A record number of Northwestern student-athletes have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors so far in 2013-14.
The Big Ten last month recognized 51 Northwestern student-athletes across five winter sports for their academic performance. Earlier in the season, the Big Ten honored a record 104 fall sports student-athletes from Northwestern.
That brings this year’s current total of Northwestern student-athletes with Academic All-Big Ten honors to 155, a new all-time high for the University.
Northwestern’s five eligible sports for the winter season are men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and wrestling. NU’s fencing program, which recently secured its 15th straight top-10 national finish at the NCAA championships, will be recognized during the spring at-large period.
Earning Academic All-Big Ten recognition requires student-athletes to be in their second year at the institution, letter in their sport, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.