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Eagles earn OVC’s top academic award

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Morehead State University was awarded the 2011-12 Ohio Valley Conference Institutional Academic Achievement Award, marking a league-record 12th time the athletic department has won the conference’s highest academic related honor.

MSU also won three Team Academic Achievement Awards and had more than 100 student-athletes recognized for individual awards.

The Eagles claimed the academic banner for the third year in a row and seventh time in the last eight years. The award is presented annually to the member institution with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes earning a
3.25 grade point average or higher for that academic year.

“It’s always an honor to win the league’s academic achievement banner,” said Sara Larson, assistant athletic director for student-athlete services and senior woman administrator. “We continue to showcase superior academic results because our student-athletes are equally committed to achieving success in the classroom as they are on the playing field. It’s also a direct result of our coaching staffs’ commitment to seeing their student-athletes work toward earning their degrees.”

Nineteen MSU student-athletes won an OVC Medal of Honor, given annually to the student-athletes who achieve the highest grade point average in a conference-sponsored sport.

In addition, 104 Eagle student-athletes were named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

The Team Academic Achievement Awards are presented annually in each conference-sponsored sport to the member institution’s team with the greatest percentage of its eligible student-athletes who earned status on the Commissioner’s
Honor Roll. Rifle, women’s track and field, and volleyball won their sport’s respective awards this year with volleyball claiming its fifth straight.

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