Former Ord High School Wrestler Named B10 Distinguished Scholar along with Three Others.

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Picture: Cade Svoboda - Sophomore Food Science and Technology Major

Four Nebraska wrestlers were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars when the conference announced its highest scholastic honor roll on Tuesday. The list includes student-athletes from all 14 Big Ten institutions and 38 different sports who have recorded a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 or higher for the previous academic year.

Cade Svoboda, a sophomore Food Science and Technology Major, graduated from Ord. He was among the four Nebraska wrestlers who earned the distinction. This is Svobodas first time receiving this honor.

Other were Jordan Shearer (Junior/Fargo, North Dakota/Nutrition Science), Mitchell Maginnis (Senior/Grand Island, Nebraska/ Nutrition Science), and David Jensen (Junior/Mobridge, South Dakota/Nutrition Science) all of which were second year Distinguished Scholars.

Big Ten Faculty Representatives established the Distinguished Scholar Award in 2008 to supplement the Academic All-Big Ten program. 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. The Academic All-Big Ten threshold is a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for a student's academic career.

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