SBC Honors A-State Student-Athletes for Academics
JONESBORO – The Sun Belt Conference recognized more than 1,700 student-athletes for their success in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year, and Arkansas State accounted for 173 of the honorees per an announcement by the league office Wednesday afternoon.
A-State had 88 students earn SBC Commissioner’s List accolades, while another 85 were named to the SBC Academic Honor Roll. Overall, the Sun Belt Conference totaled 1,742 honorees with 825 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s List and 917 on the Academic Honor Roll. The total of 1,742 student-athletes honored was the second highest total in Sun Belt history, falling behind the 2011-2012 total of 1,793.
The Commissioner’s List is comprised of student-athletes who have earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the previous academic year, while the Academic Honor Roll is awarded to those maintaining a 3.0-3.49 GPA.
The A-State women’s track and field/cross country team led all Red Wolves’ athletics programs with 16 student-athletes on the Commissioner’s List, while the baseball squad was second with 14 honorees. Men’s track and field/cross country (12), soccer (12), and volleyball (11) were the other programs to have double-digit honorees.
The Red Wolves football squad had 23 players named to the Academic Honor Roll, while men’s track and field/cross country tallied 11. Women’s track and field/cross country and baseball both had 10 apiece. Additionally, all nine members of the women’s golf team were on the Commissioner’s List or Academic Honor Roll.
Across the league, women’s track and field/cross country led Commissioner’s List honorees with 131 selections, while women’s soccer was second with 118. Football led the Academic Honor Roll list with 204 players recognized and baseball was second with 124.
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-- Article courtesy A-State Sports Information Office