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ORU Earns Three Team Academic Achievement Awards

ORU Earns Three Team Academic Achievement Awards

2015-16 Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence

ELMHURST, Ill. − The Summit League announced its 2015-16 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence Tuesday, with a total of 1,125 student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom.

The Summit League also recognized Team Academic Achievement Awards in each sport based on percentage of list-eligible student-athletes on the Commissioner's List. Omaha had a league-best eight teams claim individual sport honors, while South Dakota had five and Denver and Fort Wayne had four each. A total of seven institutions captured at least one sport award.

ORU earned the Team Academic Achievement Award in men's basketball, women's golf and men's tennis. 

            Baseball: Omaha (65 percent)

            Men's Basketball: Oral Roberts (71 percent)

            Women's Basketball: Denver & Omaha (100 percent)

            Men's Cross Country: Fort Wayne (83 percent)

            Women's Cross Country: Fort Wayne & South Dakota (100 percent)

            Men's Golf: Fort Wayne (78 percent)

            Women's Golf: Denver, Oral Roberts, South Dakota & Western Illinois (100 percent)

            Men's Soccer: Omaha (92 percent)

            Women's Soccer: Fort Wayne (100 percent)

            Softball: Omaha (100 percent)

            Men's Swimming & Diving: Denver (81 percent)

            Women's Swimming & Diving: Omaha (96 percent)

            Men's Tennis: Denver, IUPUI, Omaha & Oral Roberts (100 percent)

            Women's Tennis: Omaha & South Dakota (100 percent)

            Men's Track & Field: South Dakota (65 percent)

            Women's Track & Field: South Dakota (94 percent)

            Volleyball: IUPUI, Omaha & Western Illinois (100 percent)

Of the 1,125 student-athletes honored, 74 earned all A's while 31 maintained perfect 4.00 cumulative grade-point averages (GPA).

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, the student-athlete must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA, used a year of eligibility and previously completed one academic year at the nominating institution.