Marquette Puts 195 on BIG EAST All-Academic Team
July 28, 2016
MILWAUKEE - Nearly 200 Marquette University student-athletes were named to the BIG EAST Conference All-Academic Team on Thursday, July 28.
"Our student-athletes had another terrific year in the classroom," said Marquette Vice President and Director of Athletics Bill Scholl. "While I'm not at all surprised, we should never take for granted the incredible accomplishments of these gifted young women and men. Given all that is on their plates, I am continually amazed by how well they perform in all phases of their lives. This is also a significant indicator of the tremendous work being done by our Academics Services staff."
Women's lacrosse led the way for Marquette with 27 selections, which amounted to over 72 percent of its total roster. Women's soccer (24) and men's lacrosse (21) also had more than 20 selections, while men's soccer was close behind with 19. Each of MU's 16 programs (including both field teams combined) garnered at least three selections, while a total of 64 percent of Marquette student-athletes during the 2015-16 academic season landed on the list.
To go along with the 195 honorees, Marquette also had 39 student-athletes earn a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall and spring semesters combined.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST's 10 member and seven affiliate institutions. To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have competed in a BIG EAST-sponsored sport, attained a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for the preceding academic year, and completed a minimum of two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits, not including remedial courses.
The nominations are reviewed and approved by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee. There are 2,333 honorees for the 2015-16 academic year, the most in the three years since conference realignment. The BIG EAST honored 2,091 in 2013-14 and 2,197 in 2014-15.
Marquette Honorees by Team
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