BIG EAST Places Two on Academic All-America Men's Track & Field Teams

"PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Two BIG EAST standouts were among the 46 student-athletes chosen to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Marquette junior Peter Bolgert was named to the Academic All-America Second Team, while Syracuse graduate student Jeff Scull was a third-team selection.

Bolgert is the first Marquette track & field student-athlete chosen to the Academic All-America team since 1998. Bolgert was the runner-up in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and qualified for the NCAA Championship West Regional. He had a 4.00 cumulative grade-point averaged entering the Spring 2010 semester as a mathematics and physics major.

Scull also was an NCAA Regional qualifier after he took fifth place in the 5,000-meter run at the 2010 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship. He holds a 3.98 grade-point average as he pursues a graduate degree in exercise science.

The selections of Bolgert and Scull give the BIG EAST 20 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America selections in the 2009-10 academic year. The women's track & field team will be announced Wednesday.