ST. LOUIS – Sixty-three student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office. Those 63 student-athletes earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the MVC President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.
The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2011 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, nearly 500 student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award. That requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics. Freshmen are not eligible.
In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2011-12 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2011), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall.