CHICAGO – University of Chicago winter sport student-athletes received University Athletic Association (UAA) All-Academic Recognition Awards for 2016-17. The Maroons collected 111 All-Academic awards and a total of 639 student-athletes from the eight conference schools earned the distinction.
UChicago represented in all seven winter sports – basketball (men's and women's), swimming & diving (men's and women's), indoor track & field (men's and women's), and wrestling.
Within the UAA, All-Academic Recognition is awarded to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.300. The 3.300 GPA is the same academic standard used as a qualifying threshold by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for the nomination of Academic All-America candidates in all sports.