PC Places 157 On 2011-2012 Big South Conference Honor Roll
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Big South Conference placed 1,547 out of 3,278 student-athletes - 47.19 percent - on its prestigious annual Presidential Honor Roll list for the 2011-12 academic season, it was announced today by Big South Conference Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander. To be named to the Presidential Honor Roll, student-athletes must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or better for the recently-completed academic year. The 47.19 percentage marks the highest percentage since 2003 and is the eighth-straight year above the 40 percent threshold, as well as the seventh consecutive year-to-year improvement. It is also the third year-in-a row over 45 percent.
Presbyterian College placed 157 student-athletes on the Honor Roll, marking the third straight year with over 150 Blue Hose on the list and a five-member increase from 2010-11. At least one student-athlete from all 16 teams in 2011-12 was named to the Honor Roll, matching last year's feat.
PC ranked as one of six full-time members to place at least 50 percent of its student-athletes on the Presidential Honor Roll, checking in with 53.40 percent of its 294 student-athletes.
"The Big South Conference has always taken a lot of pride in the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes," said Kallander. "To have nearly half of all student-athletes make the Presidential Honor Roll for the eighth consecutive year is a reflection of the outstanding individuals in the Conference and their priorities. We are all extremely proud of the achievements of these fine young men and women."
The complete Honor Roll is available by clicking the PDF icon in the "Related Links" panel. A sport-by-sport breakdown is available at BigSouthSports.com.