A-10 Student-Athletes Honored With Commissioner's Honor Roll
March 12, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.- The Atlantic 10 Conference equaled the second-highest average of student-athletes honor on its bi-annual Commissioner's Honor Roll, with 1,313 honorees, an average of 101 per institution for the 2013 fall semester.
To be listed on the Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete in an Atlantic 10-sponsored sport must have a 3.5 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) during the specified semester. Freshmen are eligible to receive the award.
The 101 average equals the number set in the spring of 2013 and is just one behind the record average of 102, set in the 2012 fall semester. It also marks the sixth straight semester that over 1,300 student-athletes have earned the distinction.
Massachusetts led the way in total numbers, with 141 UMass student-athletes being named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll. La Salle had 135 honorees, Fordham had 132 and Duquesne 131.
Academics is a point of pride in the Atlantic 10. In addition to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, the league also ranks fifth among all conferences in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) and fifth in the Academic Progress Rate (APR).