Denver Earns Summit League Academic Achievement Award

July 12, 2017

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ELMHURST, Ill. - For the first time since joining the league in 2013-14, the University of Denver has claimed the Summit League's Institutional Academic Achievement Award for having the highest percentage of eligible student-athletes recognized by the Commissioner's office for academic excellence, the Summit League announced on Wednesday. 

Individual sports were also recognized on Wednesday morning, with men's soccer and men's tennis earning the Summit League academic awards for having the highest percentage amongst other teams in their sport. 

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, the student-athlete must carry a 3.50 or better cumulative GPA, used a year of eligibility and previously completed one academic year at the nominating institution. A full list of honorees can be found here. 



Denver Student Athletes Honored (60):

Men's Basketball (3): Akintola, Holtzmann, Knighton

Women's Basketball (5): Alt, Morgan, Osborne, Simental, Spittel

Women's Golf (3): Carty, Dreesbeimdieke, Newlove

Men's Soccer (14): Barlow, Shinyashiki, Cochran, Fuller, Gardner, Hamilton, Mooney, Morlack, Samkange, Schaefer, Smalley, Smith, Ford, Underwood

Women's Soccer (5): Coffey, DeWalt, McSwain, Mulvaney, Welch

Men's Swimming (6): Greenwald, Loncar, Martin, Robrock, Russo, Severino

Women's Swimming (9): Bradford, Bradley, Cassou, Jenck, Moden, Myers, Niemann, Roas, Tullier

Men's Tennis (5): Fryer, Ihrig, James, Rocha, Ruder-Hook

Women's Tennis (4): Barnhill, Mok, Radosevic, Slattery

Volleyball (6): Baird, Basey, Domme, Morton, Rooke, Willis 


Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. The University of North Dakota will become an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 95 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague. 

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