Women's basketball player Liz Repella and women's rower Rachel Viclianco were among the 24 players honored by the league. The Big East picked one scholar-athlete in each sport that is recognized by the conference.
The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each Big East sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible. The winners are chosen by the big East Faculty Athletics Representative Council.
Repella, who just completed her career at WVU, was an All-Big East first team pick and an honorable All-America selection. On the academic side, she was a first team All-America selection and an NCAA postgraduate scholar recipient. She was also a Big East Academic All-Star and a member of the WVU Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.
Viglianco, also a senior, was a Big East Academic All-Star, a member of the WVU Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll while studying as a member of West Virginia's Honors College, and an Academic All-American. She earned second team All-America honors for her performance on the water this year. She was also a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American and earned national scholar athlete recognition from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association.