UC Well Represented On BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team|
July 7, 2006
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics once again showed the academic success of its student-athletes as 124 Bearcats were named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team. In addition, nine members of the 2005 UC Football Team were tabbed for inclusion on the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
The BIG EAST honored 2,297 student-athletes from the 16 league schools, from all of the conference-sponsored sports except football. Football players were honored with a separate team which was released earlier this year.
Student-athletes were named to the honor roll for maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better while participating in a conference-sponsored sport.
The women's soccer team led the way for the Cincinnati contingent as 16 of the 27 players on last fall's roster were named all-stars. The women's cross country and track and field squads combined for 18 all-stars, while its male counterparts had 15. Other UC teams with double digit counts included rowing (14) and women's swimming and diving (12).
Other highlights from the list include: