BIG EAST Announces 2008-09 All-Academic Team Selections
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference has announced the names of more than 2,600 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2008-09 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST’s 16 member institutions. To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have competed in a BIG EAST-sponsored sport, earned a varsity letter, 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 2,662 honorees for the 2008-09 academic year, an increase of 195 student-athletes from the 2,467 named for the 2007-08 season.
DePaul is represented by 144 student-athletes on the academic honor list. The 2008-09 total is the highest since DePaul joined the 16-team league. A year ago, 133 student-athletes were on the list.
DePaul's BIG EAST All-Academic Team Year-by-Year