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103 student-athletes named to Athletics Director's Honor Roll

Austin Peays student-athletes are out to show that winning the Ohio Valley Conferences 2002-03 Academic Achievement Award was no accident.

Thirty-seven percent of Austin Peays student-athletes earned Athletics Directors Honor Roll recognition, posting a 3.0 or better GPA during Fall 2003.

Last fall, 103 of the departments 280 student-athletes earned a spot on the honor roll, the second-highest single-semester total and just five members shy of the record set in Fall 2002.
Austin Peay's student-athletes are out to show that winning the Ohio Valley Conference's 2002-03 Academic Achievement Award was no accident.

Thirty-seven percent of Austin Peay's student-athletes earned Athletics Director's Honor Roll recognition, posting a 3.0 or better GPA during Fall 2003.

Last fall, 103 of the department's 280 student-athletes earned a spot on the honor roll, the second-highest single-semester total and just five members shy of the record set in Fall 2002.

Six of the department's 17 teams posted a 3.0 GPA for the semester, with women's rifle leading all teams with a 3.594 GPA. The other five teams were: dance squad (3.329), women's volleyball (3.312), men's cross country (3.127), women's soccer (3.116) and women's tennis (3.080). The athletic department posted a 2.804 GPA during the spring semester.

“Of all our student-athlete's accomplishments, we are most proud of what they accomplish academically,” says Director of Athletics Dave Loos.

Eighteen student-athletes were named to the President's List, earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the fall. In addition, 50 student-athletes were named to Austin Peay's Dean's List, earning a 3.5 or better GPA.

The Austin Peay athletics department honored each student-athlete during halftime of the men's basketball contest against Eastern Illinois last Thursday.
—Brad Kirtley