191 Pirates named BIG EAST Academic All-Stars
July 31, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The BIG EAST Conference announced on Thursday that 191 Seton Hall student-athletes have been named BIG EAST Academic All-Stars. The figure reflects over 77 percent of the Seton Hall student-athlete population from 2013-14.
The 2013-14 figures eclipse Seton Hall's excellent academic performance from a year ago when 171 of the Pirates' student-athletes were tabbed as Academic All-Stars.
To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have competed in a BIG EAST-sponsored sport, earned a varsity letter, 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 announcement caps off an impressive academic year for Seton Hall, which saw its combined student-athlete cumulative grade-point average climb to a record high of 3.29 while a number of the Pirates' varsity programs and student-athletes were honored for their academic success.
The women's swimming & diving team paced Seton Hall in 2013-14, landing the most BIG EAST Academic All-Stars with 22. The baseball, men's soccer, women's soccer, and men's swimming & diving squads each featured 20 student-athletes who received the honor while all nine members of the conference champion women's golf team were named Academic All-Stars as well.
A total of 12 Seton Hall programs saw at least 70 percent of their student-athletes make the grade including 18 from the softball squad, 15 for the women's cross country team, 12 for men's cross country, 11 from volleyball, nine for men's golf and seven from women's tennis.
Additionally, the Seton Hall men's and women's basketball teams combined to produce eight Academic All-Stars for the second consecutive year.
Earlier this summer Seton Hall saw five of its programs - baseball, women's golf, softball, women's tennis and volleyball - receive NCAA APR Public Recognition awards for logging multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of their respective sports across the NCAA.