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.
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.