FREELAND, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) announced Tuesday (July 28) the list of 1,789 student-athletes from the conference’s nine member institutions recognized to the 2019-20 MIAA Academic Honor Roll. The total of 1,789 student-athletes recognized shatters the previous best of 1,358 from the 2019-20 academic year and marks the fifth consecutive year the total of honorees surpassed 1,200 student-athletes.
The Faculty Athletic Representatives, along with the governing bodies of the MIAA, agreed to a 3.4 grade-point average (GPA) for the 2019-2020 academic year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that forced member schools to turn to online learning, many members used a pass-fail grading system. Because there was not a second semester offered to many MIAA student-athletes to raise their GPA from the first semester, this compromise was decided.
In addition to the GPA requirement, Student-Athletes also must have earned a varsity letter or have been on the varsity team roster when their season was canceled due to COVID-19.
Overall, Trine and Hope had the highest total of Academic Honor Roll selections with 263; Calvin (259), Adrian (203) were second and third, respectively. Albion and Alma tied with 191.
A record 213 MIAA student-athletes posted a 4.0 grade-point average during the 2019-20 academic year.
Along with academic success, MIAA student-athletes showed their strength in competition as 297 were multi-sport letter winners, and 112 earned a varsity letter in three sports, and two student-athletes from Alma earned varsity letters in four sports in 2019-20.
Academic Honor Roll breakdown