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MVFC honors 57 Jackrabbits

Courtesy: SDSU Sports Info
Release: 07/02/2013 14:11:03
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ST. LOUIS — Fifty-seven South Dakota State University football players have been honored by the Missouri Valley Football Conference for their work in the classroom during the recently completed 2012-13 academic year.

The Jackrabbits' 57 selections to the MVFC Honor Roll were tied with Illinois State for the most in the 10-team conference. To be eligible for the MVFC Honor Roll, student-athletes must have recorded a minimum 3.0 grade-point average during the fall term and must have completed at least 12 credit hours.

Of SDSU's 57 honorees, 22 student-athletes received the Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum 3.2 GPA for the previous two semesters.

In addition, three graduating seniors — Seth Daughters, Josiah Fitzsimmons and Alex Olinger — were bestowed the league's highest academic honor by receiving the MVFC President's Council Academic Excellence Award. The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average (through Fall 2012 semester) and participation in athletics a minimum of two years. The student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation.

A full list of the MVFC academic awards can be viewed in the above attachment.