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AAC Announces Academic Award Winning Programs. UConn Women win. The Press Release.

POSTED July 28, 2015
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced the 21 teams that have been recognized with 2014-15 Team Academic Excellence Awards for having the highest collective grade-point averages in each conference sport.

The selections are made by the conference’s Academic Affairs Committee. The winners were chosen based on the 2014-15 grade-point average of each student-athlete who appeared on an institution’s roster as of the last contest of the championship segment in each conference-sponsored sport.

The list of honored teams includes UConn’s women’s basketball team, which went 38-1 and won its third straight NCAA championship in 2014-15. UConn women’s basketball was one of five American Athletic Conference championship teams to be recognized.

UCF had three teams earn Team Excellence Awards – each of which was a conference champion. The Knights’ football team, which claimed a share of The American title on a Hail Mary pass in its final regular-season game of the year, joined the softball and women’s soccer teams on the list of squads that were recognized. UCF’s softball team won The American’s regular-season and tournament titles, while the women’s soccer team captured the regular-season crown.

USF’s men’s tennis championship team, which won The American title and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, also was honored with a Team Excellence Award.

Memphis had five of its teams earn the honor to lead all institutions. UCF had three teams chosen.

2014-15 American Athletic Conference Team Academic Excellence Award Winners

 

Sport

School

Baseball

Cincinnati

Men’s Basketball

UCF

Women’s Basketball

UConn

Men’s Cross Country

Memphis

Women’s Cross Country

Memphis

Football

UCF

Men’s Golf

Memphis

Women’s Golf

Memphis

Women’s Rowing

Temple

Men’s Soccer

SMU

Women’s Soccer

Memphis

Softball

UCF

Men’s Swimming & Diving

SMU

Women’s Swimming & Diving

Tulane

Men’s Tennis

USF

Women’s Tennis

Cincinnati

Men’s Indoor Track & Field

Tulsa

Women’s Indoor Track & Field

USF

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

Tulsa

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Tulane

Women’s Volleyball

Temple

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