March 31, 2010
IOWA CITY, IA — A total of 53 University of Iowa student-athletes have been named to the 2010 Big Ten winter Academic all-Conference team. The list includes student-athletes from men’s basketball (2), women’s basketball (4), men’s gymnastics (2), women’s gymnastics (12), men’s swimming & diving (11), women’s swimming & diving (17) and wrestling (5).
The 12 women’s gymnasts breaks the previous school record of eight honorees last set in 2009, while the 17 women’s swimmers and divers breaks the previous best of 15 set in 1992. The 11 men’s swimmers and divers rank fourth all-time at Iowa.
To be eligible for academic all-Big Ten, student-athletes must be letterwinners and be in at least their second academic year at the institution. They must also carry a career grade point average of 3.0 or better.