Marquette has 192 named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Aug. 2, 2017

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NEW YORK – Nearly 200 Marquette University student-athletes were named to the 2016-17 BIG EAST All-Academic Team, the BIG EAST Conference announced Wednesday morning.

The women’s soccer team’s 26 representatives led the way for the 192 Golden Eagles to earn the honor, while the men’s tennis team had the highest percentage of its roster with 10 of its 11 student-athletes listed.

The men’s cross country team, which had 84 percent (16 of 19) of its roster earn recognition, led all Marquette squads with a cumulative spring GPA of 3.62, while the women’s cross country team posted an MU-high fall GPA of 3.44.

In total, Marquette had 18 student-athletes post perfect 4.0 grade-point averages during the fall semester and 20 do the same in the spring, led by an MU-high eight women’s soccer players.

Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST’s 10 member and nine 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 2,501 honorees for the 2016-17 academic year, the most in the four years since conference realignment.

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