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Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:22 p.m.

University sees 89 student-athletes named to A-10 honor roll

women's crew, rowing

Twenty members of the woman's rowing team made the A-10 commissioner's honor role this spring. Students had to earn a 3.5 GPA in the spring 2012 semester. File Photo

The Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the spring 2012 semester contains 89 GW student-athletes, the league announced today.

Every University program sponsored by the A-10 is represented on the list. To be eligible for the honor roll, a student-athlete must compete in a conference-sponsored sport and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the semester.

“In what was a banner year in terms of championships for GW Aahletics, we’re equally as proud that all of our 16 A-10 programs and 89 student-athletes were recognized on the commissioner’s honor holl,” Associate Athletic Director for Educational Support Services Karen Ercole said in a statement. “These 89 student-athletes proved to be extremely committed both in competition and in the classroom, characteristics that are paramount to the success of GW athletics and the George Washington University.”

The women’s rowing team, which earned a berth in the A-10 championship last season, led all University programs with 20 members named to the honor roll. The women’s soccer team was next, with 10, followed by the men’s soccer team, with seven. The women’s basketball team saw four players named to the honor roll, the men’s basketball team had two.

A combined 1,369 student-athletes were named to the list, the most during current A-10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade’s tenure. GW was one of seven member institutions to have all of its league-sponsored programs represented on the honor roll.