Eight Penguins Receive MVFC President’s Council Academic Excellence Award

QB Nathan Mays
QB Nathan Mays

The Youngstown State football team had a program record eight student-athletes receive the Missouri Valley Football Conference President's Council Academic Excellence Award, the conference announced on Thursday.

The eight Penguins to receive the President's Council Academic Excellence Award are Joe Alessi, Ryan Emans, Kyle Hegedus, Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Nathan Mays, Curtis Parks, Mark Schuler and James Wilson

Thirty-four student-athletes highlight the 2018 Missouri Valley Football Honor Roll, as announced by the league office today. A total of 34 student-athletes earned the league's highest academic achievement. The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2018 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

Also, 173 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.)

A total of 16 YSU student-athletes was received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award.

In addition, the Missouri Valley Football Conference has announced its 2018-19 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 2018), 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 - Joe Alessi, Ryan Emans, Kyle Hegedus, Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Nathan Mays, Curtis Parks, Mark Schuler, James Wilson
COMMISSIONER'S ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD - Joe Alessi, Colin Burdette, Joe Craycraft, Armand Dellovade, Ryan Emans, Kyle Hegedus, Avery Larkin, Will Latham, Nathan Mays, Tommy McCraw, Sam McGuigan, Justin Metzel, Curtis Parks, Mark Schuler, Christian Turner, James Wilson
HONOR ROLL - Joe Alessi, Adam Allen, Ray Anderson, Casey Baker, Dan Becker, Mike Belcik, Jake Benio, Jermiah Braswell Todd Brothers, Colin Burdette, Josh Burgett, Alec Burzynski, Braxton Chapman, Jake Coates, Conor Collins, Joe Craycraft, Logan Creek, Nick DeSalvo, Armand Dellovade, Ryan Emans, Aaron Ervin, Zach Farrar, Brandon Finamore, Vinny Fiorenza, Vinny Gentile, Grant Gonya, John Harper, Zach Hauschild, Kyle Hegedus, Jaylen Hewlett, Derek Hite, Griffin Hoak, Vitas Hrynkiewicz, Jakkar Jackson, Thomas Joffray, Zak Kennedy, Daniel Kwarteng, Avery Larkin, Will Latham, Johnson Louigene, Jaelin Madison, Kendric Mallory, Nathan Mays, Tommy McCraw, Sam McGuigan, Myles McHaney, Devon McNutt, Justin Metzel, Patrick Minenok, Mike Nash, Curtis Parks, Ma'lik Richmond, Mark Schuler, Tyler Sims, D.J. Smalls, Samuel St. Surin, Wesley Thompson, Christian Turner, Montgomery VanGorder, LaQuan White, James Wilson, Jacob Zinni