Summit League Releases Fall Academic Distinguished Scholars List

Summit League Releases Fall Academic Distinguished Scholars List

Fall Distinguished Scholars Release

ELMHURST, Ill. − Following the conclusion of the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year, The Summit League has announced its Academic Distinguished Scholars for the fall season. A total of 294 Summit League student-athletes from men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.

In order to be named a Distinguished Scholar, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.60 grade-point average in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of eligibility.

Kansas City had a league-high 38 student-athletes named Distinguished Scholars followed by South Dakota with 37 recipients. Oakland and Western Illinois each had 36 honorees followed closely by South Dakota State (35 recipients) and Omaha (32 recipients). Fort Wayne landed 26 student-athletes on the list followed by IUPUI’s 25 honorees and North Dakota State’s 18. Men’s soccer associate members Eastern Illinois and Oral Roberts had four and seven student-athletes, respectively, earn Distinguished Scholar honors.

The complete list of the 2012 Summit League Fall Academic Distinguished Scholars appears on the attached PDF. The full Summit League Academic Honor Roll will be released Friday. 

Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit to “See The Summit” or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.