MOREHEAD – Over 120 Morehead State University student-athletes have been named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll for 2015-16.
Seven teams landed double-digit names on the Honor Roll, led by softball’s 16. Volleyball and women’s track and field had 12, men’s cross country and soccer had 11, while baseball and men’s track and field had 10.
For the 2015-16 academic year, 1,335 OVC student-athletes were recognized for performance in the classroom, topping the mark of 1,275 from last year. To be listed, recipients must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition.
“We are immensely proud of these students because they have not only achieved on the playing field but also in the classroom,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “These students have demonstrated a sense of balance already in their lives which is important to life-long success. From the League perspective we are proud because we have had continual growth in the number of honorees which demonstrates the Conference’s sustaining commitment to the broader student-athlete experience.”
Over the past 10 years, the OVC has honored over 11,000 student-athletes with the Commissioner’s Honor Roll award.
The OVC will announce the recipients of the Academic Medal of Honor, the Academic Achievement Award and the Team Academic Achievement Awards later this week.