Bulls put 214 on All-Academic team
Academically, the Bulls just hit the century mark -- twice.
USF placed 214 students -- 29 more than last year -- on the 2015-16 American Athletic Conference All-Academic team, the league announced Friday. The total ranks fifth among AAC schools.
Moreover, the combined 3.085 GPA posted by USF student-athletes for the 2015-16 academic year is highest on record for the Bulls athletic program.
To be eligible for the All-Academic team, nominees must have competed in an AAC-sponsored sport, attained a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the preceding academic year, and completed a minimum two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters of academic work, with a total of 18 semester or 27 quarter credits (excluding remedial courses).
The football team boasted 38 all-academic members, topping the previous program record (established in 2014 and '15) by 15. Women's track and field/cross country led all USF teams with a combined 45 honorees.
Here are the All-Academic team members broken down by sport:
Women's track and field/cross country: 45
Women's soccer: 22
Men's track and field/cross country: 19
Women's tennis: 11
Women's basketball: 9
Men's tennis: 8
Men's soccer: 7
Men's golf: 6
Women's golf: 5
Men's basketball: 4