Sacred Heart University student-athletes were well represented with the announcement of the Northeast Conference Winter Academic and Commissioner's Honor Roll's. SHU led conference members with 124 student-athletes named Academic Honor roll and the 32 Pioneers that earned Commissioners Honor Roll ranked second most in the league.
The women's indoor track and field team, which captured its fourth consecutive NEC Championship this season, had 57 student-athletes named to the Academic Honor Roll, the most of any specific team. The bowling team, which captured the NEC Regular Season Championship for the second year in a row, had 18 Academic Honor Roll selections. Men's indoor track and field, 20, swimming and diving, 19, women's basketball seven, and men's basketball, three, all had Academic Honor Roll members. The women's indoor track and field team led the way with 17 Commissioners Honor Roll selections, with six bowlers, three members of the swimming and diving team, and one each from the men's and women's basketball teams.
SHU student-athletes achieved their 16th consecutive semester with a department GPA over 3.0 in the Fall 2016 semester, combining for a 3.33 department GPA. Leading the way were 38 undergraduate student-athletes and three graduate student-athletes with perfect 4.0 semester GPA's and 35 percent of Pioneer student-athletes, 287, earned Dean's List recognition with a 3.6 semester GPA. Female athletic teams combined for a 3.4 GPA, while male teams posted a 3.23 GPA, with 80 percent of student-athletes surpassing 3.0 for the fall semester.
Student-athletes earned Commissioners Honor Roll recognition with a 3.75 or better grade point average, while Academic Honor Roll is earned by posting a GPA of 3.2 or better. All told, 539 NEC student-athletes were named to the Academic Honor Roll and 140 were named to the Commissioners Honor Roll.