East Carolina University had over 300 student-athletes receive All-Academic Team honors from the American Athletic Conference (AAC), according to a list released on Thursday, July 30 by AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco, according to ecupirates.com.
To be eligible for this honor, student-athletes must have played an American Conference sport and maintained at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous year. They also must have completed two semesters of classes throughout the school year.
Many teams had most if not all of their players listed for this honor. The Pirate baseball team as well as the women’s tennis team both had their entire rosters on the All-Academic Team.
ECU women’s soccer, women’s cross country, and women’s swimming and diving also had at least 88 percent of their rosters listed, according to the press release.
The East Carolina men’s basketball team also had an impressive showing on the list. Pirate stars such as rising sophomores Tristen Newton and Charles Coleman both appeared on the list, as well as three other players.
This past year has been an outstanding one for the American Athletic Conference Student-Athletes as 3,299 honorees have been selected according to the press release. This is a conference record and beats the previous number by almost 500.
The Pirates had the second most Student-Athletes on this list, below the University of Cincinnati.