July 27, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Four of Notre Dame’s 22 sports that compete in the BIG EAST Conference were honored with the 2010-11 BIG EAST Academic Team Excellence Awards recognizing the highest collective grade-point averages in each conference sport. The Fighting Irish women’s golf (3.582), men’s swimming & diving (3.274), men’s indoor track & field (3.321) and men’s outdoor track & field teams (3.321) were each recipients of the fourth annual awards.
In total, 20 of Notre Dame’s 22 teams that compete in the BIG EAST conference earned better than a 3.00 GPA and they averaged a 3.253 cumulative GPA during the recently completed academic year. The Irish women’s golf team paced all Notre Dame teams with a 3.582 mark.
Eleven BIG EAST schools had at least one team honored as DePaul finished with a conference-best five teams recognized. Notre Dame and Syracuse had four teams recognized, while Cincinnati, Georgetown, Louisville and St. John’s had two each. Rutgers, Seton Hall and West Virginia were each represented by one team.
The winners were chosen based on the 2010-11 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of the last contest of the championship segment in each conference-sponsored sport.
2010-11 BIG EAST Team Excellence Award WinnersSport SchoolBaseball St. John'sMen's Basketball LouisvilleWomen's Basketball DePaulMen's Cross Country Rutgers and VillanovaWomen's Cross Country West VirginiaField Hockey GeorgetownFootball CincinnatiMen's Golf DePaulWomen's Golf Notre DameMen's Lacrosse VillanovaWomen's Lacrosse LouisvilleWomen's Rowing GeorgetownMen's Soccer DePaulWomen's Soccer Seton HallSoftball DePaulMen's Swimming & Diving Notre DameWomen's Swimming & Diving Cincinnati and SyracuseMen's Tennis St. John'sWomen's Tennis DePaulMen's Indoor Track & Field Notre DameWomen's Indoor Track & Field SyracuseMen's Outdoor Track & Field Notre DameWomen's Outdoor Track & Field SyracuseWomen's Volleyball Syracuse
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