Truman Athletics Places 208 on Academic All-GLVC List

A total of 208 Truman student-athletes earned Academic All-GLVC honors for the 2013-14 season, ranking second-highest amongst all 16 Great Lakes Valley Conference schools. More than 2,300 representatives from the league’s 20 sports met the Academic All-Conference criteria.
Not counting the three honorees from former football associate member Kentucky Wesleyan College, the 2,315 honorees from full-time GLVC members averaged out to 145 selections per school, breaking last season’s record average of 124. In addition, a conference-record 13 institutions had more than 100 Academic All-GLVC selections, an improvement from last year’s previous best of 12. Only Truman and the University of Indianapolis surpassed the 200 mark.
The Academic All-GLVC honor is bestowed upon student-athletes that have completed two semesters at their institution and maintained a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or have attained a 3.40 GPA over the two most recent semesters. The GLVC official total counts participants from each of the league’s 20 sponsored sports, meaning 19 of Truman’s 20 (wrestling excluded) counted towards the program’s 208 total. With wrestling added, the Bulldogs reached 216 overall.
Last season, the Bulldogs placed 252 student-athletes on the MIAA’s Academic Honor Roll; however, the MIAA required a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00, compared to the 3.30/3.40 minimum mark set by the GLVC. Of Truman’s 474 total student-athletes (students count each time for each sport played), nearly 45 percent were named Academic All-GLVC.

A total of 114 student-athletes from the conference’s 16 schools recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2013-14 academic year, including 16 from Truman. The league average was a shade more than seven per school.
In addition, throughout the season, Truman added to its NCAA Div. II-leading CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America total, with the program now sitting at 107 after two spring sport additions. The Bulldogs entered the 2013-14 year ranked 25th amongst all four-year NCAA schools across all three divisions.

The complete list of 2013-14 Academic All-GLVC honorees from all schools can be found online at, while Truman’s full listing can be seen here.