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SBC Honors A-State Student-Athletes for Academic Success

August 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. (8/23/18) – More than 2,000 Sun Belt Conference student-athletes were named to the 2017-18 Commissioner’s List and Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office Thursday morning with A-State accounting for 210 of the honorees.

The Commissioner’s List honors student-athletes who maintained a 3.5 grade point average or better during the 2017-18 academic year while the Academic Honor Roll honors those student-athletes who maintained a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 for the academic year.

A-State had 103 student-athletes earn placement on the Commissioner’s List, while another 107 student-athletes achieved Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Conference wide, women’s soccer had the most student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s List with 156, while women’s track & field/cross country saw 151 student-athletes placed on the list. The Academic Honor Roll was led by 221 student-athletes from football with baseball next as 137 student-athletes earned the honor.

A-State posted a school-record 3.10 all-department GPA for the most recent academic year and saw 10 sports earn at least a 3.0 team GPA. The Red Wolves placed a school-record 223 student-athletes on the fall 2017 Athletics Director’s Honor Roll as well. The athletics department has also increased its graduation success rate (GSR) each of the last three years, including the most recent data announced in 2017 when it set new school records for both its GSR and federal graduation rate.  Additionally, the Red Wolves continue to increase their APR as they have posted the top three all-department scores in school history the last three years in a row.

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