May 31, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS (GopherSports.com) – A total of 144 University of Minnesota student-athletes were honored by the Big Ten Conference on the Academic All-Big Ten Team for spring and at-large sports, the conference announced on Wednesday. The Gophers totaled 299 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2016-17 academic year.
Nick Bachinski of the Maroon & Gold men’s track & field team carried an unblemished cumulative grade point average. Women’s track & field led all Minnesota sports with 30 accolades followed by women’s rowing with 24, men’s track & field with 21, and baseball with 18. Women’s hockey featured 17 award winners while softball carried nine, and men’s tennis and men’s golf recorded seven each. Women’s tennis notched six award winners, and women’s golf rounded off the Gophers' award winners with five recipients. A total of 10 Minnesota programs boasted Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the spring and at-large sports.
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.
Eduardo Estrada, Jr.
Men’s Golf (7)
Men’s Tennis (7)
Men’s Track & Field (21)
Women’s Golf (5)
Women’s Ice Hockey (17)
Women’s Rowing (24)
Women’s Tennis (6)
Camila Vargas Gomez
Women’s Track & Field (30)
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