JU Places 58 Student-Athletes on A-Sun All-Academic Teams

March 10, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University had 58 student-athletes earn Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic team honors for the fall semester, or 60 percent of the Dolphins who participated in fall and winter sports. JU ranked fifth in the league overall, but was tops in women's basketball with 10 A-Sun All-Academic honorees. Belmont led the A-Sun for the fall/winter as 72 percent of the Bruin student-athletes earned academic honors. To be named A-Sun All-Academic, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA during his/her respective season.

The JU men's soccer team ranked second in the league with 15 Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team honorees, while the women's soccer team had 13 student-athletes earn all-academic status. The Dolphin volleyball team had seven members, while the men's and women's cross country teams combined to place nine student-athletes on the all-academic teams. Men's basketball had four of its 10 student-athletes earn all-academic honors, which ranked fourth behind Belmont (10), Mercer (7) and Gardner-Webb (5).

JU finished fifth in 2002-03 in the Atlantic Sun Conference as 50 percent (110-220) of its student-athletes participating in A-Sun sports earned academic all-conference honors. In addition, 140 Dolphins earned Dean's List honors for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher, while 34 student-athletes made the President's Honor Roll for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA. All totaled, 284 JU student-athletes earned a 3.0 or higher grade point average during the 2002-03 academic year.