Over the course of the 2010-11 academic year, 12 Wesleyan athletic teams were cited by their respective national organization as Academic Honor Squads. Tops among those teams recognized were women's swimming & diving and wrestling. The former earned fifth place for overall team GPA among all Division III teams, and tops in the NESCAC, for the spring semester as determined by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America. The latter finished fourth in overall team GPA as determined by the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Association.
Other Wesleyan squads to qualify for national academic laurels for team GPA as set forth by their governing organization included men's & women's cross country, field hockey, women's volleyball, women's basketball, men's swimming & diving, women's lacrosse, softball and men's & women's track & field.