Three members of the Iowa Women’s Wrestling team and two from the men’s team have been named Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars.


Distinguished Scholar Award recipients must have earned 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. 


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Easton Fleshman and Cullan Schriever were recognized from the men’s team. Schriever had a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Ava Bayless, Emilie Gonzalez and Felicity Taylor for the women’s team.

Bayless (109), Gonzalez (101) and Taylor (116) were national champions this season for the Hawks.

Congratulations to these student-athletes for getting it done in the classroom and on the mat.


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2023-24 Big Ten Conference Distinguished Scholars

Men’s Wrestling
Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Easton Fleshman – RS Fr. – Social Studies Education – Inwood, Iowa
(4.0 GPA) Cullan Schriever – Jr. – Finance BBA – Mason City, Iowa

Women’s Wrestling
Name – Year – Major – Hometown
Ava Bayless – So. – Human Physiology – Greenville, Pa.
Emilie Gonzalez – So. – Exercise Science – El Monte, Calif.
Felicity Taylor – Fifth – Sport and Recreation Management – Spillville, Iowa


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!