UC Lacrosse Among 24 Teams Recognized By BIG EAST Conference|
July 26, 2012
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati lacrosse team was one of 24 teams recognized by the BIG EAST Conference with the 2011-12 Team Academic Excellence Award. The award is given to the team with the highest collective grade-point averages in each conference sport.
The lacrosse team had a 3.415 GPA in 2011-12, including a 3.477 GPA in Fall 2011, which was the highest for any Cincinnati team that semester. Additionally, every member of the squad has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Twelve BIG EAST schools had at least one team honored as DePaul finished with a conference-best five teams recognized. Notre Dame and Villanova had three teams receive awards, while Georgetown, Providence, St. John’s and Seton Hall had two each. Cincinnati, Louisville, Marquette, Rutgers and West Virginia were represented by one team each.
The list of honored teams includes Louisville’s men’s basketball team, which captured the 2012 BIG EAST Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four, and the St. John’s baseball team, which tied for the BIG EAST regular-season title, won the conference tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Championship Super Regionals. Villanova’s men’s cross country team and Notre Dame’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams won the 2011 BIG EAST title, while Marquette’s women’s soccer team captured the conference’s American Division regular-season crown.
The winners were chosen based on the 2011-12 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.
2011-12 BIG EAST Team Excellence Award Winners