Brentwood, TN — Austin Peay State University saw 92 student-athletes recognized by the Ohio Valley Conference as part of its annual academic achievement awards, July 25th.
The OVC annually recognizes those student-athletes who excel in the classroom. The league’s Medal of Honor recognizes those student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade-point average in their conference-sponsored sport.
Jocelyn Murdoch, seen here receiving her degree in May, was one of 19 APSU student-athletes to receive the OVC Academic Medal of Honor. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)
The OVC also recognizes student-athletes’ classroom achievements with the Commissioner’s Honor Roll which requires a minimum 3.25 cumulative grade-point average during the academic year. Those individual honors are named in conjunction with the OVC’s announcement of the Institutional and Team Academic Achievement Awards.
For the recently completed 2012-13 academic year, Austin Peay saw 17 student-athletes receive the prestigious OVC Medal of Honor, each posting a 4.0 GPA during the year. It was the third such honor for football’s Ben Stansfield, women golf’s Tabitha Beard, track and field’s Molly Basch and volleyball’s Calyn Hull.
The OVC Medal of Honor recipients also were among 92 APSU student-athletes who were named to the league’s Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
“The continuing academic achievement of our student-athletes is a pillar of Austin Peay athletics,” said Austin Peay Athletics Director Derek van der Merwe. “I believe Sonya (Bain) and Michelle (Noland) in our Student-Athlete Academic Service Office deserve a lot of credit for providing our student-athletes all the resources necessary for their academic achievement.”
The OVC announced a record 209 student-athletes received the Medal of Honor for the 2012-13 season. It also recognized a record 1,225 student-athletes on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
Ohio Valley Conference Individual Academic Awards
OVC Medal of Honor Recipients
Jennifer Nwokocha, Women’s Basketball
Josh Carroll, Football
Iosua, Siliva, Football
Ben Stansfield, Football
Gavin Willisson, Football
Tabitha Beard, Women’s Golf
Jazzmine Chandler, Women’s Soccer
Jocelyn Murdoch, Women’s Soccer
Abbie Cline, Softball
Sean Bailey, Men’s Tennis
Dimitar Ristovski, Men’s Tennis
Aleksas Tverijonas, Men’s Tennis
Ornella DiSalvo, Women’s Tennis
Molly Basch, Women’s Track & Field
Calyn Hull, Volleyball
Liz Landon, Volleyball
Hillary Plybon, Volleyball
OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll
Men’s Cross Country
Women’s Cross Country