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Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) student-athletes continued to shatter records in the classroom, the Ohio Valley Conference announcing 126 Governors were recognized on its Commissioner’s Honor Roll, Monday.
The 126 Austin Peay student-athletes – nearly 40 percent of all the department’s athletes – named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll topped the record set last year and is the fourth time since 2001 more than 100 student-athletes were recognized in a single year. The Govs were part of an OVC-record 1,379 student-athletes recognized on the honor roll.
“The foundation of our ‘Total Gov’ concept is achieving at a high level in all that we do as Governors,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison.
“We are proud to see over one-third of our student-athletes receiving recognition on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. It is a testament to the amount of work our student-athletes and student-athlete support services staff put in every day to put academics first,” Harrison stated.
To be recognized on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll a student-athlete must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade-point average, have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition.
Austin Peay State University student-athletes broke academic several records during the 2018-19 academic year. A record 32 Governors received the OVC Academic Medal of Honor, Monday. APSU student-athletes also set the overall single-semester GPA record with a 3.152 mark in the fall and followed that with a 3.096 mark to set the spring semester GPA mark. All told, APSU athletes posted a 3.14 GPA during the 2018-19 academic year, setting another department record.
The OVC releases the Team Academic Achievement Award winners and the overall Academic Achievement Award, Wednesday.
2018-19 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll: Austin Peay State University honorees
Men’s Basketball (2)
Men’s Cross Country (6)
Women’s Cross Country (6)
Men’s Golf (8)
Women’s Soccer (15)
Men’s Tennis (8)
Women’s Tennis (6)
Women’s Track & Field (15)
TopicsAPSU, APSU Athletics, APSU Director of Athletics, APSU Sports, Austin Peay State University, Brentwood TN, Gerald Harrison, GPA, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll
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