first_imgFall 2019 Commissioner’s Honor Roll | 2019-20 Academic AwardsFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference announced its 935 student-athletes from across 62 teams and five sports for the Fall 2019 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Fall sports from the Southland include football, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The Southland Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes from the aforementioned sports who maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in the semester of their sport.Of the 935 students named to the list, 179 held a flawless 4.0 GPA throughout the fall term.“We are very honored and thrilled to see so many Southland Conference student-athletes continue to achieve academically,” league Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “The Southland and its member institutions are focused on both the academic and competitive well-being of these individuals as they each work toward graduation and lifelong success.”Among the 13 Southland institutions, Abilene Christian led the way with 139 student-athletes, followed by Central Arkansas with 115 and UIW with 100. McNeese came in next with 99, trailed by Northwestern State’s 95 and 89 selections each from Houston Baptist and Southeastern Louisiana.Abilene Christian leads the way among the league’s 11 football-playing schools with 75 selections, followed by UIW (51) and Northwestern State (46).ACU landed a conference-leading 30 honorees for women’s soccer, while Northwestern State (25) and Central Arkansas (24) round out the top three.Central Arkansas tops the cross country lists with 18 runners on the men’s side and 14 runners on the women’s side.Houston Baptist ranks first among volleyball with 16 selections and are followed by UCA, Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 14 student-athletes each.last_img

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