SANTA BARBARA, Calif.–The Big West Conference announced its 2021 Winter and Spring Academic All-Conference teams Tuesday afternoon naming 97 different Gauchos to its ranks.
Each of the Gauchos' winter and spring sports had at least two representatives on the all-academic team. Men's Track and Field led the way with 26 selections.
Three other teams notched double digits with baseball having 17, women's track and field having 15, and women's water polo seeing 11.
Gaucho softball added eight, men's volleyball had five, and men's basketball was next with four selections. Women's basketball, men's tennis, and women's tennis all had three and men's golf rounded out the awards with two.
The Big West once again saw a record number of student-athletes being named to the all-academic team having 705 make the list this season. To be considered a player must have a 3.0 GPA or better and must have participated in at least half of their team's contests, excluding track and field athletes and pitchers in softball and baseball.