Notre Dame has five players among Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

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Notre Dame continues to add to its reputation of having some of the smartest student-athletes in the nation. The latest proof of that is five hockey players being named 2020-21 Big Ten Distinguished Scholars. Those players are accounting majors Alex Steeves and Charlie Raith, business analytics majors Pierce Crawford and Trevor Janicke, and finance major Christian DiCesare. So yeah, chances are you’re going to get on this list if you’re good at working with numbers.

To qualify for the award, a player must be an Academic All-Big Ten selection, be a full-time season for all of the previous academic year and have at least a 3.70 GPA during that academic year, excluding summer grades. The Big Ten gives out this honor for student-athletes in every sport it has teams for. As Notre Dame only is in the conference for hockey, this is the only opportunity for the university to be represented on this list.