Aug. 8, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - A total of 322 student-athletes from Villanova were named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team for the 2012-13 academic year, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon. The number of academic honorees from the Wildcats puts a wrap on a year that was once again filled with numerous academic highlights.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the Big East's 15 member 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. There are a total of 3,235 honorees for the 2012-13 academic year.
Villanova student-athletes as a whole compiled a 3.175 GPA for the spring 2013 semester, making it the 20th consecutive semester with a GPA higher than 3.0 for its student-athletes. There were a total of 379 student-athletes that had GPA of at least a 3.0 or higher during spring 2013 including 180 with a 3.5 and 14 with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Villanova competes in the BIG EAST in 22 of its 24 varsity sports and also competes in CAA Football as well as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) in water polo.