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Fourteen TSU Student-Athletes Earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor
Monday, August 12, 2019
Fourteen TSU Student-Athletes Earn OVC Academic Medal of Honor

Brentwood, Tenn. --- The Tennessee State University athletic department placed 14 student-athletes on the Ohio Valley Conference Academic Medal of Honor list for the 2018-19 academic year.

The OVC Academic Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average in a Conference-sponsored sport. Every Academic Medal of Honor recipient for the 2018-19 academic year posted a perfect 4.0 GPA

Patton Akers – Softball
Megan Huppee – Softball
Katie Schneider – Softball
Sarah Snell – Softball
Bri Vire - Softball 
Katie Schneider – Softball
Maksims Kazijevs – Men’s Tennis
Morgan Cage – Women’s Tennis
Aarushi Kakkar – Womens’ Tennis
Pragati Natraj – Women’s Tennis
Claudia Sole – Women’s Tennis
Abhilasha Vishwanath – Women’s Tennis
Destiny Pennington – Women’s Track & Field
Gina Rivera-Ortiz – Volleyball

  • Among the OVC’s 12 institutions, a total of 268 Academic Medal of Honors were awarded for the 2018-19 school year.
  • TSU had a number of repeat award winners. Megan Huppee, Pragati Natraj and Abhilasha Vishwanath won the award last year.
  • TSU’s four-time OVC Medal of Honor Winners: Pragati Natraj (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019), Abhilasha Vishwanath (2016, 2017, 2018).
  • TSU’s three-time OVC Medal of Honor Winners: Megan Huppee (2017, 2018, 2019).
  • The 268 recipients are the most in a single academic year in the history of the award, smashing the previous record of 248 honorees in 2015-16. Over the past five years there have been 1,178 student-athletes earn the OVC Academic Medal of Honor.
  • The OVC will announce the recipients of the Commissioner's Honor Roll, the Academic Achievement Award and the Team Academic Achievement Awards later this week.