Record 133 Panthers Placed on SSC Spring Honor Roll, 36 Deliver 4.0 GPAs
By Florida Tech // June 30, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – A prominent factor in helping the Sunshine State Conference eclipse 1,000 student-athletes on its annual Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the very first time, Florida Tech also rewrote its own record books by landing 133 members on the prestigious list Monday.
Of the 133 Panther student-athletes, 36 registered flawless 4.0 grade point averages, surpassing last year’s mark by seven and tied for tops in the league with Florida Southern.
Men’s (12) and women’s tennis (9) finished first in the conference in terms of their respective sports, and also teamed up for an impressive combined eight student-athletes with 4.0 GPAs.
Furthermore, SSC Gold Medalist Dar Raz and the women’s swimming team (16) tabbed the most selections for any one sport between the 13 Florida Tech spring season programs that were recognized.
Men’s swimming and baseball tallied 15 members apiece on the honor roll, including All-American Nir Barnea and SSC Pitcher of the Year Scotty Ward.
Softball (14), women’s rowing (11) and men’s lacrosse (10) each scored in double-figures on the list, while women’s lacrosse fell just shy with nine players represented.
National Championship qualifier, Guro Rambjoer, was one of six to be named from the women’s golf team, with men’s basketball equaling the same total.
Meanwhile, men’s golf and women’s basketball each had five players crack the honor roll to round out the bevy of academic achievements.
Rollins paced the league with a total of 179 honorees, while baseball’s 144 student-athletes to be acknowledged bested the SSC among all sports.
In addition, 19 women’s swimmers earned 4.0s this semester, ranking first in the conference.
To qualify for the reputable accolade, each student-athlete must attain a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 on a 4.00 scale.
Participants in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s rowing, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse were eligible for the spring honor roll.
In all, the SSC compiled an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent, the second highest of any NCAA Division II conference.