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Liana Bonanno

Recent Physics Graduate Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar

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Recent physics graduate Liana Bonanno has recently been named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. As an undergraduate, Liana was on the Ohio State women's ice hockey team and was the starting goaltender during her junior and senior years.

Seventy-three Buckeye student-athletes have earned the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Big Ten Conference, the largest group of recipients from any school. The newly-established award is given to student-athletes who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.7 for the previous academic year (excluding summer school). Recipients must be letter winners in at least their second year at their institution. Liana graduated Summa Cum Laude and with honors from the College of Arts & Sciences June 2009 and plans to start medical school in the near future.

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