Former Youngstown State quarterback Hunter Wells was named a recipient of the Missouri Valley Football Conference's President's Council Academic Excellence Award the league announced on Thursday. Also a total of 16 YSU football student-athletes were also recognized with the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.
A complete list of Penguins award recipients is listed below.
The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2017 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, 182 student-athletes received 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 2017 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 2017), must have been a member of the football team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall. Nearly 500 student-athletes earned Honor Roll recognition.
PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL ACADEMIC AWARD - Hunter Wells
COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - Joe Alessi, Giacamo Cappabianca, Armand Dellovade, Ryan Emans, Kyle Hegedus, Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Nathan Mays, Sam McGuigan, Donovan McWilson, Justin Metzel, Cole Newsome, Anthony Parente, Curtis Parks, Jeff Rotheram, Mark Schuler, Hunter Wells
HONOR ROLL - Joe Alessi, Ray Anderson, Dan Becker, Colin Burdette, Josh Burgett, Shereif Bynum, Giacamo Cappabianca, Braxton Chapman, Conor Collins, Joe Craycraft, Jake Cummings, Armand Dellovade, Ryan Emans, Nick Freiwald, Kyle Hegedus, Vitas Hrynkiewicz, James Jackson, Miles Joiner, Shane Kuhn, Will Latham, Chrispin Lee, Dan Linebaugh, Drake Marinelli, Nathan Mays, Mike McAllister, Sam McGuigan, Cole McKenry, Donovan McWilson, Justin Metzel, Cole Newsome, Anthony Parente, Curtis Parks, Jonathan Pollock, Kevin Rader, Jeff Rotheram, Mark Schuler, Justin Spencer, Samuel St. Surin, Deshon Taylor, Christian Turner, Donovan Turney, Hunter Wells, James Wilson