231 UD student-athletes make Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

DAYTON — The University of Dayton athletic department placed 231 student-athletes on the 2021-22 Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the conference office announced Wednesday.

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Overall, the league honored 3,556 student-athletes for their work in the classroom, the third-highest mark in conference history. This is the third year in a row the total number of honorees has topped 3,500.

Designed to recognize excellence in the classroom, a student-athlete in an Atlantic 10-sponsored sport must have a combined fall and spring semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher for the academic year to be selected for the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Both freshmen and graduate students are eligible to receive the award.

“I commend our student-athletes once again for their dedicated work in the classroom,” A-10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said.

“It’s quite impressive that through the transition of our member institutions to a more traditional learning environment, (post COVID-19) 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.”

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, it’s 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.