85 Spartan Student-Athletes Named to UAA Fall All-Academic Team
PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Eighty-five Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were named to the 2011 University Athletic Association Fall All-Academic team. Within the UAA, All-Academic Recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300.
View the complete UAA release and Fall All-Academic Team HERE.
The 2011 fall academic honor roll includes 519 UAA student-athletes representing teams participating in the three men’s and three women’s sports for which the UAA sponsors competition.
The 519 recipients of UAA All-Academic Recognition represent approximately 56 percent of the total eligible UAA student-athletes — members of all teams who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study. Percentages varied by institution with a high of 70 percent of eligible student-athletes earning All-Academic honors. Percentages among sports varied with a high of 65 percent of eligible cross country runners receiving All-Academic recognition.
The UAA Presidents Council established a program of All-Academic Recognition in April 1998. Qualifying student-athletes are recognized at the completion of the fall, winter and spring seasons each year. The honor is intended to recognize the high level of academic achievement demonstrated by student-athletes who effectively balance their significant commitment of time, effort nand energy in athletic endeavor with their highly challenging academic responsibilities.
Individuals and teams throughout the UAA have been consistently recognized for their academic and athletic achievements. During the 2010-11 academic year, 24 student-athletes from UAA institutions were recognized as Academic All-Americans, 189 received All-America honors in team or individual sports, and 17 garnered individual national championship accolades. In addition, five student-athletes were among the select group of seniors across the country named NCAA Postgraduate Scholars. In 2010-11 NCAA championship competition, 19 UAA teams finished in the top-10 in their national championships, while another 30 finished in the top-20.