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Gold and Black Illustrated, Vol 27, Digital 5

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GOLD AND BLACK ILLUSTRATED VOLUME 27, ISSUE 5 35 Celebrates Student-Athletes Meet You At Arni's TM Caleb Swanigan, Men's Basketball Sophomore, General Education, Education Studies Caleb Swanigan, a forward from Fort Wayne, was one of five men's basketball players to be honored this spring as Academic All-Big Ten. In total, 59 Purdue student-athletes were on the All-Big Ten list, highlighted by Swanigan, who was also an Academic All-American and National Player of the Year finalist, and 2016 Olympic medalist Steele Johnson of the men's swimming and diving team. The women's swimming and diving program led the winter sports with 22 Academic All-Big Ten picks, while the men's swimming and diving squad featured 18 awardwinners. Wrestling added nine students to the list, while women's basketball had five picks. From Our Family to Yours... We Love the Boilermakers! Five Indiana Locations Lafayette Indianapolis Terre Haute Muncie Columbus NEW STORE 523 S. Earl Ave. not exactly how it may be executed 100 percent of the time and you'd like to have players who have a little bit of football savvy, and he has that. He un- derstands zones, understands how to settle, understands depths of routes, just naturally, and he has the ability to get open." It could mean a big season for Herdman, likely as one of Purdue's primary receivers' in the passing of- fense. "I want to be involved every game," he said. "I don't want to have a game where I'm invisible. I can't do that any more. I don't see myself as a guy who can afford to not catch any passes, not do his job blocking in the perimeter and in the box. My goal for myself is to make plays in the pass- ing game, whether that be 10 catches or three or four big catches, and also just being a factor blocking." Hopkins ready now Brycen Hopkins never wants to let teammates down. It's a reason why his nerves were frayed at times last season; the then-redshirt freshman had played only a couple seasons of high school football before coming to Purdue, and that left him with a question of confi- dence: Was he good enough? And then he'd make mistakes on the field, like a dropped pass — there were a few — and he wouldn't be able to let it go. But a year older now, having made it through a season and realizing that he does belong, has boosted his mental outlook. "I think I've definitely shaken it off," the sophomore said. "A big part of it is me being able to relax around people, knowing that they'll always

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