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ISU Student-Athletes Earn Valley Academic Honors

June 29, 2012

ST. LOUIS - Several Illinois State student-athletes were named to the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office Friday. The Redbirds were also represented in the President's Council Academic Excellence Award and the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.

Sixty-three student-athletes highlight more than 1,500 who earned selection to the honor roll. Those 63 student-athletes earned the league's highest academic achievement by capturing the MVC President's Council Academic Excellence Award. Jess Carlson (Women's Soccer), Afton Delvecchio (Women's Soccer), Hannah Esker (Women's Tennis), Molly Gomberg (Women's Swimming & Diving), Emily Hanley (Women's Basketball), Polly Hirt (Wom¬en's Swimming & Diving), Caiti Kopp (Softball), Melissa Mann (Gymnastics), Filip Miljevic (Men's Tennis), Olivia Myers (Women's Track & Field), Kristin Stauter (Volleyball), Tabitha Visk (Volleyball) and Megan Warner (Softball) were the 13 Redbirds who were honored with the President's Council Academic Award.

The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade-point average (through Fall 2011 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, 500 student-athletes received the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award. That requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade-point average and participation in athletics. Seventy Redbirds received this award.

In addition, the Valley has announced its 2011-12 Honor Roll, which recognizes the academic achievements of student-athletes. To qualify for the Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2011), must have been a member of an athletic team and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall.

A total of 205 Redbird student-athletes were named to the MVC Honor Roll. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics, tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.