ELMHURST, Ill. -The 2007-08 Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence has been released and a total of 995 student-athletes from all 19 league-sponsored sports have been honored for their academic prowess.
South Dakota State led the way with a league-best 144 selections to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, edging out Western Illinois and Oakland, which had 129 and 124 recipients, respectively. North Dakota State landed 107 student-athletes on the Commissioner's List, followed by IPFW with 96 honorees and Southern Utah with 89 recipients. UMKC (78 honorees), Centenary (77 recipients), Oral Roberts (71 selections) and IUPUI (48 honorees) also had student-athletes recognized for their academic achievements. Associate member Eastern Illinois placed 24 student-athletes on the swimming & diving Commissioner's List. Of the 987 student-athletes that were honored, 39 have perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point averages.
In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, he/she must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA, achieve sophomore academic standing at the institution, have used a year of eligibilty and be on the squad list in the sport in which he/she is nominated. Transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates must have completed one academic year at the nominating institution. True freshmen, redshirt freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award.
The complete list of the 2007-08 Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence can be found on the pdf below.
The Summit League is comprised of 10 member institutions- Centenary College of Louisiana, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University.