Summit League Announces Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

Summit League Announces Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence

2018-19 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – With the 2018-19 academic year coming to a close, Summit League officials announced their Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence Tuesday. The list honors student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom during this past year.

A total of 632 student-athletes make up the 2018-19 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, which marked an increase of 94 from a season ago.

South Dakota received The Summit League Institutional Academic Achievement Award as the Coyotes recorded the highest percentage of list-eligible student-athletes on the list. This is the second consecutive year the Coyotes earned the accolade and the third time in program history.

In addition, the league recognized Team Academic Achievement Awards for each sport based on the percentage of list-eligible student-athletes on the Commissioner's List. South Dakota had a league-best four teams receive individual sport honors, while Denver and North Dakota State earned three awards. All nine full-time institutions captured at least one sport award.

Baseball: Purdue Fort Wayne
Men's Basketball: North Dakota State
Women's Basketball: South Dakota State
Men's Cross Country: South Dakota State
Women's Cross Country: South Dakota
Men's Golf: North Dakota State
Women's Golf: Denver & Omaha
Men's Soccer: Denver
Women's Soccer: Omaha
Softball: North Dakota State
Men's Swimming & Diving: South Dakota
Women's Swimming & Diving: Denver
Men's Tennis: Oral Roberts
Women's Tennis: Western Illinois
Men's Track & Field: North Dakota
Women's Track & Field: South Dakota
Volleyball: South Dakota

Denver and Omaha's women's golf programs were the only squads to land all of its eligible student-athletes on the list.

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, the student-athlete must carry a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA, have used a year of eligibility and completed one year at the nominating institution.

List of Institutional Academic Achievement Award Winners (Award began in 2009-10)

2009-10 ......................... ...............South Dakota State
2010-11 ........................................ Centenary
2011-12 .........................................South Dakota
2012-13 .........................................Omaha / South Dakota State
2013-14 .........................................Omaha
2014-15 .........................................Omaha
2015-16 .........................................Omaha
2016-17 .........................................Denver
2017-18 .........................................South Dakota
2018-19 ........................................South Dakota

A complete list of the 2018-19 Summit League Academic Honor Roll recipients can be found in the link above as a PDF.

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