St. Louis. Mo. -- Former Youngstown State quarterback Marc Kanetsky received the Missouri Valley Football Conference President's Council Academic Excellence Award while 27 Penguins were named the the MVFC Academic Honor Roll, the league announced on Friday.
Kanetsky was one of 17 MVFC student-athletes to earn the league's highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Football Conference President's Council Academic Excellence Award. The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2011 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.
Also nine Penguins were among 127 student-athletes to receive the league's Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters (freshmen are not eligible).
In addition, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced its 2011-12 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2011), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. More than 300 who earned selection to the 2011-12 Missouri Valley Football Honor Roll, as announced by the league office.
PRESIDENTS ACADEMIC AWARD - Marc Kanetsky.
HONOR ROLL - Nate Adams, Jamarious Boatwright, David Brown, Christian Bryan, Andy Colegrove, Nick DeKraker, Ely Ducatel, Ode Egharevba, Kurt Hess, Andrew Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Marc Kanetsky, Emmanuel Kromah, Zach Larson, Chuck Lengyel, D.J. Moss, Eric Myers, Torrian Pace, Stephen Page, Dom Rich, John Sasson, Nate Schkurko, Will Shaw, Zach Smith, Aronde Stanton, Andrew Williams, Steve Zaborsky.