April 10, 2014
IRVING, Texas - A record 3,213 Conference USA student-athletes earned recognition to the Commissioner's Honor Roll during the 2013-14 academic year, Commissioner Britton Banowsky announced Thursday afternoon. East Carolina had 207 student-athletes earn Honor Roll status to mark the fifth-straight year the Pirates tallied more than 180 student-athletes achieve that feat. Student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
ECU women's golf had seven of eight student-athletes named to the Commissioner's Honor Roll, while 25-of-31 women's swimmers and eight of 11 women's tennis players also maintained a 3.0 GPA. Women's basketball, women's cross country and volleyball placed 67-percent of their respective student-athletes on the list, while eight of East Carolina's 19 sponsored sports had 50-percent or more of their team named to the Honor Roll.
For the second year in a row, the Pirate football team had 29 student-athletes on the list which marked the most of all of the ECU sports teams.
Rice placed the highest number of student-athletes on the Honor Roll, producing 235 members who participate in league-sponsored sports. Tulsa followed with 216, while East Carolina ranked third with 207 student-athletes on the list.
Student-athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher will also receive the Commissioner's Academic Medal. Those winners will be released on Friday, April 11.