June 26, 2012
2012 Patriot League Men's Spring Academic Honor Roll
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - A total of 571 Patriot League men's student-athletes from the seven winter and spring championship sports excelled in the classroom during the spring semester and were recognized with their selection to the 2012 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.2 grade-point average in the semester of their sport's championship competition. On the men's side, the winter and spring championship sports are baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis and track and field.
The spring Academic Honor Roll list for women's student-athletes was released last week, with 666 earning recognition. That brings the overall total for the spring Academic Honor Roll to 1,230 student-athletes in the spring.
Track and field placed the most men's student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll with 184, followed by 107 in men's lacrosse and 98 in swimming and diving. Sixty-five student-athletes in baseball earned recognition, 44 in tennis, 37 in basketball and 36 in golf.
Bucknell led all schools with 116 student-athletes on the men's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Lafayette was second with 89 selections, followed by Lehigh with 72. Army and Holy Cross tied with 70 apiece.
In the overall totals combining men and women, Bucknell posted the League high with 268 selections to the Academic Honor Roll. Lafayette was second with 180 selections, followed closely by Holy Cross with 179 and Lehigh with 165.
Including the tally of 711 on the fall list, a total of 1,943 student-athletes earned Academic Honor Roll recognition in the 2011-12 academic year.
For a full listing of the men's Patriot League Academic Honor Roll recipients in each of the seven sports, click here.
For last week's release on the women's Academic Honor Roll, click here.
The Patriot League continually demonstrates that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing its high standards. The Patriot League's athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.