From: Southland Conference
FRISCO – A total of 1,044 Southland Conference student-athletes were named to the Fall 2017 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, with 80 coming from Sam Houston State, the league announced Tuesday.
The Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes in the sports of men’s cross country, women’s cross country, football, soccer and volleyball who maintain at least a 3.00 grade point average in the semester of their sport.
Of the total student-athletes named, 18 of the 230 who posted perfect 4.00 GPAs during the fall semester were Bearkats.
“We are very honored and pleased to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to succeed academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said.
“The Southland and its member institutions are focused on the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as the work toward graduation and lifelong success.”
Central Arkansas leads the conference with 127 total honorees, followed by Abilene Christian with 123 and Northwestern State with 101.
UIW named a total of 96 student-athletes to the list, followed by McNeese (81), Sam Houston State (80), Stephen F. Austin (79), Southeastern Louisiana (78), Houston Baptist (75) and Nicholls (70). Lamar (69), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (43) and New Orleans (22) rounded out the Fall 2017 Honor Roll.
Bearkat football led the way with 34 honorees, followed by soccer with 22, volleyball with 13, women’s cross country with eight and men’s cross country with three.
This year’s honoree total is a marked improvement from fall 2016, when 1,008 student-athletes earned the distinction.
The Southland Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll acknowledges participants in all sports sponsored by the league and its member institutions. The honor roll recognizes student-athletes who maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA. Student-athletes must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs.