73 Gorillas earn MIAA Academic Awards

Ten were MIAA Academic Excellence recipients
73 Gorillas earn MIAA Academic Awards

RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The MIAA has released the Academic Honor Roll for 2018 fall sports. Along with the Academic Honor Roll, Academic Excellence and Scholar-Athlete Recipients also were announced today (Dec. 12) for the sports of football, volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s soccer.

The achievement of Academic Honor Roll was accomplished by more than over 800 MIAA student-athletes, including 73 Pitt State student-athletes. To be recognized on the Academic Honor Roll, one must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.00 at the certifying member institution. The individual must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. The complete list of Academic Honor Roll recipients is available here.

Ten Pittsburg State University fall sport student-athletes were named MIAA Academic Excellence recipients: Elijah Harris (football), Levi Wyrick (football), Haydn Dawson (volleyball), Lauren Regier (volleyball), Carolina VanBuskirk (volleyball), Colin Webber (men’s cross country), Andrea Chestnut (women’s cross country), Halle Helfrich (women’s cross country), Kelsey Kinkade (women’s cross country) and Piper Misse (women’s cross country).

An MIAA Academic Excellence Award recipient must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 4.00 or better at the certifying member institution. The honoree also must have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. For the complete list of Academic Excellence members, click here.

Twelve Gorillas garnered MIAA Scholar-Athlete honors: Ryan Dodd (football), Josh Hornback (football), Darian Taylor (football), Jared Vincent (football), Lauren Dunn (volleyball), Emily Regier (volleyball), Lauren Regier (volleyball), Diego Contreras (men’s cross country), Ashton Henson (women’s cross country), Piper Misse (women’s cross country), Jordan Puvogel (women’s cross country) and Katren Rienbolt (women’s cross country).

To qualify as a Scholar-Athlete an individual must have a grade point average used by the institution for purposes of NCAA academic certification of 3.50 at the certifying member institution. They must also have at least two terms of attendance at the certifying member institution, excluding summer terms. If competing in a championship sport of the MIAA, the student-athlete must earn All-MIAA honors. To see the complete list of Scholar-Athletes, please click here.

The Academic Awards for all first-year student-athletes (freshmen and transfers) will be announced at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.