UNO Athletics placed 71 student-athletes on the list of the Summit League's Academic Distinguished Scholars for the winter and spring seasons on Thursday.
A total of 483 Summit League student-athletes from baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis and women's track & field were recognized as Distinguished Scholars.
In order to be named a Distinguished Scholar, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.60 grade-point average in the semester in which they compete and must use a year of eligibility.
South Dakota State led the way with a league-high 92 Distinguished Scholars ahead of South Dakota, which placed second with 75 recipients. Omaha's 71 student-athletes on the list ranked just ahead of North Dakota State’s 64 recipients. IUPUI landed 50 honorees to the list, three ahead of Western Illinois’ 47 members. Fort Wayne (37 recipients) and Denver (34 recipients) rounded out the list. Men’s and women’s swimming & diving associate member Eastern Illinois had 13 student-athletes earn Distinguished Scholar honors.
The complete list of the 2013-14 Summit League Winter/Spring Academic Distinguished Scholars can be found on the attached PDF. The full Summit League Academic Honor Roll will be released Friday.