Lynn Helps Reach New Mark on SSC Spring Honor Roll
Melbourne, Fla. – A record 1,042 student-athletes are named to the 2016 Sunshine State Conference Spring Commissioner’s Honor Roll, announced Wednesday by Commissioner Ed Pasque, featuring 100 from Lynn University. A total of 168 SSC student-athletes carried a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the semester with the Fighting Knights boasting 17.
This spring’s honor roll numbers break the previous records of 1,025 student-athletes honored and 149 with perfect grade-point averages set in 2015.
To be eligible for the Spring 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 basketball, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s rowing, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s lacrosse were eligible for the spring honor roll.
Across all of Lynn’s athletic programs, the Fighting Knights secured 24 perfect 4.0 GPA’s this spring and finished out the 2015-16 academic year with a department total GPA of 3.37. Women’s tennis earned the highest GPA in the spring semester (3.89) and for the academic year (3.85). This is the second straight year that head coach Mike Perez’s team are Lynn’s champions in the classroom, with the help of four women’s tennis student’s posting perfect 4.0 GPA’s. Women’s golf joined women’s tennis in having 100% of its roster earning a 3.0 or better.
The men’s tennis team had the highest GPA for the spring (3.47) and for the year (3.45), also under the leadership of Perez. For the first time in Lynn history, the baseball team proudly tallied a 3.00 GPA in the spring semester, its championship season. Men’s lacrosse and baseball posted its highest academic year GPA in Fighting Knight history with a 3.36 and 3.17, respectively.