Men's Track Given BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards
Aug. 4, 2014
NEW YORK – The Marquette University men’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams were honored on Monday with the 2013-14 BIG EAST Conference Team Academic Excellence Awards.
A total of 22 teams were recognized by the league for having the highest collective grade-point averages in each conference sport.
The men’s cross country and track and field programs also had 24 individual student-athletes earn BIG EAST All-Academic honors, it was announced last week.
Nine BIG EAST schools had at least one team honored as Butler and DePaul led the league each with five teams recognized. Georgetown, Marquette, Creighton, Villanova and Xavier had two teams receive awards, while Seton Hall and affiliate member Cincinnati were represented by one team each.
The winners were chosen based on the 2013-14 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of the last contest of the championship segment in each conference-sponsored sport.
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