SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 132 Keydets were selected to the 2017-18 SoCon Academic Honor Roll, which was released by the conference Tuesday afternoon.
The academic honor roll originated in 1988-89, when SoCon athletic directors established the award as a way to recognize the league's outstanding student-athletes. The academic honor roll consists of student-athletes who participated in varsity sports and posted a 3.0 grade point average or higher in the recently concluded season, were eligible the entire academic year and were members of the final squad lists.
Of the 2,207 student-athletes on the list, 525 earned the Commissioner’s Medal, awarded to student-athletes who attain a GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout the year. This year’s total is the most since that standard rose from 3.5 beginning in 2015-16.
A league-record 178 student-athletes boasted perfect 4.0 GPAs in 2017-18, marking the fourth straight season that a new mark has been established. Each of the league’s full members had at least seven student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs.
For a full list of VMI's honorees, please see the attached link.
Portions of this release are courtesy of the SoCon Office of Public Relations.