Nearly 70 student-athletes were named to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll, announced last week by Commissioner Ed Pasque.
A total of 67 Sailfish were named to the honor roll. The Sailfish had 58 spots on the fall honor roll, bringing their total to 125 during 2016-17 academic year.
To be eligible for the Spring SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men's and women's basketball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, women's rowing, baseball, and softball are eligible for the spring honor roll.
Sunshine State Conference provisional members, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Palm Beach Atlantic University, had a combined 143 student-athletes who met the standard for the Commissioner's Honor Roll.
A record 1,141 student-athletes are named to the 2017 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner's Honor Roll. View the full list here. A total of 177 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the semester. The total breaks the previous SSC Commissioner’s Spring Honor Roll records of 1,039 student-athletes honored and 168 perfect grade-point averages, which were set in 2016.
Having won 102 Division II National Championships, the SSC's student-athletes have also proven to be successful in the classroom. For the seventh consecutive year, the SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent. The mark ranks first among all NCAA Division II conferences.