Galloway Wins BIG EAST Institutional Male Scholar-Athlete Award

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The BIG EAST Conference selected senior goalie John Galloway of the men’s lacrosse team as Syracuse University’s male recipient of the 2010-11 American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Award on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Galloway was one of 16 male honorees recognized by the conference, one from each member school. He will receive $2,000 toward graduate studies.

Galloway is a public relations major in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He owns a 3.56 cumulative GPA and has been named to the SU Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (min. 3.0 GPA) in six of his first seven semesters on campus. He's made the Newhouse Dean’s List (min. 3.4 GPA) five times. In 2010, Galloway became just the third men’s lacrosse player in school history to receive national Academic All-America honors when he was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team.

On the field, Galloway’s list of accomplishments is even more impressive. He enters his senior season ranked eighth on the NCAA career list for best goals-against average (7.55) and tied for fifth on the NCAA all-time Division I wins list (44). His overall win-loss record stands at 44-6 in 50 career outings.

Last year, Galloway set the SU season goals-against average record leading the nation with a mark of 7.16. He was named the 2010 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year and became the first Syracuse player to win the USILA’S Ensign C. Markland Kelly Jr. Award as nation’s most outstanding goalkeeper. In addition, Galloway became the first Orange goalie since 1925 to be named a USILA First Team All-American.

This year’s American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award went to Villanova long-stick midfielder Brian Karalunas. Karalunas is the first men’s lacrosse player to earn the honor. He will receive a $4,000 scholarship to be applied toward graduate or professional studies.

The American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is one of several scholarships presented by the BIG EAST and American Eagle during the academic year. Thirty-two student-athletes (one male and one female from each of the BIG EAST’s 16 member institutions) will be named as the winners of the American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The conference also names male and female American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Basketball Scholar-Athletes of the Year and an American Eagle Outfitters BIG EAST Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

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