Garrett was one of 10 NCAA Division I players recognized for both academic and athletic excellence.
Each of the nominees for the honor is required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been a starter or important reserve. Nominated student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games listed on the nomination form. To be eligible for nomination to the Scholar-Athlete Team, he/she must have reached JUNIOR academic standing at their institution.
Garrett was the second DePaul player to receive this honor. DePaul alum Drake Diener was honored three times from 2003-05 and was selected as the Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005.
2017 Men's Scholar-Athlete Team
Name Institution GPA Major
Evan Bradds Belmont 3.49 Finance
Mike Crawford Saint Louis 3.84 Accounting
Clayton Custer Loyola-Chicago 3.59 Finance
Billy Garrett Jr. DePaul 3.242 Finance
Brian Hand UNC Asheville 3.966 Management/Economics
Przemek Karnowski Gonzaga 3.43 Business Administration
Nate Kratch Santa Clara 3.89 Psychology
Albert Owens Oral Roberts 3.62 Histry
Kevin Vannata UNC Asheville 3.927 Accounting
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga 3.84 Psychology
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga University