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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 27, Digital 1

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 27, ISSUE 1 75 Big Switch A look at the notable additions and subtractions: In … Sherridan Atkinson: Physi- cally imposing 6-foot-5 right-side hitter who transferred from Long Beach State in the spring. Shavona Cuttino: Younger sister of Danielle, could be in mix as an undersized but athletic mid- dle blocker after redshirting. Lexi Dorn: Freshman setter is pushing returning starter Ashley Evans for playing time. Natalie Haben: Will play as a true freshman defensive special- ist, but could also figure in as the libero. Blake Mohler: Versatile player, with ability at middle or right-side, who should make a big impact after redshirting as a true fresh- man. Out … Lydia Dimke: Reserve setter and outside hitter transferred to Creighton. Annie Drews: Second-team All-American and unanimous All- Big Ten selection is now playing professionally. Amanda Neill: Two-year starting libero who ranks fifth in career digs graduated. Alexa Smith: Former top-10 prospect who played one season at Purdue before deciding to transfer to Colorado. Celebrates Student-Athletes Meet You At Arni's TM Jimmy Herman Fifth-Year Senior, Industrial Engineering Herman, the linebacker from Carmel, Ind., who received his undergraduate degree in spring, is one of 54 Purdue student-athletes to be honored with the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award as announced in early July. Herman is one of just 14 Boilermakers to have a 4.0 grade point average. He joins Jon McKeeman (men's basketball), Hayden Hamby and Bree Horrocks (women's basketball), Matt McClintock and Sharise Lund (track), Kim Love (soccer), Mary Gooding (softball), Evan Barta Alex Toetz, Madison Monteiro and Nika Petric (swimming), Gergely Madarasz (tennis) and Linnea Rohrson (volleyball). Similar to the Academic All-Big Ten honor, Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution. However, the Distinguished Scholar Award encompasses only students with a minimum GPA of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year, excluding summer school.

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