Several School of Education student-athletes named to Academic All-Big Ten team

Excelling both on the field of play and in the classroom, several students pursuing degrees within the School of Education were among the 68 UW–Madison student-athletes competing in winter sports who were named to the 2020-21 Academic All-Big Ten all-conference team.

In total, the Big Ten Conference honored 1,130 students on winter sports rosters with the Academic All-Big Ten distinction.

To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be on a varsity team, as verified by being on the official squad list as of March 1 for winter sports, have been enrolled full-time at the institution for a minimum of 12 months, and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.

Shining in the classroom, two UW–Madison students pursuing degrees within the School of Education were recognized for maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average:

  • D’Mitrik Trice, Gr., Men’s Basketball, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
  • Carmen Backes, Jr., Women’s Basketball, Health Promotion and Health Equity and Communication Sciences

Following are all of the UW–Madison student-athletes recognized on the team who are pursuing degrees within the School of Education:

Men’s Basketball

  • Trevor Anderson, Gr., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Stevens Point, Wis.
  • Micah Potter, Gr., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Mentor, Ohio
  • D’Mitrik Trice, Gr., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, Huber Heights, Ohio

Women’s Basketball

  • Carmen Backes, Jr., Health Promotion and Health Equity and Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lindstrom, Minn.
  • Alex Luehring, Jr., Rehabilitation Psychology, Verona, Wis.
  • Sara Stapleton, So., Rehabilitation Psychology, Blaine, Minn.
  • Tara Stauffacher, So., Kinesiology, Columbus, Wis.

Women’s Swimming and Diving

Wrestling

  • Devin Bahr, RS-Jr., Rehabilitation Psychology, La Crosse, Wis.
  • Kyle Burwick, RS-Fr., Physical Education, Hettinger, N.D.
  • Trey Escobar, RS-Fr., Art, Peoria, Ariz.
  • Jared Krattiger, RS-So., Rehabilitation Psychology and Health Promotion and Health Equity, Waterford, Wis.

Overall, Wisconsin totals 176 student-athletes who have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors during the 2020-21 academic year across fall and winter sports. Spring and at-large sports will be announced in June.

Learn about all of the honorees on the Academic All-Big Ten team, here.