NEW YORK – On Thursday, the BIG EAST Conference announced the names of more than 2,000 student-athletes who have been selected to the league’s 2014-15 All-Academic Team, including 38 student-athletes on UConn’s field hockey and lacrosse teams. UConn is an associate member of the BIG EAST Conference in those two sports.
Nominations for the All-Academic Team are submitted by each of the BIG EAST’S 10 members and seven affiliate institutions. To be eligible for the honor, a nominee must have participated 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.
In total, 2,181 student-athletes from across the conference were tabbed as 2014-15 All-Academic Team honorees, up from 2,137 a year ago. Georgetown leads all schools with 285 student-athletes recognized.
See below for a complete list of UConn honorees from each sport:
Field Hockey (15): Olivia Bolles, Chrissy Davidson, Tamara de Nobriga, Katie Guarini, Karlie Heistand, Casey Higgins, Chloe Hunnable, Nina Klein, Efthimia Kutrubis, Megan Palmisano, Jamie Schlotterer, Mckenzie Townsend, Casey Umstead, Charlotte Veitner, Emily Walsh
Lacrosse (23): Emily Anderson, Jessie Beer, Deryn Blaney, Alexandra Crofts, Cassie Ekstrom, Valerie Everett, Alyson Fazio, Marya Fratoni, Emily Giumetti, Kristen Hansen, Madison Hooper, Jacqueline Jordan, Lauren Kwasnowski, Sara McBride, Shannon Nee, Grace Nolan, Cassie Perettine, Grace Presnick, Sarah Smith, Victoria Thompson, Maggie Tripodi, Ashley Van Scyoc, Karaline Smith