A program record 10 Nebraska football student-athletes were named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars when the conference announced its annual honors on Wednesday, July 1. The 10 football players were among an overall record 100 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars across all of Nebraska’s athletic programs in 2019-20.
A pair of graduate students – Ben Stille and Reid Karel earned the award, alongside senior Jack Stoll. Juniors Hunter Miller, Matt Sichterman and Noah Vedral added honors, while sophomores Colton Feist, Joseph Johnson, Cameron Pieper and Tate Wildeman rounded out the record-setting group of Husker football honorees.
To be eligible for selection, students must be a recipient of Academic All-Big Ten recognition in the previous academic year, must have been enrolled full-time at the institution for the entire previous academic year (two semesters or three quarters) and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year (excluding any summer grades).
Nebraska’s academic success continued to reach new heights in 2019-20, including a department-wide record graduation rate and an all-time NCAA-leading 340 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports.
Colton Feist (Sophomore, Business Administration)
Joseph Johnson (Sophomore, Business Administration)
Reid Karel (Graduate, Business – Master’s)
Hunter Miller (Junior, Civil Engineering)
Cameron Pieper (Sophomore, Elementary & Special Education)
Matt Sichterman (Junior, Software Engineering)
Ben Stille (Graduate, Nutrition & Health Sciences – Master’s)
Jack Stoll (Senior, Marketing)
Noah Vedral (Junior, Communication Studies)
Tate Wildeman (Sophomore, Sports Media & Communication)