Georgetown Has 342 Student-Athletes Named to the 2010-11 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
July 29, 2011
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Athletics has placed 342 student-athletes in 21 different sports on the 2010-11 BIG EAST All-Academic Team when the conference announced the honors on Thursday afternoon. The women's rowing program and field hockey team were also recognized as BIG EAST Team Excellence Award winners for the 2010-11 academic year.
More than 3,200 BIG EAST student-athletes were selected. To be eligible student-athletes needed to compete in a BIG EAST-sponsored sport, earn a varsity letter, attain 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 3,236 honorees for 2011 is a 66 student-athlete increase from 2010.
The women's rowing team led all Hoyas' programs with 58 student-athletes selected and field hockey had 15 members selected to earn Team Academic Excellence Awards for their highest collective grade-point average in their respective sports. Women's soccer had 22 student-athletes selected, women's lacrosse had 20, women's swimming and diving had 19, men's lacrosse and baseball each had 17 and men's soccer and men's swimming and diving each had 15.
The 342 student-athletes selected from Georgetown is 48 more than last season when they placed second in the conference.