Wesleyan Tops Mountain East Academic Awards Again

West Virginia Wesleyan College has once again dominated the Mountain East Conference MEC) Schools academic awards. Wesleyan placed 161 of the 750 athletes on the All-MEC Academic Team (3.7-4.0) and Commissioner’s Honor Roll (3.25-3.69).

That total outdistanced the University of Charleston’s 86 award-recipients. Wesleyan’s total represented 20% of those who were honored among the 12-member schools.

Wesleyan had 78 student-athletes on the MEC Academic Team and another 83 on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Four of Wesleyan’s most successful teams on the field led the way in the classroom. Softball, which placed 17, was a NCAA post-season participant while the MEC Champion and sweet-sixteen contestant men’s tennis team had 12 academic award recipients, including six with a perfect 4.0. Women’s track and field, which finished second in the MEC had 30 members honored while men’s swimming, which captured the GMAC/MEC Title, placed 12 on the respective academic award teams.

In order for a student-athlete to qualify for either award, he or she must be an active member on a team in the championship season. Sports eligible for spring MEC Academic Awards include: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s swimming, softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field.

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