WINTER PARK, Fla.–A record number 468 student-athletes, including 40 Barry Buccaneers, were named to the Sunshine State Conference Fall Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2013 fall semester, announced Thursday by Commissioner Ed Pasque.
A total of 70 student-athletes carried a perfect 4.00 grade-point average for the fall semester.The Bucs had four with perfect GPAs: Nico Gerke and Johnny Rodrigues from men’s soccer and Natalie Diaz and Lavinia Nkomo from women’s soccer.
In 2012, a total of 438 student-athletes were named to the Fall SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the Fall SSC Commissioner’s Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade-point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. Participants in the sports of men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball were eligible for the fall honor roll.
“Our student-athletes continue to prove themselves in the classroom year after year,” Commissioner Pasque said alluding to the recent news of the SSC leading the NCAA Division II in Academic Success Rate for a seventh-straight year. “With the increase in the total number of student-athletes on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll this year, it again shows the hard work and dedication they are putting in the classroom.”
Having won 84 Division II National Championships since the league was founded in 1975, the SSC’s student-athletes have proven to be successful in the classroom. For the seventh-straight year, the SSC led all 24 Division II conferences with an Academic Success Rate of 86 percent.
See the full list of Buccaneers on the Honor Roll below:
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* = 4.0 GPA