ELMHURST, Ill. – The Summit League announced its 2016-17 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence and Team Academic Achievement Awards Wednesday, with Omaha capturing a league-best four individual sport honors.
A total of 634 student-athletes appeared on the 2016-17 Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, representing all 19 league-sponsored sports. Eighty-seven Mavericks were among the student-athletes honored.
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-high four teams honored with its baseball, women's golf, softball and women's tennis squads, while former member IUPUI and South Dakota State had three each. A total of eight institutions captured at least one sport award.
Men's Basketball: North Dakota State
Women's Basketball: South Dakota
Men's Cross Country: South Dakota State
Women's Cross Country: South Dakota State
Men's Golf: Fort Wayne
Women's Golf: Omaha
Men's Soccer: Denver
Women's Soccer: IUPUI
Men's Swimming & Diving: Eastern Illinois
Women's Swimming & Diving: IUPUI
Men's Tennis: Denver
Women's Tennis: Omaha
Men's Track & Field: South Dakota
Women's Track & Field: South Dakota State
The Omaha women's golf team and IUPUI's volleyball team were the only two squads to land all eligible student-athletes on the list. Of the league's 634 student-athletes honored, 132 earned all As while 35 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 3.50 or better cumulative GPA, used a year of eligibility and previously completed one academic year at the nominating institution.