– Five Georgetown programs have been recognized by the BIG EAST Conference with 2017-18 Team Academic Excellence Awards, as announced on Tuesday. The awards recognize the programs in each of the conference's 22 sports that have the highest collective GPA. Georgetown led the way in men's lacrosse, both men's and women's swimming & diving teams as well as women's indoor and outdoor track & field.
The GU men's lacrosse program led the BIG EAST with a 3.31 team GPA. The Hoyas went 12-5 overall in 2018, tying for the second most wins in program history. The Blue & Gray won its first BIG EAST Championship in program history and advanced to its 12th NCAA Tournament all-time, the first time since 2007. Four Hoyas collected a total of six All-America honors while six players were tabbed All-BIG EAST and the Kevin Warne
-led staff was named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year.
The Hoya women's swimming & diving team recorded a 3.59 GPA for the 2017-18 academic year. Last month, the Blue & Gray was named a Scholar All-America program by the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA), ranking among the top 20 of 176 Division I women's programs. The GU women finished second at the 2018 BIG EAST Championships for the fifth-consecutive season, and had a conference-high 13 student-athletes named All-BIG EAST, including sophomore Elizabeth Miller
(Wayland, Mass./Wayland) being named the championship's Most Outstanding Women's Diver.
The GU men's swimming & diving program also topped the list of BIG EAST programs, logging a 3.48 team GPA. Along with the women's team, the Hoya men were named a Scholar All-America program last month, ranking in the top 10 among 97 Division I men's programs. Georgetown placed third at the 2018 BIG EAST Championships and had nine members earn All-BIG EAST honors. Additionally, freshman Drew Carbone
(Chelmsford, Mass./Central Catholic) was named the championship's Most Outstanding Male Swimmer.
Georgetown's women's track & field program posted a cumulative GPA of 3.56 to earn the accolade for both the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons. Behind three event titles across both championships, the Hoyas garnered 25 All-BIG EAST honors with 14 from the outdoor season and 11 nods from the indoor season. Taylor Williams (Hatboro, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham/Clemson) was honored with the Female High Point Performance Award following the outdoor championships, where she tallied 21.5 points behind a pair of event titles and a podium relay performance.