GW Boasts 90 Student-Athletes on Spring A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Every A-10 Sponsored Varsity Program Recognized on Biannual List
July 12, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - George Washington Athletics landed 90 of its student-athletes on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester, league Commissioner Bernadette McGlade announced on Wednesday.
To be listed on the Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete in an Atlantic 10-sponsored sport must have a 3.5 GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale) during the specified semester. Freshmen are eligible to receive the award.
"In what was a banner year in terms of championships for GW Athletics, we're equally as proud that all of our 16 A-10 programs and 89 student-athletes were recognized on the Commissioner's Honor Roll," said Associate Athletic Director for Educational Support Services Karen Ercole. "These 89 student-athletes proved to be extremely committed both in competition and in the classroom, characteristics that are paramount to the success of GW Athletics and the George Washington University."
The women's rowing team, the runner-up at the 2012 A-10 Championships in May, led all GW programs with 20 student-athletes named to the honor roll, followed by 10 from women's soccer and seven from men's soccer. GW was one of seven A-10 institutions to have all of its league-sponsored programs recognized on the honor roll.
A combined 1,370 student-athletes were recognized throughout the conference, the highest number of student-athletes to achieve the distinction since prior to 2007, making it the most during Commissioner McGlade's tenure. The total eclipsed the previous record of 1,359 set during the Fall 2011 semester. It marks the third straight semester that the total number of honorees surpassed 1,300 and topped the previous semester.
George Washington Breakdown (By Class)
George Washington Breakdown (By Sport)
Women's Rowing: 20
Women's Soccer: 10
Men's Soccer: 7
Women's Swimming: 6
Women's Basketball: 5
Women's Cross Country: 4
Men's Tennis: 4
Men's Swimming: 3
Men's Basketball: 2
Men's Cross Country: 2
Women's Tennis: 2