Bradley Earns 2015-16 MVC Academic Award

Bradley University earned the 2015-16 MVC All-Academic Award. The award is given to the institution that finishes with the highest grade point average among its student-athletes that participate in The Valley. It marks the first time that Bradley has earned the honor. Bradley had finished second in the 2014-15 standings. This past year’s top three included Bradley, Drake University and Illinois State University.

The Braves boasted eight of the 66 MVC student-athletes who earned the league’s President’s Council Academic Excellence Award, which required a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through the Spring 2016 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

Of the 172 Bradley student-athletes named to the MVC Honor Roll for posting a minimum 3.2 grade point average during the 2015-16 school year, 70 also garnered the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a 3.5 minimum grade point average for the previous two semesters.

The women’s cross country/track and field teams had 23 individuals earn the Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award and a total of 31 squad members earned a spot on the MVC Honor Roll. Bradley had 20 First-Team MVC Scholar-Athlete selections in 2015-16, two short of matching the school record, and the Braves boasted six CoSIDA Academic All-District honorees for the highest total since 2010-11.

Previous Year Champions

 Year     Champion  
 2002-03      Indiana State  
 2003-04   Indiana State / Creighton  
 2004-05   Creighton
 2005-06   Drake
 2006-07   Creighton
 2007-08   Creighton
 2008-09   Creighton
 2009-10   Creighton
 2010-11   Creighton
 2011-12   Evansville
 2012-13   Evansville
 2013-14   Drake
 2014-15   Drake
 2015-16   Bradley