FRISCO - A total of 1,414 student-athletes from across the Southland Conference’s 10 springs sports, including 104 from Sam Houston State, have been named to the 2019 Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the league recently announced.
The Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes Southland student-athletes within the sports of baseball, basketball, golf, softball, tennis and track and field who maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average within the semester of their sport’s championship. A total of 295 student-athletes posted a flawless 4.0 GPA throughout the spring semester.
“We’re again pleased to acknowledge so many high-performing Southland student-athletes,” league commissioner Tom Burnett said. “As outstanding as they are on the playing fields and courts, it’s always gratifying to know of their academic success that will later lead to graduation and further life-long accomplishments.”
Incarnate Word led the way among the Southland Conference institutions with 147 honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 134 and McNeese with 133. Central Arkansas accounted for 126 student-athletes, while Southeastern Louisiana rounded out the top five with 117 representatives. Houston Baptist and Northwestern State tied for sixth with 106 apiece, followed by Sam Houston State.
Stephen F. Austin (101), Lamar (98), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (96), Nicholls (83) and New Orleans (63) round out the 2019 Spring Honor Roll list.
The Bearkat baseball team led the way with 24 student-athletes on the honor roll, followed by women’s track and field with 21. The softball squad had 13, and the women’s tennis team had a league-best 11 honorees in its respective sport.
The SHSU men’s track and field squad has 12 student-athletes make the honor roll, women’s basketball had eight, women’s golf seven, men’s golf four and men’s basketball three.