Other Awards

AFNI Honor Roll
The AFNI Honor Roll is a distinction for student-athletes that have earned a 3.0 or greater GPA during the spring or fall semesters. Honors are also given to teams that achieve the highest GPA over the course of a semester. In a ceremony held during halftime of a men's home basketball game, the honor roll athletes and teams are brought down to center court to be announced. Illinois State has consistently managed to place nearly half of its student-athlete population on the honor roll. Our athletes continually excel in both athletic and academic pursuits.

The Reggies
Each year the Illinois State Athletics Department holds a banquet honoring its student-athletes that have achieved a 3.0 or higher GPA during the past spring or fall semesters. The banquet is held during the fall semester and is attended by all athletics staff, coaches, student-athletes and parents. The evening is filled with guest speakers, former alumni and students honoring the achievements of our honor roll athletes.

The Doug Collins Male and Dr. Linda Herman Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award
Each year at The Reggies, one male and one female student athlete is selected as the recipient of this prestigious award. They are required to have a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and should exemplify high academic standards and practices.

Phoenix Award
This award is given to the student-athlete who has overcome academic challenges and has made it onto the honor roll for their first time. The award winner is announced at the annual Reggies awards banquet.

Impact Award
The Impact Award goes to the student-athlete who has committed himself or herself to helping others through good deeds and volunteer work. The award winner is nominated by and voted on by their peers in the Student Athlete Advisory Council, and is announced at The Reggies.

Good Neighbor Award
The Good Neighbor Award is awarded at The Reggies in the fall semester and is given to the student-athlete who has been the most helpful to his teammates and fellow student-athletes. This award is nominated by and voted on by the Student Athlete Advisory Council.

MVC Elite Eighteen
The Valley recognizes the student-athletes from each participating sport that has the highest GPA at the conference championship and has placed in the top three of an event.

MVC Good Neighbor
The Valley recognizes 10 student-athletes three times annually for the MVC Good Neighbor award. The student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport during the season of recognition.