Lacrosse Wins Big East Team Excellence Award

Aug. 8, 2013

CINCINNATI - For the second consecutive year the University of Cincinnati women's lacrosse program has been recognized by the Big East Conference as the sport's Team Excellence Award winner. Head Coach Gina Oliver's squad received the honor for posting the highest GPA of the league's programs.

"We are really proud of out student-athletes for their commitment to excellence in both the classroom and on the field," Oliver said. "We emphasize the importance of academics everyday and we are glad their hard work is being recognized."

The Big East recognized a team in each of the 24 sports sponsored during the 2012-13 academic year. The winners were chosen based on the 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 sport.

"I applaud our young women for their effort and we are extremely grateful to the Big East Conference for the recognition," Oliver added.

2012-13 BIG EAST Team Excellence Award Winners
Baseball - St. John's
Men's Basketball - Louisville
Women's Basketball - DePaul
Men's Cross Country - Seton Hall
Women's Cross Country - Marquette
Field Hockey - Rutgers
Football - Rutgers
Men's Golf - DePaul
Women's Golf - Louisville
Men's Lacrosse - St. John's
Women's Lacrosse - Cincinnati
Women's Rowing - Georgetown
Men's Soccer - DePaul
Women's Soccer - DePaul
Softball - Rutgers
Men's Swimming & Diving - Villanova
Women's Swimming & Diving - Villanova
Men's Tennis - DePaul
Women's Tennis - DePaul
Men's Indoor Track & Field - Notre Dame
Women's Indoor Track & Field - DePaul, Marquette
Men's Outdoor Track & Field - Notre Dame
Women's Outdoor Track & Field - DePaul, Marquette
Women's Volleyball - Georgetown