La Salle Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Achievement by Atlantic 10

General | June 22, 2022

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Wednesday that a remarkable 3,556 student-athletes received Commissioner Honor Roll distinction for 2021-22. This is the third-highest mark in league history and is the third year in a row the total number of honorees has topped 3,500.

A total of 214 Explorers made the list, which is comprised of all A-10 student-athletes that have a combined 3.0 grade point average or higher across the fall and spring semesters of the 2021-22 academic year.

There were 281 student-athletes that achieved a 4.0 GPA in 2021-22, representing eight percent of the total number of honorees and nearly two-thirds (an impressive 64.7 percent) of the honorees, equalling 2,299 student-athletes, recorded a 3.5 GPA or better. Additionally, the average number of honorees per school was 254.

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, it is notable that 65 percent of the A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honorees are female student-athletes. Title IX greatly expanded the opportunities for women in higher education, including participation in collegiate sports and access to fields of study, which is reflected in nearly two-thirds of the honorees being women.

“I commend our student-athletes once again for their dedicated work in the classroom,” stated A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade. “It is quite impressive that through the transition of our member institutions to a more traditional learning environment, (post COVID) over 3,500 of our student-athletes achieved a 3.0 GPA, and 2,299 of those had a 3.5 GPA or better. That’s a testament that academics are a priority for our student-athletes and our member institutions. “

Over the course of the last three years, A-10 student-athletes set honor roll records with over 3,500 honorees each year while navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effect on academics as well as managing societal and mental health challenges during that time frame .

The top three women’s sports were women’s cross country / track & field with 447 honorees, women’s soccer (351 honorees) and rowing (316 honorees). The top three men’s sports are men’s cross county / track & field (341 honorees), baseball (281 honorees) and men’s soccer (259 honorees).

About the Atlantic 10 Conference
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, DC The mission of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The basketball-centric conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the University of Dayton, Duquesne, University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit www.atlantic10.com.

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