Maryville University Student-Athletes Earn GLVC Academic Honors


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Alex Hillyer, senior, GLVC All-Academic student-athlete

The Great Lakes Valley Conference has awarded 2013-14 All-Academic honors to 164 Maryville University student-athletes. Last year, 160 Saints student-athletes earned the recognition.

“Maryville University is proud of its student-athletes because their outstanding performance in their sport is matched and exceeded by their commitment to academic excellence,” said President Mark Lombardi, PhD.

Great Lakes Valley Conference All-Academic Honors
The Academic All-GLVC honor recognizes student-athletes who have completed two semesters at their institution and maintained a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or have attained a 3.40 GPA over the two most recent semesters. Student-athletes who have attained a 3.40 GPA and not completed two semesters are also honored.

Maryville ranked sixth in total number of student-athletes honored in the GLVC conference. The Saints women’s cross country team led the league with 15 selections, the women’s track and field squad paced the school with 21 honorees, and the Saints baseball team topped all men’s squads with 20. In addition, 11 Saints student-athletes posted perfect 4.0 GPAs.

Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence AwardsTwenty-two Maryville student-athletes were named as recipients of the Council of Presidents’ Academic Excellence awards for the 2013-14 school year. The prestigious award is given to student-athletes who have exhausted their athletic eligibility in their respective sport, played at least two seasons in the GLVC, completed 96 credit hours and maintained a 3.5 cumulative grade point average throughout their academic career. A league record 290 student-athletes earned the award this season. Maryville’s total of 22 honorees tied for the fourth highest in the GLVC this year. Last season, the Saints placed 16 senior student-athletes on the award list.

Great Lakes Valley Conference Team Academic All-GLVC Award
Ten Saints athletic squads earned the 2013-14 Great Lakes Valley Conference Team Academic All-GLVC Award, tied for the most in the league. The GLVC recognizes each team from member institutions that have maintained a 3.30 grade point average for the academic year. This season’s total of 108 GLVC teams earning the award shatters the previous league record of 100, set last year.

Saints teams earning the honor and their combined team GPAs are – women’s cross country (3.74), women’s track and field (3.65), women’s soccer (3.54), women’s tennis (3.47), men’s cross country (3.42), women’s basketball (3.39), men’s golf (3.36), women’s swimming and diving (3.33), volleyball (3.32), softball (3.31). Maryville, Drury, McKendree and Rockhurst led all GLVC schools with the most teams honored as each institution had a conference-record 10 squads on the Team Academic All-GLVC list.

This marks the second straight season and fourth time in five years as members of the GLVC that Maryville has had at least 10 teams recognized by the conference. Maryville reached double-digits in 2009-10, was the conference’s sole 10-team school in 2010-11, and had 10 teams honored in 2012-13.