UConn Athletes Honored for Academic Excellence

The women's rowing team placed 31 members on the American Athletic Conference 2013-2014 All-Academic Team. (Stephen Slade '89 (SFA) for UConn)

The women’s rowing team placed 31 members on the American Athletic Conference 2013-2014 All-Academic Team. (Stephen Slade ’89 (SFA) for UConn)

The American Athletic Conference (AAC) recently announced that 180 University of Connecticut student-athletes have been named to the league’s 2013-14 All-Academic team.

UConn had student-athletes honored in each varsity sport sponsored by the AAC, led by 31 members of the women’s rowing team. In addition, former UConn standout Julia Roth ’14 (CLAS) of Weston, Conn., was named a winner of the 2013-14 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award for women’s rowing.

Other highly represented teams include 20 members of the women’s swimming and diving team, 20 members of the men’s track and field/cross country team, 16 members of the women’s soccer team, and 16 members of the women’s track and field/cross country team.

Four members of UConn’s national championship-winning men’s basketball squad earned recognition, while five women’s basketball players received laurels from the conference. Included in the list are two First Team All-Americans: Bria Hartley ’14 (CLAS) of North Babylon, N.Y. and Breanna Stewart ’16 (CLAS) of Syracuse, N.Y.

In total, 1,783 student-athletes from across the conference were selected to the team.

To be eligible for the honor, students must have maintained a minimum grade-point average of 3.00 for the preceding academic year, and completed at least two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits