More than 700 student-athletes claim PacWest Academic All-Conference accolades
PHOENIX, Ariz. – More than 700 student-athletes representing each of the nine Pacific West Conference institutions and all 11 of the league’s athletic programs have been named to the 2010-11 PacWest Academic All-Conference Team.
The honor was announced on Tuesday, July 26, by the conference media relations office in Phoenix, Ariz.
A total of 740 student-athletes earned the academic award for compiling a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Student-athletes who are eligible to practice or compete with their respective teams are eligible to receive the honor.
Grand Canyon University led the league in the total number of athletes meeting the Academic All-Conference criteria. The Antelope athletic program accounted for 112 student-athletes in 11 sports making the grade.
Dominican University of California finished second with 108 student-athletes landing on the list, while Dixie State College of Utah placed third with 103 and Brigham Young University Hawaii finished fourth with 102. Dixie State competed in all 11 PacWest sports, while Dominican and BYU-Hawaii offered 10 programs. Neither institution sponsors baseball.
For the second straight year, women’s soccer posted the most recipients with 118 Academic All-Conference Team members. Men’s soccer finished second with 114, while softball wound up third with 82.
The PacWest now will choose a Scholar-Athlete of the Year for each of its 11 sports. Institutions have been presented with an opportunity to nominate one student-athlete from each of its athletic programs.
The winners will be announced in August with a PacWest Men’s and Women’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year selected from the top votegetters in each sport.