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DePaul Places 148 on BIG EAST All-Academic Team
The BIG EAST Conference announced that 148 DePaul student-athletes have qualified for the 2010-11 All-Academic Team.

The BIG EAST Conference announced that 148 DePaul student-athletes have qualified for the 2010-11 All-Academic Team.

July 28, 2011

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference has announced the names of more than 3,200 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2010-11 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

DePaul is represented by 148 student-athletes on the academic honor list. The 2010-11 total is the second highest since DePaul joined the 16-team league in the 2005-06 season.

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 3,236 honorees for the 2011 academic year, an increase of 66 student-athletes from the 3,170 named for the 2009-10 season.

Earlier in the week, the BIG EAST announced the 26 teams honored with 2010-11 Team Academic Excellence Awards recognizing the highest collective grade-point averages in each conference sport.

DePaul finished with a conference-best five teams recognized as women’s basketball, softball, men’s soccer, golf and women’s tennis each won a Team Academic Excellence Award.