Rice Student Athletes Honored for Classroom Efforts

July 19, 2007

Rice University has earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award for the second straight year, as announced by Commissioner Britton Banowsky today.

The Institutional Excellence Award is given to the C-USA institution with the highest grade point average during the current academic year for all student-athletes in conference sponsored sports. Rice student-athletes combined for an annual grade point average of 3.031, with seven teams representing their respective sport's top GPA. The Owl women's track and field squad also won the C-USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

The Sport Academic Award is given to the team in each conference-sponsored sport with the highest grade point average for the current academic year. The East Carolina and Marshall women's golf teams shared the award and also posted the highest annual GPA with a 3.61. Following is a list of the Sports Academic award honorees:

Sport Recipient GPA
Baseball Tulane 3.070
Men's Basketball Tulane 2.820
Women's Basketball Rice 2.871
Men's Cross Country Memphis 3.250
Women's Cross Country Tulsa 3.590
Football Rice 2.742
Men's Golf East Carolina 3.339
Women's Golf East Carolina 3.610
Marshall 3.610
Men's Soccer Marshall 3.320
Women's Soccer Rice 3.417
Softball East Carolina 3.378
Women's Swimming Marshall 3.420
Men's Tennis Rice 3.445
Women's Tennis Rice 3.444
Men's Track and Field Rice 3.099
Women's Track and Field Rice 3.255
Volleyball Memphis 3.485





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