July 31, 2014
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University placed 285 student-athletes, from 18 different sports, on the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team, when the conference announced the honors on Thursday.
More than 2,000 BIG EAST student-athletes were selected from the 10 member institutions, along with five affiliate members. The 285 student-athletes selected from Georgetown were the most in the conference, followed by Villanova University, which placed 275 student-athletes on the list.
Men’s track & field led all Hoya programs with 27 student-athletes selected while women’s lacrosse was a close second with 26 honorees. The men’s soccer and women’s track & field teams each had 24 student-athletes recognized and women’s soccer tabbed 23. Men’s lacrosse and each of the men’s and women’s swimming & diving programs all had 20 student-athletes honored as well.
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.