click here to view a list of Penn’s all-time Academic All-Ivy recipients

Below is a list of the 2013-14 academic honors received by Penn’s student-athletes; this list is updated throughout the year.


CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District

Kathryn Barth, women's soccer

Claire Walker, women's soccer


Philadelphia Big 5 Academic Team (baseball)

Austin Bossart


NFHCA National Academic Squad (field hockey)

Alex Agathis

Christina Benvenuti

Amelia Cohen

Elizabeth Hitti

Alex Iqbal

Katelynn Mudgett

Carly Sokach

Elise Tilton


USILA Scholar All-America (men's lacrosse)

Brian Feeney

Maxx Meyer


IWLCA Academic Honor Roll (women's lacrosse)

Lucy Ferguson

Meg Markham


CRCA Scholar Athletes (women's rowing)

Jasmine Azizi

Jenna Hebert

Emily Redfield

Elizabeth Stulpin


USTFCCCA All-Academic (track & field)

Kelsey Hay (women)

Sam Mattis (men)

Thomas Pitt (men)

Brendan Smith (men)


Academic All-Ivy (fall)

Stephen Baker, men's soccer

Michael Bass, sprint football

Chris Bush, football

Caroline Dwyer, women's soccer

Elissa Gensib, women's cross country

Louis Schott, men's soccer

Dani Shepherd, volleyball

Brendan Smith, men's cross country

Carly Sokach, field hockey

Kalijah Terilli, women's soccer


Academic All-Ivy (winter)

Alyssa Baron, women's basketball

John Dudzik, men's squash

Shelby Fortin, women's swimming

Courtney Jones, women's squash

Diana Moock, gymnastics

Gabrielle Piper, women's track & field

Clark Shurtleff, men's track & field

Chris Swanson, men's swimming

Brad Wukie, wrestling

Stephen Yang, men's fencing


Academic All-Ivy (spring)

Austin Bossart, baseball

Sol Eskenazi, women's tennis

Brian Feeney, men's lacrosse

Elysse Gorney, softball

Kelsey Hay, women's track & field

Jenna Hebert, women's rowing

Zach Katz, men's tennis

Meg Markham, women's lacrosse

Sam Mattis, men's track & field

Peter St. Michael, men's heavyweight rowing


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (fall)
Kathryn Barth, women's soccer

Chris Bush, football

Sebastian Jaskowski, football

Spencer Kulcsar, football

Dani Shepherd, volleyball

Carly Sokach, field hockey (Performer of the Year)

Ty Taylor, football

Claire Walker, women's soccer


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (winter)

Alyssa Baron, women's basketball (Performer of the Year)

John Dudzik, men's squash

Casey Kent, wrestling

Sarah Parmacek, women's fencing

Wendy Zhao, women's fencing


Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area (spring)

Austin Bossart, baseball

Sol Eskenazi, women's tennis

Brian Feeney, men's lacrosse

Lucy Ferguson, women's lacrosse

Jenna Hebert, women's rowing

Zach Katz, men's tennis

Parker Lange, men's rowing

Louis Lombardi, men's rowing

Meg Markham, women's lacrosse

Maxx Meyer, men's lacrosse


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Click here to view 2011-12 academic honors


Click here to view 2010-11 academic honors


Click here to view 2009-10 academic honors


Click here to view 2008-09 academic honors