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Did You Know?: Academic All-Big Ten
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How many University of Iowa student athletes were named to the 2012 Big Ten Winter Academic All-Conference team?
The answer: 59.
The list includes student athletes from men's basketball (three), women's basketball (eight), men's gymnastics (six), women's gymnastics (six), men's swimming and diving (eight), women's swimming and diving (16), and wrestling (12).
The 12 wrestling honorees mark an all-time high for the program; the 16 student athletes receiving the honor in women's swimming and diving are the second-most in the record books. The three men's basketball selections are the most since 2005-06 and the six male gymnasts are the most since 2006-07.
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 cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better.
Visit www.hawkeyesports.com to see the full list.