NASHVILLE --- Following the completion of the 2014-15 academic year, 47 Tennessee State University student-athletes were named to the Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll as announced by the league office on Friday.
Football and volleyball led the charge with eight student-athletes apiece while women’s basketball boasted seven on the list. Women’s golf and softball each had five student athletes to be named to the honor roll as men’s golf (4), women’s track and field (4), men’s tennis (3), women’s tennis (2) and men’s basketball (1) also had honorees.
To be listed, recipients must have achieved at least a 3.25 grade point average and have been eligible and on the team throughout the competitive season in their chosen NCAA-sponsored sport(s) and used a season of competition.
“We are immensely proud of these students because they have not only achieved on the playing field but also in the classroom,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “These students have demonstrated a sense of balance already in their lives which is important to life-long success. From the League perspective we are proud because we have had continual growth in the number of honorees which demonstrates the Conference's sustaining commitment to the broader student-athlete experience.”
Over the past 10 years the OVC has honored over 10,500 student-athletes with the Commissioner’s Honor Roll award.
The OVC will announce the recipients of the Academic Medal of Honor presented by Army ROTC, the Academic Achievement Award and the Team Academic Achievement Awards next week.
TENNESSEE STATE COMMISSIONER'S HONOR ROLL RECIPIENTS
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (7)
WOMEN’S GOLF (5)
WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD (4)
MEN’S TENNIS (3)
WOMEN’S TENNIS (2)
MEN’S BASKETBALL (1)