Courtesy: UMKC Athletics/MSH Photography
'Roos Place 97 On Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence; Women's Cross Country and Men's Golf Claim Team Academic Achievement Awards
Courtesy:UMKC Athletics
Release:06/21/2012
(Kansas City, Mo.)  - A total of 97 UMKC student athletes were named to the 2011-12 Summit League Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence it was announced by the league today, while women's cross country and men's golf were Awarded Team Academic Achievement Award for placing the highest percentage of list-eligible student-athletes on the Commissioner's List.

Leading the way for the Kangaroos was women's track & field (13), followed by men's track & field (12), softball (nine), women's basketball (eight), men's golf (eight), men's soccer (seven), women's soccer (seven), men's cross country (seven), volleyball (six), women's cross country (six), women's tennis (five), men's basketball (four), men's tennis (three) and women's golf (two).

UMKC finished fourth in the overall standings with 70 percent of its list-eligible student-athletes recognized, while South Dakota won The Summit League's Institutional Academic Achievement Award with a league-best 76 percent of its list-eligible student-athletes recognized.  North Dakota State and South Dakota State, meanwhile, tied for second with 71 percent of its student-athletes honored.

In order for a student-athlete to be selected to the Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence, he/she must carry a 3.00 or better cumulative GPA, achieve sophomore academic standing at the institution, have used a year of eligibility and be on the squad list in the sport in which he/she is nominated.  Transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates must have completed one academic year at the nominating institution.  True freshmen, redshirt freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award.

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