NEW ORLEANS – The Sun Belt Conference placed more than 2,000 student-athletes to the Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll for the 2021-22 school year, and App State had a league-high 211 selections on the two lists.
The Mountaineers had 91 Academic Honor Roll selections to tie Troy for first place in that category. With 120 members of the Commissioner’s List, App State and South Alabama were the two universities with more than 110 in that category.
The Commissioner’s List honors student-athletes who earned a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) or better during the 2020-21 academic year. The Academic Honor Roll honors those student-athletes who maintained a GPA between 3.00 and 3.49 for the academic year.
“We celebrate the academic achievements of these remarkable student-athletes,” Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill said. “We’re extremely proud of their ability to shine at academics while competing in their sports at the highest level.”
Sun Belt student-athletes charted a combined average GPA of 3.19 for the 2021-22 academic year.
All Sun Belt programs in the sports of women’s cross country, women’s golf, women’s soccer and volleyball boasted an average GPA of 3.0 or better. Across the entire Sun Belt Conference, women’s golf student-athletes recorded the highest collective GPA at 3.57.