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Record-Breaking: Hoyas Lead with 408 Student-Athletes on BIG EAST All-Academic Team

Honorees represented 22 different sports

Hoya Saxual - 2013

The strangest school year in memory ended with all-conference accolades for many student-athletes who represented Georgetown these past couple of semesters, with more than 400 individuals earning academic honors. The full press release from the school is copied below. Hoya Saxa!

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WASHINGTON – Georgetown University led the BIG EAST Conference placing a record 408 student-athletes from 22 different sports on the 2020-21 BIG EAST All-Academic Team, when the conference announced the honors on Tuesday.

More than 3,000 BIG EAST student-athletes were selected from the 11 member institutions, along with affiliate members. The 408 student-athletes selected from Georgetown ranked the Hoyas first in the conference and was the most in Department history.

Men’s lacrosse led all Hoya programs with 47 student-athletes selected, while baseball was second with 41 honorees. Women’s lacrosse had 38 student-athletes recognized, while the women’s and men’s track & field/cross country squads posted 35 and 32, respectively. Women’s swimming & diving and women’s soccer nabbed 28, while men’s swimming & diving as well as men’s soccer had 26 honorees apiece.

Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST’s 11 member schools and affiliate 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 were 3,075 honorees for the 2020-21 academic year. Georgetown led all schools with 408 student-athletes recognized, while Villanova was second with 380. UConn had 288 student-athletes receiving certificates, rounding out the top three. Affiliate student-athletes made up 175 of the honorees.