Student-athletes earn high marks, MIAA recognition

Sep 16, 2020
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Newman University carried the fourth-highest number of student-athletes to earn Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) academic achievement recognition out of 14 schools.

A total of 86 Jets earned a 2019-20 Academic Achievement Award from the Division II Athletic Directors Association.

The award recognizes Division II student-athletes that perform off the field and in the classroom, receiving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Eligible student-athletes must also have attended a minimum of two years (four semesters) of college-level work and must have been a member of an intercollegiate team in his/her last academic year.

Newman Athletic Director Joanna Pryor said she is excited and proud of what the student-athletes have accomplished.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” she exclaimed. “We as an athletic department have a high academic expectation for our athletes and they never cease to amaze us with their abilities to manage their time between sports and academics.”

Newman’s Academic Achievement Award recipients by team:

Baseball – 15
Women’s Soccer – 14
Men’s Soccer – 11
Softball – 10
Women’s Basketball – 5
Wrestling – 5
Men’s Basketball – 4
Women’s Golf – 4
Men’s Tennis – 4
Women’s Tennis – 4
Volleyball – 4
Men’s Golf – 3
Men’s Cross Country – 2
Women’s Cross Country – 1