C-USA-High Number of WKU Student-Athletes Earn League Academic Medal

April 10, 2015

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- A total of 56 WKU student-athletes earned the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal, with a league-high 54 coming from C-USA-sponsored sports, for having a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better.

For the 2014-15 academic year, 567 C-USA student-athletes earned the league's highest academic medal. Charlotte had the second-most with 48, followed by Rice with 45.

"I am incredibly proud of our student-athletes being recognized for their high academic performance," WKU Director of Athletics Todd Stewart said. "To have over half of our student-athletes hold at least a 3.0 GPA and 56 have a 3.75 GPA is a very impressive accomplishment. We have made an all-around impact in Conference USA during our inaugural season, and these academic honors validate that WKU's athletes are literally student-athletes."

A total of 197 WKU student-athletes, nearly 54 percent of its total number, earned Commissioner's Honor Roll recognition yesterday from Conference USA for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better during the 2014-15 academic year.

In the past calendar year 101 WKU student-athletes have graduated, with 76 earning their degrees in May 2014 and 25 in December 2014. The average cumulative GPA of the 101 was 3.12.

In the NCAA's latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) release in spring 2014, each of WKU's 19 teams exceeded the mandated 930 APR score by at least 16 points.


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