Florida Tech Panthers Place 147 Student-Athletes On Spring SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll
By Florida Tech // June 30, 2016
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Following another accomplished year in the classroom, Florida Tech continues to rake in the recognition as 147 winter and spring sports student-athletes were named to the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced by Commissioner Ed Pasque on Thursday.
Of the student-athletes representing FIT on the list, 34 Panthers earned a perfect 4.0 semester Grade Point Average, good for second-most in the conference.
Of Florida Tech’s 13 SSC-sponsored winter and spring sports, men’s swimming placed the most student-athletes on the honor roll with 18. Women’s rowing and men’s lacrosse each garnered16 student-athletes, while baseball and women’s swimming had 15 representatives, apiece, named to the honor roll.
Women’s rowing, men’s swimming and men’s tennis each led their SSC counterparts in their respective sports with the most student-athletes selected to the honor roll. Women’s tennis’s nine student-athletes were tied with Rollins for the most in the conference.
Overall, a record 1,039 student-athletes were named to the SSC Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll, including a total of 168 student-athletes who carried a perfect 4.0 GPA for the semester.
This spring’s honor roll numbers broke the previous records of 1,025 student-athletes honored and 149 with perfect GPAs set in 2015. SSC provisional members, Embry-Riddle and Palm Beach Atlantic, had a combined 115 student-athletes named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Spring SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a scale of 4.0.
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, women’s rowing, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse were eligible for the spring honor roll.
Having won 99 Division II National Championships, the SSC’s student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom.
For the sixth consecutive year, the SSC boasts an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent, a mark that ranks second among all NCAA Division II conferences.