178 Eagles Named to SoCon Honor Roll
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced its 2011-12 Honor Roll on Monday afternoon. 178 Georgia Southern student-athletes earned spots on the list which recognized 1,950 student-athletes from each of the league’s institutions.
Southern Conference athletic directors established the honor roll prior to the 1988-89 athletic season as a way to recognize the league's outstanding student-athletes. The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who participated in varsity sports at member institutions and posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher while passing at least 24 hours in two semesters of classes or its equivalent for other academic calendars.
Georgia Southern had 18 student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 GPA, while 83 earned Commissioner’s Medal, recording a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Each of Georgia Southern’s teams were honored led by the Eagle football squad, which placed 35 members on the honor roll. The GSU Swimming & Diving squad logged 22 members, while the Men’s Soccer team had 17 honorees. The Southern Conference Champion Softball Team had 16 honor roll student-athletes, followed by Women’s Soccer (15), Volleyball (13), Women’s Tennis (10) and Women’s Basketball (10).
As a unit, Georgia Southern Athletics set a new program record with a 2.96 overall GPA for the 2011-12 academic year. The Eagles also set a new record with a 3.0 GPA in the spring semester of 2012, besting the previous semester record of 2.92 set in the fall of 2011.
- Category: Athletics
- Published on Monday, 02 July 2012 17:34