ST. LOUIS – Two Wichita State student-athletes highlight more than 160 who earned selection to the 2013-14 Missouri Valley Conference Honor Roll, as announced by the league office. Those two student-athletes, Weston Cottrell of the men’s track and field team and Laura Burke of the women’s cross country and track and field team, earned the league’s highest academic achievement by capturing the Missouri Valley Conference President’s Council Academic Excellence Award.
The President's Council Academic Excellence Award requires a minimum 3.8 cumulative grade point average (through Spring 2014 semester), participation in athletics a minimum of two years, and the student-athlete must be within 18 hours of graduation. Also, 51 student-athletes received the league’s Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum grade point average of 3.5 for the previous two semesters, a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average, and participation in athletics.
In addition, the Missouri Valley Conference has announced its 2013-14 Honor Roll, which recognizes academic achievement of student-athletes. To qualify for The Valley Honor Roll, a student-athlete must have recorded a minimum 3.2 grade point average for a specified term (Fall 2013/Spring 2014), must have been a member of an athletics team, and must have a minimum of 12 hours of enrollment during the fall or spring semesters.
One-hundred sixty-six Shockers were honored in all. For the complete list, please click on the link.