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Athletes' academic achievements to be celebrated at Academic Night on Feb. 7

DePaul athletes received numerous BIG EAST academic accolades in 2016-17, including:
  • The program as a whole recorded a 3.453 GPA.
  • Eight of fifteen teams earned the highest GPA in the BIG EAST Conference.
  • 83.2% of our student-athletes were named to the 2016-2017 BIG EAST All-Academic Team. 
2017-2018 is off to a great start as well.  After Fall Quarter 2017:
  • 169 student-athletes (81.3%) earned over a 3.0.
  • 124 student-athletes (59.6%) earned over a 3.5. 
  • 34 student-athletes (16.3%) earned a 4.0.
Many across the university play an important role in the academic success of our student-athletes. Student-athletes work hard to balance the rigors of academics and the demands of their sport. The assistance they receive from faculty and staff on campus is greatly appreciated.

Please join Athletics in honoring our BIG EAST All-Academic Team at our annual halftime ceremony during the men’s basketball game versus Creighton on February 7th at 8 p.m. The game will be played at the beautiful new Wintrust Arena, at 200 E. Cermak Road in the South Loop.

The first 125 faculty or staff who use code “AAANIGHT” to purchase their game tickets will receive a “Playing Possessed” shirt at halftime of the game. If you already have tickets, but plan to participate in the halftime ceremony, please RSVP here.