St. John's Student-Athletes Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team
The BIG EAST selected 198 St. John’s student-athletes to its 2016-17 All-Academic Team, the league announced Wednesday morning.
The 198 student-athletes are the second-most honorees in a single academic year behind the 203 student-athletes that earned the distinction following the 2015-16 season.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST’s 10 member and seven 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 are 2,501 honorees for the 2016-17 academic year, the most in the four years since conference realignment. The BIG EAST honored 2,091 in 2013-14; 2,197 in 2014-15 and 2,330 in 2015-16.
The St. John’s men’s lacrosse program placed the most names on the All-Academic Team with 32. The women’s track and field squad was a close second with 31 names. Next up was Ed Blankmeyer’s baseball team, which saw 27 players honored.
Below is a complete list of the student-athletes honored by the conference as broken down by team.
Men’s Lacrosse (32)
Paul Tornatore, Jr.
Men’s Soccer (22)
Women’s Soccer (23)
Anna Maria Baldursdottir
Maria Gonzalez Bullon
Women’s Track & Field (31)