MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – The Big Ten Conference has recognized 69 student-athletes from the University of Minnesota as Academic All-Big Ten honorees, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
In total, the Big Ten honored 778 student-athletes who compete in winter sports across the conference. Of the representatives chosen from the Gophers, eight programs were recognized for their academic success. Men’s hockey paced the department with 14 representatives while men’s swimming & diving (13), women’s swimming & diving (12) and men’s gymnastics (10) touted double-digit honorees. Women’s gymnastics and wrestling placed seven honorees each while women’s basketball (four) and men’s basketball (two) rounded out the list.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, students must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Women’s Basketball (4)
Women’s Gymnastics (7)
Women’s Swimming & Diving (12)
Men’s Basketball (2)
Men’s Gymnastics (10)
Men’s Hockey (14)
Men’s Swimming & Diving (13)
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