14 Boilermaker Engineers named Academic All-Big Ten Honorees

Of the record 96 Purdue student-athletes who earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition this fall, 14 were Purdue Engineering students.

Photos of Academic All-Big Ten Boilermaker Engineers

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic led to the Big Ten to postpone all fall sports besides football to the spring, the conference opted to also recognize cross country, soccer and volleyball student-athletes for their academic excellence. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten, student-athletes must be enrolled full-time at their university for a minimum of 12 months and carry a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Cross-country runners Curt Eckstein (ME) and Kyle Griffith (CE), soccer's Lexi Marks (CE), and  were recognized as Academic All-Big Ten Honorees for the third time, and football's red shirt senior Brennan Thieneman (CEM) was recognized for the fourth time.

Purdue Engineering 2020 Academic All-Big Ten Honorees


• Andrew Brandt – Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
• Curt Eckstein – Mechanical Engineering (2019, 2018)
• Alec Fleming – Civil Engineering (2019)
• Kyle Griffith – Civil Engineering (2019, 2018)
• Bryce Hutchinson – Chemical Engineering
• John Pieper – Environmental & Ecological Engineering (2019)
• Blake Selm – Chemical Engineering (2019)

• Henry Lewis – Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
• Alex Maxwell – Civil Engineering
• Brennan Thieneman – Construction Engineering (2019, 2018, 2017)

• Alyssa Cwidak – Mechanical Engineering (2019)
• Teagan Jones – Mechanical Engineering (2019)
• Paige Liebel – Electrical Engineering (2019)
• Lexi Marks – Civil Engineering (2019, 2018)

Source: Purdue Athletics, Fall-Record 96 Boilermakers Named Academic All-Big Ten