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.