BIG EAST Conference Announces All-Academic Team Selections
July 30, 2010
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference has announced the names of more than 3,100 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2009-10 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, 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 3,170 honorees for the 2009-10 academic year, an increase of 508 student-athletes from the 2,662 named for the 2008-09 season.
DePaul is represented by 166 student-athletes on the academic honor list. The 2009-10 total is the highest since DePaul joined the 16-team league. A year ago, 144 student-athletes were on the list.
DePaul's BIG EAST All-Academic Team Year-by-Year