A school-record 220 Northwestern student-athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten honors during the 2013-14 academic year, marking the fourth straight year that more than 200 Wildcats received the honor.

Sixty-five Northwestern student-athletes from six spring sports and two at-large sports earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in May, after 104 student-athletes were honored in the fall and 51 more were honored during winter.

The 220 Academic All-Big Ten awards earned by Wildcats this year represent 64 percent of Northwestern student-athletes who were eligible for the honor. In order to be eligible, student-athletes must be letter-winners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution. From that pool, those who carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher receive the award.

Northwestern-sponsored sports honored by the Big Ten and recognized during the spring season are: baseball, men's golf, women's golf, softball, men's tennis, and women's tennis. In addition, the Wildcats women's fencing team (which competes in the Midwest Conference) and women's lacrosse team (which competes in the American Lacrosse Conference) were also honored.

For a list of Northwestern student-athletes who earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in May, visit nusports.com.

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