DeMichiei earns BIG EAST Scholar Sport Excellence Award
July 26, 2017
NEW YORK – Recent Marquette University graduate Andy DeMichiei is the 2016-17 men’s lacrosse recipient of the BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.
The accounting and finance double major graduated from Marquette’s College of Business Administration in May with a 3.57 cumulative grade-point average and was a member of both the Beta Gamma Sigma and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies. DeMichiei was also a recipient of the Ignatius Academic Scholarship and the Kohler Award Scholarship and received USILA Scholar All-America recognition in June.
The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards recognize academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. Eligible student-athletes must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and at least junior academic standing. DeMichiei marks the third-straight Marquette lacrosse player to win the award after B.J. Grill won it in 2016 and Jordan Greenfield claimed the honor in 2015.
The Pittsburgh native was an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection as a senior while posting 16 goals and a team-high 16 assists. The 2017 Senior CLASS Award nominee was a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team selection and sits fifth all-time in Marquette history with 41 career goals and 77 points. The 2017 team captain also holds the MU single-game program record with seven goals at St. John’s as a junior.
The Marquette men’s lacrosse team won its second-straight BIG EAST Conference tournament title in 2017 to advance to the NCAA Championship, where it fell to fourth-seeded Notre Dame in the first round. It ended the year ranked No. 18 in the USILA Coaches Poll and 16th in the Maverik Media Poll.
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