Academics & Compliance

BIG EAST Honors 138 Marquette Student-Athletes as All-Academic

Aug. 7, 2013

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The BIG EAST Conference has announced the names of 138 Marquette University student-athletes who have been selected to the 2012-13 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

The women's track and field/cross country program led the way for the Golden Eagles with 30 honorees, while the men's track and field/cross country program had 26 student-athletes earn the honor. Women's soccer placed 25 of its 31 members on the All-Academic Team, while women's volleyball placed 14 of 17 student-athletes on the squad.

The Marquette women's tennis team had the highest percentage of individuals earn the honor as seven of eight student-athletes earned recognition.

Nominations for the BIG EAST All-Academic Team were submitted by each of the conference's 15 member institutions in 2012-13. 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.

Marquette's men's and women's lacrosse student-athletes were not eligible for recognition as both squads competed as NCAA Division I Independents in 2012-13.

Three Golden Eagles were also honored by the league earlier summer with 2012-13 BIG EAST Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards. Danielle Carlson of women's volleyball, Bryan Ciesiulka of men's soccer and Ally Miller of women's soccer all earned the honor for their respective sports in June.

The nominations are reviewed and approved by the BIG EAST Academic Affairs Committee. There are 3,235 honorees for the 2012-13 academic year.

Marquette's honorees by program:
Women's cross country/track and field: 30
Men's cross country/track and field: 26
Women's soccer: 25
Men's soccer: 18
Volleyball: 14
Women's tennis: 7
Men's golf: 5
Men's tennis: 5
Men's basketball: 4
Women's basketball: 4

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