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24 SWOSU Athletes Earn Academic All-Conference Recognition for Fall Semester

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

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The Great American Conference office announced that 414 student-athletes achieved Academic All-Conference honors in the sports of football, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s cross country, 43 more than the previous high for those six sports.

SWOSU was represented by 24 student-athletes on the Academic All-Conference team, with 11 coming from the Bulldog Football team, including CoSIDA Academic All-District selections Dalton Cooper and Braden Sweet. Other teams with student-athletes represented were Bulldog Volleyball with six, GAC Champion SWOSU Soccer with five and two from Bulldog Cross Country.

“I commend all of these student-athletes for finding balance between their work in the classroom and on the field of play,” GAC Commissioner Will Prewitt said. “We continue to see records set with this honor. I applaud all of the administrators and coaches at our institutions as they continue raise the GAC’s standard of excellence.”

GAC football student-athletes garnered the most All-Academic selections, 149, followed by 63 from both men’s and women’s soccer. Rogers State, the GAC Men’s Soccer Champions, tallied a league-leading 11 All-Academic selections. East Central’s 13 All-Academic honorees in women’s soccer led for that respective sport.

For student-athletes to be recognized on the Acad24 Semic All-Conference team, they must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing (true freshmen and redshirt freshmen are not eligible) and must have completed at least one full academic year at the nominating institution. In addition, their grade-point average must be a minimum of 3.30 based on the 4.0 system. The GPA shall be cumulative for the athlete's entire collegiate career.

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